Tuesday, November 19, 2019

It's Diary Time


Things change, don't blink your eyes. 'Cause if you do they'll pass you by.
About the time you think you've locked it in, things change, then change again.
That's just life. The way it's always been. That's the way it's always been 'cause that's the way it's always been.

As an over-the-road trucker for 35-years I learned to count on one thing, and that is I cannot count on any plans that I make. I could never count on being home for Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, or special occasion days for family members. So it is with my plans for van life. Just about the time I was ready to buy the equipment things came up and I needed to use my money to help other people out. That put me in a very difficult position that lasted for 8+ months. Now, I am starting to get back on my feet both mentally and physically. And, my travel bug is starting to bite me again.

My birthday is just over 3 weeks away. Soon after that, I plan to move back to Las Vegas. But, even after the move, I may not start a full-time van life in the dead of winter. But, I do plan to make a few test-runs before Sping to places in southern Nevada and Arizona.

 All I am doing these days is planning, packing, testing, and researching. Basically, other than a power source I am ready to start my new life of living in a van.

I can say this with certainty: If I am enjoying this adventure I will try to upgrade to a small RV. If I do not like full-time van-life I will either do it part-time or not at all. At this moment I am very hopeful and anxious to get started. 

It is my plan to spend the next 2 years living in my van and doing my bucket list. There are 3 items that are a priority on this list, the Hornet, the Midway, and the WDC memorials. After that, I will visit and photograph every national and state park, preserve, trail, memorial, and museum I can along the way. There will be a page on this blog that will include my itinerary. 

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