this and that and my 2nd goat
Except for the first week with the Nash (it was warm), I lit the Wave 6 every morning until the 28th of June. June! Then there was mostly blue sky with temps up in the 80s and then into the 90s for a week or so. Went from having two windows open a bit during the night to having all the windows and roof vents open all the way. I sorta missed the transition this year.
I’ve read one or two books by Barbara Kingsolver over the years, so when I saw The Bean Tree in a thrift shop for .25, I picked it up. When I got around to reading it, I started with the reviews on the first page, ‘An astonishing literary debut…’ What! I then looked at the copyright1988. It was her first book, pretty cool. A good read.
I recently dug out my copy of The Holy Man by Susan Trott. The title originally put me off since I don’t believe in religion, but I thoroughly enjoy rereading this little book from time to time. I might not believe in religion but I most assuredly believe in a universal consciousness. If one is tied to a dogma, the mind cannot be free to work towards being in harmony with the universe and understand the true nature of things. Not that I will ever be close.
I could really do without the ticks. Some evenings while reading outside, I’ll catch a tick climbing up my pants. I’ve found some inside the trailer but as far as I can see, none yet on Meadow or Mesa. A couple mornings I’ve noticed one dug into my skin. Thankfully, they were in spots where I could reach them with tweezers. I prefer removing the buggers with a technique a doctor showed me rather than one of the folksy methods. Now I shake my clothes outside and check myself and M&M over twice a day. I’d hate to have one where I could not get to it. Maybe I should look for a lady to travel with.
This spot, as you can see, with the wood and overhead pole for hanging game is a hunter’s camp. There were no fresh tire tracks going up this short, dead end spur and there was dried cow spat in the fire pit. It doesn’t look like this spot has been used yet this summer. So I’m hoping no one will show up for a couple more weeks. I have not seen another RV or camper for the last six weeks.
Remember I talked about meeting Larry and Judy this past winter? They are from Illinois and were traveling in a Casita. One of the many things we talked about was the two RV companies I was looking into. They looked into the trailers, sold their Casita and bought an OutdoorsRV Creek Side. I was glad to hear they are pleased with it.
Ted, from Montana, checks out my site from time to time and followed along as I was researching a new trailer. We started emailing and talking on the phone. After doing his own research, he decided to sell his Casita and purchase a Nash 17K. He tracked down the dealer with the best price (that earned him a bottle of wine). The dealer also cut us a deal since we were ordering two trailers. I met Ted and Judith just before we picked up our trailers in Oregon. He’s also quite pleased with it.
I guess no one will be out to shoot me.
I almost wish I had switched back to a regular trailer 2 or 3 years ago. I spaced out what they were like and was content with the Casita. Then again, I would not have been able to camp in some of the spots I was able to get into with the Casita. Oh well, probably could not have worked out better. Sure glad to get back to double axles.
June sixty minutes sixty years1935 minutes
Not bad; I started Diana’s challenge in June of 2011 and have not missed a month. I think Diana is on her fourth year. It’s a stellar way to take responsibility for one’s health. And if you are like me, once you get through the first month, it becomes addictive.
June Triple 18pecs/delts: 2410; core: 1985; legs: 1800
RVwest article ‘Following a Free Spirit’
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