LIfe is Good

LIfe is Good

Monday, July 30, 2012

It has begun

Less than 50 days now, before I leave this place, on to a new adventure through traveling, staying in my camper, visiting relatives, seeing sites new to me, and spending the winter in a warm climate.      This summer has been full of fun and good times with family and friends, now it is time for me to get ready for the most daring move I've ever attempted. 
Boxes have been piling up in the garage, saving them for these hours and days before my household belongings go into storage.   This winter's preparations purging and selling things has paid off.   Now I just have to pack, leaving out the minimum I need to live in a 10 foot space.  My camper is 13 feet long, but that's from the front hitch to the back bumper.  lol      I do plan to replace my small camper, but right now, it is my mode of living-to-be.   
I have made plans for months of what to take, what to leave behind, and what to give away.  We really don't need very much.  A place to sleep, ample food and water, and clothing to keep us warm and dry.  That's it.  Of course I do have my "treasures", too.   They are going into boxes, carefully wrapped so nothing gets broken, saving them for the next home I inhabit, may it be here in Colorado, or somewhere I've found that suits me and my soul.







 I love living in the mountains!   Yes, winter was hard here, and some lonely days, but my love of nature over-powered it all.  I ate healthy food, which resulted in losing some extra weight I'd been carrying around for years.  I feel great!  I am calm most of the time, and can deal with anything with a good attitude.  Nothing is worth getting sick over...nothing.  
 



This woman is beautiful, don't you think? 







My dog Paddy in our camper...he's so cute and loving, and he'll be a good traveling buddy with me. 


 

The roads ahead are some familiar and some unknown.




The Earth and her Grandmother are Sacred...and She is One.  
My mantra, always has been, always will be.


 



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Busy 2 weeks

I've been really busy the past two weeks...family visited, then spent a week getting ready for our annual Drunken Noodle camping trip.  This year we went down in to Lost Park Wilderness.  5 nights of no traffic, no other campers besides us, and gorgeous views around us.
There were 18 attending this year, some less than last year.   Alicia provided a huge canopy shelter, and with the rain almost everyday, and cold evenings, it was a life saving, comfortable place to gather.   She brought propane heaters to use, since the fire ban was still in effect.   you might know Park County lifted it the day after we came out!     
We sat in the sunshine every morning enjoying our coffee, tea, and conversation.  Sun was intense as the day progressed, so we moved to the shady spots.  :) 

Alicia, Satori, and I went in Tuesday evening to "claim land", save this spot for the campers coming in throughout the week.  
It had rained there quite a bit, and the road going up the hill to the site had a big hole filled with rain water.   We drove around it when we got there, and figured out a way to drain it later, by digging a trench on either side so it would drain out.  














Decorations were put up, Alicia's boat with a pirate flag mast at the road, and the fun began.  

Pics from the festivities:
































more later when I get more pictures.....    great DN6!