The sun had just come up and I was sitting outside next to the truck drinking a cup of morning tea. I was enjoying the sun on my face and a view of juniper trees. I saw a sheep casually walk out of the trees, and then another, and yet another. Continue reading
It was midnight. We were parked on a desolate road, not a house in sight. We were sleeping in our warm cozy bed against a very chilly night, dropping to a low of 20 degrees.
Earlier we had parked on a dirt road making sure there was plenty of room to drive on either side of the truck. There were no signs posted saying “keep out”, “no trespassing”, or “no camping” and we had seen a couple of hunters parked on the same road earlier in the day. A couple of other vehicles drove slowly past us on the road around dinner time, running their dogs.
The scenery was breathtaking. We had been in the desert all winter, so to see tall pine trees and a small lake (very large mud puddle really) we knew we had found a piece of heaven.
I was the first to awaken to a thumping on the side of the truck. Continue reading
Sept 22-Oct 5, 2014
We moved near an air force base out in the desert. We could hear the fighter jets practicing all day long. It was very exciting to watch their maneuvers. We can see them just after liftoff and just before they land though we don’t have a view of the runway. They are also too far off to take good pictures though I continue to try. We have a pretty good view of the control tower. Continue reading
We watched the movie “Divergent,” and it sure hit close to home. We are living on the edge of society and attract our share of frowns for not being a part of the norm. We don’t contribute to the financial madness as we don’t have over-extended credit, punch a time clock, or have bills piling up in an amount of more than we’ll ever be able to pay. We aren’t paying for electricity or water (most of the time) and don’t pay land taxes as we park on public lands. We don’t pay rent or make house payments. We do have to comply with a few things though, like paying registration and insurance on the semi-truck. In all fairness, I have to point out that we also receive a lot of support – a cheering on for being PRWOGs (Prepper, Road Warriors, Off Grid) and evoking feelings of envy in those who have had the same dream. Continue reading