I learned so much about being on the road camping this past month.
- I got less paranoid about things that go bump in the night.
A windstorm made for difficult sleep, but not because of fear but because it was noisy.
The dogs will alert me if something does go bump in the night. Trust them.
- I learned that finding water fill-ups isn’t too difficult … neither are showers (nor are hot springs!)
- I don’t need to worry about where to camp a night because worse comes to worst, I’m in a parking lot and get crappy sleep one night. Then I go elsewhere. No big deal.
- If where I’m camped isn’t ideal, I can move.
- The batteries are fine.
- I’m not going to run out of food. There are grocery stores in most towns.
- Having a spare 5 gal gas can gives good peace of mind.
- The dogs adapt. I do as well.
- It’s easy to find places to fill up the propane, and it lasts much longer than expected.
- Mud is a hassle, but can always clean the camper.
- It’s not difficult to tell if the area chosen is likely to flood.
- There are a lot of fascinating people out there, and it’s fun to talk with them.
(I knew the first part, but I’d forgotten the second part.
In a previous post I wrote, “…take one step at a time, not to give credence to the future unknowns, and watch for cairns – the markers of where others have gone and suggested a reasonable path.”
A friend of mine sent me a message, “There’s your epiphany. That sounds like a great formula for making a great life.”
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Hello friend! So glad you took it to heart. This post blessed me so much to see you put it together, and I can take it to heart for myself. So many of the things we worry about never come to pass. As my Grandmother used to say, “I’ve had many worries in my life, but most of them never happened.” She was an intrepid traveller in an age where women stayed home tending the fire.
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HI! Thanks for the comment.
Your grandma sounds like an interesting woman!
My grandma was an amazing women, but I got my worry-gene from her! Ha!
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