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We are getting back on the road today! Hand type for a presentation I did at El Campo this year for @go_van_com called three years and three vehicles.
How to make boring subjects fun: draw them, than crudely animate them. [Animated type for an upcoming @youtube video for @bound.for.nowhere]
Nova Scotia as the sun sets over the Bay of Fundy. Another pass on a scene that I’ve seen. In Canada.
Sometimes you experience moments that you hope to one day process and reimagine with your own creative license. This was one of those moments. Owen and I went to bed (in our Toyota Tacoma camper) near a small wharf in Nova Scotia with the back hatch open. We laid there for hours listening to the sound of whales breathing. There wasn’t much to see because it was pitch black dark until the the moon started to rise over the opposite side of the bay. This is the second time I have drawn the scene from that night, and I think it’s completely likely I will try again until it feels accurate to my memories ❤️🐋
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Luna, our 10 year old cat, is now a full-time member of the travel team. Its been a pleasure watching her adjust to her new life on the road. Though she still has her days, she has adapted far faster than either one of us ever thought she would! We love having her with us again because it feels like our little family is back together again. Here is the current tally of Luna’s likes & dislikes out here on the road: Likes: - New views to check look at out the window - Being with us 24/7 - Her letterbox which is secretly stowed in on of our cabinets - Napping on every surface of the @fourwheelcampers - Being able to hangout outside - Having an extra person in the truck to ride next to her - Washboard roads, they put her right to sleep - Having her kennel to retreat to if she feels uncomfortable - Hiding under the covers after we get out of bed in the morning Dislikes: - Being moved from the cab to the camper (but she is happy once she is settled into either) - The sound of breakfast being made?! - The smoke detector - Tin foil, which she hisses at
Back to our usual shenanigans: Owen won the “who can do the coolest jump” contest! I won the “who can do the best handstand” contest. We take our intrasquad competitions very seriously.
Captian’s Log: Day 1063 We sat still for an entire day in our new rig for the first time since being back on the road. We were perched atop a hill overlooking the oil fields of eastern New Mexico. The day was fair and were lucky enough to have an incredible sunset and sunrise. Work occupied us for most of the day and enjoyed the evening sharing whiskey and stories with a neighbor. May we cross paths again soon.
There is a special feeling that we get every once in a while. It’s the feeling that we’ve come home even though we’ve never been there before. Maybe it’s the culmination of a bunch of decisions that brought us to a specific moment. Maybe it’s that we’ve envisioned something for so long that when it actually happens it feels familiar. Maybe it’s just that we’re really damn happy to be living a life that we’re proud of. In the end it really doesn’t matter where it comes from we just feel lucky to know it exists. Yesterday we had that feeling. It feels really good to be home.
We had someone riding in the truck with us and they asked if we ever get tired of all the attention our rig gets on the road. We’re used to having rigs that turn heads, but in this new rig we get honked at, talked to at traffic lights, thumbs up, police officers taking pictures of it has they drive by really slowly, and the list goes on. But the answer is never! We feel like we have friends no matter how far away we may feel. Bonus: I like talking to strangers and always have, despite my parents best efforts as a kid. 😜
I am a proud lady who does what she wants. Today. And everyday. Happy International Women’s Day to all of the incredible women out there, you’re all worth celebrating ❤️
Captain’s log: Day 1050 With the wind at our back we pushed further north and put Florida in our rear view mirror. The road thus far has been smooth and the crew is starting to show signs of settling into their schedules. The morning revealed that it dropped below freezing over overnight. Ice formed on the ceiling from the condensation of our breaths. Luna only burrowed in the bed for a few hours this morning before joining us as we started our work day. Coffee was better today and didn’t taste of hose water it was made of. Plans to press further north later in the day. Thank you to @krogh_krogh_kroghyourboat for safe harbor and enjoyable company.
Last night was our first official night on the road in our new digs. We got to camp really late and fumbled our way through dinner, couldn’t figure out how to turn on our furnace, and couldn’t remember where I stored things even though I packed nearly everything in here. We have a lot to learn and are a long way off from finding our flow, but damn does it feel good to wake up in the middle of nowhere! You guys! We’re finally home ❤️
Let’s talk about all-weather bedding! I know, I know, this isn’t the sexiest topic there ever was but our bedding choices have kept us warm in every weather condition without a heater! Head over to our @youtube channel (link in the bio) so I can walk you through it. For those who I know will ask: we’ll get the new rig tour up ASAP! We’ve been waiting for all of our small projects to be complete before we do the final tour. As of last night... all those little projects are done! So keep you eyes peeled!
LIVING. WORKING. TRAVELING
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