0331 Ojai, CA

In the morning, we walk over to the edge of the mountain where the other van was yesterday. The wind is still VERY intense coming up the side of the mountain. It’s hard to stand in place. The steepness of the angle is deflecting the wind over the top of the spot...

0330 Idyllwild, CA

In the morning we start our Plum Valley hike about 7. I want to take our time and be done before the mid-day heat begins. Beautiful early morning light. Sunlight and earth spin bringing the day’s warmth into the canyon. Wildflowers along the trail. The Plum Tree...

0329 Anza-Borrego State Park, CA

We’re only about 10 hours from Ojai. Am I ready to zoom across from here to there? It does’t feel right. So, if were going to take a few days, what back roads shall we drive on? What’s between here and there that I don’t know about? Poking...

0328 Aho, AZ

On the road about 8 toward Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. I’m psyched about this one. Every review I’ve read about this park has been awesome. About 100 miles from the park I start seeing Saguaro Cactus occasionally along the highway. As we go, they...

0327 South of Tucson, AZ

We went for another walk on the road in the morning. We went further than last night and came across the biggest animal poops I’ve ever seen in the wild! Then footprints as big as my feet! What the hell makes these? Bison? Haven’t seen any. Maybe those...

0326 Bisbee, AZ

An early morning. Lots to do before 8:30. So, I set an alarm. The first in weeks. I’m also sleeping much longer. It’s nice. This started after a shift, a relaxation, expansion of my experience of Pure Subjectivity. That space where one knows and is experiencing life...

0324 City of Rocks State Park, NM

I wake in the middle of the night with the van still rocking. I’ve had enough. Tomorrow we’re heading back to the Silver City area and then to meander our way back to Ojai by end of month. It’s time… Tonight is the first night below 45 for a week. The prediction...

0323 Elephant Butte State Park, NM

Yep. Still here. We go to town to spend the afternoon in the Black Cat Books. I want to sit inside with Sherman out of the wind.  They’re closed. 😝 Today is a WINDY day. 30+ mph sustained winds with 50mph gusts. I think about getting tarps to put over the...

0318 Elephant Butte State Park, NM

Yesterday we went into Truth or Consequences. I found a coffee shop/ used bookstore that Sherman could come into. We hung out there for a couple hours. Then to replenish food. Yelp said the local market had a good selection of organic and local foods. It’s that...

0316 Elephant Butte State Park, NM

We wake at dawn. Now 6:45am daylight time. We take a short pee walk. Reorder the van and drive up to the road where the shelters are. I’m curious. Are we staying here for a few days, or are we driving on? It’s about 7:30 as we go up the road from the lake....