Sheer-Joy-Of-GoGoGo-Bob Davis Podcast 1052

Sheer Joy Of GoGoGoGo

Firstly been doing podcasts lately on Nomad Backlash so it’s time to talk about the Sheer Joy of GoGoGo. Let’s get into it in Sheer-Joy-Of-GoGoGo-Bob Davis Podcast 1052.

Patron Saint Of Nomads

Secondly I think it’s fair to day that Jack Kerouac is the patron saint of the nomad experience.

On The Road

And in keeping with the sentiment of ‘On The Road’ I will not call it the nomad ‘movement’.

Above all I read ‘On The Road’ when I was still in my teens.

Wanderlust Forever

Moreover I wonder if the book influenced me or if wanderlust was a part of my soul even then.

American West Different Then

Even more when the beat generation had its romance with the American West I should think the texture and tone of the people and the land was considerably different in the late 1940’s.

Than These Days

Most importantly these days we’re exhorted to ‘subscribe’ and ‘like’.

To lend our sovereignty to prepacked ‘movements’.

Because that’s what you do today.

Social Media Oppresses

Most importantly this desire for relevance through social media is one of the things that makes life so oppressive.

Cutting Loose

Therefore the ongoing and burgeoning romance with cutting loose.

Hitting the road.

That is to say living in the now.

No yesterday or tomorrow. Just Sheer-Joy-Of-GoGoGo-Bob Davis Podcast 1052.

Quest For Authenticity

Meanwhile there is this great question of authenticity.

For example if you spend anytime on certain so called ‘business’ social media platforms these days ‘authenticity’ seems to be the most sought after virtue.

One Day At A Time Is Good Enough

After that on the road there is a sense of finding yourself if you can live one day at a time.

Good Time To Talk

In addition I think this is a good time to talk about this quest.

And the fact that achieving this sense of authenticity seems so difficult for some.

The Flow Is Out Here

On the other hand out here on the road it seems to just flow.

Sheer Joy

Further this is the sheer joy of going and going and going.

First Year

Finally in this podcast I talk a little about my first year on the road.

Roaring across the landscape coast to coast and border to border.

And More

And how it’s been since then.

A Beat Poet Leaves A Gift

But most importantly what an incredible gift Kerouac left us without ever intending to wanting to be a ‘movement’.

Questions

To sum up let’s ask some questions about our own quests.

What’s we’re pushing to realize out here on the two lane roads of America.

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SlabCity-USA-Salton-Sea-Bob Davis Podcast 1047

SlabCity USA and The Salton Sea

Above all this part of California is not a resort and SlabCity or the Salton Sea is no exception. Details in SlabCity-USA-Salton-Sea-Bob Davis Podcast 1047.

Slab City Gets A Lot Of Media

Firstly I have seen articles about Slab City USA for years.

Hot Springs

Even more a person appeared in our camp in Arizona recently and insisted we go to Slab City ‘if only for the hot springs‘.

New Experience

Secondly I have never experienced the hot springs.

Short Distance

And since high fuel prices are slowing everyone’s roll we thought heading a short distance over to SlabCity USA was a good plan.

Not A Resort

Most importantly Slab City itself is not a resort.

Of course there are some RV campgrounds.

America’s Last Free Place

But most of the people at Slab City are not your average RV Life Community.

Slabbies

Certainly the so called ‘Slabbies’ are my kind of people.

Don’t Bring The Million Dollar Rig…Or Bring It

On the other hand they might not be your kind of people if you’re rig is an eight hundred thousand dollar coach.

Salton Sea

In addition there is the whole Salton Sea experience.

Mistake Lake

For example The Salton Sea itself was created by mistake.

Mecca For 1960’s Tourists Is Dying

Moreover the sea is dying although it was a mecca for tourists back in the day.

Which is kind of cool.

Details in SlabCity-USA-Salton-Sea-Bob Davis Podcast 1047.

Leave Some Attractions

Meanwhile I did not visit the so called Slab City Monument for some of the other attractions here.

We Always Come Back

In short I have learned over the years to leave some experiences because we always come back.

Novelty

And of course I want my travel experiences to have some novelty to them as time goes on.

Partial To Hot Springs

Further I am kind of partial to the hot springs.

Finally a little primer and what you’ll see and some of the people you will meet if you’re going to visit SlabCity USA.

Travel These Days

To sum up I am taking shorter trips as I travel these days.

Deeper Experiences

On the other hand I am seeing and getting to know places I want to come back to.

Isn’t that what it’s all about?

(Editor’s Note: Every now and then I make a silly mistake. I don’t know why but I said Slab City is “Something like six hundred THOUSAND acres”, which would make it very large indeed, even for a former Marine Base. Slab City USA is in fact something like 632 acres. Still pretty large, right?)

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SlabCity-USA-Salton-Sea-Bob Davis Podcast 1047

Nomad-Decisions-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 1046

Nomad Decisions and Stories

Above all my nomad decisions and stories are my own. They are not meant as judgements. Learn more in Nomad-Decisions-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 1046.

Not Easy

Secondly nobody said it would be easy.

Certainly we nomads love to tell the story of how it all went down.

Review

Lately I have been reviewing my decision to get rid of everything and hit the road.

To clarify I do not regret that decision.

Anatomy Of A Decision

But I think the process of making the decision is interesting.

Even more I don’t think anyone is having an easy time with life these days.

Therefore the idea of discussing life changing decisions helps everyone.

And telling some nomad stories along the way.

Another Great Nomad Story

For example someone I met had rented a car, threw her stuff in it, and within three hours was on the road.

Forever.

She’s still driving the rented SUV.

“I’ll deal with that later”.

Action Is What’s Important

In the same vein Nomad-Decisions-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 1046 is about the process of making a big decision and taking action on it.

Most importantly I don’t regret it.

No Best Practices

However I am not really sure if I used ‘best practices‘ in making that decision.

To sum up here, the main thing is it was a decision that was acted upon.

Pure Bliss

Certainly that led to pure bliss as I drove and drove across the country and back.

High Prices

On the other hand the current high price of fuel as me stopped down in the desert with a bunch of nomads in the same boat.

This too is a learning experience.

Finally where ever listeners and subscribers are..

No matter how hard it gets.

Choices and Decisions

We still have choices and we can still make decisions.

And take action.

In short every now and then I like to review and retell the story of how I got here.

In addition revisit what I consider success to be.

Nomad Definition of Wealth and Success

And what wealth looks like out here.

Sometimes that’s a hot shower and a good Internet connection.

And that’s OK.

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