I’ll-Have-A-Casa Grande-Bob Davis Podcast 1018

I’ll Have A Casa Grande With Caramel Please

Above all it’s great to visit friends which is why I say I’ll have a Casa Grande! I’m in Casa Grande Arizona for this podcast with my friend Don Anger. Join us for some freewheeling conversation in I’ll-Have-A-Casa Grande-Bob Davis Podcast 1018.

Don Anger Joins The Bob Davis Podcast

Firstly I met Don in radio years ago. Now I am on the road and he is in the oil industry. We’ve done a few podcasts together.

Oil Patch Meets Nomad

Secondly Don shuttles back and forth between the oil patch in Midland Texas, and his home in Casa Grande Arizona.

Because I always said I’d visit him in Casa Grande, here we are.

We certainly do like doing podcasts together every now and then and as long as Don’s wife Stacy allows the microphones and other equipment on the back porch, we’re good.

Why Is There An Ambulance In My Driveway?

Even more hopefully she won’t ask why there is an ambulance in her driveway, but that’s another story.

Topical and Fun

Meanwhile when we do podcasts we’re often topical.

Current Events

So there’s some discussion of current events in I’ll-Have-A-Casa Grande-Bob Davis Podcast 1018.

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito

For instance as I post this the whole country is talking about a missing young woman who has unfortunately been found deceased.

Person Of Interest

Even more her fiance is a person of interest in the case of the death of Gabby Petito.

Celebrities From Casa Grande?

Meanwhile we talk about the celebrities from Casa Grande.

Dealey Plaza

In addition Don recently made the pilgrimage to Dallas to tour Dealey Plaza, the site of the JFK assassination in 1963, so we’ll get into that issue as well.

#Vanlife Murders

Finally on a recent podcast I interviewed a young author who’s written #Vanlife Murders.

Current Van Life Story

Most importantly I am sure Taylor Cluster never expected the current Van Life story to be taking the country by storm. Her interview on the Bob Davis Podcasts is here.

Van Life and Williston

Even more Don started in the oil industry in Williston North Dakota. He feels there are some similarities between the current Van Life Nomad craze and the sudden concentration of oil workers in a small town more than ten years ago.

Mix Things Up

Finally listeners and subscribers know I like to mix things up.

Consequently it’s great to have a correspondent like Don Anger.

Pop Culture

To clarify Don is much more into pop culture than I am.

In addition he is very excited to talk about these subjects, so it’s a great mix for a podcast.

Visiting Friends

Most importantly it’s just great to visit friends every now and then.

(Editor’s Note: We talk at length in this podcast about a breaking news story. However Podcasting is not a breaking news medium. Of course it should go without saying, but it is necessary to point out that breaking news stories require constant updates. This can’t happen with this particular podcast. So if you want breaking updates on a breaking news story, this is not the place to get them. Suffice it to say it came up in freewheeling discussion and will be forever memorialized here, without updates.)

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Grand-Canyon-Southwest-Masterpeice-Bob Davis Podcast 996

Grand Canyon Southwest Masterpiece

Firstly the Grand Canyon is a Southwest Masterpiece. Learn more in my podcast from the Desert View Campground in Grand-Canyon-Southwest-Masterpeice-Bob Davis Podcast 996.

Blowing Through It

Secondly I think far too many people blow through the Canyon on a one day junket.

Certainly if you only have one day that’s one thing.

Vast Experience

However the Grand Canyon is a vast experience.

And if the traveler can take their time with it, all the better.

Got Lucky

Above all I got lucky. I rolled up to a full campground and managed to get a two day reservation.

Paradise

As a result I was able to spend two nights that felt like a week in paradise.

500 Feet From My Campfire

For example can you imagine having the south rim of the Grand Canyon less than five hundred feet from your campfire?

Moreover this national park just turned one hundred in 2019.

But it was closed in 2020. So I rolled into a campground that’s been closed for about a year.

Desert View Watchtower

During my stay on the south rim I fell in love with the Desert View Watchtower.

Sunsets

In the same vein the gathering of visitors and campers every night for the sunsets was a great experience.

Returning To A Sense Of Nature and Optimism

Most importantly I think we all need time like this to return to a sense of nature and optimism.

For example there’s something about the rock, desert flora and fauna and the trails.

Sense Of Freedom

Meanwhile we’re not feeling the sense of freedom the Grand Canyon evokes, these days.

But we want to.

We need to.

Night Time Walk Through Live…And Some UFO’s

Learn more in my night time walk through the campground in Grand-Canyon-Southwest-Masterpeice-Bob Davis Podcast 996.

Come Alive

Similarly when you’re staying at the park for any length of time you come alive.

Different Vibe

Certainly you realize this is a different feeling from the vibe at the mall, doctors office, and especially in traffic.

To sum up it’s a special place.

Finally thanks to great camp hosts, and everyone working very hard to get the place open and ready for summer.

I’ll go back!

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Happy-Nomad-New-Year-Bob Davis Podcast 974

Certainly we can all agree this New Year is a Happy Nomad New Year. In addition saying goodbye to 2020 and heralding 2021’s arrival takes a different tone. Join me from Organ Pipe National Monument for Happy-Nomad-New-Year-Bob Davis Podcast 974.

Most importantly if you’d told me last year at this time I’d be on the road permanently in a twenty year old ambulance I wouldn’t have believed it. But here I am!

Firstly this moment calls for a more sedate and perhaps philosophical tone.

Secondly I’m down here in Arizona at a campground. There’s not a lot of social interplay going on.

Meanwhile I am live from Organ Pipe National Monument. Local Arizonans told me this used to be the most dangerous park of all. Well, the Ambassador explained the origins of that moniker. I’ll fill you in during Happy-Nomad-New-Year-Bob Davis Podcast 974.

On the other hand there’s a lot to think about this New Year’s.

Most importantly a blanket ‘thank you’ to clients and supporters of the podcast, especially since I started traveling full time.

But there’s also the undeniable feeling we’re living through one of those epochal changes.

Therefore a new time line. Even more, new ways of thinking.

To sum up it feels like heavy attachment to any one thing, or way of thinking, makes this journey even more difficult.

In the same vein this has been a theme in my podcasts for a while now.

For example the shift away from political talk to travel and other topics. I’ll explain how fresh and freeing it feels to me not to discuss topics that won’t win anyone over and will do nothing but divide listeners and subscribers more than they already are.

However I don’t let go of those subjects lightly. In short I am not a light talker or thinker. And despite all the talk of 2021 having to be ‘amazing’ just because 2020 was ‘so bad’ seems a little silly to me.

Certainly I hope things get better but there are no guarantees. Truth is it could get worse. We just don’t know.

Meanwhile the park is settling down. People are starting their fires. Kids being called back. Hikers are back from the trail.

In conclusion given the fact that there won’t be any big celebrations as it previous years, hanging here at a National Park inside Mobile Podcast Command, seems like a great idea.

Finally, happy New Year.

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