Happiness-Versus-Contentment-Bob Davis Podcast 1084

Happiness Versus Contentment in The Desert

The question of happiness versus contentment has certainly been on my mind lately. Learn more in Happiness-Versus-Contentment-Bob Davis Podcast 1084.

Barnstorm

Firstly my history for travel has been an almost frenetic barnstorm back and forth across the country.

High Fuel Prices

Secondly the specter of high diesel prices has me in a bind.

Restricted Travel

As a result I made a decision more than a year ago to restrict travel to the summer months.

Arizona Deserts

And to hang out in the Arizona desert in the meantime.

Enriched Life

As a result my life has been enriched by relationships and experiences I did not expect to have.

Not Easy

However adjusting to this temporarily stationary approach has not been easy for me.

Contentment By The Fire

Certainly the feeling of contentment is strong after a great meal by the campfire.

Coffee Anyone?

And a big cup of strong coffee helps too.

Does This Mean I Am Happy?

Therefore I wonder whether the feeling of contentment also means I am happy?

Good Question

It’s a good question.

Especially these days.

Urge To Hit The Road

On the other hand the urge to hit the road again calls me from deep inside.

Slow Decline Of Fuel Prices

Meanwhile I wait as fuel prices begin to decline.

Long Way To Go Yet

We’re not all the way there yet though.

Darkest Days

Above all they say this time of year features some of the darkest and depressing days.

In the same vein this shows up for me as frustration.

That is to say I am chomping at the bit to get started on the back roads again.

But sometimes the best thing to do is stick with a good plan.

Difficult Time

To sum up these are difficult days for everyone.

However I don’t see any reason to change the plan.

Or my approach to how I plan what I do.

Podcasts About Economic Conditions and The Nomad

Furthermore if readers, listeners and subscribers are interested I’ve done more than a few podcasts about economic drivers to the decisions I’ve made.

You can find them here and here.

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Highway-To-Heaven-Bob Davis Podcast 1061

Where Is The Highway To Heaven?

The Highway To Heaven is in the Colorado Rockies. I discovered the Highway To Heaven on a trip from Fort Collins to Snowmass Village. Learn more in Highway-To-Heaven-Bob Davis Podcast 1061.

House Sitting

Even more I seem to have fallen into a couple of house sitting opportunities recently.

Fort Collins

Firstly in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Snowmass Village

Secondly two spectacular ski in ski out winter villas here in Snowmass.

Sticks With Me

But it was the trip from Fort Collins to Snowmass that sticks with me.

Stunning Winding Road

Above all coming down a winding road from ten thousand feet, I caught a glimpse of a perfect mountain town.

And renamed the route “The Highway To Heaven”.

Sun Shines Supreme

Certainly I have found the light of the sun to be different at higher altitudes than lower.

Fourth Of July

In addition coming down those mountain highways on the fourth of July was really something.

Spring To Summer

In short Colorado transitioning from late spring to summer.

And the colors.

Bright Greens, the red dirt in this part of the state, browns of the mountain and blue of the sky.

Therefore my name for this highway is The Highway To Heaven.

Learn more in Highway-To-Heaven-Bob Davis Podcast 1061.

World Back Home

In the same vein the more I travel the more the world of bricks and sticks seems unreal.

Wild and Free

Likewise on this fourth of July with all the issues and happenings and concerns, I was not touched.

Grateful

To clarify I found myself just being grateful for the opportunity to go where I want.

Endless Road Trip

On an endless road trip during an endless summer.

Seer and The Seen

On the other hand these days everyone wants to tell us where to go and what to see.

Further this places an intermediary between the seen and the seer.

Solitude

To sum up isn’t having the experience in solitude the experience?

Low And Slow Travel

In conclusion lower and slower travel provides an opportunity to really get to know individual states.

And I am looking forward to much more of Colorado!

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Post-Eclipse-Take-A-Breath-Bob Davis Podcast 1055

Post Eclipse TakeĀ  A Breath Bob Davis

Firstly eclipses put out a lot of energy so post eclipse it’s good to take a breath. We’ll do that in Post-Eclipse-Take-A-Breath-Bob Davis Podcast 1055.

Front And Center Witness

Secondly as a nomad I have been front and center to witness three big eclipses.

Scope And Power Of An Eclipse

Above all very few natural events compare in their scope and power with a eclipse.

Tex-Mex!

For example as for this eclipse we had a big Tex-Mex Nomad dinner.

Coffee and Conversation

We drank gallons of coffee and talked for four hours.

Energy Dropped After

Finally after it was all over all of us dropped.

More Sleep Please

Even more two or three days later we’re still grabbing more sleep.

That’s how it is.

New Friends

Most importantly I am again reminded about getting to know new friends.

Community

Certainly the community aspect of slower travel is one of its major benefits.

Barnstormer…But

That is to say I am a barnstormer.

I think nothing of travel from west coast to east.

High Price Of Fuel

However the high price of fuel currently has us all stopped down in the desert.

Million Dollar View

Meanwhile I have a million dollar view here at the Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area. Right on the border of California and Arizona.

Learning

Therefore I am learning more about other nomads and campgrounds.

Planning

In the same vein this was part of my plan anyway.

In short when I blaze trails without stopping I don’t get the feel of an area or its people.

Yuma And Other Towns

When I stop after that I learn about Yuma, Arizona. Or some other southwestern towns.

And I love it.

Total Lunar Eclipse

To sum up all of this was accentuated by a beautiful total lunar eclipse on the evening of May15th 2022.

Count My Blessings

In addition it is an opportunity to count my blessings at this location.

Future Plans

And look ahead to plans for the rest of the summer.

In conclusion will I continue my nomad journey?

Above all I am watching economic developments like a hawk. For a synopsis podcast click here.

But I don’t think I’ve even started on my nomad journey!

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