Bougie-Sedona-Arizona-Bob Davis Podcast 1023

Bougie Sedona Arizona

Firstly if you like spas, hair and nails, pretentious art and Tortellini then Bougie Sedona Arizona is for you. Learn more in Bougie-Sedona-Arizona-Bob Davis Podcast 1023.

A General Store And Shacks For Hippies No More

Secondly many remember when Sedona was a General Store and a few shacks where hippies lived.

Welcome To Myrtle Beach

However these days Sedona is more like Myrtle Beach than Arizona.

Bottom Of The Barrel

And Myrtle Beach is the bottom of the Barrel.

True West?

Even more locals and old timers remember when all these towns around here were true western mountain towns.

How Picking Up My Mail Became A Trip Through Newport California

Most importantly I came to Sedona to pick up my mail!

But even the mail effort did not work out here.

Some Great Campgrounds Though…In The National Forest

On the other hand I found some great National Forest Campgrounds Between Bougie Sedona and what some even call Bougie Flagstaff.

And I was able to stay up there for three days.

Day Areas Crowded

In addition there’s so much great hiking up there even the day areas are crowded.

In Season…Or Not

Therefore if you’re coming during before or after the season expect LA level traffic jams

Lots Of Pretty People There

Certainly the good news is lots of really good looking people sitting in their two hundred thousand dollar Mercedes Coupes and Porsche Cayenne’s.

Welcome To The Jersey Shore

Consequently one can only accept that these once western towns have become just like Orange County California, or even worse the Jersey Shore.

In the same vein you expect traffic jams and saltwater taffy on the shore.

Even the locals think it’s gone way too far. You’ll hear them in Bougie-Sedona-Arizona-Bob Davis Podcast 1023.

Kitsch

On the other hand you don’t expect that level of kitsch in the mountains of Arizona.

We All Want An Experience

Finally everyone wants a unique experience these days.

Camping. Hiking. Breathing the fresh air.

These ‘wants’ have become ‘needs’.

Just Not This Experience

In short this development question comes up again and again in my travels.

The Search For The Unspoiled West Continues

We all have to travel to the most remote sections to find what one might think of as unspoiled.

To sum up I get it.

I’m not against people making money.

Or the idea that certain things are necessary in small towns.

Pave Paradise…

But I think there’s a real question and concern about development destroying whatever remains of the myth and reality of what once was…

The Old West.

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Nothing-Like-A-Campfire-Bob Davis Podcast 1017

Nothing Like A Campfire. Nothing!

Firstly one of the gems of wisdom from nomad life is There’s Nothing Like A Campfire. Every night. Join me around the campfire in Utah’s Canyon Lands in Nothing-Like-A-Campfire-Bob Davis Podcast 1017.

Secondly these days we’re all so stressed out it’s hard to find peace.

Two Things Bring Me Peace

Above all two things bring me peace. Driving and sitting in front of a campfire.

In Front Of A Fire

Therefore in this podcast I find myself in front of a fire. Again.

Perfect Time

Consequently it’s a perfect time for another podcast.

Very Important

In fact I can’t tell you how important having a campfire every night is.

While it seems silly to say such a thing in fact if I were a life coach I make that recommendation to all my clients.

I Wish Everyone Could Have Them

In the same vein campfires, travel, vistas and empty highways are so meditative I wish everyone could have them.

Every. Day.

Happiness Is…

Even more a long time ago someone said to me, “Happiness is a clean windshield and a full tank of gas”.

I couldn’t agree more.

Struggling In America

Meanwhile people continue to struggle the changes wrought by the pandemic.

In short I don’t think it is possible to over estimate the damage to the American Psyche in these times.

2020 Sucked and 2021 Might Be Worse

Certainly many of my friends and myself have struggled with grief or illness in 2020.

Life Has Not Been Easy

In short life has not been easy lately, my friends.

Talk It Out

There isn’t a better place to talk it out than a campfire. Especially in this setting. Join me in Nothing-Like-A-Campfire-Bob Davis Podcast 1017.

The West Is The Best

Finally you guys know I have been all over the country this year.

Moreover I’ve loved my trips out east, and across the Midwest.

But I can’t get enough of the West. Colorado. Arizona. Utah.

Navajo Nation

And especially the Navajo Nation with it’s straight highways that stretch on seemingly forever.

Anticline Overlook

In conclusion I found the site of this particular campfire just off Highway 191 by the Anticline Overlook not far from Canyon Lands National Park. The campsite is a BLM site. One six miles in. The other about 25 miles in.

Never Want To Forget It

I am making a note of it here because I never want to forget it!

Sharing Some Peace

To sum up I record these podcasts around the campfire from time to time in the hopes that some of the peace I have been able to gain as the result of this nomad adventure will rub off on the listener.

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Nomad-Travel-Delta-Madness-The Bob Davis Podcast 1011

Nomad Travel During Delta Madness

Firstly Delta Madness rules back home but on the Nomad Travel beat it’s different. I’ll tell you how in Nomad-Travel-Delta-Madness-The Bob Davis Podcast 1011.

Not Political

Secondly this isn’t some political podcast about reading between the lines.

No Judgements

Even more no judgements on opinions.

About Energy

Above all nomads may perceive energy differently.

And Travel

Because of travel.

At The End Of Our Energy Reserves?

Moreover I hear we’re at the end of our energy reserves.

Back Roads Are Different

But on the back roads it’s different.

More Resolve

I feel more reserve and resolve.

Take this podcast’s setting for example.

Summer Night’s Love ‘Em

Hot summer night. Just after a storm.

Peak Bliss

In short the bliss of a peak summer night.

Calm

As a result maybe that’s why I am so calm.

Back Roads Small Towns Different Energy

On the other hand travel through small towns on back roads yields a different energy from the interstates and cities.

The Earth’s Vibration

For instance being able to actually hear the resonance of the Earth’s vibration.

Yeah, it’s a thing.

Intensity In The Cities

On the other hand coming back into urban environments where you can feel the intensity is a thing too.

Fear and Uncertainty Rule?

Never underestimate the impact of fear and uncertainty.

Hit The Road

As a result I know if you’ve hit the road permanently you understand what I mean.

Never More Sure

To sum up I’ve never been more sure being on the road like this is what I should be doing.

Only Just Begun

In addition it feels as though I have only just begun to scratch the surface.

So much more to learn.

And see.

Here’s To The North East Trip

In the same vein I look back on the big loop I’ve taken across the North East and realize what an incredible trip this has been.

Now Headed West

In conclusion I am headed west and ready for the next adventure.

Summer Night Sounds

And if you’re stuck in the city just the sound of the summer night is enough to bring some peace.

Above all I’ll keep going.

A Kind Of Madness

In short I do feel what we’re living through is a kind of madness.

The Road As Protection

But life on the road enables me to avoid being touched by that madness.

Meanwhile I really do hope it’s over soon.

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