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!

Sponsored by Ryan Plumbing and Heating of Saint Paul

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

 

 

 

#Nomadlife-#Vanlife-Not-Pretty-Bob Davis Podcast 1051

#Nomadlife and #Vanlife Not Pretty?

Firstly the snobs and scolds have suddenly discovered #Nomadlife and #Vanlife are not pretty. Is this true? Let’s discuss in #Nomadlife-#Vanlife-Not-Pretty-Bob Davis Podcast 1051.

Podcast Series

Secondly this is the second podcast for me on the growing backlash to nomad life. The other podcast is here.

Success Breeds Contempt

Above all this new attitude about hitting the road is the result of the success of that kind of sentiment.

Challenges

Certainly there are challenges.

But Rewarding

However it remains very rewarding for those who have the yen for travel and adventure.

Two Weeks Is Not The Nomad Experience

Moreover renting a van for a couple of weeks and writing about it isn’t what the experience is all about.

All Kinds Of People

For example I’ve met all kinds of people with a variety of reasons for choosing the nomad life.

Slab City

In addition another reporter has now done an ‘expose’ on Slab City. My podcast on the nomad mecca is here

Surface Observations

Most importantly surface observations are deceptive out here in the land of the nomad.

Inaccurate Assumptions

Even more they lead to incorrect assumptions about what’s really going on.

Rejecting American Dream Scares People

In the same vein I think there’s something about rejecting life back in the world that frightens some.

Yes It’s Hard

To clarify life as a nomad can be challenging.

There are setbacks and problems, just like in every walk of life.

Finally as I like to say, nobody said it would be easy.

Instagram

To sum up I would say much of the so called #vanlife and #nomadlife backlash is because of its success.

Social Media

For example Instagram and other social media posts and content.

Distorted Picture

In short the success of this life on social media has presented a distorted picture of how great it is.

There Are Many Moments

But I have certainly had moments which are great.

Something Going On

In conclusion there’s something going on in America.

Search For A New American Dream

Certainly many are rejecting the so called American Dream.

Why is it a problem if they want to hit the road in search of a new dream?

Sponsored by Ryan Plumbing and Heating of Saint Paul

#Nomadlife-#Vanlife-Not-Pretty-Bob Davis Podcast 1051

 

 

Kofa-Kush-Love-Bob Davis Podcast 1050

Kofa Kush Love

Most importantly I am all alone in a big wildlife preserve and that’s the essence of Kofa Kush Love. Find out why in Kofa-Kush-Love-Bob Davis Podcast 1050.

Shorter Trips Longer Stays Free Camping

And of course I am getting used to short trips and longer stays.

Certainly free camping is also the order of the day.

No One Else Around

But it isn’t very often you get to have a place like this pretty much to yourself.

Doing Nothing

Therefore I’ll use this opportunity to talk about taking the time to do nothing.

Back Home In Pressure City

Firstly back in the world many people are feeling the pressure of day to day life.

Secondly the stress of the world seems to be getting more and more intense lately.

Yes It Is A Plan

In addition doing nothing doesn’t seem like a plan.

But it is.

Desert’s Weird Hum

Above all I am giving myself the time to listen to the silence of the desert.

While spending quiet time with myself meanwhile.

On the other hand back in the so called world things aren’t so calm.

Could I go Back?

In fact I am not sure I could go back to the day to day.

That is to say there is something about the opportunity to be silent by yourself.

And these days we don’t often get that opportunity.

In short this is a story I hear over and over again from nomads.

In the same vein the solitude and peace is one of the main reasons many have chosen this life.

Weird Stuff Going On

To sum up I don’t think it’s wrong to say there’s a lot of negative pressure back in the so called world.

People screaming from sky scrapers, all kinds of bad behavior and just generally being over stressed.

Certainly I hope it will change someday soon.

However I am not holding my breath on that one.

Finally join me for Kofa-Kush-Love-Bob Davis Podcast 1050.

Listen to the desert wind.

And remember…Bali Hai is waiting.

Sponsored by Ryan Plumbing and Heating of Saint Paul

Kofa-Kush-Love-Bob Davis Podcast 1050