Road-To-Shambala-Bob Davis Podcast 1059

Road To Shambala

Firstly the road to Shambala took me through the Grand Canyon, Navajo Nation and the San Juan Mountains. Learn more in Road-To-Shambala-Bob Davis Podcast 1059.

Obsession

Secondly the road to Shambala is all about a bit of an obsession these days.

Tired Of The Vice

Certainly younger adults are beginning to tire of high rents and home prices back in the world.

And the day to day pressure in big cities that has begun to feel like a vice.

Welcoming Community

Therefore there’s a lot of conversation about how to design and build a welcoming community.

Sustainable Community

Even more a sustainable community that works.

Welcome to Shambala!

Mountains

Nestled high in the mountains of Colorado.

Mining And Farming

Above all Shambala is a mining and farm community.

But with a twist.

Dedicated To Community

Most of Shambala’s new and long term residents are committed to building just such a community mentioned above.

So far they’re making it work.

Don’t Tell Anyone

And that is why they don’t want anyone to know the actual name of the town.

Cooperation and Collaboration

For example community kitchens, Waldorf based schools and a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.

Most importantly this is a community that works at being a community.

Questions

Certainly I have questions. We’ll talk about them in Road-To-Shambala-Bob Davis Podcast 1059.

Thai Food At The Community Kitchen

However it’s pretty amazing to be able to enjoy Thai Food at the community kitchen with ingredients picked that morning from a local farm.

Newborns Welcome

Another for instance might be how the town welcomes new born babies.

Celebrations and Events

In addition there are plenty of town celebrations and events.

Networking

Finally it is an idea people network and work toward in Shambala.

Huge Trend

In conclusion interest in sustainability and community is a huge trend with certain demographics today.

In short it is great to see the work pay off in the community.

Not Bougie

Finally Shambala is a western mountain town without bougie trappings.

No Expensive Development

And without the expensive development that has ruined so many other western towns.

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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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Campfire-Is-The-Nomad-Hearth-Bob Davis Podcast 1041

Campfire Is The Nomad Hearth

The Campfire is the Nomad Hearth. Therefore we’ll talk about cooking and contemplating the campfire in Campfire-Is-The-Nomad-Hearth-Bob Davis Podcast 1041.

Free Camping Is Good

Firstly I have been camping around Quartzsite Arizona for several weeks now.

Firewood Source

And I’ve been buying my wood from a place called Woodstock Firewood here in town.

Drum Circle

Secondly every year about this time Woodstock Firewood has a drum circle as a celebration of the season.

This Is The Season

Most importantly this part of Arizona has a season.

Sunshine

Even more a lot of Nomads come down here for free camping and sunshine.

Short Season

But I am sorry to say everyone pretty much starts clearing out around the end of February.

However I will be staying as long as I can.

Summers Are Hot Here

Certainly the one hundred plus temperatures here in the summer aren’t inviting for most snow birds.

On the other hand I have become more and more of a desert dweller every day down here.

I don’t know whether it can get hot enough for me given my years spent in the Northern Tundra!

We’ll see.

Contemplating Nomad Hearth

Meanwhile it’s time to enjoy the drumming of the drum circle and contemplate the nomad hearth.

Something About A Campfire

Above all there’s something about the fire that eases the troubled mind of modern times.

The fire is a nomad kitchen and more.

In addition the nomad hearth is a place for stories, songs and celebrations.

As it has been for tens of thousands of years.

Likewise there’s something special and deep about the campfire.

In short the nomad hearth is just that. The center of nomad life in the campground.

Modern Life Needs A Campfire

Even more I would suggest the craziness of Modern Life could use a campfire every now and then.

Back Drop For This Podcast

As a result I think the drum circle is a perfect back drop for Campfire-Is-The-Nomad-Hearth-Bob Davis Podcast 1041.

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Moving On

Eventually and finally I’ll move on from this magical place.

But I Don’t Want To

That is to say I’ll be traveling again this spring and summer.

But I am so glad to have been able to share in the community and get to know people here.

Both in town and out in the campgrounds.

In short I wouldn’t trade this experience over the last several weeks for anything.

Just What I Needed

Stopping down and spending time has turned out to be just what I needed.

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