Death Valley Solitude
Questions About My Experience
First of all one of the best questions came from a good friend recently.
What lessons have you learned on the road?
Secondly I had to really think about that one.
Bustle Of The City
Subsequently I spent a week with friends and family in the LA area. Mobile Podcast Command needed service. Between having six or seven people in the house and three kids it was hectic to say the least.
Consequently rather than head up the Pacific Coast I sought the solitude of Death Valley.
Hub Bub Is Good
To clarify I’d just say I think travelers need the normalcy and hub bub of family life every now and then.
So Is Solitude
However I have come to rely on the solitude this life brings. I’ll share why in Death-Valley-Solitude-Heaven-Bob Davis Podcast 999.
Enter Death Valley
What better place to enjoy it than in the vastness of Death Valley.
These days the more time I spend in the desert the more I value the whole thing as a sort of meditation.
Rock and Hot Wind
To sum up I don’t need incense and chanting. I just need to see rock, sand and feel the hot wind.
Moreover it seems to me that much of what we take as the essentials of modern life is pretty much nonsense.
Mountains and Canyons
For example, gossip, politics, movies and TV shows all pale in contrast to the view into a Death Valley canyon from a mountaintop.
Most importantly it makes me wonder why conversation isn’t deeper.
Search For Meaning
How important certain people are to us.
What the meaningful things in life really are.
Why People Seek Out The Wilderness
In addition I used to wonder why so many Van life and nomad people seek out the wilderness.
Now I know.
Learning Something About Solitude
Further at the edge of these mountains and throughout my nomad travel experience I’ve learned something about solitude.
Pleased To Meet You
In conclusion the thing I’ve learned is you meet yourself on the road.
And, above all, some amazing everyday people.
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Death-Valley-Solitude-Heaven-Bob Davis Podcast 999