Return-Of-The-Light-Bob Davis Podcast 1080

Return Of The Light

Most importantly the shortest and darkest days of the year also celebrate the return of the light. Details in Return-Of-The-Light-Bob Davis Podcast 1080.

Their Celebrations

Certainly we have our winter celebrations.

Birth Of Light

Above all they celebrate the birth of light.

Human Race

These days I think a lot about how old the human race is.

And how these celebrations have evolved over the eons.

Ancient

That is to say they resonate with us because they are ancient.

Old West

Firstly when I am in the desert I think about the Old West.

Secondly and perhaps more importantly there is evidence of the Spaniards here.

And the Indians before the Europeans came.

Even more there’s evidence of those who came before the Indians, who were immigrants to this region at one time too.

And all the ancients.

Standing On Their Shoulders

We stand on their shoulders today.

Difficulties

Finally I’ve done some podcasts recently about potential economic difficulties.

Future Dread

The result has been some listeners and subscribers feeling dread about the future.

Winter Rituals Give Us Hope

However even when times are tough this winter celebration and ritual gives us hope.

Picking Up The Pieces

Because no matter what happens we’ll pick up the pieces and start again.

Change

Above all we don’t like change.

Can’t Always Plan

In fact we react to more than plan for setbacks and difficulties.

Take A Breath

On the other hand I think it’s fair to say we use these rituals at different times of the year to take a breath.

To draw strength.

And keep on keeping on.

Message Of Hope

Therefore here’s a message of hope for everyone.

In conclusion things may get worse before they get better.

We Make Sure

But they always get better sooner or later. We make sure of that.

Heavens

Finally take a moment to join your ancestors this season and look to the heavens.

Stars and Moon

See the same stars, moons and planets they saw, going back thousands and thousands of years.

Light and Hope On The Way

And look for the signs of light and hope for the future.

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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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Let’s-Talk-RV’s-Bob Davis Podcast-1040

Let’s Talk RV’s

Let’s Talk RV’s in Bob Davis Podcast 1040. Attended the big RV show at Quartzsite Arizona recently. Firstly the prices are off the charts. Learn more in Let’s-Talk-RV’s-Bob Davis Podcast-1040.

Tent Cities

Secondly the best thing about Quartzsite’s peak period are the tent cities.

Everything Under The Sun

Above all there isn’t much you can’t get for your rig under these tents.

Supplies

Certainly there are the usual hook ups, hoses, mats, plumbing, lights and other RV supplies.

Other Goodies

But there are also a host of other goodies like Buffalo and Cow Hides, army surplus stuff and a lot more.

Amazing RV’s

More importantly there are a lot of amazing new RV’s worth millions of dollars.

Real RV Show

However the real RV show is at the campgrounds and along the Quartzsite streets in mid January every year.

That’s when you see the school buses, restored mid century GMC buses, Over Landers and more.

Just Plain Fun

Even more the weird and creative concoctions people come up with are just plain fun.

These are not in the show, and should be.

Crazy Rallies Too

In the same vein there are plenty of rallies at the various free campgrounds around here. From Air Streams to School Buses and vintage trailers, it’s all here.

Eye Popping Price Tags

But finally it’s the eye popping price tags that most of us nomads simply cannot afford.

Not Just The Big Coaches

Moreover it’s not just the big coaches.

Smaller RV’s Too

To sum up the Sprinters Class C and B prices are headed through the roof as well with no end in sight.

Cheaper Prices Ahead?

Meanwhile one wonders whether there will be a lot of these awesome rigs for sale someday at considerably cheaper prices.

Nomad Boom

Likewise even the experts struggle to understand the scale of the ‘chuck it all’ nomad boom sweeping the country right now.

Hidden Costs

In addition the high prices and opulent interiors hide the very real maintenance costs.

How Many Bathrooms?

And managing the many systems such as double door fridges, TV’s and more than one bathroom in most of the big coaches.

Grateful

In short I found myself grateful for my dusty old Mobile Podcast Command Ambulance.

Simplicity

It’s simplicity, dependability and ability to get in and out of tight places makes me feel pretty good.

And it’s paid for.

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