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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SlabCity-USA-Salton-Sea-Bob Davis Podcast 1047

SlabCity USA and The Salton Sea

Above all this part of California is not a resort and SlabCity or the Salton Sea is no exception. Details in SlabCity-USA-Salton-Sea-Bob Davis Podcast 1047.

Slab City Gets A Lot Of Media

Firstly I have seen articles about Slab City USA for years.

Hot Springs

Even more a person appeared in our camp in Arizona recently and insisted we go to Slab City ‘if only for the hot springs‘.

New Experience

Secondly I have never experienced the hot springs.

Short Distance

And since high fuel prices are slowing everyone’s roll we thought heading a short distance over to SlabCity USA was a good plan.

Not A Resort

Most importantly Slab City itself is not a resort.

Of course there are some RV campgrounds.

America’s Last Free Place

But most of the people at Slab City are not your average RV Life Community.

Slabbies

Certainly the so called ‘Slabbies’ are my kind of people.

Don’t Bring The Million Dollar Rig…Or Bring It

On the other hand they might not be your kind of people if you’re rig is an eight hundred thousand dollar coach.

Salton Sea

In addition there is the whole Salton Sea experience.

Mistake Lake

For example The Salton Sea itself was created by mistake.

Mecca For 1960’s Tourists Is Dying

Moreover the sea is dying although it was a mecca for tourists back in the day.

Which is kind of cool.

Details in SlabCity-USA-Salton-Sea-Bob Davis Podcast 1047.

Leave Some Attractions

Meanwhile I did not visit the so called Slab City Monument for some of the other attractions here.

We Always Come Back

In short I have learned over the years to leave some experiences because we always come back.

Novelty

And of course I want my travel experiences to have some novelty to them as time goes on.

Partial To Hot Springs

Further I am kind of partial to the hot springs.

Finally a little primer and what you’ll see and some of the people you will meet if you’re going to visit SlabCity USA.

Travel These Days

To sum up I am taking shorter trips as I travel these days.

Deeper Experiences

On the other hand I am seeing and getting to know places I want to come back to.

Isn’t that what it’s all about?

(Editor’s Note: Every now and then I make a silly mistake. I don’t know why but I said Slab City is “Something like six hundred THOUSAND acres”, which would make it very large indeed, even for a former Marine Base. Slab City USA is in fact something like 632 acres. Still pretty large, right?)

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Nomad-Decisions-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 1046

Nomad Decisions and Stories

Above all my nomad decisions and stories are my own. They are not meant as judgements. Learn more in Nomad-Decisions-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 1046.

Not Easy

Secondly nobody said it would be easy.

Certainly we nomads love to tell the story of how it all went down.

Review

Lately I have been reviewing my decision to get rid of everything and hit the road.

To clarify I do not regret that decision.

Anatomy Of A Decision

But I think the process of making the decision is interesting.

Even more I don’t think anyone is having an easy time with life these days.

Therefore the idea of discussing life changing decisions helps everyone.

And telling some nomad stories along the way.

Another Great Nomad Story

For example someone I met had rented a car, threw her stuff in it, and within three hours was on the road.

Forever.

She’s still driving the rented SUV.

“I’ll deal with that later”.

Action Is What’s Important

In the same vein Nomad-Decisions-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 1046 is about the process of making a big decision and taking action on it.

Most importantly I don’t regret it.

No Best Practices

However I am not really sure if I used ‘best practices‘ in making that decision.

To sum up here, the main thing is it was a decision that was acted upon.

Pure Bliss

Certainly that led to pure bliss as I drove and drove across the country and back.

High Prices

On the other hand the current high price of fuel as me stopped down in the desert with a bunch of nomads in the same boat.

This too is a learning experience.

Finally where ever listeners and subscribers are..

No matter how hard it gets.

Choices and Decisions

We still have choices and we can still make decisions.

And take action.

In short every now and then I like to review and retell the story of how I got here.

In addition revisit what I consider success to be.

Nomad Definition of Wealth and Success

And what wealth looks like out here.

Sometimes that’s a hot shower and a good Internet connection.

And that’s OK.

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