Wearing-Arizona-Out-Bob Davis Podcast 1026

Wearing Out Arizona

Firstly I am wearing Arizona out right now. High fuel prices means spending more time in individual states. Learn more in Wearing-Arizona-Out-Bob Davis Podcast 1026.

Got A Thing

Secondly I have had a thing for Arizona for a long time.

Search For The Old West

Above all I continue the search for the Old West.

All Desert

Even more now that the colder weather is filtering down from the Canyon to the Mountains it’s all desert for me.

Love It!

And I couldn’t be happier.

More Time In Arizona

As the result of higher fuel prices I am adjusting my travel plans so that I can spend more time in certain places.

Nomads In A Good Position

Certainly I’ve made the case that nomads are better positioned to reduce their exposure to inflation. Click here for that podcast.

Free Camping

Even more since orienting to this new plan I have become very focused on dispersed camping, free camping and even hanging out at Truck Stops when I am in transit. I share some of those tips in Wearing-Arizona-Out-Bob Davis Podcast 1026.

Something About Arizona

But overall there is something about Arizona.

Maybe it’s the sunsets.

Juniper

In addition I can never get enough of the scent of juniper on the fire.

Pines And Mountains

Or the pines and the mountain woods.

Highways

Finally we have all seen the Arizona Highways pictures.

On the other hand there are some amazing highways and views in this state. In the past few weeks I’ve had the pleasure to experience many of them.

Plan

To sum up we nomads are lucky. If we plan it right we can avoid spending too much money.

Low Profile

And I am still learning how to achieve as low a profile as possible so I am not exposed to the higher and higher prices.

As a result I get to see some really cool places that most wouldn’t bother.

Whether it’s Gila Bend in the south or the Navajo Nation to the north.

Off The Beaten Path

In the same vein if you can get off the beaten paths anywhere you get to see different parts of the US and these are some of the best places, in my opinion.

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Talk-About-Vermont-Bob Davis Podcast 1008

Let’s Talk About Vermont!

Talk about Vermont. Firstly I did not know what to expect when I crossed the state line. My reaction in Talk-About-Vermont-Bob Davis Podcast 1008

Purpose

Secondly there was a purpose to this Vermont tour.

Interested In Vermont

To clarify a family member is interested in Vermont.

Wisconsin To Burlington

Therefore my nephew flew out to Burlington from Wisconsin so we could take a tour.

The Green Mountain State

Navigating The Green Mountain State

Opportunity

Above all a great opportunity for me to drive while my nephew navigated and took us where we wanted to go.

Mountains, Lakes, Forests, Farms

You think Vermont’s landscape is photographed as much as Arizona’s? It ought to be.

No Bugs,Billboards And Not Too Many People

Most importantly no bugs to speak of. No billboards.

We Didn’t Even See A Walmart

Even more no shopping centers, malls or fast food to speak of either.

Rural Landscape

Because of this Vermont’s rural landscape is like a walk back in time.

Rich Greens

Likewise the the colors are spectacular and it’s not even fall.

Covered Bridges

And there are plenty of covered bridges, ski towns and leafy college towns.

Great Back Roads

We spent a lot of time on the back roads which is essentially the entire state.

Ski Towns and Bigger Towns

But we checked out the Capital in Montpelier and of course Burlington and Rutland.

Lake Champlain And Calvin Coolidge

Further there are all kinds of historical points of interest the traveler can’t miss.

Great State Parks

Moreover the Vermont State Parks are great.

Lean Tos and Guard Houses

We stayed in more than one and I even got a chance to nearly destroy one state park’s guardhouses.

Listen!

Find out what happened in Talk-About-Vermont-Bob Davis Podcast 1008.

Is This The Land Of Milk And Honey?

Finally are there problems in Vermont? Well it’s not all Milk and Honey.

Certainly there are problems.

One thing almost everyone said was, “It’s expensive to live here”.

Freedom and Unity

But I didn’t hear anyone saying, “I can’t wait to get out of here”.

Vermonters we talked to were pretty proud of their state which has Freedom and Unity as their motto.

In short I hear a lot from my friends in so called red states about how screwed up these ‘liberal’ states are.

But it’s pretty difficult to find something I didn’t like up here.

Didn’t Want To Leave

My nephew didn’t want to leave and I would sure love to come back sometime in the fall.

Back In The Fall…

However we’ll leave winter to the more adventurous.

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Mount-Rainier-Sioux-Falls-4Days-Bob Davis Podcast 1002

Mount Rainier to Sioux Falls in 4 Days

Firstly I don’t like to travel this fast but I just rolled from Mount Rainier to Sioux Falls in 4days. Learn more in Mount-Rainier-Sioux-Falls-4Days-Bob Davis Podcast 1002.

Amazing

Secondly it was an amazing trip.

Game Changer In Sioux Falls

Most importantly I had a game changing business meeting in South Dakota that solved my connectivity problems in one fell swoop. In addition I’ll be telling you more about this fix in future podcasts.

Oregon Coast To Washington State

But it was a great trip up the Oregon Coast, to Washington’s Mount Rainier then across the Yakima Valley.

Idaho to Montana

Even more Idaho and Montana take the cake.

Grasslands

And the grasslands of North Dakota!

South Dakota In 100 Degree Heat

Finally the trip across South Dakota in one hundred degree heat was one for the books.

One Day to Minnesota and Wisconsin

Further still a quick one day trip across Minnesota to Wisconsin for Father’s Day 2021.

Fading Restrictions and Burgeoning Optimism Across America

Above all a trip across the northern tier of the United States at a time when Covid restrictions are beginning to face for the time being, and people seem more optimistic.

Record Visitors At The Parks

Certainly the national parks have record visitors and are packed while the National Forests and Bureau of Land Management campgrounds are deserted.

Lassen Mount Shasta and More

Moreover I was able to enjoy Lassen National Park and Mount Shasta before quite an adventure in the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon.

Logging roads, coast line, rain forests, arid valleys and more.

Back Roads Forever

To clarify I am struck by how much running across the country this way on back roads is similar to binge watching a series on HBO or Netflix at the height of the pandemic last year.

Travel Velocity

Certainly I wonder if I am one of the few nomads moving across the country at various levels of travel velocity, covering so much ground all on the back roads.

How Far and How Fast

To sum up I wonder how the rest of the my nomad friends listening and reading this blog travel. How far and how fast.

Running Fast Can Be Fun

In short I’ll say it again. I don’t like to travel this fast. It’s exhausting. But it can be fun as well.

In the same vein I hope listeners and subscribers enjoy some of the stories and experiences from this mega trip.

Plans Change

In addition I’ve changed my plans a bit, I think, for the rest of the summer.

Details in Mount-Rainier-Sioux-Falls-4Days-Bob Davis Podcast 1002.

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