Monday, July 29, 2013

Running Red Lights???

Well, we all know that running red lights on the road is NOT a good idea...  and on my way to church with a friend yesterday I did just that.  I ran a red light - I couldn't stop - the road was wet, I was traveling at the speed limit and the light seemed rather short...and I just couldn't stop.  Then the flashing lights and I was opening the window ...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

New York - and camping in New York?

I've been hanging around in New York State - cleaning up some online stuff.  Working on the blog, journaling, fixing SimplyVan, getting a little healthier, making some new friends and saving money for the next BIG trip westerly and on to South Dakota.  I was previously scheduled to leave yesterday

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Catch-Up Wednesday!

I have been house sitting in New York State this week.  I have been blessed with the use of a full sized desktop computer and internet service so I have been taking advantage of the opportunity to organize my online life!  Being a traveler and minimalist and having a tendency toward a recurrence of simple online life and photos and files was getting rather cluttered.  Okay, it was down right messy.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Simply gear --- stoves!

I've been wanting to blog about this subject for ages.  I just love gear.  I love stoves.  I love to prepare food and share it with others.  I like knowing how to make things happen....

Nomadic thoughts...

My friend Vonbrown and I were visiting and chatting and he told me that he has taken to calling himself The Nomadic Grampa!

I was thinking about that over my morning cup of coffee I looked up the idea of Nomad...because I travel a lot and I don't know how to describe

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Big Blue F Freedom!

Freedom comes in many different colors and flavors and styles...yes it does...
and today I am celebrating my liberation and freedom from

Monday, July 8, 2013

Simply Van just simply stopped running!??

Wow, what do you do when your van/home/rv just mysteriously stops running?  I mean, it was running, I just started it and then it just shut off - no surprise sounds no nothing.  Just not running and won't start.

Well in my case - I take a deep breath and text my mechanically

Friday, July 5, 2013

OMGosh it happened again!

Darn Blogger Graveyard!

Okay, I now know what happened.  I was writing and posting in my Blogger Dashboard and the wifi went down for a moment or two during a thunderstorm.  All the work I've done in the past 2 hours is GONE! Drat, double drat and darn...

The Mysterious Missing Blog Post Graveyard??

I know I wrote and posted, or tried to, a Sunday post and I guess it has joined the mystery graveyard of blog posts that were sent from odd locations with tethered wifi which can be iffy at best... sooooooo  I did find the pictures???? I remember it being witty and good (aren't all my posts witty and good? Lol)
Saturday, June 29th was my 55th birthday.  I spent the day alone.  I traveled the final couple hours to the Syracuse NY area and checked out some campgrounds that were full in preparation for July 4th.  Then found myself a spot to overnight at the Syracuse area Camping World.  What started out as a rather lonely evening was filled with phone