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Wednesday Weekly update Blog - What's Next! After Overland Expo West 2023!

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Good beautiful morning y'all! Candy Shenan (@chicksdoit2) and I hosted the final Community Conversation at one of the Bivys (shade/water / and phone charging station) at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff on Sunday afternoon. At that moment in time I didn't know where I was going next.. and yet here I am!  I often say that plans in world travel, overland and nomadic lifestyles are written in jello! They are ever changing! I spent the extra night that instructors, diyers and presenters of the event are offered and moved over to camp with the "stragglers". That last night is often a get together and hangout together of the Overland Expo "Family" - people who have been coming and traveling for years. At times, often depending on the weather, it can be a stress relief from days of a people-y event and sometimes a little bit of an after party. Often we discuss where we will spend the next few days or what direction we will be traveling forward. Sometimes

Wednesday Weekly Blog 26 April

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It's Wednesday again! Sometimes time flies so quickly. I have spent this past week cleaning, thinking, sorting, working with the photos and videos I took in Baja and even further simplifying my own life.  Being back at the cabin there are a few chores to do and after a nice long winter away there are changes in my perspective.  I am no longer the person I was when I was here the last time.  You see I embrace the simplifying process that all of us as humans go through it's a reprioritation, a newfound perspective of who we are being in this moment as opposed to who we were in our past. Even at times the past of yesterday!  Think about  that for a minute.  -  I've changed I've grown I've explored, I explored who I am in the greater world again I've explored who I am in relationship to other people again something that I had avoided for many years I had practiced very well being alone and it was time to let that go.  Coming back and walking the property

Wednesday Weekly Simple Living Blog

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I am sitting down later in the day today, Wednesday April 19th, 2023 to write and then post for my blog this week. It is warm inside the cabin here on my property. The wind has been blowing rather hard today, I believe the weather reports predicted 50 mph winds which are pretty likely the speeds. A few things have blown over in the yard - not many as I keep even my yard fairly simple - sure there are decorations like large conch shells and some cinder block edging, a beach sand pail with old shells, a few solar lights and lanterns hang in the juniper trees along with a brass bird feeder, a little hummingbird feeder which happens to be new, a bird waterer....  The wind was cool, so I started a fire earlier to warm a kettle of water as well as the cabin. I love the feeling of a cabin heated by a woodstove. It seems cozier than other forms of heat. I had lunch today with my dear old friend “Skippedoodle69” - he has recently started a YouTube channel as he is preparing to Phillipine Movin!

Sunday Simply Live over on YouTube!

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 Please come join me and the Keep Living Simply Gang over on YouTube this very morning Sunday at 9:30 am Arizona Time (please adjust the timing for where you are in the world) click on the link below for  Simply Live  https://www.youtube.com/live/4f1h9CGlLuQ?feature=share

Way Point Overland - Podcast!

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 Good morning! It was hot yesterday. I'm back in the USA after a month-long Overlanding group trip to Baja, Mexico! I am camping in the Tuscon area and will actually be helping a friend with some projects today before leaving this are for a northerly direction probably tomorrow morning.   I woke up early and was thinking about getting a blog post written for posting on Wednesday's as is my preference weekly (actual writing and posting well, sometimes it isn't quite happening yet). I checked my cell service for a connection and got into my blogging program. As I was connecting everything at about 4 am I noticed a message from another Overlanding aquaintence --- I was rather surprised to find a link to Waypoint Overland that discusses me in their subject about Overlanding Women.... that makes this post even easier (TIC) and brings up memories and thoughts about my time spent both in Baja and in the company of these two men.  Enjoy the podcast!  Comment and Subscribe and all

Baja week 3 - Los Frailes Baja Sur

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Since the Good Vibe Tribe expedition group arrived in Los Frailes, I have been waking up around 5 am and walking on the beach. I think that this solo peaceful wake up routine is the best.  I feel the cool sand on my feet, the waves lap my legs, and my muscles get a work out as I move with the resistance of the sand and the water's edge.  I see this world as it begins to wake up!  The sun begins to peak around the horizon until it becomes a full ball of bright yellow life warming goodness. I stop and face the sun fully, soaking in the morning warmth. I allow my eyes a few moments of drinking in those early morning life giving rays. The fisherman in the near by village begin to stir, a fish jumps, and the birds slowly begin to arrive. . I feel like taking this morning slowly. I didn't feel well yesterday. I felt the chill of the afternoon sun retreating below the horizon and retreated myself inside my tiny Tracker home. I recognized some pain in my lower l

Baja week two!

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It's been a busy, week and I thought I would have gotten around to writing about it so it could post on Wednesday. That didn't happen as I thought...and here we go 😅!  This past week has been filled with long hours of technical driving on mostly narrow mountain passes. It's been a great trip!  The Good Vibe Tribe, @j.m.k.adventures, @mamas.got.wheels, @wayoubox.com, @chicksdoit2, and @simplylesa.com, visited with @StringlessTheory at their glamping site. We also paid a minimal amount for camping in Guerrero Negro and La Paz. It was a welcome and needed change staying in the campsites. Hot showers, a restaurant meal, a little security and opportunity to walk around in a town helped bring us closer as a group as well as providing the needed break from long driving days.  We also visited some historic missions and of course walked through some local shops.  We enjoyed bonding and playing pool at the Mulege Brewery which was one free boondocking site we