Showing posts from January, 2014

Simply Ideas -Tiny Home Con Box


Camping near Yuma

Hippie Hole beach is now a memory as we settled into our new camp.  We are just outside Yuma in a rather remote lagoon site off  Ave7E  between Fortuna Pond and Mittry Lake.  I got in my first approximately hour long hike this morning....Im still busting with happiness. Todays lunch menu:  portabello mushrooms simmered, on a slow fire, in 1 teaspoon raw coconut oil with garlic, a cup of mint tea and one rice cake...yummers Simply, Lesa

Tiny and corregated home ~

I was thinking RTR Randy with the box truck might find this interesting.

Clouds was clouds illusions I recall...

Hippie Hole Beach awoke to clouds and cold. Most of the day was windy and chilly although the sun did make an appearance.  Thank goodness for hot coffee. Simply another day, Simply, Lesa

Simply Gear - Playa domes - wish list worthy

Before returning from Costa Rica over a year ago. I researched different ways of traveling. one idea was traveling in a small vehicle and carrying a well designed tent.  The most practical least expensive tent that I was hoping to purchase was a PlayaDome system design for camping at the Burning Man event. I particularly liked how the company put together a complete package.  this package was put together to weather the extreme temperatures and winds.  The package even included a reflective sun shade cloth tarp and rebar stakes. I still think this is a great package and not only will it be great for traveling it would make a good starter shelter for anyone looking to homestead.

Solar Experiment

Solar seems to be a big subject among both Vandwellers and Fulltime Boondocking RVers.  Being more of a low budget, low tech traveler with 'tendencies' towards the natural and green, gentle on the earth thinking, I seem to view this subject a bit differently.  I understand where the majority of people are coming from. Generally, they have lived lives in the mainstream of USA America, with hotwater for dishes and showers, televisions, sterios, computers and video games for entertainment, telephones, computers and gadgets to communicate with others.... and though I too, at times, have lived with these things. I have, as well, chosen to explore living life without these things.  Why?  I think its interesting.  I dont have people to lean on in an emergency so I feel like I need to know how to take care of myself.  My income is concidered a poverty income by some agency in the US, because of that I dont have some of things others do. When I travel, think that its kewl to learn how

Lost posts...EDIT

Hello, how are you all? If i were to decide to come to the upper canada village in ottowa....would i be close enough to visit with you all? I spent some 1st cup of coffee time journaling this morning and then promptly lost it all....perhaps the different office program I am now using does not have an automatic timed 'save' function?  Live and learn as the saying goes.   Cindy made her first homemade butter this morning...about a month ago now as I was driving around, I spotted a local organic dairy farm.  Cindy and I went back with our 1 gallon glass jar and bought a gallon of fresh milk (like we used to do when I was a little girl in Maine)  She was so excited.  What a special way to share good food and the process of scouring in ones community for your groceries instead of just walking into a sterile, tho nicely decorated store to buy prepackaged, processed, everything!   Sarah visited this weekend - again so nice to connect with 'my peeps!'  (lol)  Whirled wind days.

Where do old Hippies go?

RTR wrapped up and some friends and I exited the now crazy busy Quartzsite area.  Battling challenging MLK holiday traffic, we crossed over into California at Blythe. A little shopping, laundry mat visit and resupply of water and essentials in small town Blythe, then we headed down highway 78 along the Colorado River. Our destination a tiny cove on the Arizona side of the river.  We have been thouroghly enjoying Hippie Hole Beach.  Yes, our group has been joking a lot about that name as we bring out guitars and tell stories by the campfire. ....till next post Simply, Lesa

More Vintage kewlness ~ this time a skoolie!

Omgosh more kandle oops candle power!

Im such a stove geek...I so want one of these

Vintage kewlness

Having fun and what can you do with a plant pot?

What a wonder to watch my friends having fun... Boating on the river, making jewelry, sharing Sunset and Happy Hour time as they start the fire for the evening and often share a snack.   Ive been having fun preparing food for the group - it's just something I like to do, often I cannot eat what I am preparing so I have someone else taste test.  Just in case you all wanted to know how I can cook for others and not affect my food allergies and stuff...thats how I do it,  I guess I was just blessed with a talent for flavors, and food preparation including cooking methods and stuff.  I can kinda tell by the sight and smell of foods if they are going to be good- then with someones taste testing, salt or sweet or whatever can be adjusted.   This morning, though I thought it would be shower day for me, it became play with another cooking out came the plant pot I picked up on the Free pile at RTR, some kindling, a wire rack I carry just incase, and the enamel pots that were

Re--Grouping with friends!

Hello again,   2013 was a very full year with miles of travel and many events.  I was considering ending my blogging because I couldn't see any real purpose or good that my writing was serving.  Over the past few weeks, perhaps given the change to a new year. I have recieved many short emails and phone calls asking where and how I am.  I am GREAT!  better than ever.  I woke up giddy with happiness the other night - I'm holding on to that experience.   I have been attending the winter Rubber Tramp Rondevous (RTR) in Quartzsite, Arizona.  The scheduled events are nearly over now.  We discussed things like how to convert a vehicle in order to 'Full- Time RV' or live in said vehicle, shared ideas for cooking, keeping warm, showering, receiving mail, how to be respectful when choosing a boondocking site, disposing of trash among other things.  We shared social moments that included campfire chit chat each night, Hobo Chili dinners and Baked Potato social events organized

RTR from Mr Noodly's camera

Nice to meet you. Which rig is yours? (Via Bloglovin')