For at least 10 years now I have been dreming about a new lifestyle and ways live more freely and minimally. I needed to wait for my son to graduate college and free up my final responsibilities. I had my son when I was 21 and that made my timeline in life very different than most people I know my age. My son Seth who is an amazing person graduated debt free and landed a lucrative Software Engineering job immediately after graduating. Now its time for me to make a change. A BIG CHANGE! The picture above is me in my driveway of my old house before I left for good and started Vanlife!
I wanted to live a life that was less about buying things and spending money and instead live my life more deliberately, more in the moment, more in tune with nature, and my well being.. I got rid of almost everything I owned and ended up storing just a few things at my dads house.. Everything else is in my Van. I have no debt, barely any bills, and my biggest expense now is food and gas. I am hoping by living a simple, minimal lifestyle I can elevate my spirit and wellbeing and do more of my favorite activity…. Exploring!
This is the view 30 yards from my campsite. I have backpacked this canyon before. You can read about that adventure here.
Cucumber Salad, Salmon over Jasmine rice. I plan on keeping my cooking game strong on the road.
I went for a little hike along the canyon rim and had a great time hiking off trail.
And found this old dilapidated outhouse.
And a lonely tree…..
More randon off trail hiking.
My mountain bike is along for the adventure and is a great tool for exploring deeper into the areas around my campsite.
This time I took a ride to the bottom of the Canyon.
Ahhh the sunsets! I love them and get to be part of almost everyone now.
Thanks for reading along. And more posts to come!
2 thoughts on “Time to hit the Road!”
I grew up around there and never knew about this place. Thanks for sharing this place with us.