Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

Today was a pretty low-key day. Part of the reason we adjusted our itinerary around for the week was to make sure we had enough time to spend at Hoover Dam since it was rumored to be a very time-consuming venture and we had to have the RV back in Las Vegas by 11am on read more »

Goodbye, Arizona.

Today, we said goodbye to Arizona, but we did it in the best way I could imagine. I woke up in the chintzy, partially-haunted, historic RV park on Route 66, watched the sun glaze the tips of the distant mountain in soft light, and curled back under the blankets in an attempt to do a read more »

A Hobbit Full Grown

Today was my 33rd birthday. I am a Hobbit Full Grown now. This morning, I woke up at 5:30am Mountain Time, walked outside of the RV, watched the sun rise, and did a guided sitting meditation. It was a nice way to begin the day, in a calm state of mindfulness, in the middle of read more »

Days one and two.

The adventure begins. On the first day, we travelled over 2400 miles. We started with an early morning at the Charlotte airport, flew to Chicago, and then flew to Las Vegas, battling incoming storms, high winds, and turbulence. We were able to see the jagged mouth of the Rocky Mountains beneath us, the small gash read more »

The journey begins.

Tuesday night, I dyed my hair a bright, vibrant red to rival Wendy or Pippi Longstocking or Tonks. I call it my “honey badger hair.” On Monday, at 4:38pm Mountain Time, I will have existed on this planet for exactly 33 years. If I were a hobbit (and as everyone knows, I really am a read more »