At this point we were now homeless and luckily had our camping gear to stay in while we looked for a suite to live in before Logan started his new job. We camped for about 2 weeks and luckily found a suite and moved in the evening before Logan started his new job. Even though this experience was awful and we now were stuck starting all over it was only a short window of time until we were ready to chase our dreams again and have a real shot at vanlife this time as we felt cheated by our previous experience. The point of this story is to let you know that not everything goes as planned, EVER. Be ready for life to through you curve balls when you least expect it. And be ready to problem solve to get through them, when you really feel like just giving up. We sure felt like it for awhile, though we are so thankful that we had each other to get through it and that we came back stronger than ever before. We are so thankful for everything that this past year has taught us and all the new experiences along the way. We couldnt be more thankful to be living our life to the absolute fullest, being fearless in going after our dreams knowing that there will be setbacks. We have a beautiful tiny home that we built on our own, our best friend in the entire world by each others side, our 2 sidekicks(Meech and Rocco) and a great support system of friends and family who support us even though we have some out there ideas sometimes. This year has been a whirlwind and here we are now, we cannot wait to see what the coming 365 days has in store for us! Pce Brooke & Logan
Just started my Arbonne Journey - Ready for this new experience🐾🤙🏽
August 25, 2001. One of the most influential inspirations of my life, passed away in a plane crash. AALIYAH. To know of her, is to know a great deal of me. She is the only celebrity, to this day, I cried like a fuckin baby over. Her essence, style, personality, interest were pivotal for me. If I were an artist, I would've been in the lane similar to hers. I miss her so much. No other celebrity has influenced me like she did. Everything she says in this video, is the very essence of why I perform the way I do, but overall, being a good person. #love#light#nomad#world#aaliyah#imissyou#inspiration#influence#cry#wishshewasstillaround#babygirl#highest
#적벽가 한대목이 생각날정도로
붉고도 강렬한 노을입니다.
최근 저희가 가진 역량을
객관적으로 바라보는 시선이나
변화에 너무 둔감해서
조조삼소와 같은 누를 범하는건
아닐지 고민이 많아지던 요즘
갈라지는 구름속에 타오르는
생각도 함께 저물어갑니다
항상 겸손하기를 바랍니다.
That night it began pouring buckets of rain, and very quickly every part of our roof except for above the bed, started leaking water. Now we were running around putting all the bowls we could find under the leaks and trying to keep the dogs and ourselves cozy to get some rest. When we woke up in the morning after very little sleep we tried to boost the rv and it started so we decided to try to get it to Golden to figure out what we were dealing with. We were making it there extremely slowly as to not aggravate the rv. This involved at one point whipping the truck around on one of the busiest highways in canada to be facing the wrong way to boost the rv, again. After this stop I was now in front of Logan who was driving the rv. He seemed to be going better now and we were 10km out of Golden now. The rv then lost all power though and died as we crept up the crest of the largest hill on this drive, that is also on a bend with a big wall on the side blocking the upcoming road from those coming around the bend. We couldnt do anything about it except have faith that we were going to get help before something really bad happened. We quickly called a tow truck and ran across the busy highway to wait in the truck. At this point there was tears. This was not how our move was supposed to go. A tow truck eventually came and we had to ditch the rv in Golden and give it to someone for a whopping $100(minuscule in comparison to what we had just paid for it)...it was toast. We had to then find a u-haul with the little spending money we had left and load our entire lives into it, thankful that we had the truck to tow the u-haul trailer to the island the rest of the way. At this point we were doubting how things were going to work out for the rest of our journey. Some force was trying to stop us but it only made us push back harder and learn some lessons along the way. We were excited about moving and didnt notice how much the people that sold us the rv were screwing us over, or maybe they were really good pretenders, or had no idea themselves. CONTINUED...
One year ago today we embarked on our journey of moving to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This was our first stab at vanlife as we hadn't been able to find a suite to live in before moving. We had been thinking about vanlife but were going to try it after moving to BC. Since we couldnt find a suite we decided to briefly look at vans or small rv's in Saskatoon. We came across a 1970's vanguard rv right before our moving date, and decided why not! And so after bringing the rv home we moved all of our belongings into the rv and loaded up our truck. Our plan would be to do some renovations to the rv, find another rv/van or if need be find a suite once we got to BC. Day 1 of our drive we made it to Drumheller. Every stop for gas or a break from driving the battery needed to be boosted by the truck. And overnight the rv began leaking some sort of fluid. We had the rv for about a week before moving and had inspected it, check for leaks in the roof and quickly worked on making it our temporary home. In Drumheller we had the rv inspected by a mechanic, who only could tell us that the battery needed to be recharged. We had this done and proceeded on our way. This was day 2. We began our travels later in the day so we were already tired and slightly worried. The rv burned through fuel like we have never seen before so we found out quickly on our first pit stop of the day that the rv battery had died again. We boosted it and left canmore, Alberta area. We drove for about 2 hours to just outside of Golden, BC. At this point point Logan pulled into a small rest stop parking lot as the rv was losing power. As I was following in the truck I thought Logan was stopping for a break. As we pulled in and popped the hood of the rv it was smoking like crazy and sputtering liquids everywhere. The rv had burned through all of its oil and antifreeze in this short drive. At this point we were quite concerned so we drove to Golden in the truck, about 30 minutes to get oil and antifreeze to take back to the rv. We replenished the rv and decided to let it cool down for the night as we were exhausted. That night it began pouring buckets of rain...CONTINUED...
Travel safely, travelwise
When traveling in a new area sometimes all you need is a good old paper map, and of course a compass to get your cardinal directions. Don't rely solely on your cell phone, always have a back up. Places void of hand rails such as mountains or a large body of water can be confusing for some. Before you leave take a good look at a paper map and/or screen shot some maps on your phone. A small compass in your pocket, on your watch...or perhaps a digital compass app on your phone.
A compass can also be used in your hotel for setting "traps" to confirm if someone has been tampering with your luggage or computer. (See previous posts on this)
Watches for the average person has gone to the way
side for many with a phone it their pocket. For the traveler a watch aside from time can be quite handy. It can add a bit of class, alarms and other features are nice, especially watches that help you with the arguous mental labor of adding and subtracting through time zones. In a pinch, you can use an analog watch as makeshift compass. But most importantly, it can be a
bartering tool to help advert a crisis. An old smart phone, especially an Iphone, can be used as a valuable barting tool as well.