How You Can Turn Dinosaur Mechanics Into A Path for Simpler Living

January started with a bang and then just about fizzled out before we had a chance to say goodbye.

We moved back into our bus after being estranged from it for over six months. Wasting no time we headed out to the desert for a New Years Eve celebration with a junket of rambling friends. Life couldn’t get much better as we kicked off the upcoming year, until of course, we were stopped dead in our tracks.

By the end of January, our one week of boondocking in the desert had turned into an unexpected three week adventure and education. The abrupt change of plans would end up granting us a clearer perspective into the path for simpler living we seek. But we didn’t realize this at that moment. And just like that tall creamy glass of Guinness beer that changed our course last winter, we kissed our well laid plans goodbye once again and cleared room for what was to come.

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USA Coast to Coast, New Directions Unfurl.

From the Pizza Coast to the Burrito Coast, Our First Trip Across The USA In The New Bus.

YES, we’re stoked. That raw, ‘butterflies in your stomach’ kind of excitement you get when you’re about to embark on something completely new. Kind of like when we first set out 3 years ago as nomads, it feels like we’re once again jumping into the axis mundi… or Pandora’s box? We’re never sure which or if they’re really one in the same?

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NYE 2012 in the “Last Free Place on Earth” Slab City, California

We dry camped for six days at the Slabs. A place where everything, included the spirit is free.

Is there more of “us” out there? Yes, there is.

For the first time in our two years on the road, we met up with a group of like minded, professional, nomads. The group gathered from the NuRver online community in Slab City, Niland, CA to celebrate the New Year.

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Year II: Bigger, in a Small Moment Kinda Way

CITIES: Dulzura, San Diego, Murrieta, Hesperia, Atwater, Orangevale, Lakehead, Castella
STATE: California
SEASON: Spring

Hosts: Dad, Rhonda & Bryan, Uncle Scott & Aunt Sandy, Greg & Lynette, Kristen & Bill, Mom & Charlie.

With our fuel injected 7.5 liter, V-8 aluminum can on wheels, we pointed North toward Shasta. We left our winter camp in San Diego hoping for another great year on the road.

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Friends of the Cheddar Yeti: Mom & Charlie Lopez

CITY: Lakehead

STATE: California

SEASON: Spring

HOSTS: Mom and Charlie Lopez

Hands down, one of the most rockin’ stops on our route. Of course it’s easy to be biased because, here resides my  Mom and my hometown of Lakehead. There are not enough thank you’s to go around here… from hospitality, which started with a custom sign in our parking space, to the good times around the lake and all of the, much appreciated, help with the Yeti. We are overflowing with fortune and happiness, not to mention radiator fluid!

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