Photos and Journals from a Wandering Soul
It just sort of happened. Last spring I purchased a different vehicle. Another Chevy Traverse to replace the 2012 I had been driving for some time. Now that I have sold my Summer House, this car seems like overkill for one person. But very soon after parting with the camper, I got itchy feet and realized I needed to be mobile. After spending the winter in a group on Facebook for women traveling/camping in SUVs, I have started to make a 'no-build' converstion in my SUV. Between the Facebook group and a neighbor, who converted an old station wagon, I am on my way to being independent on the road.
I am not making any structural changes; it's all a matter of getting the right items I need and utilizing the space in the SUV.
I started to collect items I needed for camping. I've never actually "camped" before. (Traveling in a motor home or camper is far from roughing it.) But it is not rocket science to figure most of it out. My traveling and camping is not going to include hard-core camping. No hiking, kyaking, etc. My purpose is to get from point A to point B and maintain my independence along the way.
Getting back on the road this time will be quite different for sure. I'm pretty excited about it. Who knows what adventures I might have.
I have purchased a few neccesities and fabric to make the blackout inserts for the windows. I still have more to get, but the worst of the expense is over. So far, it's been fun buying all this new stuff!
The time is getting closer. In another month I will be on the road. Wow. This is one adventure I never thought I would have!
I've had the support made for the mattress, finally. It is the one thing that has held me up. (See the pictures below.) It took so long to get that coodinated that I missed my opportunity to do some test trips locally. It is way too hot to be comfortable camping. Now I need to make sure I have everything I need packed properly for the trip.
Eight awesome years on the road full time.
Another eight years traveling half-time.