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pickled eggs

We stopped by a fruit stand in Idaho and bought some pickled eggs.  We were traveling down the xenophobic chimney of Idaho, which makes us Santa.  Too bad we didn’t deliver any gifts to Nevada, right?  We would put lithium in their stockings. That’s a mining joke, not funny.  We have friends in Las Vegas… Read More »

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Punjabi restaurant gas station fantasy

Hello, my darling Ming has written a travel guest post for you: Punjabi restaurant gas station fantasy.  I hope you enjoy. from Ming So the Punjabi restaurant gas station rest stop had nothing but fried foods like fried chicken and french fries.  But there was a tiny little sign for samosas. We had the idea… Read More »

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what I’ve learned from this travel

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned from this travel.  Normally in regular life I learn a lot, but it’s quiet home things.  This learning from a time of not having a home is more intense and quick. I can’t control the pace–life is just coming at me, and I… Read More »

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going to Ojai

Hello, we are leaving Bakersfield and relocating to a permaculture farm in Ojai, California today.  Yes, I hope going to Ojai is great for us, and I hope we’re great for the community we’re going to live with. Yes, there’s an intentional community at the farm.  We’ve made a deal to stay for a month,… Read More »

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how I maintain my mental health on the road

Hello, I’ve been thinking about how I maintain my mental health on the road.  Maybe you could use these ideas also! These are some challenges of travel that I struggle with. access to food that’s ok for my body’s needs uncomfortable car swollen ankles so many different beds for my body to get used to… Read More »

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moon the sun

“Hey, did you ever moon the sun?” I asked Ming. “No,” he said, and we laughed. “I think that would be ironic,” I said. We were at Big Medicine hot springs in Montana, just the two of us.  I thought it might be crowded because it was right after fourth of July holiday; I figured… Read More »

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inner life

I made this art that reflects my inner life of prayer and what’s important that I’m not supposed to talk about. forest spirit’s favorite machine is compass ball point pen and watercolor on reclaimed product packaging cardstock Laura-Marie River Victor Nopales Idaho and Nevada July 11 2022 Forest Spirit’s Favorite Machine is Compass is a… Read More »

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christmas cactus

Hello, I wanted to tell you Christmas cactus has been a theme of this trip.  Almost to the point that it’s spooky. On June 20th, at the edge of summer solstice, we left Las Vegas and traveled to the coast, to the place we thought would be our new home in California.  Two days later,… Read More »

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talisman

My friend gave me this talisman for safe travels.  She gave it to me at my going away party #2–I put it in my cartoon bag and never took it out. Yes, it seems effective!  No car wrecks, delays, or flat tires on this trip, which is turning out much longer than planned.   Ming’s car… Read More »

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rest stop

Hello, how are you doing?  Ming and I were so happy at this river rest stop in Idaho.  We were in Idaho for a lot longer than I thought we would be!  I asked Ming to take my picture to help us remember it: Lenore rest stop. There’s a 16 hour limit, so I thought… Read More »