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Month: June 2016

Wading for Gold

Wading for Gold

Haley met Wades dog before we started gold mining. Much of the day was spent writing, reading, setting up the hammock and lying by the river, but Wade brought over a rattlesnake without head and was running out of beer. Luckily we brought beer from a run into town to keep this gold mining operation going. I did mention the sign showing no gold panning, no metal detectors and absolutely no prospecting or removing of minerals. Good thing he brought…

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Crossing Streams

Crossing Streams

The best part about it is that there aren’t words to describe it. The things that come closest are metaphors, and even then it still feels like a child describing how to ride a bike to a bird. The child is so new to it, that it sees some things those who have known for a long time never think of, and also maybe misses the important parts like holding onto the handle bars. And the bird maybe has little…

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Freedom to know why

Freedom to know why

I had neglected to write much about why we are doing this outdoor adventure simply because I didn’t really know. I was scared of the reasons, scared relatives and friends might judge me for them. The familiar word is freedom. So freedom from what? We still have bills to pay, credit cards and student loans. We buy fuel, food and truck and RV fixes. The only real difference is relying on a vehicle as a house rather than a house…

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Outer Space

Outer Space

We had a brief run in minutes ago with police in the outskirts of Colorado Springs, there was a car with nobody in it, a trashbag the size of a person in the passenger seat and multiple police cars and men with suits in ties in the woods. We put the pieces together and decided when so close to a city, it might be best to avoid the remote area entirely. It was all for a reason because we got…

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