Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Super Camper goes to the Desert

Cell phone turned off, computer left behind, we took off down a 4x4 track to let the mind unwind...

I'll admit that before this little weekend getaway, I wasn't too fired up on the desert. It's dry. It's hot. It's kinda empty.
"Can't we go to trees?" I asked Ryan.
"Let's go to open space." He responded.
Silly me for not trusting him. Open space was just what I wanted.

I sat for a couple of hours with no phone service, no internet connection, not even a magazine for distraction. I sipped my coffee and sat. I let my eyes take in all that open space and felt at peace to let my mind wander. He was right. It was exactly what I needed.

We had taken the camper off of pavement before, covered by van insurance, but it had been far too long. We were both stoked to get the camper back into the dirt.

It was really nice to get away from people and appreciate different things...

new perspectives...
different views.
Ryan heard a desert tortoise shuffling under a rock while I was lost inside my head. Luckily, he pulled me down to check it out.

Ryan took some time to go look for lizards,

and take more pictures of heaven.

My second favorite find of the weekend (besides that view) was a cute little "horny toad".

Click here for the video of the trip!


About Us said...

Awesome to see the SC back in action (and in a perfect locale). I was worried she was going to be mothballed or sold with your move to Nicaragua. I stumbled across your blog a couple years ago when I was building my teardrop trailer and looking for unique ideas when I found the Supercamper...(you can get dorkified with mine at www/dot/theteardroptrailer/dot/blogspot/dot/). I have since continued checking in as your posts (SC-related and others) are really inspiring and uplifting to me. All the best luck with your new venture and home in Nicaragua!

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godscountry said...

hey guys,really enjoyed reading your blog,plan on building a camper myself.I grew up in Oceanside in the 1960's,at 14 I ended up in Long Island,NY,talk about trauma,but I have three beautiful girls,so all is not lost.Please keep the blog going,I really enjoyed reading it.To bad the Toyota didn't have coil over's,instead of leaf springs,you could just air bag it.Maybe next time the camper's off,just[spring shop] add a extra leaf and remove the helper spring and assorted junk,that will help a little in the ride dept.Thanks again Tom in Florida

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Anonymous said...

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