Posted in Uncategorized, tagged adventure, Budget, Conversion van, cruise control, destinations, digital nomad, Dodge, Dodge Ram, fog, freedom, Frugal, happiness, into the wild, journey, kentucky, morehead, morehead kentucky, Mountain, Needless, nomadic, not all who wander are lost, Omaha, Omaha Nebraska, on the road again, solo travel, tendonitis, Travel, travel blog, van, van dwelling, vandwelling, Walmart, waynesboro, Waynesboro Virginia, Women on May 15, 2012|
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Not much to report today. I got a very early start and was on the road by 7 a.m…..I’m not usually up before 8:30. I stayed at the Walmart in Waynesboro, VA….I couldn’t believe how quiet it was….I never even put my earplugs in! It was a 24 hour Walmart but I barely saw any cars.
The fog on the mountains was insane this morning…..soooo pretty but a little scary. Thankfully it didn’t affect my driving. By about 10:30 a.m. I had to pull over and take a break. My leg is feeling ok but a couple of times while I was walking I had really bad “twinges”. So I pulled over to a rest stop and put my leg up for 2 hours and took a nap.
The mountains were incredibly gorgeous but it was very hard to keep my cruise control on and quite a few times I had to practically stand on my brakes going downhill. Needless to say this was REALLY worrying me since my right leg is the leg I injured. So now I’m out of the mountains and very, very grateful. I probably won’t be so grateful when I get sick and tired of looking at cornfields eventually but for now……GRATEFUL!!
I’ve seen lots of things that I would love to stop and explore but it’s not that kind of trip this time unfortunately. I’m anxious to get to Omaha. My plan is to sign up with the temp agencies at the end of this week. While I’m in Omaha (and hopefully working a couple temp assignments) I plan on taking a lot of side trips that I was never able to do while I lived in Omaha. And just maybe I will do a couple of articles about how awesome Omaha is so that I can set everyone straight about Omaha LOL!!
Now I am in Morehead, KY at the library getting everything charged up. I was looking forward to getting a couple hours of work done but it is so freaking hot in here I can’t even think straight. I think as soon as I’m charged up I’m just gonna get back on the road.
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged adventure, Budget, Buffalo Wild Wings, Conversion van, destinations, digital nomad, Dodge, Dodge Ram, freedom, Frugal, happiness, into the wild, journey, lunchbox stove, mountains, Nebraska, nomadic, not all who wander are lost, Omaha, Omaha Nebraska, on the road again, pot pies, solo travel, Travel, travel blog, Travelogues, United States, van, van dwelling, vandwelling, Virginia, Walmart, waynesboro, Women on May 14, 2012|
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One of the things that I like about vandwelling and the new life I have chosen is also one of the things that can be so frustrating……the flexibility and the way things seem to change from day to day.
I would love to tell you that I am on my way to Omaha…..but who knows what tomorrow will bring?? My plans have changed a minimum of 4 times in the past week. I have finally left ….. I am on the road…..and I am headed to Omaha……let’s just keep our fingers crossed that things don’t change mid trip!!
The new plan is to head to Omaha where I have a lot of friends and relatives and hang out there for 5-6 weeks. While I’m there I’m going to look for some temp work to help get the coffers filled up some. I’m still working on Today’s Gal Friday and another project but things are not going as quickly as I would like sooooo…….hi ho, hi ho it’s off to work I go!!
I left this afternoon but didn’t get real far. I took the splint off my leg and it’s doing pretty good but I don’t want to push it. So I got kind of a late start and then had several stops to make on the way.
Right now I am in Waynesboro, VA. I am sitting outside the Buffalo Wild Wings using their internet and it is pouring rain. That probably doesn’t sound so great but I am just loving it! I’m comfy cozy and the sound of the rain on the roof is so relaxing. I really do just love being in this van.
It was still daylight when I got to Waynesboro and the fog around the top of the mountains was really cool….I kept trying to find someplace where I could get a picture but no such luck. Then just as I was looking for the exit (of course) I ran into a bank of fog and could not see 2 feet in front of me…..it was really crazy…..I was getting a little nervous I wasn’t sure what to do if I couldn’t see but right before I panicked I saw the exit and the fog lifted enough for me to get to the Walmart.
Not my picture but very similar to what I saw in Waynesboro, VA
I used my lunchbox stove to cook some pot pies while I was driving here and they turned out perfect…..the only problem I had was that they were too salty so probably won’t do that again. But the stove worked out perfect! It won’t work so great in every situation but if I’m driving for a few hours it’s so easy to just pop something in there and let it cook while I’m driving! I love it!!
Pot Pies For Dinner
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