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✅I love this photo😃...
Take time to get away,
To be with yourself,
To be a couple, to be a family,
To ponder, to play,
To daydream, to learn,
Just to be,
To be there when the sun rises, and sets,
To be free,
To be in awe,
To feel small,
To be content with the simple things,
To be in wonder.
📸 : @summerofseventyfive
+ 💛 @Vanlife.Magazine
"Had a great time in Tarifa!! Tomorrow we'll be on the road again... 🚌💨"
To drive our van over the beach of Römö was a pretty special experience. What a great place. Keep it alive !
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I know this is similar to another photo I've shared, but I really want you to see my piano... well keyboard I guess. It brings me great pleasure to have brought something to the van that really makes it feel like home.
When I was really little my dad (who plays the piano beautifully by ear) did his best to teach my sister and I how to play the piano. We developed some skills, but we were way more interested in playing outside so we never progressed past a very basic level. When we moved back to the States though, my parents started both of us in lessons with the most amazing piano teacher ever - Mrs. Robinson. Unfortunately, we had lessons with her for less than a year when tragically, she died. It was enough time though to make me really start falling in love with the piano, but I never took lessons again.
When we moved for Justin's residency we found ourselves in a new place, far from family, without any friends. This wasn't an entirely new situation for us, but somehow it felt harder and I found myself very sad and lonely. To help pass the time, I purchased a piano off Craigslist for $50 and decided to conquer the instrument once and for all, which meant learning all over again since it had been almost 15 years since I'd played. I had this idea that it might be too late to ever get good since I was learning as an adult, but over the next couple of years playing the piano became one of my favorite activities and I made a ton of progress. I'm no Rubinstein, but I'm happy to say I can play classical music with two hands 😁 When we decided to move into the van, I immediately thought about my piano and the thought of living without it made me sad. So, we decided to come up with a way for me to keep playing, which ended up being a sliding table, bench seat, and keyboard. It's not the same as my piano, but I'm so glad we decided to add this "non-essential" but emotionally essential feature to our van.
Moral of the story: it's never too late to learn something new/if you're going to move into a van, incorporate the things you really love even if it doesn't make total sense.
Some progress from Mexico. Two parts of a long list of modifications to the van are nearly complete. The first is to cut out and reinforce the metal at the top of the rear hatch where the GoWesty swing aways attach. With the extra weight on my swing arms I already had to beef them up this past summer after one of them cracked in Nova Scotia. I was concerned about them holding up over the long term so I had them beefed up. Next up is a custom carrier for my DiBlasi folding scooter which I’ve decided I want to take with us to South America. Made out of lightweight aluminum it will attach to the swing arm down low and the DiBlasi will be bolted into it and secured with 3 locks. The DiBlasi weighs 63lbs. The spare tire that I had on the back there is going to be relocated under the van where I’m having a custom carrier made for it to replace the stock clamshell. Goes in for repainting next month. 🚎🌬🛵
Successful shaving in the van.
Lather shampoo, shave, wipe with body wipes.📸 : @justanothershittycampervan
Throwback to when we taught river than sometimes it takes more than 2 bullets to die. 😂
#idieeverytimeshedoes #3poundsofbrains #vandog
I am always on the eternal hunt for easy, quick, tiny kitchen friendly things to whip up for lunch. My usual is an Elaine Benes style big salad with a mix of whatever fruit I have on hand. I alternate greens with apples, blueberries or strawberries topped with cashews. I have never found a store bought salad dressing I like so I always make my own. Sometimes I blend fruit, balsamic vinaigrette, oil and maple syrup in the vitamix and when I'm feeling lazy, I make this even easier no-blender-required dressing recipe my mom shared with me. I like the nutty taste of the @florahealthy organic pumpkin seed oil—it does a good job balancing out the fruity flavor of the dressing.
INGREDIENTS for 2 salads:
2 green apples
1 tbsp Flora organic pumpkin seed oil
1 tbsp organic maple syrup
1 tbsp organic jam
1 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
DIRECTIONS: Dice the apples, one for each salad. In two bowls, divide greens, apples and raw cashews. For the dressing, whisk together the pumpkin seed oil, maple syrup, jam and balsamic vinaigrette. Divide over both salads.
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