Nomad Liberation Day!
It’s the day after Labor Day and I’m shamelessly stealing the term “Nomad Liberation Day” from van-dweller extraordinaire Glen at To Simplify…..just because I can. You see today is the day the last of the little ones go back to school which signals the end of the mad summer camping season. As much as I love that families get out to enjoy the great outdoors (really I do), I look forward to the end of it with equal fervor. This is a time of pure travel bliss for those who are fulltime RVers. Campgrounds empty out, reservations become unnecessary (even for “beast size” such as us) and travel life slows to whatever pace you like. From here on out I will think no more about reservations until I start my planning for next summer. Ahhhhh, so nice!
This day also happens to coincide with our return to one of the places we love most in the world. We’re back in Cape Blanco State Park to host at the lighthouse for Sept and Oct. This ~2000 acre natural wonderland has drawn us every single year since we discovered it with our first hosting job in 2012. What New York is to city slickers, Cape Blanco is to lovers of the wild. Evertime I come here this spot takes me over…I surrender to it’s charms and retreat into a fairytale cocoon of my own personal bliss. There is something about this place that I just cannot describe. Perhaps it’s the wild and changing weather, so unpredictable you may go from soothing sun to howling fog in just a few minutes. Or possibly it’s the forest so thick with pine needles your footsteps are muffled in natural pillows. Or maybe it’s the beach, so rugged & feral it makes you catch your breath in awe. This places makes me poetic and and sappy (even more than usual, which is saying alot), so be prepared my readers.
Damn, I love it here!
This year is made even better by the return of good buddies Technomadia who have succumbed to the charms of this place the same way we have (and who are much more efficient at blogging about it than I am :)). We’re both spending two months here and invite you to over for a lighthouse tour** if you’re in the area. If you decide to drop by and visit “the beast” we just ask that you let us know beforehand. This is our nature time you see, and we’re likely to be off running in the woods and communing with the earth. Oh, and if you’re wondering how we prepare our rig for 2 months of downtime I wrote a post about that here -> 3 Simple Steps To Protect Your RV During “Downtime”
I’ve got lots (and lots) of additional blog posts coming with more info on Cape Blanco, a cool new techie book I’m reading (you’ll want to get this one, trust me), and what we’re doing about health insurance & domicile (it’s coming time to make our final decision). Plus if I get around to it I’ve got about 20 or so other blog post ideas rummaging around in my head (I always have waaaay more ideas than time to write about them). It’s going to be a fine end of summer…..
**NOTE/ If you can’t make it physically over her for a tour, you can do it virtually! Last year Technomadia filmed a lighthouse tour with the four of us and and put it on Youtube. Click HERE.
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