What are you doing for the holidays?
Got asked this twice today which got me thinking
About how many conversations I’ve had in the past month that have been about the holidays
What are you eating? Who are you visiting? Ugh, I don’t know what to get so-and-so as a present.
So many people are out and about busy preparing for Christmas celebrations
But not everyone is so blessed to have extra money to shop , time to see family that lives super far away, or even living family to visit.
We’ve been pretty busy lately and decided not to get a tree this year and try to spend as much time with family as possible
The small things are becoming so so important to us and we’ve shifted our focus from presents to presence
Count your blessings ⚡️
When we have freedom,
No confine spaces,
We thrive. 👣
When we are limited to a routine lifestyle we crumble and shake the walls,
We grind on each others emotions and get easily triggered by each other's way of living and feeling.
When we have huge open spaces,
Surrounded with open ended imaginative play,
Limitless explorations and learning,
Something magical happens.. Time doesn't mean a thing,
We work together like a tribe is meant to.. The high energy ones get the space and adventure they naturally crave and enjoy while the slower quieter ones have the freedom to stroll and create a little space bubble that can be all their own whilst flowing between watching others and getting lost in themselves.. And because everyone's needs are met and fulfilled,
Because we are all thriving individually,
We find that we can all come together and mingle our space and energies happily with no problems to create and play.
What a life worth living! 👣🍃☀️🌧️🌊🌈🌏
Stumbled upon @vansofberlin .... and it’s an instant favorite. It was hard to pick one but this custom expedition truck pulls at our adventures strings.
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That moment that you are careening down a hill with a 2.5 tonne caravan on your toe-bar and you wear through your brake pads and that smell of burning rubber fills the air with smoke and smell!
Yip that was us yesterday! Managed to get to a caravan park close by and then drove 240ks return ( less van ) to go get new ones! Whewwwww was a bit nervous there a few times having to need the hand brake to stop 🛑 at times!
LA PAZ -> MAZATLAN BY FERRY.
Our time in Baja California has ended... we took the ferry on the 5th to arrive the 6th of December on the main land of Mexico! It was a 18 hours ferry to arrive on the other side since we were on a cargo! Many trucks and few cars and only 2 vans. 🚢🚐🚚🚘 LA PAZ -> MAZATLAN EN FERRY.
Notre temps en Baja California est terminé... nous avons prit un ferry le 5 pour arriver le 6 décembre sur la partie principale du Mexique! C’était 18 heures de ferry pour arriver de l’autre côté comme nous étions sur un cargo! Beaucoup de camions, peu de voitures et seulement 2 vans .🚢🚚🚐🚘
. #bajaferry#ferryformainland#ferrytomazatlan#mainlandmexico#discoverbyvan#discovermainland#18hferry#van#vanlife @vanpepitaaa
Carlsbad Caverns National Park was absolutely stunning. The pictures I took hardly do it justice. We were lucky enough to witness a massive bat flight at sundown, watching an estimated 1 million bats fly out for their nightly feast 🦇 Although pictures are not allowed, I can verify it happened and was life changing. Seriously awesome. 9/10 - would highly recommend.
This is my go to “I spent too much time aprés skiing and I’m late to the dinner party” dish 💥It has 4 ingredients and everyone goes NUTS over it.
• 2 parts cooked red lentils
• 1 part feta cheese
• 1 part @traderjoes tomato bruschetta
• cilantro to garnish
So I caught up with Jon the builder of the tandem Dodge originally known as “Rolling Stoned” and it found a buyer and rumor has it the van will be making an appearance at @vannationals ! I spent about an hour getting to go through the van and hear Jon’s stories. He started building it at 18 in the driveway of a trailer park and it functioned as his daily driver for all but five days during the build process. He drove it without a floor for a while and with the top on and extended but without the tail end of the actual van/tandem in place. He blocked up the underside of the topper with cardboard. During the process he drove out to a party with the tandem axle tacked in place and it broke free on one side when he went to drive home in the middle of the night. As a quick fix he pulled all of the speaker wire out of the entire van and used it to bail the axle in place and make it home. Jon is finishing up some details on the second interior for the new owner that he never rounded out for himself. The first interior was all blue crushed velvet which I would have killed to see. Especially since the reason I met Jon in the first place and discovered the van was because I was in search of someone to recover my crap in crushed velvet. I then got schooled.
Hey folks! We are all set up and ready to roll at @craftywonderland Holiday Market! We’re in booth 143 (for reals) on aisle 7 at the Oregon Convention Center (Hall D). If you’re one of the lucky ones with a ticket, we’ll see you this evening for the pre-show! Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm. 🌲
Want some fun behind the scenes? I (Bee) pulled a muscle in my hip/low back late yesterday afternoon. Like, very badly. As in, lots of pain and no lifting. Thankfully our community came to the rescue! Col had help both loading and unloading all of our supplies and products. Phewf! Super grateful.
This pic is for all of you who were worried about me sitting on the floor in my previous post 😹. Truth is I prefer sitting on the floor! 🤷♀️ I thought this would be a fun opportunity to get to know each other better by listing off a few more truths about myself... Tell me yours in the comments!
1. I'm terrified of outer space.
2. My favorite color depends on my mood.
3. My all time pet peeve is littering. 😑
4. I secretly wanted to be an archaeologist when I was younger (I thought people would make fun of me). 🦕
5. I sometimes daydream about being a badass hip hop dancer.
6. I think snails are cute. 🐌
7. I WEIRDLY love to clean Dan's ears. 😂
8. I love love love donuts. 🍩
9. I had a serious head injury in high school where I had to relearn my balance and had temporary short term memory loss. Luckily I made a full recovery. 😇
10. I once hung out with @wakaflocka on a boat. True story.
𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬!
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What’s inside our van!?
▪️We did shiplap on the ceiling and walls. Vinyl tile in kitchen.
▪️We have a @dometic CFX 95L fridge/freezer under the bench seat by the door.
▪️We have an enclosed shower with toilet.
▪️Hot water heater for sink and shower that is powered by our solar set up.
▪️ Queen size bed.
▪️ Air conditioning unit!
▪️ Plenty of storage!
Have questions or comments!? We’d love to hear!
34 1,2117 hours ago
Current situation! 😀💥
When living on small space everything needs to be perfectly organized!
So from time to time we have to sort through everything. It’s always surprising what you find in the dark corners of a van!
Who knows those situations as well? 😅