The end of 2015

This is our last night staying at Williams Hill Campground. It’s free to camp here, and the view is beautiful. We are up in the hills, overlooking forest and farmland. We’ve been here 4 nights, and it’s been chillier– like in the 40’s during the day and 20’s at night. Before that, we were staying again on the Rincon Parkway in Ventura for Christmas. It was nice to be back on the ocean. I bought a skim board and I’m looking forward to getting better with it.

Williams Hill BLM

We stayed in Acton for a while before that. The campground is in a valley of hills. Acton is a small town town of Los Angeles, where lots of movies and TV shows are filmed.

Before Christmas, we were in Carpinteria. We visited Drew and Joey’s aunts. I’m growing close with them as well. It’s nice. My social anxiety is getting a lot better the longer we’ve been away from Syracuse.

The beach in Carpinteria

I do miss home sometimes. Well, Syracuse isn’t exactly home now. The motorhome does feel like my home for the most part. More than anywhere else. But the location of Syracuse does hold my past. It’s kind of like missing an ex you know wasn’t good for you.

We’re talking eventually about buying land somewhere, so we do have a permanent base somewhere. We’ll be exploring that this spring and summer when we travel to northern California, Oregon, and Washington. I’m really looking forward to when the weather is warmer so we can go further north.

For now, we need to stay between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for author events I am doing in January and March.

Oh, and the cats are well.

Mittens and Snowflake in the RV.

Tomorrow is New Year’s. We don’t have any plans, besides refilling our water bottles and my cards.

3 months in an RV

Things I miss about our house and Syracuse:

  1. My bookshelf
  2. My writing desk
  3. My office 
  4. Baths
  5. Erica 
  6. Wifi 
  7. Library card
  8. Big closet
  9. Back porch
  10. The motorcycle 

Things I don’t miss:

  1. Living in suburbs
  2. Big house to clean
  3. Shit we didn’t need taking up space
  4. The weather
  5. Feeling unsafe
  6. Running into people I don’t want to

More on the pros and cons of RV life in my next entry.

Time for new neighbors (Southern CA)

I feel to distracted to write the book I’m working on right now, and I’m procrastinating. We are north of Los Angeles right now. We spent the past few days at an RV park in Palm Springs. We’re headed back to the Rincon Parkway soon, to visit friends we made there.

In Palm Springs, one of the rigs near us had huge letters on it saying “One Nation Under God With Christ As Lord.” That was… off-putting. Today we pull in to this new campground and a camouflage truck passes us with the words “Final Fight Bible Radio” on it. Joey looked it up, and they are radical christians who unapologetically advocate violence. We will not be staying here after tonight.

This stuff really upsets me. It’s terrorism. It’s supposed to make people like us feel unsafe. It’s especially hard for Joey because he grew up with that crap.

Anyway, I don’t have much else to say right now. Just wanted to get that off my chest.