NomadGal's Year on the Road

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by NomadGal, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    :lol3 I had to much turkey last night. :lol3
  2. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Yes I do remember that!! I was thinking as I saw you that it was too bad you were heading into the other direction! Ir seems that I very rarely seem to be going the same direction as other biker travelers I meet. But once in a while I do, and that's kind of cool. :D
  3. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Thanks ricksca! I knew about couch surfing, and I tried that, but it took the guy I had asked to sty with 2 weeks to reply. I was long gone by then. I think it works with those couch surfing hosts that check their email regularly, or when you know way ahead of time where you will be. Not my case at most times, going with the flow is not quite couch surfing material.
    Thanks though!
    And yes, I'll give you a buzz whenever I get in your area :D
  4. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Don't think it was the turkey making your mind a bit foggy! :lol3
  5. ricksca

    ricksca Adventurer

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    Yeah, that's the problem with Couchsurfing - hosts aren't particularly motivated. On Airbnb a host is penalized for not responding within 24 hours. I've had MUCH better luck with them.

    Hope you're out on the Left Coast one of these days.
  6. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Yup, I'm a girl.

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    Well poop! :D I remember seeing a couple dirtbikes pass us on the way down to and back from the Keys, some of them fully loaded down, and wondered if maybe I was missing a few ADVers. Oh well, no worries I'm sure we'll see each other on the road again sometime!! :freaky

    Make that holiday money then hit the road again! I know I'm ready to go already, despite being in Canada visiting family and surrounded by snow. :deal
  7. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Life is rather unadventurous right now, working pretty much every day.
    But........ getting this Wednesday and Thursday off, and I found out that there are some pretty neat dirt roads around, so I can't wait to go for a ride again.
    Meanwhile, living with two cats, one of which is called Pebbles
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    Going to the grocery store, Whole Foods in this case, turned out the highlight of my Thanksgiving day seeing as I saw something I've never seen in my life, (which is always awesome!).

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    These are called Buddha's Hands, and are a lemon of sorts

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    Hope for Buddha's sake he didn't have hands that weird!

    Then as I walked by the coconuts I had a short pang of missing Kauai, so I decided to get one and take it home.

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    Work is really okay, and everyone is really nice and happy that I am there to help translate and create some revenue.
    I've already been asked if I wanted a managerial position, I just smiled and in my head thought, no way Jose, can't wait to hit the road again! Still, awfully nice to have been asked one week into the job, LOL.
  8. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Yup, I'm a girl.

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    I say take it! Even if it's only for the holiday, you'd get paid more (right?) and looks good on a resume should you ever need money. Unless you feel bad about quitting with a job like that, then don't. :lol3 I'd go for a little extra money then say "See ya" when I was ready to leave (nicely and with a decent goodbye window of time), but of course that's me. :thumb

    Don't worry about being unadventurous, you'll be back there soon. :clap
  9. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    hows the weather down there whats the temp like i rode my bike to the donut shop this morning and it was 28 degrees out oh and far as my old job i dont have it anymore so now im back on a normal time he he he
  10. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Hey Rowdy, the weather is quite nice down here, not cold at all, but cool at night.
    Wondering what the weather will be like in southern Georgia in January, cause that's when I'm hitting the road again.
  11. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Nah, don't think so, I feel I'd be waisting everyone's time training, and then I'd leave, so what's the point?
    I used to be a manager at a health food store long time ago, so I know what it is like, and I think it's not worth the money! LOL
  12. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    well i was stationed at fort benning ga for 4 years and it gets cold at night but the days are mild so its not bad actully i liked the winters down there but the trees are like carpet its so thick with trees i could never really see a sunrise and sunset like i do out here in the west did like some of the old houses theres lot of cool history down there :)
  13. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    A day off!!!
    Yay! That's what life is all about. Haha.
    Days at the store are turning into a blur, they are all basically the same, some days busier then the other, but other than that the same.
    It's the third of December and I am counting the days till January.
    Funny how I can have such mixed emotions about one thing.
    I am glad to have the job and earn some money, and while I am there I am quite content to be there and interact with my fellow employees and employer. They are all really great people and fun to be with.
    Yet the other part of me longs for my solitude and the quiet I only seem to be able to find in nature.
    Lorrie's house is near the freeway, and the sound of rumbling trucks and revving cars is a continual background noise I can't escape from. My friend loves her recently purchased little home, and I can't for the life of me imagine living here.
    I'm envisioning my quiet little hobbit home in the middle of nowhere with tons of flowers in the front yard that I can see from my windows, on a daily basis. I know I will be there one day, just wished I would stop hoping it will be soon
    I'm reading Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now, and find myself indeed doing a lot of "not being in the now" things. LOL!
    Life is a learning process, and I guess I got to be patient with myself even though I seem to learn the important things rather slow.

    My supervisor had this idea to tell the True Religion company my story, and see if they would be interested in funding two new tires for me. Wow! That was really sweet of her. We'll see what happens :D
    Yesterday I had a surprise. I decided out of the blue to check my Paypal account, and low and behold, there was another donation made by David Bell. Not sure if he's from this forum, or weather he found my blog at blogspot.com
    Still, it was a very nice gift especially knowing more and more people are with me on my journey.
    Thank you so much David!
    Today I"m lounging at Barnes and Noble, updating my blog in which I was very behind.
    I'm thinking of entering the photo bucket contest and post in my blog as an entrance into the competition.
    The winner gets $25,000!
    If I do so I will post the link to the contest. the more reads I get the bigger the chances to win.
    Time to get back to the house and help my friend dig some holes in her yard to plant Plumeria trees and a gardenia.
    Merry Christmas everyone!
  14. ricksca

    ricksca Adventurer

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    A few years ago I was camping in Picacho State Park in Socal. I went into Yuma for supplies and to find a book at Goodwill. Mixed in among 4 shelves of harlequin novels there was a copy of The Power of Now. I spent the next couple weeks in Organ Pipe National Monument (HIGHLY recommended) hiking and reading TPON one paragraph at a time. There among the saguaro, the deep silence seemed like the perfect mirror to reflect back all stories I told myself constantly to avoid just being present. You have chosen a powerful traveling companion.
  15. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Yep, it's a great book, not really a traveling companion at the moment seeing as I am staying in one place for a while.
    Still, during my breaks at work, I love reading it.
  16. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    I have been waiting a long time for tomorrow to show up!!!

    THE HOBBIT!

    Yay! Grabbing a matinee, I miraculously got the day off.
    Shire, here I come!! :lol3
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    :lol3 So what did you think?
    No spoilers! :nono Oh, nevermind, I think I know how it ends.:D
  18. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    It didn't end at all!!!
    I was sooooo baffled! What the ????????
    Turns out it was only part one of the Hobbit trilogy.
    I did not know that they planned to turn it into 3 pieces. Major bummer, I really don't like waiting for sequels........

    On another note, this was my first #D movie ever. Awesome, I am hooked. I could almost touch the little birds flying around, they were right in front of my nose, :lol3
  19. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  20. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    its cool cause it means theres going to be more :)