Do more things that make you forget to check your phone…….
We are high up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and we have no cell reception. I’m currently in the town of Gunnison catching up on email and writing this blog.
Full- time RVing
We have been full-time RVing for over one year now. Summer has to be our favorite time and the Rocky Mountains are definitely a GOOD addiction that we have! We have observed something this summer as we have been out for about six weeks from our home base in Texas. EVERYONE that we talk to on the road is happy! They are eager to stop and talk, invite you over for a glass of wine at their camp spot and share their stories. How often does that happen in our busy lives?
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller
This year we decided to stay longer at each location. Last year we did ten states and 7,000 miles, TOO many! In hanging out at the camp sites we are meeting people, having conversations, hiking, fishing, reading and exploring the little towns nearby.
One of these towns we spent over a week near was Creede Colorado. Founded in the 1800’s when a mining boom started, it is now a little bit touristy but not over the top. We went to a repertory theatre that has been acclaimed to be one of the best in the state, and it was! We also enjoyed an old fashioned 4th of July parade down Main St.
We are finally looking forward to getting our fishing line in the water. The streams and rivers around Creede where too low and warm. We are now planted in an awesome camp spot 30 minutes above Gunnison Colorado and the rivers and streams are full of water just waiting for us ? Nothing is more serene than to spend hours alongside a stream fishing. Of course, fresh trout for dinner is always the ultimate goal!
There is something about the mountains that make you search your soul. I actually had a “weepy” moment yesterday after a early morning walk. My soul was stirring and I was examining where I am headed from this point forward. I took time to ask myself “what is most important to do, become, experience in the next few years?” Do you feel like the years fly by? Even living “on the road” I cannot believe over one year has gone by.
I still have some harry, audacious goals to accomplish in my life, how about you? I want to encourage you to stop, rest, reflect and if possible, get to the mountains! It doesn’t have to be the Rocky mountains, there are mountains every where in this great country. Breath the fresh air, get out of cell phone range, have conversations around a campfire, dream big harry dreams of where you want your life to be in one year, two years or more.
Even visiting the mountains for less than one week can spike weight loss. High altitude also can decrease the appetite, making us feel more full. Colorado holds the nations lowest obesity rate, 19.8%, I can see why after being here for over a month and watching the “locals” enjoy the outdoors. The health benefits both physically and mentally are fantastic…..GO DO IT!!
Your Nomadic Nutritionist,