A spanner in the works

Try not to faint.

Yes, this is a new blog post.

I apologise for my extreme dearth of blog posts. I do hate the fact that I have become so apathetic when it comes to my writing, given that I started with such vigour and excitement, determined to record every aspect of my travelling life for posterity.

As time passes I seem to find myself dragged into whirlpool of everyday stuff and nonsense. And when I manage to kick free of it, I realise that it feels like an actual physical force. My body is tired and lethargic, my head feels all gummed up, and my actions seem small and inconsequential.

I’ve just looked at the date today and been shocked to realise that we are already almost a quarter of the way through the year. How on earth did that happen?! Time has slipped away and I am trying to remember if I have used it wisely or if I have let life get away from me; allowing days to just pass me by while I sit and watch them.

So let me take stock….

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Final Flagstaff Days

Our time is up here in Flagstaff and it’s time to shake a leg and move on – because the bus is finally fixed!

Now, just so you know, take that with a little pinch of salt, because while we have changed the exhaust and it seems from our test runs that the fumes no longer overrun the bus (thereby alleviating us of the possibility of dying); we do still have a slight residual smell in the cupboards.

But we’ll deal with that at some point later – for now, let’s drive!

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Repairs, woodland walks and the world’s best rolls

And in the blink of an eye, before you know it, two things have occurred – first, we’ve made it to Louisiana and second, on this day last year I arrived here in America to start this hobo RV road trip adventure around the USA.

Boy, time does sure fly.

Because I don’t want to start reminiscing about home right now, I may as well just crack on and update you on our goings on.

When last I left you, it was as I was happily waving goodbye to St Pete (and Florida in general) and looking ahead to entering Georgia and stopping in for some repairs to Belle. I do feel that I should pause for a moment and do justice to the Sunshine State and tell you that if you choose to visit, I would advise sticking with the picturesque northern part of the state. While the south seems to have been mostly overrun with large cities, strip malls and just far too many people and cars for my liking, the northern part is still plentiful enough with horse farms, massive old oak trees and verdant fields. It really is rather stunning.

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