The spring rolls forward here in waves of humid southwest winds and dry, cool northwest ones. Here in the RV (caravan for my British friends) park north of Corpus Christi, Texas, we watch the sky, because we can see it. And at night, the stars, which we can see now that we’ve abandoned the conveniences of the city. And Orion shines brightly as he chases his quarry and runs to escape the Scorpion across the western sky above the mesquite trees.
Mesquite is the tree of this dry scrub-brushy territory. Languid trunks rest horizontally across the park’s…park, snaking through the almost too green lawn. The reason it’s green…human effluent. One of the ironies of the place. In the city, we take the invisibility of our effluent for granted as the city sewage system hides our physicality. But out here, the septic system waters the park. 😉
We are nature, we are. We just like to think we are separated by concrete and metal pipes from all our “stuff.” Time to get back to it.
Here we live in a home on wheels, 28 feet long and 12 feet wide with the slide out. But that’s the point; this is just a shelter from the weather (yes, it has AC and heat), a private place to rest, to eat, to blog. Our home space includes the outdoors, you see. My gym is the entire park that I walk every morning. Part of the kitchen is outside (the grill), also. So is the picnic table family room where we can chat with the neighbors.
And if we don’t like our surroundings, instead of waiting until the housing market improves, we can…move!
There’s still stuff to maintain and take care of, but imagine vacuuming your house in ten minutes instead of an hour. Yep. I like it. The sky, the trees, the cozy shelter.
We’ll be here in this location until early May. I’ll keep you posted on the mobile life as it evolves. Check out my Instagram feed (muselady11) for a photographic journal.
Outposts Along the Path
I got introduced to the Daily Om a couple of weeks ago and really like the articles in their newsletter. It’s a daily thing, and the articles are on the longer side, but worth a scan and a focus on the ones that capture you.
Also, I get Jack Armstrong’s Lessons from the Source every Monday. One of the select few I allow in my inbox every week. Jack’s got a great connection to his Source, which provides great reminders of the importance of trusting the universe every day.