Today, we’re going on another great adventure, so I hope you have your hiking boots on. We’re going back to the Arizona desert. The Sonoma Desert actually with all of the rocks, sand, Scorpions, Sequaro’s, and all of the life out there. We’re going to cook at the RTR, and take a tour of not just our campsite, but we get a first had tour of a school bus called affectionately ‘The Skoolie’ by the builder.
For those who are knew to what we are doing you’ll probably be curious at to what in the world is the RTR. It stands for ‘Rubber Tramp Rendezvous’. It’s a gathering of like minded people who are living a simpler life out of their vehicle. Sometimes its a van, or an RV, a car, a truck, a truck camper. We went to visit this gather because we are interested in living a simpler life. Getting back to the basics of need and want.
That’s why we built our van into an camper.
(By The Way a little side note. When we were at the RTR in the desert the coldest it got was in the forties. Well we’re back now and I have to scrape the ice off of the solar panels. Hows that for a switch eh?)
Elissa and I have a smallish 12 volt refrigerator which we used and loved. We brought a bunch of left overs from home and did what we could at our campsite. Elissa made a sort of hodgepodge with corn, rice, pickled artichoke hearts, red onions, garlic, and turmeric. It was terrific and we had enough to add to eggs for breakfast in the morning.
I got to tour a school bus home and bring you along on the tour.
I really admire what he’s done with the bus. As my young friends would say, ‘He has mad construction skills.” I particularly like what he did with the ceiling. There are certain issues which happen when you’re building walls and a ceiling on a curve like a bus or a van wall. He really solved those problems with grace and finesse. You’re going to love it.
Pop on by his website www.theskoolie.com on Insta search for The Skoolie.
Well, tune in next week for some more of the RTR. We do another bus tour, and have a bit of a walk around the area.
Keep the shiny side up.