Wednesday, September 28, 2011
My dish network was not working, so I call them and they can not use there free dish mover service because I am in an RV, they refer to a guy, I call him he makes no mention of money and he agrees to come out, and help me fine tune my dish, takes about 5 minutes and then dispite have dish free mover service and dish protection service he informs me I owe him $45.00, two more weeks of groceries, but what am I gonna do. So, I had $200.00 for about 6 weeks of food and it has all vanished, but what am I gonna do, so without making dollar one, am digging into my savings, starting to worry about my survival for the next few months. I need to start this job one week of work will make up for everything. I need protein powder and I wanted to use my savings for that,oh well. Also, my motorcycle blow up on my way to town the other day, after walking 6 miles back to the campground I reluctantly got the van and picked it up, So last Wednesday I was unceremoniously booted from a friends life, and since I have lost my bike and my grocery money what is going on in this world. Now I have to drive to the gym everyday to take a shower, so much for getting comfortable and because I have to go to them gym to take a shower I can no longer move my legs or arms.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Well I unceremoniously got the boot from Minnesota, you know that 8am be gone before I get out of the shower talk, well it was actually "before I finish this cereal the sight of you makes me sick". Anyway I hit the road rather unprepared I was hoping to pick-up a mini fridge and space heater off of "the list" before I rolled, that did not happen, oh well I will make do. I hit the road heading south and soon arrived in Iowa, I must say the rest areas in this part of the country are great indoors, bathrooms, hot coffee machines, free Wi-Fi and dump stations. I stopped in a little town called Ames,( north of Des Moines) and ventured into Ames Powersports to get a new plug, light and 2 stroke oil, this by far was the best bike shop I have ever visited the gentleman behind the counter knew where everything was without a bunch of info and was very friendly if you are ever in Iowa I recommend a stop. I moved on and was soon into Kansas, oops I skipped Missouri not much to see on that side of the state. I made into Kansas and was a little tired so I stopped at the wal-mart, after a week of sleeping in someone else's house it felt real good to sleep in the van, I know I must be crazy to choose a van over a nice apartment right, well then I guess I am. I rather enjoy curling up into my own bed and listening to the sounds of passing cars soothing me to deep sleep. I woke up this morning and after a stop at Sonic (Lo-cal Diet Cherry Limeades Are the shit)
I arrived at my RV park. Now I knew this was a new park but I thought it might be better. I find that the shower house isn't done, no bathrooms either, and because I am just in a van they want to put in some dark corner because I don't need more hookups other than an extension cord. Thats all fine by me, so because I so abruptly left Minnesota all I wanted was a shower, I had dark dusturbing fantasies about soap and shampoo all day. I ventured into town to find the gym, sign up and take a shower, but in this town there is one gym and no one works there, well there are hours on the door,but no one inside, I call the number that is on the door that says "call we can be here in 15 mins" and the lady says I can meet you tomorrow, so no shower today. So I head back to my site get unpacked and lay in wait for a big day tomorrow, ordered some dope off the web, failed to get my satellite set-up, and now I am goin to go to sleep. I start work in 2 days it should be exciting!!!!!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Well today is the day I should be leaving Minnesota, but it is a little drizzly and I don't wanna drive in the rain. Also, I really don't want to leave just yet, Its not that it has been an overly fun time or underly, either it has just been time..I have been actively looking for a trailer, but to no avail and I think I am going to table that Idea once again, what do I need it for?? My next site has showers and power hookups so I can grab a minifridge and I am good. Plus I plan on going to Mexico for awhile after 2012 starts so I don't wanna leave a trailer at my moms house. Knowing her she will rent it out to some drunk while I am gone. So I am sitting here wondering why I am sitting here and know that I have talked myself into saving cash by not buyin a trailer I am going to order some chinese. Oh yeah got my twitter setup again so if you want to know what I think of about without a filter follow me @theDavidDrifter
Thursday, September 15, 2011
As I was driving though South Dakota I noticed some billboards for pro-life causes and it seems like these billboards are an effort of a one sided war, the opposite side of the issue has no dog in the fight, you never see pro-choice billboards or easy cheap abortion ads. So, i got thinking what would these billboards be like if the clinics advertised. Here are some Ideas please feel free to be offended, that's your choice.
Monday, September 12, 2011
So I stayed at a city park last night and woke real early and hit the road. I let my gps choose the route as the shortest one and as soon as I turned off the highway I thought of the line from Road Trip , "if a shortcut were easy, it would be called the way" but I was on a county road as both the GPS and the signs assured me. I soon became aware that they don't pave county roads in Wyoming so after about 60 miles through some gorgeous unpaved grassland road, in which I got to see my first Antelopes and a bunch of cows, I blow out my rear tire, and the van is not equipped with a spare ( I needed room for the satellite dish). I phone my nearest triple A, but as I am in the middle of nowhere I could not inform them as to where I was, exactly. My tow truck driver soon phoned me after a series of phone calls and neither of us knowing where I was. I unload the motorcycle and start going foward on the road, Luckily I find some construction workers and I am no longer lost in the middle of Wyoming. I bought a used tire and headed on the road. Now as I am heading down the road I hear a pounding on the roof Uh-oh my solar panel is flapping and then it was gone. I am now out of Wyoming sitting in a bucks just outside of Mount Rushmore (that place is Beautiful and the patriotism brought a tear to my eye). More on that another day, Time to visit FREECAMPSITES.NET and find a place to crash.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
frefreWell Today I hit the road, I am heading east towards Minnesota then to Kansas to work for Amazon. So as I roll out it finally hits me that Bella is gone, and I am on the road alone. I am going though South Dakota so I am considering MYDAKOTAADDRESS.com while I am in the state I can change everything over. But first I must visit freecampsites.net and find a spot to stay tonight you all should do the same.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I have been given an early release and should be heading out next Tuesday. I think I will head to Mt Rushmore and Minnesota, I got some apologies to make and I want to check out the new ballpark. This summer has been fun and I have come to appreciate people more than ever, I love this pace as well as dislike it immensely, I will miss Logan, but I have been there done that. Its time to hit the road if only for 10 days before My next stop.
I couple weeks ago, I got watch my disease in action as I was invited to join a family for dinner and drinks. I watched the painful disintegration of a family though an outsiders eyes, as alcohol turned a seemingly nice person into a monster berating her children and spewing venom. It is a terrible thing to witness, but I am glad to have watched it because sometimes I forget about the hypnotic effect. For every party where everyone is smiling, there is the one where everyone is crying. I also spent some time watching another group's weekend turn from an amazing trip to just sitting around as one co-dependent cleans up after a stumbling squirrel. I am currently not sober but close to it, I am aware of myself and I struggle on, it is hard to say no but easy not to buy in.