My parents wouldn’t let me have a short bus as my first car when I was growing up. I wanted to be able to bring around groups of friends for adventures and have space for the endless gear I have gathered. Well fast forward a good amount of years and here I am. I bought this van back in December and have exponentially begun working on it. As this trip approached so did the effort and time that I poured into this van.
I am not a hippy (although I haven't had a haircut in 2017 yet), and I do not want to live in a van down by the river. Would I consider it? Probably with the cost of living here in Denver. Am I quitting my job and moving into my van for a while and exploring the road? Not just yet, but who knows. I don’t have a large chunk of change, and I just recently paid off my student loans in less than a year from graduating college so cash is a bit tight right now. I also enjoy a warm shower.
This is my first step. It entailed a trip across Montana with a wonderful and easy going sidekick/pretty girl. A trip throughout national parks and various fun little side treks along the way. Plus, water. I always want to jump in the water. A lot was seen, a lot was learned, but mostly a lot more was wanted. It was a taste and a sample of what can come. The van isn’t finished and no way are the adventures. There is a lot more to come.