So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
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Thursday, March 1, 2018
Moving on down the road
My lovely wife and I are slowly making our way towards Texas. This phase of our journey is even less planned than normal.
For example, today we just pulled into a random county park to see if they had any sites available. Ended up getting one of the last two. No worries. Worse come to worst we could always pull into a Walmart or a truck stop for the night. However, it is kinda neat to check out new places to camp.
I can't help reflect on all the infrastructure that makes a trip like this possible. Everything from the roads and fuel to having places to resupply and spend the night. There's a huge number of things that have to go right to have this amazing freedom of travel.
Never forget that security is a huge factor. In general people can travel around the country in relative safety. While I employ some basic precautions, we go to bed at night with a reasonable expectation of waking up in the morning. There are no barbarians at the gate trying to steal our water jug and last package of crackers. Not every part of that world has these blessed conditions. My lovely wife and I don't sleep in shifts while the other one is armed and on guard.
Sometimes we forget how fortunate we are. It's easy to take all this for granted, but I try not to. In many ways this is a unique time in history. Few realize how fragile this happy state of affairs actually is.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.