Every once in a while, you stumble upon a place that surprises you. You arrive with no preconceived notions, no aspirations of grandeur, no idea that you are entering a truly special place. Such was the case with Tucson, Arizona.
Category Archives: North America
I’m writing this post from my new bed inside our big blue bus in Mexico. For anyone following Wandering Footsteps recently, you know this is a big deal! We have been working non-stop for over two months on converting a bus into an RV, and as of March 26th, we’ve moved in!
Dear Totoyaya, this morning, you left us. We sold you, our beloved home-on-wheels of nineteen years. The vehicle that had transported Bruno for 400,000km around the world, had brought him to me, and had taken me along for the ride these past almost-five years – you were gone. This letter of thanks and love is for you.
Sometimes, you just hit a wall. It’s been exactly two months since we bought our big blue bus, and almost as many weeks that we’ve been working ten hour days, seven days a week. At some point, the body and mind just give up. This is our story of that time.
The bus conversion work we’ve recently shown off on the blog wasn’t done alone. For the past four weeks, we’ve had the help of two young strapping strangers we found through an organization called Help Exchange, or HelpX. Read on to learn about the organization, the volunteers we welcomed, and our thoughts on the experience.