Stew Wagon Update…

This is one of my long weekends, so I turned Maggie over to Colorado Tire and Auto for a check up. With winter coming on, and snow already falling in the high country, I want to be sure she’s in good shape for whatever may come. Turns out, there were a couple of major things…

Morning – October 31, 2017 with Rabbits and Squirrels

Climbing out of the Stew Wagon, this morning, I found a layer of fresh snow, fallen overnight. A line of rabbit tracks cut the beams of my headlights, trailing westerly, over the downed log into bushes beyond. My flashlight revealed no sign of other visitors. Apparently, my moose friend has moved on to more fertile…

Therapy…

Yep. That’s what I need…or at least, that’s what some people say. I’m sixty years old, living in my car, in the woods. I’ve spent a lot of money and time outfitting the vehicle for long term dwelling. What kind of person does that? Short answer: A lot of people. Thing is, Normal people dont…

Refined…

The Stew Wagon is a 1999 Ford Explorer. It is my home, most of the time. There’s a meadow in the White River National Forest, where I park, sleep, and spend a lot of my free time. There is no WiFi, cell signal, cable, or communication of any kind. I’m off the grid. Yesterday, after…

Continuing Education

In the world of Vehicle Dwelling, whether it’s a car, a van, or a thirty foot RV, two things are primary – Heat and Storage. In the past few months, I’ve experimented with several solutions for both. Until now, none have worked very well, but I think I’ve finally found some workable answers. As fall…

Balloon Fiesta!!!

The trip from Denver to Santa Fe was basically uneventful, if you dont count the horrific Front Range traffic. When people are considering the move to Colorado, nobody mentions that we have a horrible highway system. Once past the I-25 parking lot, things got better. I drive to Santa Fe in the dark, which was…

Upcoming Posts – A Teaser

Over the weekend, I made the trip to Santa Fe, and then on down to Albuquerque. The International Balloon Fiesta was kicking off, and I’ve never been. I decided to go, taking the cameras with me. There will be pics and video. Thanks for following, Liking and Sharing. ~Enjoy the Life you’re living.

What Are These Called?

If you follow Colorado State Highway 9 south from Ute Peak Road, you’ll see a small “herd” of these animals, on the right, as you approach Silverthorne. I think they’re Scottish Highland Cattle, but dont know for sure. They’ve been tempting my eye for months, but this is the first time that I’ve taken the…

The Second Book of Don…

Autumn. Up here on the mountain, it’s almost at its height. A yearly celebration that I love, although I do miss the variety of colors that one gets in other areas of the country. Nights are cooler, but not cold. Sometimes, in the wee hours, I’m wakened by the bugling of an elk, or by…

Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens…

Even when there’s not an eclipse, one can still enjoy a late summer day in a garden. Denver Botanic Gardens boasts over 23 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and quiet areas. No matter what you’re after, a lunch nook or some peaceful shade, there’s a place to get comfortable.  Naturally, a free day means lots…

It Has Begun…

Look out Flatlanders! It’s coming your way. When I drove up from Denver, last night, I didnt see these trees changing. It was dark. After work today, though, they stood out like…well, you can see. Over the past few days, down in the city, I thought I’d noticed a slight touch of fall. Up here?…

“Daddy’s Gone…”

These are the words I heard on Wednesday night, and with them, another chapter of my life closed. My mother died on the Friday after Thanksgiving. So, now there’s no one between me and eternity. I’m next in line, waiting for my number to be called. Somebody hand me the little buzzer with flashing lights,…