|I woke up to a friendly gesture on the hood of my rig.|
Well, I've now named the motorhome "Pittsburgh Nelly." Never mind where I picked that one up, just thought it sounded right. At this point, I've moved almost everything I own into this 19.5 ft. long area (thanks to craigslist for lightening my load).
My most recent project was planting a small garden just above the couch. This should serve as a means of veggies and herbs to counter my meat-eatin' habits, which will (after this summer) primarily come from salmon, caribou, moose, and ptarmigan (considering I have successful catches & hunts this summer & fall). I suppose that's about as off grid as it gets for food options on the road. I'm pretty psyched to have romaine & green leaf lettuce, onion chives, rosemary, basil, and dill within a few weeks. No, I'm not going to eat the flowers, just thought the rig needed a bit more lively color.
|What you see when you open the door|
With 19.5 ft of length to work with, I don't have a lot of roof space to stash everything I own... BUT I've somehow managed to squeeze it up there. 2 cargo boxes, 3 kayaks, 1 bike, 4 racks, 2 solar panels, a chimney for the wood stove, and an air conditioner that came with. I'm half-way expecting all of this gear to fall on me when I'm kicking back on the couch one night. Gulp. You would think it would be overly top-heavy, but shockingly enough it's actually not too tippy (I have to tell myself that to justify keeping all my crap up there).
I just accepted a job with the USGS (United States Geological Survey) as a hydrologist for the spring/summer/fall, so I'm pretty excited to be working outside on the rivers again! Pretty cool have 2 kayaking buddies as a co-worker & boss too! More soon enough...