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Yes, it really happened 😂
Yes, it really happened 😂
The Grand Canyon was indeed grand!
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We found another rock (in Jeff’s hand) to hang out with Karl. 
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Maggie got mooed at by an enormous elk. 
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We watched traditional Navajo Diné song and dance. 
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We hiked the rim and tried not to freak out about people standing too close to the edge. 
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And we stayed til the sun went down so we could enjoy the beautiful nighttime stars. 
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In constant awe of our beautiful Earth. .
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#merrydreamers #grandcanyon #latergram #pachamama #motherearth #trailerlife #camperlife #lifeontheroad #roadlifeadventures #roadliferealities #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #freedomthinkers #bug4luv
The Grand Canyon was indeed grand! _ We found another rock (in Jeff’s hand) to hang out with Karl. _ Maggie got mooed at by an enormous elk. _ We watched traditional Navajo Diné song and dance. _ We hiked the rim and tried not to freak out about people standing too close to the edge. _ And we stayed til the sun went down so we could enjoy the beautiful nighttime stars. _ In constant awe of our beautiful Earth. . . . . . #merrydreamers  #grandcanyon  #latergram  #pachamama  #motherearth  #trailerlife  #camperlife  #lifeontheroad  #roadlifeadventures  #roadliferealities  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #freedomthinkers  #bug4luv 
Our weeks have been a flurry after leaving Yosemite dusted in snow. We're on our way to Vermont, where we'll hibernate for winter. Most of the coming posts will be #latergrams to catch up all we were doing while we were too busy to post. 
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From Yosemite we raced the cold through the high desert, passing the small town of Benton Hot Springs with a curious population of 13.5. From Detroit to Benton Hot Springs to the ghost towns of Colorado, this trip has been filled with quiet relics of a different world. 
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The #ruinporn is impossible not to appreciate, these bastions of human ingenuity succumbing to time and earth. And yet, the appreciation is quickly displaced by a recognition that these were people's homes, businesses, pride, identity and loves. Time and change are unavoidable but forces of earth and market often strike faster than communities can painlessly adjust to. 
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Our question, as we passed through towns like Benton Hot Springs, was 'how can we all take care of one another as the world changes?' We can't stop change, but we can help to make it less painful and more blissful through loving community. .
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#merrydreamers #abandoned #abadonedplaces #route66 #detroit #ghosttown #bentonhotsprings #capitalism #communityisthenewcurrency
Our weeks have been a flurry after leaving Yosemite dusted in snow. We're on our way to Vermont, where we'll hibernate for winter. Most of the coming posts will be #latergrams  to catch up all we were doing while we were too busy to post. _ From Yosemite we raced the cold through the high desert, passing the small town of Benton Hot Springs with a curious population of 13.5. From Detroit to Benton Hot Springs to the ghost towns of Colorado, this trip has been filled with quiet relics of a different world. _ The #ruinporn  is impossible not to appreciate, these bastions of human ingenuity succumbing to time and earth. And yet, the appreciation is quickly displaced by a recognition that these were people's homes, businesses, pride, identity and loves. Time and change are unavoidable but forces of earth and market often strike faster than communities can painlessly adjust to. _ Our question, as we passed through towns like Benton Hot Springs, was 'how can we all take care of one another as the world changes?' We can't stop change, but we can help to make it less painful and more blissful through loving community. . . . . . #merrydreamers  #abandoned  #abadonedplaces  #route66  #detroit  #ghosttown  #bentonhotsprings  #capitalism  #communityisthenewcurrency 
This week we stopped in Yosemite for a few days. Jeff had never been, and Maggie was excited to return to this amazing land.
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Unfortunately, it wasn’t all smooth sailing...
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It took forever for us to find an open campground, and once we did, it wasn’t exactly “camper friendly.” While looking for a space, we got the trailer stuck between a rock and a hard place. Literally. At one point we were wedged between boulders, then shortly after jammed the trailer between two pine trees. We scraped up the side of the trailer pretty good and totally bungled our stairs. Luckily there weren’t any major damages to the functionality of our home.
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It was worth it though - damages and all. We realized that even if we bust the trailer a little, we will survive. And we had a chance to hike to two gorgeous waterfalls - Vernal and Nevada Falls. It was nice to move our bodies after so much driving. We also explored an amazing grove of giant sequoias (one of the trees was 2,000 years old!) and relished in the peace that the forest brings. 
On our last morning we woke to find that the previous night's rainstorm had unexpectedly turned into SNOW so we left a day earlier than anticipated. The adventure never ends when you're living #ontheroad.
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#roadliferealities #merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad
This week we stopped in Yosemite for a few days. Jeff had never been, and Maggie was excited to return to this amazing land. . Unfortunately, it wasn’t all smooth sailing... . It took forever for us to find an open campground, and once we did, it wasn’t exactly “camper friendly.” While looking for a space, we got the trailer stuck between a rock and a hard place. Literally. At one point we were wedged between boulders, then shortly after jammed the trailer between two pine trees. We scraped up the side of the trailer pretty good and totally bungled our stairs. Luckily there weren’t any major damages to the functionality of our home. . It was worth it though - damages and all. We realized that even if we bust the trailer a little, we will survive. And we had a chance to hike to two gorgeous waterfalls - Vernal and Nevada Falls. It was nice to move our bodies after so much driving. We also explored an amazing grove of giant sequoias (one of the trees was 2,000 years old!) and relished in the peace that the forest brings. On our last morning we woke to find that the previous night's rainstorm had unexpectedly turned into SNOW so we left a day earlier than anticipated. The adventure never ends when you're living #ontheroad . . . . . . . #roadliferealities  #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad 
Several years ago Maggie had a dream about a Telos Ceremony in Mt Shasta. Not knowing what it meant, she did a quick Google search of “telos.” She first came across its use by philosophers like Aristotle, meaning ‘ultimate aim or purpose.’ As she dug deeper, she also learned of the mystical city of Telos said to be inside Mt Shasta.
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This piqued her curiosity and for many years she’s wanted to visit this place. Last week we had a chance to visit the gorgeous Panther Meadows and meditate at the base of Mt Shasta. What a gift to explore such powerful land.
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #meditationismedicine #meditation #mountshasta #lemuria #rememberinglemuria
Several years ago Maggie had a dream about a Telos Ceremony in Mt Shasta. Not knowing what it meant, she did a quick Google search of “telos.” She first came across its use by philosophers like Aristotle, meaning ‘ultimate aim or purpose.’ As she dug deeper, she also learned of the mystical city of Telos said to be inside Mt Shasta. . This piqued her curiosity and for many years she’s wanted to visit this place. Last week we had a chance to visit the gorgeous Panther Meadows and meditate at the base of Mt Shasta. What a gift to explore such powerful land. . . . . . #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #meditationismedicine  #meditation  #mountshasta  #lemuria  #rememberinglemuria 
Finally visiting @maggiemccloud’s namesake. These are the gorgeous McCloud Falls. There are 3 cascades, this is the middle, and each is equally as stunning. What a beautiful Earth we inhabit.
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #mccloudfalls
While driving up the California Coast, we finally had a chance to visit the elusive Timber Cove. Our sweet friends Megan and Jess live there and have been sharing about the incredible land for the past year.
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It was magical to experience this place where the forest meets the sea. As we drove in, a mist shrouded the entire coast, making us feel like we were in a fairytale. The next morning we woke to blue skies and sunshine, leading us on a trail run through the forest to the beach.
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Our trip was short and sweet, and we’re so grateful for these amazing hosts!
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #communityisthenewcurrency #bestfriends
While driving up the California Coast, we finally had a chance to visit the elusive Timber Cove. Our sweet friends Megan and Jess live there and have been sharing about the incredible land for the past year. . It was magical to experience this place where the forest meets the sea. As we drove in, a mist shrouded the entire coast, making us feel like we were in a fairytale. The next morning we woke to blue skies and sunshine, leading us on a trail run through the forest to the beach. . Our trip was short and sweet, and we’re so grateful for these amazing hosts! . . . . . #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #communityisthenewcurrency  #bestfriends 
Our lovely friend @hannahnatali’s parents hosted us for a couple of nights at their gorgeous home in the Redwoods. After a day of adventuring, we returned to find this platter full of goodies from their garden. We've been feasting on their delicious apples for the past week - what a treat!!
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #communityisthenewcurrency #bestfriends
#gardenfresh #gardentreasures
Our lovely friend @hannahnatali’s parents hosted us for a couple of nights at their gorgeous home in the Redwoods. After a day of adventuring, we returned to find this platter full of goodies from their garden. We've been feasting on their delicious apples for the past week - what a treat!! . . . . #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #communityisthenewcurrency  #bestfriends  #gardenfresh  #gardentreasures 
Three months ago, we all left New York City in pursuit of something new. Last week we had the joy of reconnecting on the West Coast after taking similar journeys across the country.
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It was delightful to be with our friends again and to share tales of our adventures. We all spoke a mile a minute, leaping from topic to topic and weaving an incredible tapestry of visions + ideas.
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We are similarly aligned in wanting to create a community hub where people can continue learning, growing, and connecting with one another.
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📷 by @saturnial #merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #communityisthenewcurrency #bestfriends
Three months ago, we all left New York City in pursuit of something new. Last week we had the joy of reconnecting on the West Coast after taking similar journeys across the country. . It was delightful to be with our friends again and to share tales of our adventures. We all spoke a mile a minute, leaping from topic to topic and weaving an incredible tapestry of visions + ideas. . We are similarly aligned in wanting to create a community hub where people can continue learning, growing, and connecting with one another. . . . . . 📷 by @saturnial #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #communityisthenewcurrency  #bestfriends 
We went almost straight from Burning Man to Jeff’s cousin’s wedding. It was amazing to reconnect with family right after being on the Playa, and the Airbnb provided a perfect place to wash all of our gear :)
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #burningman #burningman2017 #marryingamarsh
We went almost straight from Burning Man to Jeff’s cousin’s wedding. It was amazing to reconnect with family right after being on the Playa, and the Airbnb provided a perfect place to wash all of our gear :) . . . . . #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #burningman  #burningman2017  #marryingamarsh 
Here we are at Sunrise on Saturday morning of the Burn.
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We spent the previous evening exploring art and adventuring with a small group of friends. We stayed out at the edge of the city for sunrise, watching the sun peek over the mountains from this sweet little pop-up sunrise cafe.
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This was our only sunrise at this year’s Burn. We spent the majority of our time volunteering at the Zendo (@mapsnews), enjoying our home, and co-creating with friends.
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #burningman #burningman2017
#sunrise
Here we are at Sunrise on Saturday morning of the Burn. . We spent the previous evening exploring art and adventuring with a small group of friends. We stayed out at the edge of the city for sunrise, watching the sun peek over the mountains from this sweet little pop-up sunrise cafe. . This was our only sunrise at this year’s Burn. We spent the majority of our time volunteering at the Zendo (@mapsnews), enjoying our home, and co-creating with friends. . . . . . #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #burningman  #burningman2017  #sunrise 
On our only solo day on the Playa, we serendipitously ran into each other at this gorgeous art piece. The owl’s wing provided a perfect shelter for us to reconnect and set intentions for the adventure ahead.
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #burningman #burningman2017
#spiritanimal #owlmedicine
On our only solo day on the Playa, we serendipitously ran into each other at this gorgeous art piece. The owl’s wing provided a perfect shelter for us to reconnect and set intentions for the adventure ahead. . . . . . . #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #burningman  #burningman2017  #spiritanimal  #owlmedicine 
From the New York City Subway to Center Camp.
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When we lived in New York, we started a tradition with our friend, Chris, of singing mantras in the Subway station by our house. It was a space that felt free and open for us to explore ourselves and our voices.
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We found this practice to be so powerful, that we decided to bring it to Burning Man. On Wednesday the 3 of us got on stage (surprised emoji) and led a community chant with other Burners. It was an incredible experience, and the audience participated in a beautiful way. We’re excited to share more of these types of events with our community in the future.
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #burningman #burningman2017
From the New York City Subway to Center Camp. . When we lived in New York, we started a tradition with our friend, Chris, of singing mantras in the Subway station by our house. It was a space that felt free and open for us to explore ourselves and our voices. . We found this practice to be so powerful, that we decided to bring it to Burning Man. On Wednesday the 3 of us got on stage (surprised emoji) and led a community chant with other Burners. It was an incredible experience, and the audience participated in a beautiful way. We’re excited to share more of these types of events with our community in the future. . . . . . . #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #burningman  #burningman2017 
They don’t call it Big Sky Country for no reason.
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Some of our favorite moments of this trip were driving across wide open expanses in Wyoming, South Dakota and Utah. Nothing to see, nothing to do - just driving with our thoughts, each other and the beauty of nature.
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #nofilter #bigsky #bigskycountry
They don’t call it Big Sky Country for no reason. . Some of our favorite moments of this trip were driving across wide open expanses in Wyoming, South Dakota and Utah. Nothing to see, nothing to do - just driving with our thoughts, each other and the beauty of nature. . . . . . . #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #nofilter  #bigsky  #bigskycountry 
In the same day we visited Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore. 
It was interesting to see these 2 great monuments, built for such different purposes. In light of recent events and 45’s comments, standing in front of a giant statue of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson was surreal.
Mt Rushmore was originally built as a monument to celebrate democracy, at a time when a government for the people and by the people only included *some* people. 200 years later it feels like not enough has changed. 
This country was built on stolen land, broken promises, and slavery. Many of the ideals that define early (and present) USA truly do make life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness possible. And many do not. We believe that people are fundamentally good, we believe in forgiveness and most importantly, we believe that to be our best selves (and best country) we have to look honestly at our darkness, strive to right our wrongs, and learn to walk the path of our highest ideals.
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #mountrushmore
In the same day we visited Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore. It was interesting to see these 2 great monuments, built for such different purposes. In light of recent events and 45’s comments, standing in front of a giant statue of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson was surreal. Mt Rushmore was originally built as a monument to celebrate democracy, at a time when a government for the people and by the people only included *some* people. 200 years later it feels like not enough has changed. This country was built on stolen land, broken promises, and slavery. Many of the ideals that define early (and present) USA truly do make life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness possible. And many do not. We believe that people are fundamentally good, we believe in forgiveness and most importantly, we believe that to be our best selves (and best country) we have to look honestly at our darkness, strive to right our wrongs, and learn to walk the path of our highest ideals. . . . . . #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #mountrushmore 
They've been working on this baby since 1948!
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A tribute to Crazy Horse, the Lakota war leader who fought against the US government for stealing Native land.
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #crazyhorse
Before we met, we both had a dream of having a library in our house when we grew up. It's one of the ways we knew this was "it." We both spent countless dollars moving our collections of books cross country, not bearing to part with these cherished items.
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For our trip we realized we’d have to cut down the library to the essentials. We brought a few favorites, and a few must reads, and are accessing everything else through Audible. Don’t worry though, we have 4 large boxes full of books back in Vermont, awaiting our return (and future library). .
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#merrydreamers #trailerlife #vanlife #magicaladventure #adventureworthy #freedomvessel #homeiswhereyouparkit #hippielife #lifeontheroad #roadtrippin #nomadiclife #adventuremobile #freethinkers #freedomthinkers #campvibes #discovertheroad #mobilelibrary #nerds4life #bookstagram
Before we met, we both had a dream of having a library in our house when we grew up. It's one of the ways we knew this was "it." We both spent countless dollars moving our collections of books cross country, not bearing to part with these cherished items. . For our trip we realized we’d have to cut down the library to the essentials. We brought a few favorites, and a few must reads, and are accessing everything else through Audible. Don’t worry though, we have 4 large boxes full of books back in Vermont, awaiting our return (and future library). . . . . . #merrydreamers  #trailerlife  #vanlife  #magicaladventure  #adventureworthy  #freedomvessel  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #hippielife  #lifeontheroad  #roadtrippin  #nomadiclife  #adventuremobile  #freethinkers  #freedomthinkers  #campvibes  #discovertheroad  #mobilelibrary  #nerds4life  #bookstagram