Pizza Party in Arizona While Living Off-Grid in a Van
There are about 30 of us here boondocking in a camp just outside of Ehrenberg, AZ and we are having a great time! But it’s a great big desert and we’re all scattered around it. One of the things I like to do is host a Pizza Party from time to time to gather us all in one pace so old friends can see each other again and we can all get to know the many new people who are coming into camp. This year we had one last Sunday and I knew there would be 30 people so I bought 12 pizzas from Little Caesars: 6 Pepperoni, 2 Sausage, 2 Pineapple and 2 Vegetarians plus 4 breadsticks.
But in today’s post I’m going to do something a little different and have a guest post from my good friends Kyndal and James. They’re also camped near Ehrenberg but they need more privacy than most and are camped pretty far back by the mountains. I was delighted that they came by for pizza and I got to visit with them again. James has a Youtube channel and I’ve been making videos with him recently and he also has an internet businesses he runs from camp so he keeps pretty busy.
Kyndal has a blog (click here to visit her blog: http://enigmaticnomadics.blogspot.com/) and when I read this blog post about her day of the pizza party I knew I had to share it with you. It just has an amazing feel for the simplicity and joy of our lives. People frequently ask me , “What’s your day like; what do you do with all that time?” I think she covers it all here: 1) we work, 2) we visit with friends, 3) we play with our dogs, 4) we explore our area, but most of all, 5) we revel in nature. I can’t really explain it, but every vandweller I know will tell you that they are busy all day. They can’t really tell you what they did, they just know they were busy doing it and it was a good time! They will also tell you that it was a wonderful day full of quiet contentment and joy. It was a day they wouldn’t trade for anything else in the world!
Here is her blog post for Sunday, December 13:
I know! I found this whole “new” way of writing, then left again! To be honest, we have been really busy lately. How we get so busy out in the desert, people don’t seem to understand….but we are at a “high call volume” for business, right now.
Jamie, mostly has been working on van, mechanical stuff and I have been doing hair cuts and finding time for peace and serenity…which I’ve needed more than ever. Today, though….feels like our first break in a long time (a week and a half!)
We found time to go over for a pizza lunch that Bob was hosting. There were a ton of people that we hadn’t met yet, but we were able to meet some…and sure we’ll meet more at the RTR.
Here are some pics of our gathering.
It was fun…It always is. The pizza didn’t last long, as it usually doesn’t! haha
When we left, we went home through the desert and Jamie showed me a Quartz out-cropping that is just too cool and only a few hundred steps away from our camp!!
We had a beautiful sunset along with the best dogs in the world!!!
They are just way too cute and great lil’ babies!
Hope you enjoyed our day today! I know I have much to catch up on but I’m trying!
This desert life, can get a little crazy around this time of year…we hope that it starts to settle down a bit in the next few months!
Visit James and Kyndals Blog here: http://enigmaticnomadics.blogspot.com/
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