In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we have come to know just how much freedom really does cost. Fleeing the island because of a mandatory evacuation, I was glad to change scenery and break out of the rut we’d been in for over four years. Now, even though we are still obligated to work and try and save enough to move on down the road, we are finally back in my beloved VW Bus, Peniki.
Work-camping among suburbanites and city-island dwellers has proven to be just what I had expected: constant scrutiny, all eyes upon us, and a bit unnerving at times. Still, I am happy to be back in our camper van: free to live and see the sun rise and set, see the stars at night…in the quiet moonlight. Once again, I am happy…no matter what judgement is lain upon us by ignorant ‘inside the box’ thinkers.
In my ‘opinion’, I am much richer than any of these sticks and bricks folks will ever be. Because I welcome myself back from a long…long nap, I am letting go of all the things that have bound me and my family. Our Mermaid Mansion will soon be going up for sale. It is a hard…hard decision, but one we (Nico and I) feel is right. The 85 Blazer we bought to pull it will likely be up for grabs as well. There is no need to have a truck, if we no longer have our trailer.
We are currently taking offers. Please contact us on Instagram or Facebook. We’ll be happy to discuss.
*Here’s to freedom…no matter the cost!* *Let go of all that threatens to bound you to the ordinary and mundane*