Answer: you don’t see another car or person for HOURS. Heaven! We’re in Day #2 of our 6 month adventure. We drove 12 hours on Day #1 straight to Death Valley. The “BAMF” (our nickname for the Jeep – hint: the first 2 letters stand for Bad Ass…) is handling the backroads like a champ. We spent our first night near Telescope Peak (elevation 8,000 ft) at a small campground where the wind howled and the temp dropped to 30 degrees! But I slept like a baby in the pop up tent. I didn’t think it would be that comfortable!
What do I miss? So far, nothing, but it’s only Day #2. I haven’t given up the bad habit of checking my phone every 30 seconds yet. Good thing there’s no WIFI in DV except for the spot I’m sitting right now. I can’t wait for the moment I don’t even remember I have a phone and I stop checking completely. Not that I don’t miss all of you terribly! I do. But living in the moment and not knowing (or caring) what time it is is very freeing.
Tomorrow we head to Valley of Fire which I’ve heard is amazing. I’ll try to report from there. Right now the moon is starting to rise, Martin is lighting a fire, and we just opened a bottle of wine, so life is good! xoxo