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#1 my_wild_dreams_


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:54 PM

Build thread is here...



Hello folks. This is the start of my full-time overland adventuring.


I've built up a camper van. I've sold my house. I have two days left in my last week of work. 


I'll be sharing a lot of pictures and probably some rambling text here. 


I've been out in Colorado for a few weeks, and soon I'll be heading north and west with the intention of arriving in Seattle in early-mid August and spending a couple weeks with friends there. I'll then go down to Portland and do the same. After that, life is full of possibilities :-) 


Here are some pictures from my first CO camping trip of 2016. I went out near Jefferson. 







I camped here the first night. The next day I hiked around the area and found better campsites. 



This was the site of choice. I like open spaces and big views. 






This is a guy deciding to quit his 'perfectly good' job. 




I spent an afternoon sitting on this log, just reading and looking




View from my table/desk inside the van




After a couple days up there, my brother and dad came out for the weekend
















We went to Jefferson lake one morning and my dad fished. 







Edited by my_wild_dreams_, 17 July 2016 - 04:38 PM.

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#2 GroovyDad


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:09 PM

Beautiful photos, beautiful location.  You have an awesome ride ahead of you my friend.  Congratulations.

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:19 PM

What beautiful "campfire" sunset pictures.

Thanks for the trip.I am sure there will be many here who will check in on you for updates.

Your adventure sounds great.

This site has a lot of "info" full members,just ask and someone will help.

Have a great and safe ride.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:37 PM

Nice photos! Good luck with your adventure and be sure to post reports. :)

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:46 PM

Sounds like a great time ahead of you. Enjoy and be safe. 

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:47 PM

Thanks for sharing, that's a beautiful place!
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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:53 PM

Great job on the van. Looking forward to following your trip. Thanks for posting. jd

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:56 PM

Looks like a great adventure ahead, subscribed!

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:28 AM

Best wishes and hope your adventure fulfills all of your dreams. :)

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 01:48 AM

Some wonderful scenery there! It's great your dad and brother are supportive (I assume) of your lifestyle choice. Leaving your job for a life on the road is something I once did. When one door closed, other options appear.

Keep us posted from time to time and use our friendly members as a resource. There's a vast amount of knowledge and experience available at WTW.
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