Before I left the campsite this morning, I spoke to a backpacker who had a wonderful setup in his van. He allowed me to take a photo to blog about it. He bought a Mitsubishi Express van with nothing in it and built everything himself from recycled parts and wood and some bought plywood (not much). He spent 10 days at a place with a drill/screwdriver and a $6 saw and made the whole setup. He even found an innerspring mattress in a plastic bag and cut that to make it not as wide. He showed me all the photos he took making it (fantastic!!!), that he had sent back home to show his family. He doesn’t have a blog, so I can’t link to any of it, but I’m so glad he let me take this. It’s so inspiring when you meet someone who has made a lot out of not much… … .
@herdirtylittleheart So I surveyed Ghost Ranch with the prospect of another Sapphic gathering. I think the retreat center would be a little too, tame, for those festivities. But I did notice the beautiful Abiquiu Lake and lodging just down the road, two words: skinny. dipping.
I had to indulge in the van photo opp, making use of the “so lez” lettering I held onto from the magical slumber party in June, the same visit where I got see the Georgia exhibit that was up in an art gallery there, affirming my want to pass through these very hills. The photo is my way of playfully honoring me, and all the women I have known or been impacted by. Somehow, it all fit. The projections women have had upon them throughout time, my eclectic and wild and just-scraping-by adventure home. It was a straight up, no frills, afternoon of worship, friends.
We finished the last things we’ve been working on and hit the road again. This time with a proper van’s interior, which is super cozy! After driving 3 days we arrived at the atlantic ocean’s coast and enjoyed some nights in the woods.
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