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Testing the Ride – Promaster City

Testing the Ride

So off I go to PHX, then forward to LAS – all by car now – testing the ride in the Promaster City. On the way back stop by the Rez, lost a friend. Since Betty, a friend named her Betty because she’s white, was packed to the rafters there would be no overnight stay along the way. A good 10-hour trip, I forgot how much I love Arizona. I’ve gone from having a Civic sedan that I traveled/lived in to a Prius I couldn’t do that in, because I couldn’t straighten my legs, to a Buick SUV that I couldn’t straighten my legs out in to a
City with a Wayfarer kit already installed when I bought it.

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Wide storage, difficult to open.

I really don’t like the set up, difficult to get into. The kit wraps around to a very narrow entry, batteries installed on passenger side so I can’t move that without a lot of hassle. How can I arrange/rearrange to get it easier. This is the test. Table was warped already since it was not a good design. Bed has a fold out section that can’t work with the table down. Grr, fold out section makes it very difficult to get into the largest storage compartment. Ok, let’s get onto solutions.

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Very narrow opening for entering and exiting back of van.

Testing the Ride – Solutions

Table has been removed, we tried to modify it, but no go. Solution, ahh no table rattling for miles on end, the quiet is awesome. It was also very difficult to put the leg on without being able to see what I was doing. You had to have the table down and twist the leg in underneath, weird.

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The inside – table on right has been removed. Pardon the messy bed.

Storage drawers on top of one of the back boxes that has ripped off many chunks of skin! A friend took off the back door openings – big mistake since there is threaded string to hold the table in back up, oye. Sanding would have been my choice. I could not get the string re-threaded after the board was cut down to open and close without opening the top. Solution? A five inch block suffices and no chunks of skin gone. The door opens and closes even if I’m sitting on it! I can’t tell you how happy that made me!

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Using vertical space, storage bin on top of storage.

Another solution. the storage drawers kept flying off the shelf so I jerry rigged bungies and a dowel. No more crashes, YAY!

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Using a dowel to keep wide storage open.

The large storage compartment. Hmm, I’m considering taking it off completely or cutting holes so I can reach in and grab things without having to open the top. This one currently doesn’t have a solution, still mulling.

Possible solution – temporary…

Peace, Love and Light!

New Beginnings – Life on the Road

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Ksepana Mudra – Pouring Out

Ksepana Mudra – Pouring Out

The gesture of Ksepana Mudra pouring out and letting go. Allow this mudra to flush away toxins and negativity. See if you can allow positive to replace negative. What do I need to let go of? Is there something holding me back? Ksepana Mudra can help!

Begin by clasping the hands with the left thumb on top, then extend the index figures.

Find a comfortable position standing, sitting or lying down. Arrange the hands to have the index fingers point down if sitting/standing or toward the feet if lying down.

Ksepana Mudra Meditation

Key benefits are –
Aides in elimination through sweat (skin), exhalation (lungs) and large intestine.
Improves exhalation and removes unwanted gases.
Promotes release of tension.
Flows negative energies out allowing fresh and positive energy to replace it.

CAUTION: Hold only until a release is felt or 5 minutes. As you continue to practice this mudra the channels of release will open and you will begin to feel the effects. Practice once a day for 5 minutes or less is enough to encourage opening.

New Beginnings – Life on the Road

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Some Recipes from my Other Site

Protein Peanut Butter Balls
Delightful Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Date Cashew Vanilla Frosting
Healthier Peppermint Patties
Molasses Muffins
Smoothie Goodie
Rosemary Bread
Apple Crisp Recipe
Unique Veggie Burger Recipe

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New Beginnings – Life on the Road

New Beginnings – Life on the Road

Getting ready for new beginnings, of life on the road. #vanlife #vanlifediaries. Exciting, scary all up and down – courage, adventure where will this all lead?

Carbon monoxide detector, smoke detector, fire extinguisher, my new best friend magnets! So many details to think about. People say be safe, I guess that’s my way of being safe for life on the road.

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Here I am in the van.

As I began choosing a leave date, doors started opening. Walk through the doors that open easiest spiritual leaders say. Another invitation to another location in Arizona. Someone invited me back to Nebraska. How can I organize these choices to optimize gas, to save money as I begin life on the road?

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Here’s my friend Theresa helping with some sewing.

A friend helped me to get some netting put together, she sewed the edges and we put a magnet strip in the top since I’ll only have two hands. This wonderful strip of magnet is just strong enough to hold it in place while I smooth it out and put the heavy duty ones on. Who would have known!

Flashing back

Flashing back, I think about the times I’ve driven cross-country, with and without others. Memories of moving Caroline to Massachusetts, hauling a trailer with a minivan. Good times. Another time, three of us going from Massachusetts to Arizona, we drove straight through since there were three of us to rotate. Seeing the beauty of a Texas meteor shower. I always say I don’t like driving at night – I don’t consider waking at 3am and driving, driving at night!

Do I have what it takes to drive long distances anymore? Sure I did it at the beginning of the pandemic. Traveling from Colorado to Nevada to Utah to Wyoming to Nebraska, across to Pennsylvania and finally to Massachusetts – then back. I was very leery about getting hotels with the pandemic, but I had no other choice. Now I have another choice!

Maiden Voyage

The maiden voyage – other than the 3 hour trip to get the rig – was to Taos. I love Taos. Luckily no major restrictions were in place. The ability to be self-contained and traveling was wonderfilled. Delivering leather to a friend, social distancing, visiting and reminiscing. Pizza with another in her beautiful yard.

This next voyage will be to Crestone, Crestone is where my Colorado experiences began. It seems fitting to visit there once again, to camp on the land. A lot of the spiritual centers are still closed to the public, but I will still be able to drink in the beauty of the Sangre de Cristos if the smoke isn’t too bad. Fires all around.

Peace, Love and Light

As Covid-19 Lingers


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Some Recipes from my Other Site

Protein Peanut Butter Balls
Delightful Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Date Cashew Vanilla Frosting
Healthier Peppermint Patties
Molasses Muffins
Smoothie Goodie
Rosemary Bread
Apple Crisp Recipe
Unique Veggie Burger Recipe

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Welcome to Holistic Nomad Life!  Here you will find posts that can help us stay healthy on the Road of Life and in a Vehicle #vanlifedreams #vanlifeideas #vanliferocks

Some Recipes from my Other Site

Protein Peanut Butter Balls Delightful Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Date Cashew Vanilla Frosting Healthier Peppermint Patties Molasses Muffins Smoothie Goodie Rosemary Bread Apple Crisp Recipe Unique Veggie Burger Recipe