A ThreeYear Goal

Yup, I am going to buckle down for once in my adult, or should I say semi-adult life, and set a goal, even though redneck through and through. I want a full-blown live off the grid camper for my truck! And part of this goal, is that I also have to invest a few grand in the truck too. I am proud of the fact that my primary mode of transportation will be 40 years young in 2014. In this day and age where your mechanic has a doctorate in engineering, and there is so much plastic on vehicles, that you can’t park it in direct sunlight for more than an hour, my 1974 Ford is mostly metal, and has nearly 460,000 thousand miles, and is paid for.

So, back to my goal, which I have to keep writing down because of my self diagnosed ADHD ( beer is the med of choice) I dream of traveling during my summers off. I don’t care if it is 30 miles to my favorite catfish hole, or 700 hundred miles to my other favorite catfish hole on the Colorado River in Arizona. I wanna know that if the country crashes, I can live off of the grid. Or more truthfully, I wanna sit outside of my camper, butt parked in the green and white striped lawn chair, Conway Twitty blasting, feet up on the cooler, tall cold one in hand, and dogs scratchin fleas like there is no tomorrow, and I am not working! This is my Heaven until Big J returns the second time to Earth to set things straight.

I think I can do this. What is it again?, that’s right, I remember now. 🙂

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. curiousobserver95356
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 13:18:37

    John, look up Slab City, California. It’s where a lot of the rugged types go. It’s about 2 hours northeast of San Diego, middle of nowhere, but it’s free there. It’s an old military installation from World War II. slabcity.org – check it out. That’s good country living. And there’s even a pastor on site.


  2. curiousobserver95356
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 13:33:10

    If people are really into the free spirited, live off the grid type of living, that’s the way to go. No rent, no property taxes, nada. Tell the state of CA to shove it. Same w’ the IRS.


  3. curiousobserver95356
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 15:18:30

    It’s a lot of seniors and mobile types, John – but there’s not much graffiti, nobody will bother you, and you just have your mail sent to the nearby Niland post office.


  4. curiousobserver95356
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 15:29:24

    Seriously, what could be better? Sell your home, jump in the truck w’ the trailer cab in the back. Mind you, the truck should be a diesel, they last longer – like 300-400K miles.


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