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Linde

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Don't bother Mike. I can lead with my good leg, and lift the other one up, not weight bearing.

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This was the last morning of my trip, waking up in the van. Thanks to the foam mattres Confused donated for the van, the bed in it can easy compete with any bed in a brick and mortar house.
My trip lasted almost two months, and I enjoyed every day of it.
When I was planning for it, people called me crazy to do something like this in an old van and as an old woman, considering all the dangers etc.
As you might know, because of my mental condition inside part of the Asperger's syndromes, I do not feel certain emotions, or do not have strong feelings for them. Fear is one of the emotions I do not really have.
I have to say, that with all the nights I slept on Walmart parking lots, truck stops or rest stops, I never had a single event that was critical. Maybe that the old and cheap looking van kept possible thugs away, but I never wss bothered by anybody.

Would I do such a trip again? In a heart beat, yes, yes, yes.

In fact, if my health and Van-Gina play along, I will do a similar trip along the West Coast as soon a possible, and later on a trip along the East Coast.

These trips are wonderful adventures, and not only a conformation that I can do it, but that an old woman can do it!

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O Girl i am so jealous, always wanted to travel like that but never had the finances. please post on route photos of the ADVENTUREING WOMAN!
 

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O Girl i am so jealous, always wanted to travel like that but never had the finances. please post on route photos of the ADVENTUREING WOMAN!
I am sorry,but I don't take photos, I am just not used to taking pictures.

But finances for s trip like that are not a real big thing. I bought the van for $1200, and invedted another $1000 into it to get Android Auto and new front wheel bearings, and my toilett and sink.
The main trip costs were gas for the vehicle.
I stayed ovrrnight either at Walmarts, truck stoops, or supervised freeway rest areas. Food cost are not much different from home.

I will be back home in latest 6 hours now, and feel a little sad that the trip is over.
If my health will continue to be good, I for sure will do a next trip similar to this one.

If you feel like doing something like this, do it and become a van dweller for a little time.
I will modify my van more, to make my van life easier.

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roadside rest areas in a no go, walmart lot tell store sucurity so they watch monitors.. have fun
 

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roadside rest areas in a no go, walmart lot tell store sucurity so they watch monitors.. have fun
Alice, my trip is over now. I never had any problem. I parked whenever and whenever I felt tired, nobody bothered me ever. I was not scared at all.
This absolute freedom was one of the things that made the trip feel great.

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