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Welcome - my fellow laid back, open-minded, globally conscious
travelers. You have just discovered a collective overland travel
project, where like-minded individuals come together to enjoy a
frolic on the fabulous road-trip of life.
So, if you are looking for some tasty travel tidbits about
affordable camping based adventure in the States, North, Central
or South America then you have just discovered "the mothership".
This is the best place to find out more information regarding future excursions
and journeys that are currently planned and/or are on the drawing board.
Just to be clear, these "adventures" are done in my personal vehicle/bus
and this is NOT a professional tour company, nor am I a professional guide.
So, here's how it works ....
I - do my part by providing roadtrip/camping supplies (stove, tents, sleeping
pads, pots/pans, etc) and transport in Ramona or another unique rig.
You - do your part by making a one-time donation/contribution towards the
cost of petrol/gas/oil that enable these trips to become a reality.
We - share a laugh and a kick-ass groovy road trip holiday while indulging
in a once in a lifetime overland experience.
Limiting these adventures to a just a few independently minded
travelers enables more flexiblity regarding itinerary/destinations.
So we are able to wander from the beaten path to bask in the bounty
of Mother Nature and maneuver around a metropolis to enjoy a day
or evening on the town.
Again, since I am not a tour guide - upon arrival at our scheduled destinations
we are all free to frolic. I highly encourage you to budget, plan and spend your
time as you see fit. Just don't have too much fun and miss your ride!
Jump on board the "THE COOSIE CRUZER" for our next big adventure
"ALaSka to CaLiForNia"
FAIRBANKS, WHITEHORSE, LIARD HOT SPRINGS, JASPER NP,
VANCOUVER BC, SEATTLE, PORTLAND, CRATER LAKE NP,
REDWOODS NP, YOSEMITE NP, MAMMOTH LAKE,
JOSHUA TREE NP, LOS ANGELES, BIG SUR, SANTA CRUZ,
SAN FRANCISCO (HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL)
For a monthly travel updates, pics and more - stay in touch
with our ever evolving riff raff via facebook;
RAMONA COLLINS SETTLE.
“For some reason, we see travel as a recurring dream or an exotic
temptation, but not something that applies to the here and now.
Instead, out of our insane duty to fear, fashion, and monthly
payments on things we ultimately do not need – we quarantine our
travels to short frenzied bursts.
In this way, as we throw our wealth at an abstract
notion called "lifestyle", travel becomes just another accessory -
a smooth edged, encapsulated experience that we purchase the
same way we buy clothing or furniture.
In reality, travel has nothing to do with demographics
(age, ideology, income) and everything to do with personal outlook.
Travel does not require a massive bundle of cash, it requires only that
we walk through the world in a more deliberate way.
Travel is not about being a college student; it is about being
a student of daily life. Travel is not an act of rebellion against
society; it is an act of common sense within society. ”
- Rolf Potts, Vagabonding
Regardless whether you join us on our next super duper roadtrip
or not, we hope to see you out living your wildest dreams. Thanks for your
time and if you have any questions, concerns, even a "little" constructive
criticism and/or notice any errors (surprise, I am not an English major)
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
So until we cross paths on the amazing roadtrip of life - cheers !!
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GROOVY (or, less common, "Groovie" or "Groovey") is a slang colloquialism popular during the 1960s and 1970s. It is roughly synonymous with words such as "cool", "excellent", "fashionable", or "amazing", depending on context. The word originated in the jazz culture of the 1920s, in which it referred to the groove of a piece of music and the response felt by its listeners.
It is a reference to the physical groove of a record in which the pick-up needle runs. Popular culture heard it at least as early
as 9/30/41 on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show, when band leader Billy Mills, used it to describe his summer vacation.
The term in its original usage had largely vanished from everyday use by the 1980's.