What’s up folks?! It is a beautiful sunny Friday afternoon and I am writing this from the marina in Rocky River Reservation! I was hoping to rent a kayak today and get out on the water but 41 Degrees North does not officially open unti tomorrow. Sooooo totally bummed dudes!!!
So I had a wonderful opportunity to speak at my friend Linda’s meetup group last weekend! There were plenty of nice folks with tons of great questions. So lets dive right in!
The most asked question:
Q. Where do I go to the bathroom in the middle of the night?
A. Um, in the almost nine months I have been doing this I have yet to go number 1 or 2 in the middle of the night. I usually stop drinking liquids aboout 2 hours before I go to bed and if I am parched and need to drink it will be around 5 ounces max. Just enough to quench my thirst!
Q. Where do I shower?
A. I have a gym membership at Planet Fitness and I can use any one of thier gyms anywhere in the country. My gym opens at 5am so when I wake up I just drive on over and use the bathroom, workout and then shower!
Q. Where do I get my mail and how do I file taxes and renew my passport?
A. I have a UPS address that I use. This allows me to have a street address with a unit number. I filed my taxes this year and did not have any issues.
Q. What about privacy?
A. At night I have little curtains that I hang up. I also had my windows professionally tinted to have more privacy.
Q. Where do I park?
A. When I am out roadtripping: I park at rest stops, campgrounds, BLM land (Bureau of Land Management) and side streets in little towns.
When I am in Cleveland and working I park in friends or families driveways especially if I get off of work at 11:30 pm and am too tired to drive. I will also go out to the turnpike and sometimes hotel parking lots. I have not parked in a Walmart parking lot. lol…
Q. Do I have a CCW (concealed weapon).
A. No I do not. I have bear spray and if you have ever used bear spray it is really hard to miss the target and it is totally debilitating!
Q. What about my love life?
A. I don’t hide my lifestyle from guys. They either accept it or they don’t. And as far as inimacy goes…it doesn’t happen in my car!!!!
Q. What do I do in the winter when it is really cold?
A. This past winter I slept in my car on the coldest of nights! I have a really great sleepin bag and sleep system in general. That is the key to staying warm and toasty! That and a knitted/fleece lined hat! I DO NOT keep my car running. I warm it up and then turn off the engine!
Q. Am I tired of it yet?
A. That is a Heck no! I love it. I love the freedom it brings and the minimalist lifestyle.
Q. What am I going to do about the summer heat?
A. This one I am still working on. Right now I have a few more weeks of cooler night so I have time to figure it out. I’d like to set up a three month permanent camp somewhere.
Q. What do I do about food?
A. I was never a big cook to begin with. I would do eggs and veggie burgers but that is about it. When I am in Cleveland I go to the market just about every day for fresh fruits and veggies,. When I am traveing I pack a cooler. I do brew coffee though as that is quick and easy and neccesary! lol
That is all of the questions I can think of rigt now. If you have any more please feel free to ask in the comment section of this post!
Peace, love and bubbles
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.?
Henry Wadswort Longfellow