Silent Sunday

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Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area

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A week ago on our way to Arizona we stopped and had our lunch at Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area.

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My daughter immediately notice this door in the mountain, and before chewing our last piece of our lunch sandwiches we are off exploring this site.

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Turns out it is a very small room, with a fire ring in the middle. Which could of been pretty cool if it wasn’t for all the broken glass every where. The view from the parking lot was nice, and I can recommend a stop there.

We learned that this place is a very popular spot for boondocking (park your RV for free.) There’s plenty of room, and a restroom at this stop. There were several RV’s boondocking there when we passed by. Some of them locked like they’ve been there for a while. I looked at the map for some of the hiking trails in the area, and I bet it could be fun to explore more in the winter time. Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area is located a few miles outside Kingman (AZ,) and has about the same (hot) temperatures as Las Vegas (NV.) I can see why people with an RV choose to stop, due to the convenient location right of the highway, and the fact that it is free.

Have you ever tried boondocking? Is it something you enjoy? It was a while ago since I did it, but I did enjoy pulling up on beautiful BLM land and stay for free for a few days. When my daughter was a baby I did that a lot. We discovered many amazing places along dirt roads in both Arizona and Nevada this way.

How is your weekend so far? I got many responses after my last post, where I mentioned that we are moving to Sweden shortly. I’d like to say that there is a lot to think about, and organize, but we are doing good. We are excited about this new chapter. I spent a lot of time this weekend selling things we can’t bring on Craigslist, it’s going pretty good. I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Love,

Maria

Weekend Coffee Share – it’s a good thing that I am both a Sagittarius and a minimalist

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Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)! Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!  What’s been going on in your life?

I have a HUGE pot of coffee for us today, because we’re going to need it. Did you have a good week so far? Mine has been pretty intense.

Let’s start lightly. LOL. I posted on my blog every day this week (so far.) I don’t feel that I have to post every day, I have a minimum of two posts a week as my goal, but I do like it when I manage to post more. 

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I finally got my book The Desert Around Las Vegas  – A Guidebook To Amazing Day Trips In The Mojave Desert in my hands today! Everything looks fabulous and it’s going to be available on Amazon in a few days. I am super excited! The result of a long year’s hard, fun work!

I like to keep my posts on a positive note, because I am a very positive person. I also believe that you get more of what you focus your energy on, hence I am trying to focus on good things. I know that I have mentioned that my breathing isn’t so good when I am in Las Vegas. That is an understatement. The pollution in combination with the dry air have given me severe allergies. I struggle every day in the city, and have to be on strong medicines to function here. (I feel great when I get out of the city, and don’t need anything then.) A while ago I had to find my beloved Gretchen a new home, because I could simply not exercise her here in the city, and just exercising when you occasionally get out of the city in the weekends isn’t enough when you have a German Shepherd. I tried to postpone this as long as I possibly could, trying to find another solution, ANY other solution. In the end I didn’t have a choice. It was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make. That’s why I haven’t been able to write about it until now. I needed to process it first. Gretchen is in a great place, with a wonderful experienced GSD family. They’ve sent me photos several times. They love her a lot. 

Can I give you a refill on that coffee?

My Doctor told me straight out this week that I had to get out of Las Vegas permanently, as soon as possible. I don’t have a choice to stay anymore. I had hoped to be able to somehow work things out here for a while. This week I’ve been trying to get my mind straight, and focus on the positive changes this will bring. My daughter’s father have recently agreed to me bringing our daughter to Sweden. I’ve tried before, but it was not in the cards then. Now it is. I am looking forward to spending time in Sweden with my daughter. She is a Swedish citizen, but have never been there. Since my Doctor urged me to go as soon as possible I am doing everything I can to do so. There’s been a lot of organizing this week. Good thing I am a minimalist! I am going to look forward and focus on how fun it is going to be to go to Sweden. 

Yesterday I wrote a CV in Swedish. First I had to download a Swedish keyboard to my computer since Swedish has three letters that doesn’t exist in the English language. It was actually easier than I thought to write my CV and a personal letter. I haven’t done that in forever. I scrolled through teaching job that sounded interesting in the area I’d like to be, and applied for two jobs. One of them had sent me an email when I woke up this morning (Sweden is ten hours ahead in time,) and called me in for an interview. That feels great! If I have a job lined up it is going to be a lot easier to find a good place to live. To begin with I am planning to visit family that I haven’t seen since I was pregnant with my daughter. As you can imagine there’s a lot going on in my head right now. I’ll keep you posted.

How are you doing? Any fun plans for the weekend? 

Love,

Maria