My Journey

furbucket

Observer
That project might help pass the time depending on how long you’ll be holed up... You did say you might be busy for a while though - as for fun?? At least for me, seeing progress on a project makes for fun days. Wonder how much costs for renovation will be?

Edit- tons of results came back when I just googled “Vista Liner Camper”


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Furbucket.....yes, I have now officially become incredibly busy therefore the thought of restoring that truck camper is nothing more than a passing thought. I feel like it might be fulfilling to rebuild it and I've got 2 months that I can stay here but oh well.....I've got into something else.....



The first day of July has arrived and here in southwest Montana.....the temperatures are finally beginning to edge into the lower 80's late in the afternoon. It may be time to move the camper into a shadier spot.....possibly along the tree lined fence line. The mornings.....they're still cool often starting the day in the upper 40's. Flannel shirt mornings.....and I sure am enjoying that electricity.....first thing I do each morning is crank up the space heater and get a pot of water boiling for that early morning mug of coffee.....

So.....there's one more small collection of photographs that I'd like to share / record in my travel journey. Like many people out there I love old barns and outbuildings. So often I'll pull off to the side of the road if the opportunity presents itself and take a few pictures. Here's a few of my favorites from Utah, Idaho and Montana (I actually don't have all that many).....

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longhorn1

Observer
Furbucket.....yes, I have now officially become incredibly busy therefore the thought of restoring that truck camper is nothing more than a passing thought. I feel like it might be fulfilling to rebuild it and I've got 2 months that I can stay here but oh well.....I've got into something else.....



The first day of July has arrived and here in southwest Montana.....the temperatures are finally beginning to edge into the lower 80's late in the afternoon. It may be time to move the camper into a shadier spot.....possibly along the tree lined fence line. The mornings.....they're still cool often starting the day in the upper 40's. Flannel shirt mornings.....and I sure am enjoying that electricity.....first thing I do each morning is crank up the space heater and get a pot of water boiling for that early morning mug of coffee.....

So.....there's one more small collection of photographs that I'd like to share / record in my travel journey. Like many people out there I love old barns and outbuildings. So often I'll pull off to the side of the road if the opportunity presents itself and take a few pictures. Here's a few of my favorites from Utah, Idaho and Montana (I actually don't have all that many).....

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Awesome photos.
 
ITTOG / JD.....I'm a sucker for the old buildings.....

Ace.....that's true.....but the lifestyle has changed quite a bit.....I like what I'm up to right now but it won't last.....



Awhile back I made a post here about a few options that I was considering as I move forward through life. One of those options was to settle down, get off the road, buy myself a piece of land and build a small cabin. I've been pursuing that dream while parked here in Montana but as of this day I've yet to find that piece of land. Now you'd think that it would be a fairly easy task to find that piece of land in a state that comprises 147,040 square miles but that has not been the case. I have found a log home builder that I would work with.....he has 40 years of experience building cabins in Montana.....and here's a sampling of his work and what I have in my mind further down the road.....someday.....

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longhorn1

Observer
Very nice. My cousin had a concrete log cabin built on the Main Boulder River, 45 minutes outside Big Timber, in Park County. Screen porch is 10'+/- from the river. Headed there early October. jd
 
JD.....that's actually one of the many areas that I'm currently searching. I'm not familiar with concrete logs ? Sounds expensive.....



I mentioned in an earlier post that I was staying extremely busy during my layover so I thought I'd share with readers some of the things that I'm up to. Of course I'm working on my friends place while she deals with the curse of cancer.....she is facing the battle of her life.....more on that later. Not far from the property where I've parked the camper lives an old man and his handicapped wife.....

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Now this particular old man just loves collecting stuff as you see in the first photo (and the 9 that follow).....I think he's a hoarder for sure.....

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Well it seems as though most people around here just kind of laugh at the old man but I decided to help out. My first move was to start mowing his grass. It never gets mowed but just getting that done has made a difference.....

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I've offered to haul metal to the recycle yard and trash to the landfill.....post up cars, motorcycles, bicycles (there's well over 100 throughout the property), etc. on Ebay or Craigslist. I've learned first hand that it's not easy for a hoarder to part with his stuff.....he likes to say "I'm working on it".....

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I've begun to haul some things further off the roadway.....at least it's not quite so unsightly. He appreciates my help.....we are now friends and he trusts my intentions.....

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I've found some cool stuff as I clean up the property.....I'll post some more pictures next time.....life on the road sure can be interesting.....
 

Dougnuts

Observer
My Grandfather is a hoarder who puts this guy to shame. In a small Nebraska town, he has houses filled to the ceiling with stuff, barns full of stuff and fields full of stuff. No matter how many times I ask, he won’t part with any of the cars. It’s amazing what kind of items from the past get “collected” and I look forward to seeing what you’ve found.
 

the deputy

Member
What would it mean...if I'm actually looking at his yard and seeing if there is anything I need. Okay, hoarder issues myself...lol

Hope your friend fights the fight, and beats it down competely.

Brian.
 

galvyork

Adventurer
Finally caught up on your adventures, looks like a blast. We were at Diamond hot spring about the same time. I finally made it to AK. I hope you find a spot you like in MT. Stay safe. Don
 
Brian.....no doubt there's things that you need on that property. Some of the stuff he's collected for over 40 years is pretty damn cool.....personally, I plan to ask him if I can have a few old Montana license plates that I've found lying around.....

Don.....the travels have been good but I'd be lying if I didn't say I'm getting tired of it. I guess we're all different, and for me, after nearly two years, I'm ready to settle down again.....but today I'm still homeless.....and still living in a truck camper.....

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Dougnuts.....a neighbor tells me that their house fits the exact description of your grandfather's house. I've not been in their house but here's a sampling of one of two mobile homes that are parked on the property.....

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And here's the best thing that I've found so far.....

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vintageracer

To Infinity and Beyond!
Traveling full time is only fun and glamorous for so long. At some point it becomes that dreaded "Job" just like most other folks have. That's when it's time for a change!

Everybody needs a break from their daily routine no matter what that "routine" is. Having traveled for 20+ years a long time ago in a Corporate capacity I can say constantly traveling does get old fast. In today's world it must be down right miserable.

On the flip side I will say that I have been "working" at 16+ years of unemployment and have not got tired of that "routine"!
 
Vintageracer.....yes, I agree with you completely (almost). I don't understand how people live this lifestyle year after year without a second thought. While I'd never go so far as to say that I am or have been "miserable", I would say that I long for a home and a piece of land. That being said, I am thankful for what I do have.....so many people would love to be in this position.....


Random pictures outside my door.....Big Sky country.....Montana.....

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It's rained nearly every afternoon or night for the past 6 weeks.....usually brief showers.....sometimes quite a bit more.....early this morning.....

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