Putting It In Park in Park City: An Open Letter to Rhonda from Brett and Vanessa

Rhonda, can you believe it has already been four months on the road? Thank you so, so, so much for putting up with us!!

Thanks for muscling through the recent 12 hour nonstop drive from San Francisco to Park City, Utah. You handled it like a champ, like we knew you would! Now in Park City, I bet you are wondering why we’ve stayed here for so long. Usually we don’t last in one location for more than a day or two before we head to our next adventure.

Well, you will probably be relieved to know that you will be able to take a longer than usual rest: six month rest that is. Yup, we’ve decided to put it in park for the winter season in Park City. We have jobs and in a few days will have an apartment.

And you deserve the rest. We have so much to thank you for:

… the ungodly altitude climbs:

Altitude Sickness Anyone?
Altitude Sickness Anyone?

…the random boondock spots. Some were amazing:

Now THIS is a beautiful boondock!
Now THIS is a beautiful boondock!
While others were questionable:
Yikes.
Yikes.

…the endless meals that couldn’t have been possible without you:

Homemade Pot Pies
Homemade Pot Pies

…taking us to some of the most beautiful sites we have ever seen:

The amazing Golden Gate Bridge.
The amazing Golden Gate Bridge.

Thanks for just letting us hang out and be silly.

Teach me how to Snuggie?
Teach me how to Snuggie?

We’ve collected a lot of bumper stickers along the way.

Nice collection on your backside!
Nice collection on your backside!
And the adventure WILL begin again. Until then, here’s to all of us surviving the snow!

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Cape May, New Jersey – First Official Boon Docking Night.

So on this trip, money is tight. For those that do not know what boon docking is, it’s basically not wanting to pay $60 a night to stay at an RV camp site and instead finding a random street to park Rhonda on.

The beauty of boon docking is that we can conveniently park close to places that we want to hang out. From parking practically on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach to staying a block away from the fun bars at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, Brett and I have become pretty good at this.

Cape May is our first official boon docking night on this road trip. Close enough to walk to the beach tomorrow morning, yet far enough in a residential area where it’s quiet and comfortable. It seems beach towns are prime spots for boon docking. Maybe it’s the fact there are more renters who don’t give a shit or maybe people at the beach are generally more laid back. The ocean seems to have that effect on towns.

We know that in some places boon docking is illegal and in most placed frowned upon. This is why we are very courteous when we boon dock. We make sure all the lights are shut off.

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We also never run the generator or think about starting the car (AIR CONDITIONER) even when the temperature reaches 100 degrees in the middle of the night. A few nights ago, we were so desperate to sleep that we resorted to placing frozen margarita drinks on our bodies to ease the pain!

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But we’ve met some amazing people like the lady in Virginia Beach who graciously let us park in front of her house and allowed us to use her garden hose to fill Rhonda’s water tank. We’ve also got in a slight bit of trouble like the time we slept in a church parking lot. In our defense, we weren’t planning on boon docking if it hadn’t been for the torrential rain we hit while driving and felt it be safer to pull off. It actually was quite interesting (and as a Catholic very disheartening) that the first words to come out of that priest’s mouth was “This is private property!” and not “Are you guys OK?”

Well, i guess it’s safe to say that boon docking is definitely just one part of the adventure.

A Vanessa post.