We’re Off On Our Adventure

ad•ven•ture |adˈvenCHər, əd-|
A situation where the outcome is not entirely within your control.
ORIGIN Middle English: from Old French aventure (noun), aventurer (verb), based on Latin adventurusabout to happen,’ from advenirearrive.’

dog |dôg|
noun
1 a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, and a barking, howling, or whining voice. It is widely kept as a pet or for work or field sports.

[Canis familiaris, family Canidae (the dog family); probably domesticated from the wolf in the Mesolithic period. The dog family also includes the wolves, coyotes, jackals, and foxes.]

We’ve starting the process of exploring the move from Oregon to Arizona or somewhere else in the Southwest. I decided a while back that, since my girl is from the Arizona desert and has skin issues when in a more humid environment, I want to give her a grand life in an area far more suitable to her needs. Since we don’t know where we want to settle I’ve decided to take a couple of years and thoroughly explore the American Southwest while we look for a patch of land to purchase and make our own.

We’ve taken a load of my stuff down to a storage place in Glendale as it’s rather central in the state and we’re not sure where we want to settle yet. As a single male and childfree I really don’t have that much stuff so two full loads in the back of the Tacoma should get the vast majority of my needs and a bunch of my wants down there. The only downside is this leaves sleeping in the camper shell out of the question for the loaded trip down. No problem, we have our tent and the doggie bed that fits in it right next to my therm-a-rest pad and sleeping bag.

Since this is an adventure we don’t know where we’re going to stay each night. The plan is to drive until about 3pm then decide on a camping spot, get there by 4 and setup by 5 which is about nightfall this time of year.

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