North Carolina
i spent last friday night and saturday morning on the blue ridge parkway south of asheville. it was nice and clear with plenty of stars above, and besides some cars occasionally passing by, very quiet. i remembered one of the reasons i got the van and how i really enjoyed exploring. the couple long days of driving no longer mattered when i found myself in the beautiful midst of nature.
#nature #park #stars #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife #campervan #ford #transit #van #fordtransit #tinyhome #lifeontheroad #homeonwheels #travel #journey #roadtrip #blackandwhite #infrared #ir #night #lookingdown #poleaerialphotography #elevatedphotography #mastphotography #aerial #fromabove #parkway #trees #mountains #autumn
layover in Charlotte #airport #grayscale
#clouds #highway #road #fromabove #city

[a 1732.6 mile journey]

Mike at Xtreme Campers sent me over to the Oak Hollow Campground after him and Dave finished installing the camper on my truck.. I got a nice spot right by the water.. Here are a couple quick shots of it.. (yes, the first ones are unexposed as I was avoiding digging out the tripod at first)

[more photos of the camper to come soon.. I’ve been super-busy these last few days]

black and white, b&w, trees
late afternoon, early evening, near dusk, around sunset
early morning, after sunrise, dawn
 
#airplane #clouds #airport
#clouds #airport #railroad

this is everywhere i’ve been when traveling in my truck camper since i got it. a couple of places (mostly around florida) may be missing as i didn’t track it all in the beginning, and some routes might be slightly off as some gps data was missing [the lines on the map that are straight without any curves probably aren’t the exact route i took, but rather the average from one point to another further away when the gps location was saved].

this is a map of the journeys i’ve taken in my truck camper in the first year, month, and week [minus a day] that i’ve had it. the yellow stars are where i went in the first year, and the red line is where i drove the following 5 weeks. now, i just gotta take it to tennessee, kentucky, and the northeast to have gone through all the continental us!

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.

- Anatole France

(lucky ‘guess’ on my part as to when to stop backing up with the new bike rack!)

star time-lapse film, star timelapse film, star time-lapse film, night time lapse film, night time-lapse film, night timelapse film
 
#airport #grayscale #building #architecture
#airport #clouds

this is a map of my journey this summer to chicago and the rest of the 48 contiguous states i hadn’t yet been to in my truck and camper.

the trip from chicago to maine and back to florida wasn’t quite as epic as my journey last fall. this one was 4680.4 miles in just under 3 weeks. getting from florida to chicago was only 1373.6 miles in 5 days, though i stayed in chicagoland much longer than originally intended. the whole round trip including time and driving around chicagoland was 6563.5 miles in 9 weeks. i took my truck and camper across the border to canada for the first time to go to roosevelt campobello international park. i ended up sleeping in a parking lot near the lighthouse at the northern tip of the island as someone i met up there (who was towing a camper) told me the locals said it was fine and there were no signs indicating against it. i had met someone else in the park at the southern tip of the island who told me about that lighthouse location which i didn’t know about before. perhaps i’ll take a trip to all the provinces of canada and alaska in the upcoming years..

I woke up to a rooster crowing this morning.

The Awakened One looks inside oneself. The unawakened one looks outside oneself.

- Sri Amma Bhagavan