Day Forty Five… An Encounter With an Unknown Force… 06/24/15

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Another successful night in #TheMillenniumFalcon with no bother… I woke up to find someone had parked next to me, which would make it really difficult to get out of that parking lot… It #rained a good portion of the night but was nice and #sunny when I woke up… I was eager to find that #campsite I think I passed yesterday…

So, I got up, wrote in my #blog quickly and went to do some #exploring before I left…

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I know, I’m obsessed with #butterflies but there are so many around and they make life feel so #magical… I love this picture I took… Look at that shadow and you can actually see his tongue extending to touch the ground… Beautiful! When you can wake up to such things, #life doesn’t seem so difficult…

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Another #Privy folks… I feel like I am in the #OldWildWest… I automatically think of Old Wild West films when I see a Privy with a #moon on it… I wonder what the moon symbolizes… I guess that large thing you put on the toilet seat… lol.

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My short #hike revealed some big #cliffs and steep #hills… I wandered around for like 20 minutes and then headed back to my #BucketOfBolts… I was determined to find that #campsite… I was pretty much sure it was that hidden place I passed yesterday…

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After a 50 point turn around in that parking lot, I was back on the #road… I found myself cursing the lady who parked next to me but it was good practice, so I got over it quickly… My patience is getting really good again… I’m hitting a stride here and loving it…

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I was going about 20mph because the #roads were so steep… The Millennium Falcon had a job getting up them… I had to pull over and let a car pass, I felt so bad… Also the roads were so narrow I didn’t want to take the chance of hitting someone head on around a turn… Quite a few cars passed me, so this road was way busier than it was last night…

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Well, my suspicions were confirmed… There was definitely a campsite in #Sundown,NY called the #PeekamooseValley,NY and it was beautiful… I was concerned with the #camping by permit only though… Where do I get a permit and who do I contact?

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Well, my worries were soon squashed when I went over and talked to a bunch of young people #camping… They had to be in their early twenties… They told me not to worry about it… Most places allow camping for 4 days without a #permit and the worse they could do is ask me to leave…

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So, I took camping spot number 2 that was perfectly #level… I was so excited about this because not being level is a little bit of a pain in the ass… The shower doesn’t drain properly and you feel a little off kilter… I would use my #RVLevelingBlocks more but it’s such a pain in the ass and when the #ground is #wet, they aren’t very useful because they just end up sinking into the #mud…

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The kids, if I can use that nomenclature without insulting them, told me about two #SwimmingHoles… There was one about a 1/4 of a mile from here and another about a mile away… They were heading over to the one a mile away and boasted that it is known as one of #NewYork’s best swimming holes… People come from all over to #swim there…

They kindly invited me and I told them I may head over later…. I wasn’t in the mood to be hanging with strangers… I wanted some alone time in the #wilderness… I was feeling very in touch with #nature today and wanted to capitalize off of it…

I know.. I know… I’m turning into a #hermit… Look, I’m #traveling #CrossCountry for a year and #summer is here… I guarantee there will be tons of opportunities to #socialize… For now, I’m trying to heal and get my head straight…  this #solitude method is working out amazingly…

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The fellow I was talking to, Nate I think his name was, couldn’t have been more right… I wasn’t at the really popular swimming hole but this one was absolutely beautiful… You could see everything, the #water was so #CrystalClear…

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The sound of the #rapids was so encompassing, a couple was standing only feet away from me while I was reading and I didn’t even notice them until I lifted my head to look around… I was really feeling #spiritual today and this #atmosphere was just adding to the experience…

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This #butterfly, I know another butterfly, kept on flying around me and sitting right next to me while I was reading… He wasn’t scared of me at all and even let me touch him or her… I’m not a #religious person but I really felt one with #God today… Also, the book I was reading added to the #atmosphere… I was towards the end of #TheRoadLessTraveledAndBeyond and he was coincidentally speaking about god and #spirituality… It was perfect #synchronicity… So perfect, when I was done with the book, I just sat in the #sun and thought about my battle and resistance to God over the years…

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Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all #religious on you here, I just felt so in touch with everything… I didn’t have a single negative feeling going through my body… It was so #celestial and calming… If you talked to me right then I would have appeared like I had everything figured out, which I believed I did… And kind of still do…

Then I started thinking about my #writing and how I wanted to write my take on religion and God… It was as if some #force was prodding me to write about this subject… I couldn’t stop thinking about it…

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So, I started outlining it in my head… I actually started thinking about this idea seriously, which I have flirted with for more than a year now… I have a theory that ties #science and #religion together…

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I have a #theory that the reason we have all these #wars is because our way of thinking about God is all screwed up, right from the beginning we have taken the wrong approach and have misinterpreted what great #prophets have tried to teach us in the past… There is no way I am an expert on this subject but the fact I am not makes this theory that much stronger….

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Then it dawned on me, why was I fighting this urge to write? Here I am thinking about this subject that I have battled with most of my life and I’m not taking the opportunity to write it down when the #inspiration hits me… So, I quickly gathered my things and headed back to the #Falcon…

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Folks, I wrote for hours and boy did it feel awesome! It was coming out of me with no thought what so ever! Before I knew it, it was 8:30 and I was mentally exhausted… I had written for about 3 hours straight and I wrote some really good stuff…

I don’t know where this #SpiritiualEnergy came from… If it was this place or was it because I am #evolving on this #trip? I don’t know and I don’t care… I just want it to keep on coming… The whole reason for this trip was to get back to my #writing because I just had lost the urge to do it anymore… I’m sure writing in this #blog has helped tons but there is something else that has hit me also… Something I haven’t felt in a long time…

After, I ate the rest of the #AmericanChopChili, took a full shower and watched a documentary on #AdolfHitler, which I bought at #Walmart for $5 in return for staying one night… This day is by far the best day I have had on this trip… A very simple yet ground breaking day… Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings… Good night…

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