Yesterday, April 20th 2015, I bought a 1984 Winnebago Minnie Winnie. I’m hoping the engine is running strong enough to carry the funny little house around the continent once. I’m hoping my heart is strong enough for the adventure too.
Every since I read My Side of the Mountain and Hatchet I’ve yearned to live off the land, even as the idea scares me. That dream has shifted in the last couple decades, now settling on this motor home, but the romantic visions remain. That’s what I’m pursuing, practical or not.
I’m taking It’s a Spaceship Now with me, and looking for fringe festivals and other venues to perform. I hope this can happen, but it’s not actually my primary goal. I wouldn’t exactly say it’s a goal-oriented project anyway. I would like to live more directly, be open to a larger experience of the world, and shed some of the trappings of my life in Providence.
I’ve never lived more than 30 miles from the apartment where I write this.
So I don’t know exactly where I’ll go or where I’ll park it. I have a couple months to get it ready for the road. As this all happens, I’ll be updating this blog with more, and then updating from the road.