Well my solo camping adventures didn't last long and the ones with husband are very few and very far between...but that is how it is...for now. I was cross with myself that I let the licence on Wanda lapse and regretted it too late to get it back without a pit crossing and I knew she wouldn't pass that. I now use the van to store stuff for the Really Really Free Markets so she is not a total waste of space. One day I would like to get her under cover and use it as a camping/cubby house spot for the grandkids.
The camping didn't happen, the adventures didn't happen, so I have taken on a new role and will stick with it for 12 months all the while looking for my next van, the one that I WILL USE to go off exploring by myself. Or keep licenced so I can I and when I want which is what I should have done with Wanda...As least she was there if I ever wanted to so there was still hope that I would...Now that's gone...HoHum, I am a sad little wannabe wanderer. But only for a bit, my next life plan is to succeed at being a volunteer manager at our local Vinnies and though the volunteer bit is not going to help me get the money for a new van the stories I hear from women that come in that are out there doing it are reinforcing that it is what I want to do. Not full time. Not every day. Not even very far but I will squirrel away the very little money I get and then when I find the right van I will hit the husband up for the money to buy it.
I know what I want. It will be a small van similar to Wanda but newer so I feel safer that it want conk out on me...though I do quite often see new cars conked out on the side of the road so know that is no guarantee. I sometimes think I will have seats in it so I just have the one car that I can sleep in and use for everyday driving but haven't quite made up my mind yet. Every time I see a van drive pass I think whether that is like the one I want but still haven't decided. I will go back to the beginning, read this blog from the start, but think I want the same things as what we had with Wander but a newer version. And maybe keep a seat in so I could still take passengers and only have the one car...Undecided on that but have plenty of time to get it right.
In the mean time I have joined Facebook group, a group with women doing it, wanting to do it, women that sound like they are strong and resourceful so I'm sure after a bit with that I will start seriously looking for my van and will find what I need when I need to, when the time is right for me to do it too.
So things will be quiet here again but one day in the not too distant future there will be things to read, I will have stories to tell and photos to show. It wont happen this week but IT WILL happen.