Noelle here:

Well the nice thing about the van is that I can stay inside when the weather is cold and rainy. 😏 Steve’s has some crazy rain-filled days.

I saw this group of hikers one afternoon, so darn cold out!

I’ve almost finished my third book this week! I’ve cooked some decent dinners, almost like home and I’ve met a lot of hikers! 😁

I took the van to a dump station and emptied the black and grey water.

I also took the van to get the generator checked out.

Tracy from Affordable RV Repair in Lancaster was awesome and jumped right to it! He first told me he has no availability till June to actually work on it but after we talked (& he realized it’s my home!) he said to call on Tuesday after the holiday. I hope he’s able to do a quick repair to it.

I’ve done a couple day hikes and it’s super fun to come around a bend and see Steve hiking towards me!

I spent an afternoon at Vasquez Rocks. What a beautiful place. I talked with horse riders who’ve covered most of the Southern California PCT by horseback.

I watched a film crew for a while. The RV below was for their snacks.

and I saw this crazy car getting a photo shoot:

I climbed up some rocks, because what else are they for? I went to around the black arrow, but you’ll have to take my word for it, since I didn’t have my own photographer following me! 😂

When I sat at a certain level of these rocks behind my van, I could get one bar of cell service. So I read all your comments over the past week. The blog is about a week behind “real life”, it’s the only way we can send out posts without relying on often non-existing service.

So I sat on some rocks and cried and smiled and beamed and overall felt thankful for the support of our family and friends and of some new, unmet friends (okay technically strangers, but you’re so kind!). Your affirming words and encouragement are more appreciated than I can tell you. 🥰

Right now we’re sitting in the parking lot of a Souplantation (Sweet Tomatoes, for us in the PNW). We have reception so we’re just hanging out for a bit. It’s another day of pouring down rain, so Steve decided to hang out with me and stay dry for a change!

I’m glad for his company!