Saturday, December 31, 2016

A few moments of 2016

Earthling has been locked at the dock in Clearwater Beach, Florida for two winters now, which is a great place to be in the U.S! She has gone through some updates and getting ready to set sail to Cuba in the near future. She can not wait to sail the Caribbean Sea again. But before that, more repairs are on the list! That list is never ending!
The captain has been mostly a land lubber nomad, living between a Winnebago (Earthling Too), the boat (Earthling), and a semi truck on the road. Earthling Too has been based in Chicago in summer and fall, as a snowbird in St. Petersburg, Florida, and now stabled in Southern California. The home on wheels has moored mostly at friend’s properties, and sometimes at the truck yard or the marina, and very rarely at a RV park. And over the road, rest areas and Walmarts are favorite places to stop for the night.  I feel very fortunate and thankful to live this life! We all live different, but we should live our dreams. We are capable of manifesting anything that we can think of! There are different tools that can be utilized to manifest dreams; money comes last on the list of those tools. Dreams are price less! Our common mistake in this society is that we set a price tag on our dreams and that way we kill them! Life on this planet is not becoming easier, but we can choose to live an easier life by being more content. And the less we have the freer we are! We are here to experience life on this planet and that’s a general purpose of anyone's life! If many others and I can do it so can you! Just get up and travel to random places!
Some people are better at capturing the moment with their eyes than putting it in writing. “A picture is worth a thousand of words”
Here are some of the views and highlights of 2016. It’s happily shared with you and hopefully you can live somewhat through these images!

Sunset at Clearwater Beach, Florida
Motor Home's Base on Alex's property in St. Petersburg, Florida
Sailing Wing to Wing on Earthling, Gulf of Mexico
Sewing is one of the skills all sailors should have!

Road trip to the Florida Keys
Motor Biking in the Everglades National Park, Florida
Everglades National Park, Florida
Alligators in Everglades National park, Florida
Bahia Honda, Florida Keys
Racing in Tampa bay, Florida
Racing on Wasabi
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
Spring at the Botanical Garden in Chicago
Chicago at Summer

Prime Location at the riverfront in Chicago
The Captain became an American Citizen
2016 Chicago Mackinac Race
Happy "Joie De Vie" crew
On top of Earthling's Mast, Florida
Three Ruckers Key, Clearwater, Florida
RV Road Trip with friends through Everglades National Park, Florida
On Hudson River in New York City
Love to the mango trees at home front

A view of Tehran, Iran
Hiking the mountains in North Eastern Iran, "Akhlamad"
Akhlamad, Khorasan, Iran
Waterfall in the cliffs of Akhlamad, Iran
"Sio Se Pol" in Isfahan, Iran
By Caspian Sea, Iran
An old village along the silk road in Iran
The Silk Road, Iran
Trucking in fall in beautiful Pennsylvania
Trucking in upstate New York
Trucking in Spring in Colorado
Trucking in Colorado
Trucking among the Amish in Pennsylvania
On a Road Trips with Johnny Wanda and Babak
Skiing in Park City, Utah
Road Trip in Wyoming 
The trio on a winter Road Trip to California
Spectacular Lake Tahoe, California
Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California
Skiing in Lake Tahoe
Sailboat on Lake Tahoe
Pacific Ocean, California
Boating on the Pacific Ocean, California
Dana Point, Orange County, California

Thanks for following
Happy New 2017
Love from California

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Road Trips around the U.S

Grand Canyon, Arizona
There are different ways of traveling. Most people fly to their vacation destination, but you can also drive, take the train or bus, or even bicycle. If you like to travel, find the way and just do it! The Journey is as important as the destination.  Earthling’s Captain’s favorite way to travel is to do it with his own medium. The harder it is to get to a destination, the more valuable and beautiful it becomes once you get there!
During the time off from sailing/cruising on Earthling, he got the chance to travel around the U.S for work and pleasure. When his parents visited the U.S, a motorhome was acquired and they got to drive in 25 states from Chicago west to California and South to Florida and up the East Coast to Pennsylvania and back to Illinois. The RV crew got to see lots of beautiful nature. A distance of 7750 miles was traveled which left memories of a lifetime.

Additionally, Earthling’s captain has also been a semi truck driver for the last year. In 2015, he drove over 120,000 miles around the U.S from Illinois to Washington, across the country to Massachusetts, down to Florida and up and down and east and west several times.

The winter months of 2015 were brutal and driving a 40-ton 18wheeler could be quite frightening. One late cold February evening in upstate New York a snowstorm was predicted to come through. It was only two hours left to the destination in Buffalo and the goal was to make it there before the storm. But the universe wanted to keep this truck driver on his toes, so the snow started coming down heavily, followed by strong winds strengthened by Lake Erie. The ground soon was covered in white with a visibility of less than 50 yards! The driver was trying to follow the tracks of two cars in front! There was no way to stop or pull over. In very little time there was so much snow that if the truck stopped, it would be stuck and not able to take off again. And soon there is a parade of cars following the semi. The truck was going 15mph for 40 minutes, which seemed so much longer. The windshield vipers were frozen and wouldn’t clean the windshield. As the driver is struggling to see the tracks of two other cars in front, it appears that one car has slipped in the dish. Now there is one track to follow and soon the other car is out of the game in the dish. There were more cars and truck on the side of the road than on the road. I’m so lucky and thankful to come out of this storm safe, which was the scariest moment in the trucking journeys.

One of the purposes in life is to see and experience this dimensional world that we exist in. There is more beauty in nature around the globe than we can imagine. Everything is worth to see, even the worst place on the planet is worth a visit at least once. If you like it, you go back, if not, at least you’ve seen it once! If I could do it, you can do it! There is a way for each of us!

Here are some pictures of the amazing moments and views in 2015.
Earthling will soon set sail for a short trip in the Caribbean sea.
Thanks for following and Happy New Years

Buffalo in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Cache National Forest, Utah
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Lake Mead, Nevada
Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Main strip Las Vegas, Nevada
Venetian, Las Vegas

Hotel Aria, Las Vegas

Pacific Ocean, California

Pacific Drive, California

La Jolla, San Diego, California

Grand Canyon, Arizona
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Grand Canyon, Arizona
New Mexico
New Mexico
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cotton Field, Mississippi
Panhandle Florida
Panhandle Florida
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Earthling time on the Inter coastal
Gulf Of Mexico
St. Augustine, Florida

Gatlinburg, Tennesse

West Virginia

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Trucking in Oregon

Trucking in Montana
Salt Lake City, Utah
Peace on Earth
Trucking in Long Island, New York
Trucking in Seattle, WA

Over the road in Idaha