The Aspect Of My Life

Monday, January 21, 2013

Magic Bus

I am living in a Magic Bus.  And after several conversations, it seems I am not the only one.

I am very organized and live in a very small space, but things just seem to disappear!  I am diligent about putting things in their "proper home" so it is a mystery to me how things can completely vanish and no matter how many times I search through all the bins and cupboards, they remain lost in space.

It seems I spend an inordinate amount of time on my hands and knees looking everywhere I can possibly think of only to come up empty handed.  How can you lose an iridescent green tennis ball?  A beautiful casserole dish?  A newly purchased tube of sunscreen?  Eyeglasses???  I will find things and then they will disappear AGAIN!

I might be a little more concerned if other people hadn't confirmed that they too live in these magic buses.  Some even have mysterious beeping or buzzing noises that go off at unknown times and even with a thorough search cannot be found.

It is an amazing world living in these magic buses but I am just not too thrilled about buying another tube of sunscreen.  Hope it doesn't vanish like the last one did.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Rainbow At The Slabs
After my three days at the Fountain of Youth I headed 13 miles down the road to Slab City.  Not much had changed since my last visit other than I thought it would be more crowded.  I took up residence in my exact same spot and had the area all to myself.

My new house batteries seem to have done the trick and I had no further problems with my generator and survived the chilly nights.  Bruce welcomed me as soon as I pulled in and continued to feed me some of the best food.  How does he do it??
Chicken Pot Pie
I also had the opportunity for a brief visit with Robi and sent her off with one of my prized possessions, a vintage metallic glass.
My hat goes off to her as not only did she survive a summer at the Slabs but also created an official Slab City website which answers any and all questions.  Check it out at

For more information you can purchase Greg Stotts' book "Slab City Then and Now" from his website at  Got myself an autographed copy.

I couldn't stay too long at the Slabs because I had to get back to Arizona to catch a Christmas Eve flight to Pensacola, FL.  My mom and Dan traveled from Phoenix, my brother from Louisiana and my sister and new brother-in-law from North Carolina so that we could all be together for the holiday.  So very thankful for the beautiful condo and this time with my family.
View From Our Condo
My Mom and Dan Walking the Beach
Sunset Over the Ocean
Now I am back in Buckeye until my next venture down the road.  Hoping this will be the year I finally make it to Quartzite.