On my “long way home,” I had the good fortune to meet up with full-time RV-ers Annie and Roxanne of “The Good Luck Duck.“ They were gracious enough to give me the secret coordinates to their incredibly beautiful boondocking site so how could I refuse? (Please note that this is what I REALLY look like, as opposed to the freaked out photo they placed on THEIR blog.)
Seriously, Annie and Roxanne are two of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet and I had a wonderful time. They introduced me to the “Duck,” which was tricked out with an amazing solar system and even allowed me to peek at their composting toilet. Composting toilet = No Blackwater Dumping – ever!
We toured the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (2nd time for the Ducks) and had lunch at the amazing vegetarian restaurant on the grounds. The food was delicious, the company delightful, and the view was beyond words. All of this savory goodness for the mere pittance of $5.00/person. It was amazing to hear the “chatter” going on around at the surrounding tables by the “volunteers.” “I was with the pigs this morning, but I’m going to the bunny house this afternoon.” The “vibe” for the love of animals was certainly in the air…
To say that I was “moved” by the experience is an understatement. I definitely plan to go back for a week to volunteer in the future.
As for the Ducks, they introduced me to their vegan lifestyle and in return I corrupted them by making “Corona-ritas” for happy hour. We talked animals, food, books, movies, and life in general. In short, it was a high point of my summer.
Below this post is a Flickr slideshow of my experience. Enjoy!