SNOW. ❄️❄️❄️ I was pleasantly surprised that Hampstead still had a little bit of snow on the ground yesterday. I’ll take what I can. Does anyone think London will have a White Christmas this year? 🎄 Fingers crossed for mooooore snow. 🤞 #theprettycities#prettycitylondon
Do you know what happened with me today? I left my phone at home 🙈 On my way to work I realised that I don't have it with me 🤢 But my superhero husband flew to me and rescued me from being without hands. Are you so attached to your phones too or it's just me?🤔
Incredible road trip through the desert.
Comment if you would cruise down this road and take in the views. 📷: @jakecure
Didn’t think it was real
Didn’t think we’d find it,
and definitely didn’t think the van would make it here.
Our ladder literally snapped in half and our water pump somehow broke getting here, but worth it is an understatement. We debated going back every 5 minutes because we thought the van couldn’t take it. #sureasshit#astrotiger#myhappyplace#camperlifestyle#travelstoke#staywild
This picture may just look like a painted construction site, but that’s just because it is, and it always has been. Salvation Mountain was declared a “Folk Art Preserve Sight” in 2000 and was an officially established “never-ending art installment” pioneered by Leonard Knight. Leonard, (whom we actually had the pleasure of meeting on our first visit to Slab City in 2014), was and is a legend, known for his dedication to this mountain. Spending every waking day, spanning over so many years, he constructed his vision outside of Slab City (the last free place on earth), with just the clay from the mountains and donations of paint, brushes, hay-bales, wood and funds from the tourists that come from all over to see it. Unfortunately, Leonard passed away 3 years ago now and he left behind something that could never be finished, and even his converted truck he lived in full-time here. Now that he has passed away his spirit and even his approach lives on here, however. We met the man repairing/preserving/now building this historic painted mountain this weekend and he has been busy doing repair work that has been neglected since Leonard’s death. At first, people didn’t like the fact that Jack was “taking over” but no one else exactly grabbed a shovel. “No one wanted to touch it” he told us, “and things needed to be done. I stepped in and did exactly what leonard would of did, just the way Leonard would of did it”, Jack said, and he doesn’t plan on stopping or leaving my time soon.
I’m thankful for Jack.
About 50km before Fes and with only an hour’s daylight left, Waze directed us into a regional road. It’s basically a small kampung road past dusty villages.
We had to be patient driving behind overladen vehicles like this one, behind people on donkeys (they don’t do motorbikes here because mules can carry so much more stuff and are much cooler 😎), sheep crossing road and various other obstacles I could never ever see in Malaysia.
After several kilometers of being patient and slowly driving on the partly-damaged road, I wanted to turn back onto the main road. But The Hubs insisted that we follow Waze 🙈 so we pushed on.
It was the BEST decision ever because after that, we were rewarded with some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen! Wide open rural farmland, with undulating land so smooth and well-manicured, if Shah Rukh Khan finds out about it he will sing and dance with Kajol over there! Really!
I shall dream of green fields with lots of little sheep tonight.