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Monday, May 22, 2017

Technology Slows Down Our Journey: But We Are Back





As many of you know, I am not much for the Matrix nor all that it represents. I believe it actually makes us prisoners and infests our Neurological system while removing our true human nature. Before we set out on this Journey, we thought we took care of all the essential needs to be able to report our journey and to bring you all along with us. I actually was satisfied with what appeared to be a good provider, leaving behind my long standing relationship with Metro PC and went with T-Mobile who at the time appeared to be a better choice for being connected while on the road.



Well to make a long story short, when we got to North Dakota we noticed our 4G went down to 3G and soon we received a message stating that our roaming allotted 200 MB amount was almost reached, therefore, we would be left with no data and our devices rendered useless. Well, we contacted T-Mobile and expressed our frustration but basically got nowhere, they were unable to do anything about the situation, according to them there were limits on roaming, we were sold an unlimited plan that actually had limits when their towers were not their own.  It appeared that my 15-year relationship with Metro Pc was tainted for nothing, we had to drive 300 miles to Colorado, there were no T-Mobile, nor Metro PC locations in Montana, which is where we received our text that our data had run out.




We were, to say the least, frustrated and angry, and knew that we had to drive to the nearest T-Mobile and Metro PC dealer  300 plus miles to cancel one and reconnect the other, as well as purchase a Hot Spot from the best, yet most expensive carrier, Verizon.  In the meanwhile, we drove through horrific weather of rain, that produced lots of hydro gliding, and even through snowed areas, which blew my mind, I did not imagine in mid-May that snow could be possible.




We have had lots of challenges on this adventure of a lifetime, yet none has proven to be so frustrating, especially for Lynna who is the one in charge of making sure you all get the story told. She is the artist that places the storyboard together via film, capturing the beautiful images that our wonderful planet has gifted us. We are now sitting in Boulder Colorado, editing and putting stuff together that is on the backlog, due to the technological glitches.



We hope you are enjoying our wonderful adventure and hope that we can continue to provide you with amazing sceneries, as well as to share the good, the bad and the ugly with you via this blog and videos. Here are some live videos we shot along the way. Remember to Donate if your heart desires to and enjoy what we are doing, we have now had to incur more charges having to have a Hot Spot with Verizon.  You can also become a Patreon and sponsor our Projects, we want to make some more great music videos that will bring a message of freedom, empowering everyone to break free and to know there is another way.


Go Go GypsyBlue









Sunday, May 21, 2017

GypsyBlue Nomads Season 1 Episode 9: A Buggy Affair





We are back!  After having some real big internet connection issues (ie: T-Mobile is a terrible cellphone carrier), we were finally able to resolve our problems and now are ready to continue to share our journey with you.  Here's our latest episode.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

GypsyBlue Nomads: Season 1 Episode 8 Camping By The Blue Ridge & Runnin...

Live updates and more...

I can't believe it has been over 2 weeks now since our departure from the typical life most people endure. We are officially Nomads having traveled thus far over 4000 miles in this short amount of time. The east coast has not been memorable, but we have had some incredible moments and created many memories. We are looking forward to enjoying the West and will return to the east when the bugs and the rainy season are less prominent.

We have made incredible music videos are enamored by our girl GypsyBlue, how she cuddles us every night in our sleeping pod, keeps us warm and gets us to where we need to go, effortlessly and very cost efficiently.


Here are some live updates we have done throughout our journey, remember to check directly on our YouTube channel. If you like what we are doing and the message we are spreading, you can donate, become a Patrion or both. We hope to inspire you to do the same, or at least get to enjoy our journey as we navigate life with a Nomadic heart and a loving soul.












Life is too short to be living it on someone else's terms, the freedom to express, live and to live without fear or boundaries is your human right. Let us inspire your hunger for more, never settle for anything less and do not let fear keep you encaged, for you are not slaves, you are meant to fly and to be free. On that note, let us all cheer on our girl, Go Go GypsyBlue....


GypsyBlue Nomads: Season 1 Episode 7 Going East To Go Back West

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

GypsyBlue Nomads: Season 1 Episode 6 Snake Encounters Of The Rattler Kind!





We just wanted to stay far away from this momma Eastern Diamondback rattler!  She blocked our path back but we had no choice but to take another path back to camp, even if it happened to be all the back around.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Just Be: A Mark Angelo Cummings Original Video





Mark & I had a great time shooting this video and we hope that you enjoy it.  If you would like to see more of these videos, please consider becoming one of our Patreon subscribers.

https://www.patreon.com/gypsybluenomads



More live videos















We dealt with winding and gravel deep roads, off the beat and path, not intended for a Prius, but she mustered on through, as well as bad weather and more.... We are now in Michigan after driving 12 hours to drive away from the bad weather. Stay tune for more adventures with GypsyBlue Nomads....


Go Go GypsyBlue.....

Goodbye Carolinas




















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Saturday, May 6, 2017

GypsyBlue Nomads: Season 1 Episode 5 In The Woods

Our GypsyBlue camping adventures got off to a great start in a state park here in South Carolina and Mark had a song to sing at the end of the day.



Challenges Of A Nomad


VEGAN AT WENDY'S


So today marks one week of our Nomadic adventures, GypsyBlue Nomads, the life of 2-Two Spirited Nomads and their car.   This hands down has been the most amazing experience I have ever had in my entire life, and note I have had many great adventures, from joining the army at 17 to Marrying an English man and living in England, then there was my adventure in Argentina, my quest to meet a trans woman on the other side of the world, which allowed me to see how others live outside of the US.  Needless to say, I have had many amazing experiences all of which has allowed my personal growth and fortified me with wonderful memories.

This journey along side with my wife Lynna, will for certain push us to levels we have never known possible, which we welcome, for our own personal spiritual growth. Thus far, we have had a few encounters that would probably create fear in many, yet it has only made us stronger and looking forward to more. The so-called normal life people live in their boxed reality leaves people empty and in search for stimulation which usually stems from drugs, alcohol or any type of synthetic solution, none of which really ever solves the problem, the lack of connection with nature and who we truly are.

The first night in Anderson South Carolina, we were threatened with the police for sleeping overnight at a rest stop, mainly because I had parked the car the opposite way to get a better view of the most amazing scenery.








Then there was the bug infestation at Keowee Toxaway State Park, seeing that I am a magnet for mosquitos I was eaten away, while Lynna was not even touched.  But as if the bugs were not enough, as we explored the area and tried to break in my new Hiking boots, we had an encounter with one of the largest, highly venomous snakes in the Americas, the chances to actually come across one of these majestic creatures is rare, but of course, if there is a chance of something rare happening, it would definitely happen to us. Don't get me wrong, I think it was incredible, and as frightening, as it may have appeared to be, I was grateful to have experienced it. 




One of the most challenging things for me thus far as a person who has OCD, is trying to keep everything in order, living in your car, especially a small vehicle like the Prius does tend to provide many challenges for a person who thrives on organization and neatness. But as a person who also thrives with overcoming challenges, I have found new ways to keep myself sane while living out of our car. There must be a place for everything, and everything has its place.  Keeping the car clean on the inside as well as on the outside with sponges, paper towels, and chemical free cleaners has been very helpful and a lifesaver. I have a set routine, as I move all of my stuff from the front seat to the back seat, the daily ritual of making the back our bed or the storage area as we drive. 








Keeping clean in between showers is also very important to me, so far we are still trying to find a method that is effective, as is finding locations that one can feel comfortable, changing clothing, brushing one's teeth and privates without feeling uncomfortable. Some bathrooms have a large stall with their own sink, I like those the best. I can wash up and change clothing without feeling rushed or worried about others needing to use the stall as well. 




We finally bought a bed foam to add to the sleeping quarters, making it much more comfortable and cozy. Finally, the other challenge is boondocking in urban areas, Walmarts are not always welcoming to overnighters, nor are rest stops. We stayed at a Target last night, found it to be safe and welcoming, no signs of towing your vehicle, in fact there seem to have been several van dwellers which gave us the clue that it would be okay to spend the night there. 



I want to engage in our own cooking more, since eating out can be quite costly and not very healthy, even with trying to make healthy vegan choices, restaurant meals are never adequate, and we are quickly finding out the lack of vegan choices or knowledge on the matter in the restaurant world. This is all one big learning curve and I am sure we will get better as time progresses.  

When we are away from the city, or in an area that I can set up my portable kitchen it is not a problem at all, but this world is set up to keep us all enslaved in their fast food corporate world.  More parks with the ability to picnic and enjoy the outdoors are needed. People should not be made to feel as if they are criminals when they prefer not to live in a box and enjoy the great outdoors. The lobbying monsters for campgrounds seem to be the ones pushing the no overnight parking, so more people are forced to pay their outrageous prices.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Not Without An Incident or Two

South Carolina:


It has not even been a week yet, and we already had a few encounters which have only made the adventure ever so interesting. We slept in a rest stop that had a sign that read no overnight parking which of course we missed but were informed first thing in the morning that we needed to leave, after having the most restful night sleep and an amazing view.






We then decided to explore South Carolina some more and stayed at a State Park called Keowee Toxaway State Park and guess what we encountered?





The weather has been amazing, some cold nights, which we welcome since we get to open our windows and enjoy the fresh air.  I have had my share of mosquito bites and I must say that Carolina does have plenty of bugs, but it's all part of the journey and tale to tell.

So keep on watching as life unfolds before our very eyes.





















Go Go GypsyBlue......