There is not a whole lot to do on the road. I mean when physically on the road. Driving requires your full attention for a variety of reasons, such as the lack of a speedometer; monitoring engine noises; the actual act of driving a non-power steering, non-power brakes vehicle. On top of this, Pearl is a loud vehicle. She has about 8 inches of exhaust pipe right now, which means not only is the engine noise deafening, but the windows need to be down so as to not breathe in fumes.
As a passenger, this precludes most chatting. In fact, I wear ear plugs most of the time. Neither of us have a data plan, so that cuts out internet surfing. There is always taking in the wonderful scenery, except that we do most of our traveling at night. So, I have fallen back on some old hobbies that I have not had time to pursue in the past couple of years
I am an avid reader, and I have been since childhood. Since I quit my job at Euclid Hall I have read 32 books. In a month. And I didn't read every day.
I love studying. I'm one of the only people I know that can say that. I love learning things. I am very lucky that this trip has given me the opportunity to pursue more knowledge. I am now studying for my level 2 Sommelier and Cicerone, as well as brushing up on my French
I used to crochet a lot when I was younger, and then as I became a teenager I just stopped. Just before we left my amazing friend Crickett, who herself had renewed her interest in crochet a couple months previous, gave me four of her grandmother's old crochet needles, and some yarn (some black, white, and red, of course!) At this point I can crochet by feel, since much of the time I'm doing it in the dark. In about 4 days got halfway through a basic lap blanket to get me back in the flow. Now that we are in a place for more than a couple of days, and I've had time to check out patterns for ideas, and I've been even more productive. Pictures below
small travel makeup bag
|my new hat, with clip-on flower from H&M|