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Jill Sessa

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- Full time traveler 5 years - #wordpress biz - Now on #Ural Formerly @vespaandalaptop - Overland Expo Cool Ride Finalist - πŸ“Cali, making tracks NW

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#thisispackrafting  A two mile walk down the Greenbelt, 5 minutes to set up the boat and a quick float back. (With 5 sets of 100 upriver strokes for upper body exercise). Honestly, I just wouldn't bother with a harder to set-up or move boat. Swipe to see Logan's "C'mon, let's get in!!" Iook 😍 He agrees: Beautiful evening, couldn't pass it up. . . . #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #aquabound #kayakpaddle #alpackaraft #alpackarafts #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #boise se #visitidaho #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #sunsetpaddle #simplepleasures
It had been way too long since this boat was in the wet stuff... I think Logan was in his happy place, too! Took the very long way from Alturas to Boise today in order to paddle at the Warner Wetlands and then dirt roads for a couple hours. Needed that! . . . #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #visitoregon #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #aquabound #kayakpaddle #alpackaraft #alpackarafts #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #395 #wildliferefuge #publiclands #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride
It seemed like an indulgent silly purchase at the time... . A tiara-bedecked fur trimmed hat for potential cold nights on the playa. Then I wore it the first night and magically turned into a Playa Princess (with equally indulgent light up white faux fur coat!). I acted a bit more free and relaxed than normal. I was warm and toasty. I giggled and played. . This hat did not get relegated to my Burn box!! . And this morning by Lake Tahoe, it is cold enough to warrant wearing a hat. What CAN'T I accomplish today starting like this?!? #burningmanfashion #burningman2018 #playaprincess
I had two unicorn shirts for the playa this year. The other one is a typical fantasy scene.  This is more my day to day style... Not getting packed in the Burning Man bin!! . Wearing it today in hopes this head cold and eye headache go away and I can start to integrate back into my everyday life. Cross fingers!
Reconnected with my main man. He enjoys a sideboob pillow.
I took Pyramid Way both to and from Burning Man this year, I like the slower more scenic route to transition. Pyramid Lake is a gorgeous aquamarine color and the road is less used. . Picked up a little dust in between! 15 days on playa. The Flying πŸ… came through like a champ. The driver.... Will let you know tomorrow 😎 #burningman2018 #playadust
Talk Nerdy To Me. Yes, please!! . Until I came out here last year, I had every usual preconception about what Burning Man was all about. Then I found my people and lost my judgement. Found creativity and expansiveness. Lost my hesitation. . Returned home yesterday and already in awe of the minds that choose to apply themselves in some way in this environment. Open to whatever I may be fortunate to take part in.
Been way too long since a color like this has been ON my hair... That changes today!
Ironically... The least smoky town on my drive back from Oregon to Reno 🀣😎
A different kind of #burningmanprep !! . Tip: if you use a hand grinder but may have 20-30 caffeine-needy souls waiting on your lattes.... A driver can slot right over the top where you usually place the handle. Set the speed low and watch your force. Hold onto the barrel tight or use a shelf liner for grip. . Voila... Quickly ground beans! Because even on the #playa , you don't want to sacrifice good beans to pre-grinding!! . (And yes, I am in a place this morning that requires a warm hat and sweater, yay!!
One week from today, I'll be heading out to the Playa. For Two + weeks. (Yes, I'm lucky like that!!) . Powering through a long list of work this week, while doing prep. Next to the ocean. Yes, that white poof is the ocean with a beautifully cooling marine fog layer. . My goal is to stay cool all week and store this in my cell memory, haha.
Likely the last time I see the  #uralmotorcycle in person. Told him to consign it after they figure out what's wrong. . So completely disappointed in this bike. So. Much. Time. And. Energy. Wasted. . Should have been a work horse!! Instead, it's been out of commission 7 weeks of the 7 months I've had it. . Will eat it big time on selling it, but better than more frustration. Time to figure out the next whip! . For now, grateful the van is working out well and Burning Man is coming up, so the moto situation is a non-issue. . Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
That is one loaded up Sprinter!! . We had to keep the car separated from the bike, so they are in flip, but.... The #uralmotorcycle is indeed rolled into the rear of a 158" wb #sprintervan ! . This has been a very stressful situation but making the best of it. Which means sorbet for dinner 🀣 Will drive the moto up to Portland so they can hopefully sort it out. . Fun Times. So much gratitude to @mammothcycleworks for their kindness, use of their van, willingness to try and just showing me and Logan so much love. More #roadangels to add to my collection πŸ˜πŸ˜‡
Requisite feet-in-doorway van pic!! . Taking the Flying Tomato down #395 to load up the #uralmotorcycle . Had to take a few to admire the Mono Lake view.  So. Much. Smoke. Grateful for those who are keeping it under control. Both passes are closed. . Van is running absolutely great and it's a pleasure to have a/c while driving again 😎 . . . #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #easternsierras #leevining #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #aquabound #kayakpaddle #alpackaraft #alpackarafts #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #visitcalifornia #395 #monolake #southtufa #californiadreaming #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #vanlifereality #vanlifediaries #sprintervanconversion
Took some time to de-stress today after taking a long shuttle bus ride up to Reno. So glad I found @polyesthersreno . This is Esther's awesome daughter who helped me out today AND made these fab new glasses that will be coming with me to #burningman2018 (along with some fun new and vintage pieces). I'm not super into costumes but, they made it a fun experience and now I want some more!  Pop in for costumes and so much of what you may need (bike lights, hats, etc....) . #burningmanfashion #playafashion #vintagestyle #greatkids #kindness #shoplocal #smallbusiness #digitalnomad #fulltimetravel #feeltheburn
My head is spinning dealing with a gazillion little details and misdirections of this address change situation while buying a vehicle and getting prepared for Burning Man. I may have had a cry at the post office this morning. (Package returned to sender, while I was literally at the PO to pick it up!) . Then I walk into Black Velvet and their usual tiny GF muffin has been replaced by that there awesome GF cran-orange beauty. . That's helps! . . . #easternsierras #mammothlakes #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #roadlifereality #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #visitcalifornia #395 #californiadreaming #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #latteart #glutenfreetravel
Just the other day, I was making note of how much travel has changed me, particularly around my volatility and (over) reactions to circumstance. I've become so much better about rolling with things. Not perfect, but strides have been made, for sure. . Queue Announcement yesterday from my mailing/address/domicile company that they were closing without notice, had already stopped accepting mail and cannot forward mail... . Thanks, Universe, for testing my personal growth!! . #latergram
Don't tell the po-po.... But I've made this my overnight stop at least 4 times when traveling through Tahoe - only once out of necessity. . First was when OliveRV wasn't quite up to the Incline challenge and we happened to pull over right as sun was touching the west side of the lake. It's just a super deep turnout. With a view for days. . Hitting Reno tomorrow. I've got some hugs to disperse to my dusty campmates. And a secret mission that may be revealed if all goes as expected. Making the most out of the moto delays! . . . #laketahoe #easternsierras  #getoutandplay #getoutstayout  #myhomehaswheels  #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #visitcalifornia #visitnevada #395 #californiadreaming #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride  #womenwhocamp #womenwhowrench

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