Cramped in our micro-campervan with no way to move around but only spoon…what more could we want? Jaimers, Leeners and I couldn’t sit up in our “home” and even if we tried, we would hit the smeared bugs on the ceiling and get them in our already dirty and un-showered hair. I guess it wouldn’t really make much of a difference if we got a few bugs in the mix of our already nasty hair.
As for nighttime, who knew we needed flashlights? We would have to drive fast to find our new parking lot or sketchy street to park our “home” on. When we finally found a place, we would set up our little table and chairs in the middle of a parking lot and cook our soup or pasta in the freezing cold as the sun began to set. We didn’t understand why random passerby’s would give us odd looks as they walked by our dinner table in the middle of the parking lot. After dinner we would find the nearest sprinkler system or other source of water (outdoor showers etc.) to rinse off our pots and pans as good as we were able to... Then we would climb into our little 2-person bed to get all snuggly at 7:30 at night because we had nothing better to do than sleep when we had no light be able to entertain ourselves. That, my friends, was my spring break of 2007 :)
It really was one of the most fun experiences I've ever had because we were roughing it big time :) We found creative and cheap ways to have fun, like hiking in one of the most beautiful parks in the world called Abel Tasmen, kayaking there (in the frigid cold I might add...we felt like we were seconds away from getting hypothermia), karaoke with the 50-year old locals, various coffee shops and libraries to stay warm because we had no other place to hang out than our car...as well as many other "interesting" experiences... We were literally homeless, which was definitely an experience I will never forget :)