My Trip

I got on a train and went to Berkely today.  It is nice.  I didn’t like the train ride though.  City people look angry to me.  Maybe they are stressed out.

Berkeley has a small town feel.  I like small towns.  I guess there are different sections.  Telegraph (Avenue) is hippy, grungy and Shattuck(Street) is city-ish. Or so I am told.  I don’t worry about things like that though.  I just like a friendly feel.

At the coffee shop, a young Mexican teenager complemented my jacket.  No one in my hometown ever talks to me so that’s different.  And despite the general unfriendliness on the train, a 30 something White guy kissed my hand after I asked him a train related question.  It’s like I’m in a different country!

As soon as I got off the train in Berkeley I found myself wondering if this would be a good place to free-sleep.  I have a feeling it would.  I’ll bet there are lots of car and van dwellers here, working there way through college.

I may not be free-sleeping much longer and that makes me sad.  The thought of packing up and living HERE in Berkeley seems so exciting to me.  A guy just walked into the coffee shop with a guitar and a covered plastic bucket.  I wonder what is in the bucket?  He has a grungy style about him that I like.  Is he a free-sleeper, a student or ???  Hard to tell for sure.  If *I* find him noteworthy, he is probably homeless.  Ha! I’m such a wierdo!

More later.  There’s internet access at the house I’m staying at.  Yay!

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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2 Responses to My Trip

  1. Althea says:

    I am thinking of starting my own van journey. Great blog.

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