Jun 24

Sleeping Around

I love my comfy bedroom and home.  And luxurious hotel suites, fancy beachside resorts and beautiful moutaintop lodges….preferably with firm mattresses, high thread count sheets, and round the clock room service.  Like here…at the San Ysidro Inn in Montecito, California. This, is as close to perfect as it gets!

My motorcycle man (MM), on the other hand, will happily enjoy such spots, but but he is a rugged, sleep under the stars kind of a guy at heart.

I admit…this has rubbed off on me, at least a little.  Being with MM, has definitely upped my adventure quotient and forced me to become just a little more rough and tumble, and well….I guess you could even call me outdoorsy now.  When I think about it, I (who had NEVER camped before meeting him) have actually slept in some crazy places with MM…around the world.  Such as:

  • In the back of a land rover in the Serenghetti while watching elephants pull the rubber off of our windshield wipers…and eat it!

    got a craving for rubber?

  • On top of a picnic table in the Valley of Fire in Nevada, during a heat wave…this was on our honeymoon!

    We slept on the picnic table...NO tent for us!

  • In a leopard cave while lost in the fog on Mt. Kenya.  On that same climb, in Top Hut, with mice doing wind sprints across our sleeping bags all night, and hyraxes howling just outside the door.

Stunning location, rustic accomodations

  • In a tent in the Mojave desert during a treacherous sleet/thunder/lightning storm.
  • In a wobbly treehouse 50 feet off the ground in Africa, where peeing in the middle of the night meant hanging off the edge and trusting your loved one to hold onto you for dear life.
  • In the BF Goodrich pits in Bahia de Gonzaga during the Baja 1000 race…while 7 months pregnant.
  • Under the stars in Alaska, watching the Aurora Borealis.

Brrrr...below freezing, but SO worth it!

And look at where we’re sleeping this weekend…near Joshua Tree in the California desert:

  • Morning coffee in the Starlight Suite at the (in)famous Rancho Relaxo

    More sleeping adventures to follow!

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