This morning we awoke in Flagstaff, Arizona. It’s hard to know what time it is because the time zones keep changing on us. Just as I was getting used to the idea of Mountain Time, we crossed into Arizona, a state that did not like Daylight Savings Time and so repealed it. Except for the Navajo, they decided to keep it. Either way it’s currently either 5:30 or 6:30 in the morning and I’m wide awake.
I am growing weary of driving. Though the scenery we have been passing through has grown progressively more stunning, the confinement of the automobile is starting to wear on me. Today we should be able to spend more of our time enjoying this place. Our objective is to get into Grand Canyon National Park and hopefully find a place to camp, a tricky proposition this time of year it sounds like.
We are slowly adapting to living out of the car, though we still have not quite got our systems worked out for how to organize and access the things that we need. For me, having a system of organization is an important part of making life feel more manageable. I like to know where things are and for those places to make logical sense. Having a good organizational system means there is one less thing I have to think about, so that I can focus on more important or interesting things. We’ll get it all sorted out after a few more days I’m sure, but for now, it’s time for me to figure out where I put my toothbrush.
Do any of you have tips or strategies you use to stay organized while traveling?