Carpio, North Dakota (pop. 144)
Yep, we were here in July.
We rested up for two days in Carpio then set out on a new trail and new adventures.
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“Is there anything you miss as much as those showers?” I really had to think on that one and couldn’t come up with anything...then it hit me. Having my own laundry machines! I do not like having to go to laundromats. That would be the number one thing I miss.
“Why subject 1920?” - that was the code to the bathroom on the back of the ticket. I can read upside down writing so I didn’t think much of it when posting the photo of the ticket. Sorry.
“Do you ever get nervous or afraid when you are on the road? (Yes but not for the reasons you are thinking) Have you ever had anyone hassle you while you are camped by yourself?” I can honestly say ‘No’ to that. I am more concerned while in cities and the bigger the city the bigger the concern. Cities are where the crime is, where the predators are seeking their prey. As for in the country I have always felt safe from human predators. If something doesn’t feel right I will go elsewhere. And I may have done that once or twice in all these years. That is the beauty in being able to move your home by just the turn of a key. In a house in the city you don’t have that freedom. Understandably living the life of a nomad is more of a concern for a solo female traveler. I have watched many interviews with solo female travelers on YouTube. They all agree they started out on their journey fearful. And all have said they discovered their fears were unfounded. Their biggest concern is breaking down (which is part of my ‘yes’ up above). Just go with your gut feeling where you camp. Always park facing out to your exit. Having a dog is a plus for solo women. I have talked with women who want to do what I do. I tell them to do so in a van or a small motorhome. Never go with towing a trailer. Some yahoos pull in and camp close to you. You crawl up front, start your engine and drive way. If you are in a trailer you have to step out and expose yourself to get to your truck or car. Not a good thing.