I think she is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Ok, so it could be the dreads, but I think she’s beautiful either way. I also would think it so fun and educational to live as a gypsy. Why educational? Well, I think it would definitely teach survival skills. These people that the article is about live this way now, and have for 25 plus years. In gypsy wagons no less!
All the pics I’m posting are from the original post. And just to be clear HERE is the link again. I’m not trying to steal anyone’s glory or artwork. I was just so impressed with the post and all the pics of these cool people that I just couldn’t resist adding a couple of their pics to my post.
I’ve been reading about gypsies for some time and collecting photos of various Vardos (that’s what their wagons are called), mainly for my own enjoyment and as a reference. I want a Vardo one day. I’m also very fascinated by bus conversions. I think actual campers are cool, but there’s something really special about taking a bus of some sort (school bus, city trolly bus, etc….) and making it your own personal creation. I think in my heart I’m a real gypsy. Maybe it’s from moving around so often as a child. We weren’t military or anything like that. For some reason my dad just moved us around a lot. When I was 16 my aunt and I added it up and I had lived in nearly 20 houses during my lifetime. (I don’t even know what that number would be now.) We lived on entire summer somewhere in Georgia in a little duplex. I made a friend my age in the other half of the duplex and boy did we get into trouble together. There was a tiny hole in the corner of the wall that my bed covered up that led right to her room and when we were on restriction from playing together we would give each other gifts through that hole. I don’t know how many times she snuck me into her room while her mother was at work, but we got caught almost every time.
During my 5th grade year we lived in a little cinder block house on a lake in Interlarchen, Florida. It belonged to my step-mother’s family. Still does as far as I know.
Let’s see where else ~ Sterling, Virginia; Front Royal, Virginia; Middleburg, Florida; Keystone Heights, Florida; when I was 16 I was in Joliet, IL with my aunt (or did we live in the next town over and my school & our church was in Joliet?). Anyway, you get the point ~ we moved a lot. In each of these places we would move between different houses too.
It seems as an adult I’ve followed suit ~ Murphy, NC; Charlotte, NC; Jacksonville, FL; Lakeland, FL; California; and now back in Florida….Yep! I must be a gypsy!