we are still in Palm Springs. Traveling has become almost impossible. National parks and state parks, as well as other public campsites, have closed – including the hiking trails. Many of the private campsites have turned their backs on new guests – to protect their long-term residents. We understand that.
So we are stranded here. As our friend Matt put it, we ended up in a summer camp for adults. We found great people. Many live here, just 20 minutes’ drive from Palm Springs all year round, some for six months to escape the winter in the north, and others are travelers like us who are stranded here. Young and old. A wonderfully crazy pack. A large family that takes care of itself.
Our day starts with Sun. How nice that is. It accompanies our day from morning to evening when it follows its path in the cloudless, steel-blue sky.
In the morning, walking through the desert, hundreds of different flowers and blossoms exude the most incredible scents. We didn’t think the desert could be so colorful. After our daily workout and yoga, we have breakfast in peace and make our plan for the day.
Until two weeks ago, the Pickleball courts and Tennis courts were still open and served as a meeting point. Pickleball, a mix of tennis and badminton, is a really interesting game that seems to be suitable for everyone at every age. There is Dan, who hurries across the field at 85 and hits some hard balls into the opposing field. Adrian is our age, just started and already on the hook. There were new challenges every day and lots of laughter.
After the game, we go to work. After #covid19 crushed our plans like a bulldozer, we have to realign ourselves. Our current plan: establish an online health coach offer with Nina. Here we are busy working. We keep you updated on our project. Right now a lot of people need a health coach.
Another topic that concerns us is how we can help friends all over the world during this time. Many have lost their jobs and many are losing their livelihood. A hair salon in Victoria, a B&B in Scotland, a clothing store in New Zealand, a restaurant in San Diego, and many more.
These are fates that very few speak of. How do they sleep at night? Loss of existence, how to maintain their family? At best, they can go on working with debt after the madness, knowing that it will take many, many years to return the loans.
Many are not in such a good position, for them losing their jobs means losing everything. No social system, no unemployment benefits, no loans.
For a few weeks now we have been helping our friends from around the world with our skills. I offer advice for remote work, remote communication as well as creating online shops, websites.
Nina provides advice to stabilize the immune system and explains unanswered questions about covid19 and health.
If you are interested in our offer, just write to us – we are happy to help.
Would you like more about us, visit the About us site.