New Horizons

A few posts ago I hinted darkly of the perambulating goings-ons Mrs Widds and I are undertaking next year, namely that of heading to parts East-North-East in our trusty travel-trailer until we find our forever home.

In a fit of absolute insanity I also committed myself to chronicling the entire thing on video … and now I have to figure out how to do it. (I don’t know why I do this to myself, I really don’t) I am confident that YouTube will have instructional videos on how to put videos on YouTube. (which is a perfect example of ‘meta’)

Any author will tell you that sometimes the hardest part of writing a story, (that isn’t actually the story itself) is figuring out the title. This is also true of finding a name for your, to-date, completely theoretical, YouTube channel.

Mrs Widds and I put our heads together and came up with … nothing. Which was surprising … we’re usually rather good at that sort of thing.

That night as I lay in a deep doze in-between bathroom visits, (I’d drunk way too many cups of tea for my bladder to readily forgive) it came to me .. The Wunder-Lusters, (a play on ‘wunderlust’) because we’ll be wandering to all points of the compass in our adventures. (who knows, we might even venture to the Atlantic Ocean, or even the Arctic one! …Tuktoyatuk,Β here we come!)

Next was the tag-line, or sub-heading. That was easy. At that point, in my mind’s eye the entire thing looked something like this …

4 wheels on the truck and 4 on the trailer ...you're wondering what the dots after the word 'and' are for, aren't you?

4 wheels on the truck and 4 on the trailer …you’re wondering what the dots after the word ‘and’ are for, aren’t you?

Well, if you’ve been around here for a while you’ve probably already surmised the rest of the line is, ‘no fucks given’ … which, as much as I heartily approve of the sentiment, it might be a bit too outrΓ© for YouTube, and not what I want to be part of that vital ‘first impression’ anyway.

Any thoughts on what else I could use?

(I did come up with an alternative that I’m … hmm … OK with – 2 Women, 8 Wheels: The Adventure Begins/Continues … but I’m not overly fond of it. It sounds like a sequel that nobody wants, to a movie that no-one saw)

Our 'rig' (I love that term, it's so on-the-road-ish) on our 2015 cross-country adventure at Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta

Our ‘rig’ (I love that term, it’s so on-the-road-ish) on our 2015 cross-country adventure at Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta

28 comments on “New Horizons

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    I am, I admit, green with envy…

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  2. GREAT PHOTOGRAPH ON A FANTASTIC POST, CHINA

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  3. Two women, eight wheels and a great many ever-changing horizons.

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  4. on a forever home search

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  5. jenanita01 says:

    So am I! This is something we should have done years ago… sigh…

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  6. Looks like a great rig! On the road eh – that’s sounds like a fantastic trip – I’ll have to have a think about the Utube thing as to how to – yes UTube will def have a couple of those videos

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  7. Suzanne says:

    It looks like a great set up and the trip sounds brilliant. Wids Way was the name that popped into my mind but it’s probably silly – I’m very tired right now. Good luck and have fun – I’d love to do something like that. 😊

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  8. Jay says:

    I don’t care what it’s called, I can’t wait to tune in!!

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    • Widdershins says:

      πŸ˜€ … we’re thinking early in the new year. That’s when things start moving from the wish-list stage of planning to the downright terrifying ‘do it’ stage. πŸ™‚

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  9. Olga Godim says:

    “Two Women, Eight Wheels” – snappy and short. I don’t think anything else is required to say what you want to say. It reminds me of the book title Parnassus on Wheels.

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  10. How exciting! Can’t wait to vicariously live the adventures!!

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    • Widdershins says:

      That’s how I got hooked on to this whole video thing – watching other people’s adventures! πŸ˜€

      … It has a great deal to do with finding our tribes, I think. When the world was smaller we knew a great many people in our immediate surroundings, family, extended family, friends, those who lived and worked around us, etc. In this ‘modern era’ a great many of those circles have moved online … to blogs and YouTube, so that’s where we go to seek them out. πŸ™‚

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      • I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Not β€œfinding a tribe”, but noting how isolated modern life is. And noticing how curated and antiseptic online interactions are. Not exactly fake, but highly selective and not as meaning-filled as we crave from IRL relationships. I hope your adventures give you the chance to bridge these worlds.

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