Aparcado Fóra

Aparcado Fóra

A Mischief ELF traveling & parking while experiencing interesting places and people


I’m Alan, an elder mischief ELF, traveling & parking to experience interesting places and being a friend to all sorts of people.

I love meeting people, traveling, great food, hiking, camping, and hugging trees.

I have founded and/or served on Boards for Technical Incubators, Art Education, Performing Arts, Community Organizations, and Social & Environmental groups. Currently on the Board of Directors for two Non-Profit Organizations here on the Island in Washington State which is Home base.

A retired Director of Technology, Technical Generalist & Engineer with a lifelong interest in all types of Art, Puppetry, Animatronics, Kinetics, Robotics, Special Effects and Electronics.
I create examples of how to recycle packaging and other items into art projects for adults and children, along with developing community oriented projects for Non-Profits.


Chicago, IL USA  on a Sunday in late November.
So for folks into such things I’m a Sagittarius


English (native), Understand a few others – so beware..


Art • Electronics • Puppetry / Animatronics • Camping • Hiking • Cooking • Entertaining • Horticulture • Music • Photography / Video Production • Programming • Theater • Stage Craft • Travel • Amateur (HAM) radio • Assisting & Empowering Nonprofits • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

What I care about:

Education • Social Services • Arts and Culture • Science and Technology • Nature & The Environment • Civil Rights and Social Action • Human Rights • Homelessness & Displacement • World Health • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief • Economic Empowerment • Poverty Alleviation • Animal Welfare

Self Identity:

Über Tech Nerd, Tree Hugger, Mischief Elf, Nexus Surfer, Empath, Pagan, Naturist

Political Views:

“The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
  they are an entire banquet.”

            – Mark Twain in Eruption

Photo GalleryMyself the Elf

What to Expect

I’m not your normal RV’r .. so expect the unexpected, abnormal, weird, wonderous and a lot of Mischief along the way. So stay tuned.

My main focus currently is de-constructing the interior of the Bus 1st and working on design ideas as I am doing that. I have a lot of very specific goals and requirements for the unit that are not typical (understatement).

I am also assembling a lot of the parts that need to be in it, and therefore designed around. So the process is going to be at my pace, relaxed and fun for me.

I do have a YouTube channel but have not been focused on posting up videos yet.
But subscribe if you like.. I will NOT be doing the normal build series showing what everyone else has done. Mine will be about what is Unique and Different from other builds, and trust me, there will be a lot of that.

The Name

It seems folks like naming their RV’s, so mine is “Aparcado Fóra” which is Galician for “Parked Outside”. So, Yes, I have a sense of humor.

Aparcado Fóra