Spring in the desert where water is scarce and most plants barely reach 3 feet high, is a new experience for me. Living for so long in the midwest, I took for granted the cascades of color, the burst of blooms, and the hopefulness of hosta and daffodils as they push through the earth. The … Continue reading Spring Arrives in the Desert
What does social distancing mean for a full-time RVer? For me, it is an opportunity to Boondock on public lands (BLM). There are some challenges involved- I have to leave my spot every 7 to 10 days and dump my 2 wastewater tanks. I am learning to conserve my water, electricity, and food (and toilet … Continue reading Corona Virus and Camping
Sunset at RV Park in Pahrump, Nevada The last few weeks have been busy with local travel, a visit from a Bloomington friend, and another connection to Indiana. February has generally been a great month for weather with days in the high 60's and chilling off to the 40's at night- perfect hot tub weather … Continue reading Old Friends Visit, New Friends Made
Before we got to Pahrump, I stopped in California at the Dumont Dunes OHV recreation area. I wanted to share some gorgeous views of the dunes. Campsite at Dumont Dunes One of the largest Dunes A long hike from Flo Gemini hikes the dunes Dunes come alive as sun sets Now, on to the story … Continue reading Finding Delight- In Pahrump!
Misty morning at Catalina State Park outside of Tucson, Arizona While traveling, one often comes across sights that seem ordinary to locals, but are exotic to the visitor. Take for example the giant Saguaro cacti that I saw while passing through Arizona. I became fascinated by these amazing plants when I was able to examine … Continue reading Saguaro- Giants of the Desert
Hope this new year, new decade finds you all recovered from the holidays and sticking to your resolutions- after all it's only the 6th of January! Trystin and Teddi with Grandma Dani and Flo January, 2020, finds me Boondocking (camping without hookups) in southern California under the pine trees with the sun rising over the … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Massive Column found inside main room at Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico Highlights of my travels these past few months have certainly included several tours of caves in New Mexico and Texas. I went to Carlsbad Caverns in mid-October just in time for the emergence of bats at sunset- yes, bats! Over 400,000 Brazilian free-tailed bats … Continue reading Cave Touring
Before I made it to New Mexico, I was determined to camp on a BLM (Bureau of Land Management) site that I found on one of my camping APPs. It is sort of a rite of passage for full-timers to camp in the "Boondocks" without any electric or water hookups out in the middle of … Continue reading Boondocking on BLM
I don't know why?!?! This cow was seen wandering around the Gage Gardens in Marathon, Texas Giant Saguaro CactusLangtry, Texas Sticky Asters at Storrie Lake State Park Las Vegas, New Mexico Some Random ugly bug that landed on my table "One of the best campsites" Storrie Lake CampgroundLas Vegas, New Mexico Sotol also known as … Continue reading Flora, Fauna, and Signs along the way
As the rolling hills of Iowa's rich, green farm fields gave way to the vast, golden grazing lands if the Great Plains, the elevation also increased steadily from less than 1,000 feet in eastern Iowa to over 5,000 feet in western Nebraska. I was once again challenged by the autumn winds cutting like a knife … Continue reading Golden Spike Tower