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
My journey has really begun. I left Chicagoland September 6th for my next destination-Denver. As I travelled across Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska at a furious pace of 100 miles per day, I stopped nightly at campgrounds that I plotted out on RV TripWizard. If not for technology, I would still be wandering around the midwest … Continue reading Westward, Ho!
From my daily diary: I've been thinking about fear lately. Specifically, I've been thinking about my fear of turning on the propane in my rig. The fear is unfounded. I've never had a bad experience with propane or any other potentially flammable substances. But, I'm afraid to turn on the propane! I'm sure that I … Continue reading Fear Conquered! (?)
I stayed the night in Pontiac, Illinois on my way to Chicagoland to visit my best friend, Fran. I was able to use my Harvest Host membership to boondock in the City Hall parking lot for the night. Harvest Host is an organization that allows members to stay overnight in a variety of places such … Continue reading Route 66
I finally left Bloomington on Sunday, August 25, 2019-YAY! So now, I'm officially on the road. I have spent the last 2 1/2 years planning, researching, downsizing, selling the house and all the furniture, finishing my work, and on Saturday, selling my car (gulp!). I feel, uh, free? Not really. What I feel is a … Continue reading Into The Wild…..
My journey towards full time RV ing continues with decamping from the farm I've been living on for the past 2 months. My hosts, Dick and Licia have been so accommodating and helpful as I transition from my "sticks and bricks" to the mobile life. To those of you not familiar with the term "sticks … Continue reading Leaving the Farm
People always ask me about why I decided to sell everything I own and start traveling full time. Why would I retire early, give up my cozy house and life in the midwest, take my 3 cats and a dog on the road? Isn't it dangerous for a single woman to be out there alone? … Continue reading Origins
Tumeni visits the Vet for the first time When Ted found her in the woods surrounding our campsite, she was eating out of a rusty tuna can. He fell in love immediately with this affectionate tabby. He wanted to keep her and I told him, "NO" That was the first day of our stay. By … Continue reading Too Many Animals