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Escaping the Freeze

After touring Hiker Trailer in Denver, CO on the 24th, I spend one more night at St. Vrain State Park just north of Denver, and then prepare to hit the road the next day to escape the deep freeze coming later this week. October 25, Wednesday I stay at St Vrain as long as I […]

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On the internet at Badlands National Park.

Mobile Internet Update

It’s been over two years since I last posted about how I stay connected on the road, and it’s changed since then. Time for an update! First, some history. For the first three years living in the Casita (2012-2015) I relied solely on public WiFi and mooching off of friends for getting online. If you’re […]

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Summer RVing Without Reservations

Ah, summer. The season of outdoor grilling, family bonding, and fun in the sun. It’s also the busy season for travel, when many tourist destinations experience their highest volume of visitors. With the increase of RVs on the road this time time of year, trip planning takes on a new urgency. Those who full-time RV […]

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On the Edge

May 17, Wednesday The rain holds off just long enough to hitch up Cas and get on the road. By Rapid City, SD the gray sky is teasing me with sprinkles and a blustery wind is blowing from the north. The temperature is dropping, and I eye the Black Hills in my rearview mirror. It’s […]

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Traversing the Rockies

May 10, Wednesday It’s rained a rather considerable amount the last two days here near Moab, UT. This morning, camp is mud. The ground on Klondike Bluffs road is clay, and it turns into a gooey mess when wet. Soon it feels like I’m walking on platform shoes because of all the mud stuck to […]

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Scenes Around Camp

Today’s one of those days when the words are slow coming. I’m still in the Moab area due to snow in the mountains. So, here’s a few more pictures from around camp. Spring may be slow in coming to the Rockies, but it’s certainly arrived here. I’m still enjoying the company of Kelly and Marshall. […]

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Arches National Park, UT (part 2)

April 27, Thursday At 7:02 am, Marshall, Kelly, and I are through the fee booth and into Arches NP for our hiking excursion. Because of repaving, the park is closed overnight on weekdays right now. The gates open at 7 am, so we’re among the first ten or fifteen cars into the park. Our destination […]

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Aaand more me and Kelly being silly

Arches National Park, UT (part 1)

April 21, Friday Well, I’ve been in Moab, UT for a week. Probably about time to drive into Arches, huh. At least I’m doing better than Kelly and Marshall, who have been in the area for nearly a month and haven’t been yet, other than our walk in near camp. We pile into Marshall’s Jeep […]

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Tower Arch

April 13, Thursday It’s another travel day, goodbye Valley of the Gods! Before noon I’m passing through Bluff, UT, the cute little town that I’ve been utilizing for laundry and showers while in the area. If you get the chance, stop at the Twin Rocks Trading Post – neat scenery and the Navajo Taco at […]

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Monument Valley, AZ

March 7, Friday If the drive from Cottonwood, AZ to Navajo National Monument was scenic, the drive from Navajo National Monument to Valley of the Gods is grand indeed. East on 160 are great bluffs of carved sandstone. The town of Kayenta is surrounded by them. At Kayenta I get on 163 going north. Out […]

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A picture in the visitor center of the Betatakin ruin, since mine turn out so poorly.

Navajo National Monument, AZ

Days fall into a routine along Camino Real road south of Cottonwood, AZ. Breakfast is usually had with hot air balloons for company. After breakfast, I take a walk. On April 3rd, another storm blows through. This one comes as a surprise, as early as noon the weather forecast wasn’t calling for anything significant. But […]

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Sedona State of Mind

March 18, Saturday Uh-oh. A hissing sound becomes audible when I turn on my water pump, and the pump can’t seem to build pressure, it keeps cycling. This can’t be good. Actually, I end up being really lucky. First of all, I trace the sound to the city water connector underneath my ‘office’ bench seat. […]

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