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Getting Dental Work Done in Los Algodones, Mexico

Every winter, thousands of people visit the small Mexican town of Los Algodones for what has been coined ‘medical tourism’, specifically dental care, eyeglasses, and medications. At about 1/3 the cost of dental care in the US, the price is right, but is the quality there? And what about safety concerns? On Tuesday the 7th […]

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Musings on Bad Luck and Probability

And we’re back in business! The problem with my laptop was a dying hard drive, replaced to the tune of $216 (a drop in the bucket compared to the truck repairs). Several readers have pointed out that I seem to be having a string of bad luck lately. If you look at the past 12 […]

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What To Do When Your RV Breaks Down

Last month, my tow vehicle broke down and I was stranded for over two weeks waiting for it to be fixed. I wrote about the incident from a travelogue standpoint but I always intended on writing a more how-to type post of the steps I went through from the time the truck overheated until it […]

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Joshua Tree Teaser and Caulking

March 11, Friday I open my eyes in the morning, and immediately know something is off. Where is the sun? It’s a rare overcast day in the desert. Around noon the wind is suppose to pick up, the park is under a wind advisory. Well, not making any day trips today. Luckily there are other […]

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The Great Fridge Debacle (part 2)

Let’s rewind time a little. In the last episode on the ongoing saga of my broken fridge, I opted to drive out to Arizona to attend the RTR and Xscapers convergence rather than wait in Texas to get the replacement done at the Casita factory. I’ve not regretted my decision, but it’s now been over […]

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Pulled over near the junction of I67 and I10.

The Great Fridge Debacle (part 1)

So, lets recap. My fridge started leaking ammonia on the 24th, it stopped working on the 26th. I arrived at Little House Customs on the 28th for an appointment I made months ago to get some other non-essential work done. I ask Larry while I’m there if he can do anything about the fridge. He […]

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In December of 2015 my fantastic fan started leaking in the middle of the night. I put a pot under it and turned my side dinette into a bed as a temporary measure until I could get it looked at.

Leaks and Delays

Part way through writing this, I thought about deleting it and writing about something else unrelated to my current travels. Then I thought no, it’s important for people to realize that not all travel days will be fun or exciting as a full-time RVer, and this post definitely shows that. There are few photos because […]

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Texas BBQ and A Rental Car

I’ve been on a quest here near Dallas/Fort Worth to find a good BBQ joint. I’ve found that barbecue varies a lot from state to state and it’s been interesting to sample different regions take on this favorite of mine as I’ve been traveling. In asking around, I learned that Hard Eight BBQ in Roanoke, […]

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Tada!  All patched. (Which reminds me, Cas needs a good cleaning...)

Photo: Patches

At the end of my post last week, I mentioned that I’d purchased Marine-Tex from Amazon, but ran out of time to explain why. Here’s a visual explanation. These photos make me think my next project should be giving Cas a good wash, heh. * * * Thank you for doing your usual Amazon shopping […]

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New Toys

Last week, Amazon paid me in RV gear instead of money. Well, not exactly. Amazon paid me about $550 as usual, and I turned around and spent that $550 back at Amazon, buying the solar suitcase kit and LED lightbulbs I wanted for boondocking this winter as well as Marine-Tex putty, a carbon monoxide detector, […]

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Heat and Battery Woes

After leaving Caprock Canyons on the 6th, the last five days of my 1,300 mile journey from Wyoming to Texas wind to a close with little worth blogging about. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to get out and explore because I certainly have, but the weather is getting in my way. I’ve been hiding […]

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Snow in my Yellowstone site back in May

Three Years In A Casita

While September 14th marked my third nomadiversary, it also marks almost three and a half years of living in a small RV. To this day I get incredulous looks that a trailer only 17 feet long from hitch to bumper provides adequate space to live and thrive in, but I can now say in no […]

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