As I was perusing my photo albums yesterday I realized that in many places I’ve camped, I had a picture with a black frame around it: a photo taken from inside Cas looking out. I made a sort of mini-album of these pictures and others with one big rule in mind, the picture had to be taken right at my campsite.
These photos aren’t as scenic as many of the shots that grace this blog, because for the majority of the year I’m staying in employee campgrounds which aren’t as pretty as RV spots visitors pay to stay at. But it’s still an interesting way to look at my travels, my Casita’s view of the adventure. It’s also a nice trip down memory lane for those who’ve been following IO a while, or a good way to catch up on places I’ve been for those who haven’t.
Stoneycrest Plantation Campground in Bluffton, SC, where I lived for four months with Julie in the summer of 2012 working at my last “real” job before hitting the road.
Indian Springs State Park, GA. This was the start of my full-timing journey on 9/14/12, the flowers were a going away gift.
The oak forest surrounding my site at Harry Truman State Park, MO. I fell in love with the Ozarks area after stopping at SD to become a resident, the trees were a welcome sight after months of camping in a field at Stoneycrest. 9/12.
Big Chief RV Park in Coffeyville, KS where I stayed while working at Amazon in the fall of 2012. The buildings are still under construction.
Thomas’ RV in Hardeeville, GA. This is where I stayed while working for Lowe’s my first winter on the road – early 2013.
My first summer park job was in the Badlands, SD, not that I could see the badlands from my site. Strong storms were common, this may even have been the one that produced hail big enough to crack the Casita’s roof. Summer 2013.
The last few weeks of the season in the Badlands we got moved behind the old hotel – where there were badlands views! A huge blizzard hit the beginning of October that killed over 75,000 cattle – luckily the park was closed at the time due to government shutdown.
Elk City State Park, KS, October of 2013. The only time I’ve had a waterfront view from home. I’m planning to change that in the future.
My second year at Big Chief working for Amazon, this time my site had a view of the now-defunct warehouse. Fall 2013.
I volunteered early 2014 with the University of Florida at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station near Gainesville. This photo slightly breaks my rule, as I took it from just outside my campsite looking in but it’s the best I have.
Tyler State Park in eastern Texas, June of 2014. I was due in at Little House Customs to get work done on Cas the next day and made better time than expected.
Mesa Verde RV in Lubbock, TX. I spent a week here visiting a friend while sending out resumes for a summer job. The colors have not been edited in this photo – I was convinced the Mother Ship was coming to take me away!
On my way to Zion National park in UT where I worked summer of 2014. I stopped in Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument on the border of UT for an afternoon break.
This squirrel was pulling acorns from the shrubby oak trees right outside my window at Zion Mountain Ranch, summer 2014.
Early morning in Valley of Fire State Park, NV. I love love loved this place. Fall 2014.
Trees over our (I was traveling with Julie at this time) sub-alpine Yosemite campsite, fall 2014.
My morning view just before bed, working nights at Amazon again – this time at Sparks Marina RV in Sparks, NV.
After Amazon got out Julie and I toured more of California. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, December 2014.
What I woke up to Christmas morning last year. Pinnacles State Park in CA.
There are more of these pictures that I’ve taken this year, but I’ve decided I’m going to save them for a year-in-review post at the beginning of 2016. Hope you all enjoyed this trip down memory lane, have a good week!
* * *
Thank you for doing your usual Amazon shopping using my affiliate link.