RV Views, 2017

Warning, picture intensive post!

My take on the ‘best camping spots of the year’ is different from most RVers. I make a point to find the beauty in every place I visit and hate to rate them. Instead, I do this post: a pictoral review all the places I’ve camped through the year, as seen from the windows of my little house on wheels. I called some pretty amazing places home in 2017, so let’s take a look back at them, shall we?

Jan 5th – Rang in the new year at this awesome boondocking spot near Ajo, AZ with my bestie Julie

Jan 9th – An amazing sunset at Saddle Mountain RV Park in Tonopah, AZ

Jan 10th – In Quartzsite at the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

Jan 22nd – Sunset behind Dome Rock in Quartzsite at the Xscapers Annual Bash (that cute little trailer belongs to Drivin’ and Vibin’)

Feb 3rd – Boondocking with a several other solo Xscapers at American Girl Mine near Winterhaven, CA

Feb 16th – Overnighting at Leapin Lizard RV Ranch in Ocotillo Wells, CA

Feb 26th – A rainbow in the mountains near Borrego Springs, CA

Mar 23rd – A rainbow at my Sedona, AZ camp among the juniper

Mar 30th – Spring paints the desert green in Cottonwood, AZ

April 8th – My office view at Valley of the Gods near Medicine Hat, UT

April 14th – KOA in Moab, UT

April 15th – Jeep convoy passing my boondocking spot on Klondike Bluffs Road near Moab, UT

May 11th – Overnighting at McInnis Canyon National Rec Area, CO

May 13th – Morning sun in the national forest northeast of Kremmling, CO

May 27th – Boondocking on the edge – Badlands National Park, SD

June 22nd – View from the kitchen in my parent’s house. I was parked here for months and never got a photo from inside Cas, haha.

Aug 24th – Lake Michigan near Fish Creek, WI

Oct 16th – Grafton Campground in Grafton, ND where I worked the sugar beet harvest

Oct 21th – Fall color at Calamus Reservoir State Park, NE

Oct 23rd – St. Vrain State Park, near Longmont, CO

Oct 24th – Touring Hiker Trailer West in Denver, CO. This particular trailer is not mine, but I’ll have one very similar later this year!

Oct 27th – Boondocking down Dark Canyon Road near Carlsbad, NM

Nov 21st – Moochdocking in a friend’s driveway in Lubbock, TX

Nov 29th – At a random rest stop in the middle of nowhere, NM

Dec 3rd – Dragoon Mountains near Tombstone, AZ

Dec 8th – Snyder Hill BLM in Tucscon, AZ

Dec 23rd – Saddle Mountain BLM area near Tonopah, AZ

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Aaaand in real time I’ve arrived at the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous! My coordinates are 33.6545917, -114.1469726 and I’ll be here until mid-morning on Monday the 15th. When you’re coming into the RTR area on Mitchell Mine Road, turn at the red sign that says “RTR Music” and keep to the right at the fork. I’m not far in. You’re welcome to stop by, just please keep it between 9 am and 4 pm (I tend to go to the campfire near sunset). On Saturday at 10 am I’m presenting at the work-camping seminar, so come find me there!

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  1. Becky on January 17, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    I, too, prefer to spend my free time outside. It’ll be interesting to see how it goes!

  2. Dawn on January 14, 2018 at 11:16 am

    This is a great way to get a glimpse of your year…and to record where you’ve been, all in one post. Thanks for sharing! I’m looking forward to following you in 2018 in your new rig!

    You’ve made me think about how small is small…and I’ve come to realize that having something really small would be similar to camping in the tent I use now…just the bed would be better than the ground…but otherwise I’d be outside most of the time like I am when I camp now and that’s fine. Even preferable.

  3. mike on January 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks Becky.
    I enjoyed the time-line photos.

    –Mike (Relaxing in Pahrump)

  4. Becky on January 13, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks for commenting you two!

  5. Y Knowles on January 12, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Wow! What a beautiful year you have had! Someday I hope to look out my window and see those sites. (All except your folks place! I’m not a stalker! Ha!). Can’t wait to read your description of the 2018 RTR.

  6. Mush on January 11, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I’m parked in my beastly Class A right next to the fire pit (remember when there were just two Class As at the RTR just 2 years ago😳)

    Would love to have you visit if you get a chance 💞