AAQ: A Typical Day Boondocking

October 24, 2016 | 21

Here’s the first of the “Ask A Question” (AAQ) posts! For those who may have missed it, a couple weeks ago when I arrived at Amazon I mentioned how working full-time hours doesn’t give me as much time to get out and explore (and make travelogues about exploring), so I asked if anyone had questions…

Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

September 20, 2016 | 29

September 17, Saturday The sun is shining upon southern Colorado this morning as Brian and Christie’s heavy-duty truck rumbles down 285 south of Salida. The mountain ranges to the east and west are wrapped in the dark green of conifers and at higher elevations patched with irregular blotches of yellow and orange – aspen groves…

Whisked Away

September 16, 2016 | 39

There have been two types of days at my camp on Turquoise Lake near Leadville CO. The first type is partly to mostly sunny and windy, but nice enough when you’re in the sun. On these days, I’ll take my camp chair down the hill to the beach and read while listening to birds call…

The Queen’s Laundry Hike

August 9, 2016 | 27

In real time, I left Yellowstone today (Tuesday the 9th), but there’s still one thing I wanted to write about from my time there, a hike I did that was new to me. * * * July 31, Sunday Haze shrouds the mountains in Yellowstone today as I pull onto Fountain Flat Drive, a short…

Quartzsite Fiberglass Rally

February 16, 2016 | 13

I arrive at the Fiberglass RV Rally in Quartzsite, AZ on Wednesday the 10th. It would probably be more accurate to call this a molded fiberglass rally, because that’s the kind of trailers that are here. For those not in the know, most molded fiberglass RVs are made with a top and a bottom half,…

Camping on a Gold Mine

January 26, 2016 | 26

January 21, Thursday Field trip! So, one of our number at the Xscapers convergence here at Dome Rock just outside of Quartzsite is a bonafide tour guide. He works 6 months on, 6 months off and is currently theoretically off, but I guess when out taking a walk he happened upon a fellow who is…

Hill Hike and the Big Tent

January 22, 2016 | 30

January 19, Tuesday With the initial burst of social activities and chores now behind, I find myself with a reasonable chunk of free time and no set plan. Some exploring is in order. Behind camp, the dirt road ends in large wash which is the end of the line for RVers. ATVs however were made…

Xscapers Convergence

January 19, 2016 | 31

The second gathering on my whirlwind tour of Quartzsite happens to be just down the road from the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, the drive over with Bertha and Cas was only about ten minutes. I’m going to the Xscapers convergence. Readers may have noticed in the right-hand column of IO, near the bottom, an icon that…

Quartzsite and the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

January 12, 2016 | 44

During the summer, Quartzsite, AZ is nothing out of the ordinary. A dusty little pit stop not far from the boarder of California along I10 where one can get gas on the way to more interesting (and cooler!) locations. But during the winter, thousands of RVers descend upon this unassuming town and vendors arrive from…

Thankfulness

November 26, 2015 | 37

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and enjoying time with family and friends (and good food). As Thursdays are a part of my “weekend” at Amazon this season, I find myself with Thanksgiving off for the first time in many years. Looking back over past posts, it occurs to me that I haven’t…

Friends and Groceries

June 25, 2015 | 30

Last week was quite busy socially. Met up with Bob Wells of CheapRVLiving after work on Tuesday, he dropped by the Old Faithful area and we had lunch. After hiking the Clear Lake Loop with Jayne on Thursday we went up to Canyon Village for ice cream and dropped in on Kirsty and Art, people…

Travel Blogging Part 2

June 8, 2015 | 35

A lot of people commented on the introductory Part 1 that they’d like to see more in depth information about blogging, so here it is! If you’re not interested in blogging, we’ll see you later in the week. 🙂 Picking a Niche When there are a lot of people blogging about the thing you want to…

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