Old Relics – Like Me

Old Relics Like Me

The Pima Air & Space Museum is just south of our location in Tucson. It is huge. The museum is full of old relics; some are even older relics than me. We didn’t know or appreciate how amazing it was until our visit. The museum is located right next to the Davis Monthan Air Force …

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Food Desert?

Food Desert?

Food Desert — As we travel we often encounter both outstanding food choices and food deserts. Tucson is not a food desert. In fact, our anniversary dinner uncovered a great downtown restaurant. Great downtown restaurants alone would not create a blog post. We have been to lots of great downtown restaurants. However, having the best …

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Biosphere 2 Experiment

Biosphere 2 experiment living quarters.

The Biosphere 2 experiment tried to replicate a proposed settlement on the moon, or on Mars. It didn’t work according to plan. But failed experiments are still results — just not desired results. Lots of people learned lots of things about life from the Biosphere 2 project and the experiments are still in progress. Now …

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Valley of the Sun

Sunset in the Valley of the Sun

Valley of the Sun, Valley of Fire, Death Valley, Yuma, notice a trend in our travels? All these places are hot, way too hot in the summer. Winter never really arrives in the Valley of the Sun and this is ideal for us and our RV travels. While every other state in the nation faces …

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Campsite Review: Picacho Peak Campground

Campsite Review: Picacho Peak Campground

Campsite Review: Picacho Peak Campground located just to the south of Interstate 10 about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. It is a very nice campground. No water is available at the campground… I will be saying this again and again. At the campground, there are three loops with 87 well-spaced large sites with electricity. We …

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Like water on Mars?

Like water on Mars

We are north of Yuma in a red desert just like Mars except there isn’t water like this on Mars. We have a nice lake behind the RV. Totally unexpected and so very interesting. Actually, there are lots of nice places north of Yuma and Lake Martinez is only one of them. For me, I …

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Snippet: Who can stay at military campgrounds?

Who can stay at military campgrounds

Who can stay at military campgrounds? All personnel on active duty, most military retirees, some other veterans, and some DOD employees. Roughly the groups are outlined as follows: Active duty and families of active duty — including reserves who are currently on active duty. Gold Star family members, where the service member died in armed …

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Humor from Spam

Humor from spam

Humor from Spam: One of the unanticipated perks of having your own website is sometimes, you get some unexpected humor from spam. Sometimes it is a hoot. Why would people (computers) from all over the world go out of their way to provide such funny comments on this website? (Really I don’t know, the question …

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Southbound Interstate 15 – Bad Roads for RVs

Interstate 15 - Bad Roads for RVs

Southbound Interstate 15 – Bad Roads for RVs – Sunday afternoon between Primm Nevada and Glen Helen California is a bad road for RVs. Since this is an Interstate Highway, there are at least two lanes and a slow lane on all the steep sections there are two steep sections. Typically the temperature is either …

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Campsite Review: Sweetwater Summit Campground

Campsite Review: Sweetwater Summit Campground

Campsite Review: Sweetwater Summit Campground a San Diego County Regional Park in Bonita California. It is a very nice campground. All campsites are in a small area south of Sweetwater Lake and spread out on a south-facing hillside near the California Highway 125 expressway (Tollroad). There are 112 sites on a sunny hillside in a …

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Campsite Review: Guajome Park Campground

Campsite Review: Guajome Park Campground

Campsite Review: Guajome Park Campground a San Diego County Regional Park in Oceanside California, on Mexico Land Grant named Rancho Guajome. This grant predates the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the creation of the state of California. Prior to the land grant, the park was part of the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded …

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Snippet: Passport America

Passport America

Snippet: Passport America RV Discount Camping Club can save RVers lots of money for campsites. The campgrounds offer 50% off normal rates for members. It is easy to use and the annual costs are about the same as one night stay at one campground. So stay at two Passport America member campgrounds and the program …

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Air Conditioner from Solar and Batteries – Test Results

Air Conditioner from Solar and Batteries

Air Conditioner from Solar and Batteries: Can you run your RV air conditioner from your battery and solar panels? The short answer is yes. We have proved that it is possible. This update includes testing data with some surprises. These surprises are not encouraging and show how hard this is and why this is so …

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Jordanelle / Heber Valley Descent – Bad Roads for RVs

Jordanelle Valley Descent – Bad Roads for RVs

Jordanelle / Heber Valley Descent – Bad Roads for RVs is on U.S. Highway 40/ U.S. Highway 189, twelve miles north of Heber City, Utah. It is steep and should be avoided in the winter. Of course, you could say that RVs should avoid traveling in the winter in the Rocky Mountains and I would …

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Quiet at the lake

Jefferson County Lake Park

It has been quiet at the lake, well at least it was quiet, and it will be quiet at the lake again — soon. Our travels have taken us south at a rapid pace with the change of seasons. Winter arrived in the west on Labor Day. Labor Day, the last day of summer isn’t …

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Campsite Review: Beavertail Hill Campground

Campsite Review: Beavertail Hill Campground

Campsite Review: Beavertail Hill Campground is south of Interstate 90 twenty-five miles east of Missoula Montana. After departing the Interstate turn south on Bonita Station Road for less than one mile. The campground is along a bend in the Clark Fork River which flows westward to the Columbia River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition followed …

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Stunning Big Sky

Sunset at Holland Lake

Montana’s Big Sky motto is obvious everywhere we look. Big Sky is stunning. The longer we stay in Montana, the more we love it. All that may change during tomorrow’s cold snap. We love the size and everything about Montana. This is our second year (in a row) visiting Montana. Last year we crossed Montana, …

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