Wind Whistle

Wind Whistle Campground View Monticello Utah

Wind Whistle is 26 miles north of Monticello and one thousand feet lower in elevation. It is to the west of Highway 191 and near the south end of Canyonlands National Park. Because it is at 6000 feet it is cooler than the temperatures at Moab but warmer than Monticello. It is still windy, as …

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Monticello Utah

La Sal Mountains View Monticello Utah

After departing Sand Island, we drove north to Monticello, Utah. Cold weather was arriving and electricity is available at the RV Park, in town and we again had cell service.  The picture is looking west from Monticello, Utah at part of Bears Ears National Monument at a mountain cluster, at the Manti Sal National Forest …

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Bears Ears

Valley of the Gods Mexican Hat Utah

Bears Ears National Monument is north of Bluff, Utah, and west of Cortez, Colorado. Overall it is bigger than many small states. Bluff, Utah After seeing my brother and driving back from Albuquerque, we spent one more night at Navajo Dam. Yesterday we moved about 140 miles to Bluff Utah. It is hard to find …

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Navajo Lake State Park

Campsite Navajo Lake Farmington New Mexico

We made it to New Mexico and are staying at Navajo Lake State Park on the San Juan River. Nice campground, with cell service and electricity. The first picture is one of the many thousand-year-old ruins nearby between here and Farmington.  I had hoped for a picture of the river, or of the reservoir, but …

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Navajo National Monument

View, Navajo National Monument, Tseig Arizona

We departed Wahweap on March 29 heading to the Navajo National Monument.  Our route and target destination was Cortez Colorado (made it) with a stop at the Navajo National Monument.  It is a risky move to plan on camping at Navajo National Monument. The campground is small, tight and free. If a person knows about …

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell Page Arizona

Lake Powell is wonderful, even in early April. Navajo Reservation We lost cell phone service 20 miles west of Page, Arizona. (Thank you ATT) and didn’t get it back until we got to Colorado. At Page, I stopped at a Walmart to get some advice from locals. It seems that Verizon is the only carrier …

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Camping at Sand Hollow

View of Sand Canyon Recreation area, Saint George, Utah

Brrrr, yes that is snow from last night in the mountains just north of us.  We’re near Zion National Park. Camping at Sand Hollow, a state park near Saint George Utah. Saint George is just north of the Utah/Arizona border and March may be a little early to visit. It is surrounded by mountains and …

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Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire, Nevada State Park

We have electricity, and water, no sewer, no cell phone coverage, and no computers. We do have a view. We are at Valley of Fire for the rest of the week. The view from our front window. Our friends Patti and Joel are in the RV in front of us. In the summer — Hot! …

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas night photo

Vegas — Baby Traveling to Las Vegas along the Colorado River was just what we needed. We just arrived in Vegas after spending the week in Laughlin/Bullhead City. Not much to see there. The big view was the casinos in Laughlin. It was very windy — most of the time. We did go to Oatman …

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park, Jumbo Rocks Campground

A million-dollar view and we own it Joshua Tree National Park is a wonderland. We have no electricity, no water, no sewer, no cell phone coverage, and no computers. It sounds like the introduction theme to Gilligan’s Island.  We do have a view. Wow-what a view out our window.  You can’t buy such a view, …

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Campsite Review: San Onofre Beach Campground

Campsite Review: San Onofre Beach Campground

Campsite Review: San Onofre Beach Campground is on Camp Pendelton, along the beach south of San Clemente. This is a military-only campground. The nearest city with services is San Clemente. The campsite has 118 campsites for RVs and tents. To get to the campground, the primary way (and usually the only way) is to enter …

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Campsite Review: Lake O’Neill Campground

Campsite Review: Lake O'Neill Campground

Campsite Review: Lake O’Neill Campground is on Camp Pendelton, on the north side of Lake O’Neill. This is a military-only campground. The full name is Lake O’Neill Recreation Park which includes the campground, lake, and other recreation facilities intended for use by military personnel. The nearest city with services is Oceanside. The campsite has 40 …

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Camping at Camp Pendleton

Camping at Camp Camping at Camp Pendleton Sunset

Surfing on New Years Day in San Diego (Alas, we don’t surf) Camping at Camp Pendleton this December and January has been interesting. In mid-December, we moved north from our campground at Admiral Baker in Mission Valley San Diego to Lake O’Neill in Camp Pendleton (spared by the Lilac Fire).  Mission Valley was great but …

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Our first day

On our first day, as full-time RVers, we weren’t going to go very far. Towing the toad On our trip to Idaho, we towed our car. It hardly seemed worthwhile to hook and the car up for twelve miles on our first day, so instead, I drove the car behind the RV as Tami drove …

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Damage Control

This is our first-day damage control story. Wildfires With our hotel stay extended and our RV not in the direct path of the fire we are set for one more day. I got reservations starting on the next day, December 9th at a different military campground in San Diego named Admiral Baker thirty miles from …

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Gumby Style, be flexible

Gumby bendable toy graphic

Gumby Style means, be flexible. On our first day of RV living full-time, we are cancelled before our arrival at our first campground because of a wild fire.