Current Temperature: 70° Current location: Manning,SC Walmart Parking Lot Approximately 370 miles from home. We used our Allstays app to find a Walmart that would allow overnight parking and are pleased with the results. It’s not overly huge, but still ample room for parking. We are near the garden center, along the side. There are… Continue reading First Night
Current temperature: 88° Current location : Waldo, Fla Current time: 3:10 Just a chuckle. 70 miles into our 1500 mile trip the boy says, “Are we there yet?” All we could do is laugh.
Just a quick idea: I was doing my pre-trip inventory when I heard thunder and decided to high-tail it into the house before the skies let loose. But, before I left the job too undone, I snapped off several pictures of the area I was inventorying. Didn’t take but a few minutes and I was… Continue reading Camper Inventory
APeek of Before Couch, cushions and valances done in camper. If I were to do it again I would open the couch out to redo it. Hopefully it will last a couple of years. We need new greenery along the top and I think we will be good to go.
We took the camper for a dry run today to make sure all the adjustments Jim made to the camper and truck work well before we head to Maine in a couple of weeks. We don’t want to get caught with our proverbial camping pants down. We drove from home to Gainesville, stopping for lunch… Continue reading Dry Run
One must have water! Part of boondocking (which is cheaper than upscale campgrounds) is giving up electricity and water. Fortunately our campsite is near a water faucet. Jim came up with a clever way to funnel the water into the water inlet of the camper. Jim figures that he carried 108 pounds of water on… Continue reading Boondocking Reality #1
After much preparation we are off to Juniper Springs and Alexander Springs for a much needed spring break. We will be practicing boondocking some more to prep us for the long summer trip. We created checklist which should hopefully have prevented many forgotten items. Except for the tiny bungee cords to hold together the canoe… Continue reading A Boondocking We Will Go
I said we had a plan! And what an adventurous plan it is. At this writing our summer will consist of approximately 3500 miles, at least 12 reserved campgrounds, hiking, swimming, canoeing, train riding (and dinner in a train car, if Lesa gets her way) and of course lots of campfires and marshmallows. I will… Continue reading Northward Bound this Summer