Boondocking Outside Quartzsite, Arizona

We arrived in Arizona after our week at Joshua Tree with the federal government still shut down and still throwing a wrench into our plans. Fortunately we had built some flexibility into our schedule, so we decided to hunker down for a week near Quartzsite, Arizona to see how things developed in Washington. Quartzsite The … Read moreBoondocking Outside Quartzsite, Arizona

Our 2018 Costs of Full Time RV Travel

One of our annual traditions for the new year is to watch the sunrise, like the lovely Atlantic Ocean scene above. Another of our traditions is to spend serious time reviewing and discussing our financial situation, our expenditures over the prior year, and the budget for the upcoming year. I know you are jealous that … Read moreOur 2018 Costs of Full Time RV Travel

Celebrating Christmas at Death Valley

Our drive in from the Mojave area really set the stage for the world of extremes that we would experience in Death Valley National Park, the largest national park outside of Alaska. One of the few towns we passed through was Trona, which basically brought my vision of an industrial hellscape to life. The town … Read moreCelebrating Christmas at Death Valley

Procurement and Planning in Pismo Beach

Coming in to Pismo Beach, we knew we had a work-heavy week ahead of us. This casual beach town is only 10 miles from San Luis Obispo, which is home to California Polytechnic State University and a host of big box stores. We planned to make the SLO Costco our last major Costco restocking visit … Read moreProcurement and Planning in Pismo Beach