Rainy Days and Mondays


It was a busy weekend with crowds of ATVers and lots of dust. I did take a crosscountry walk with Geordie. We came across cow and deer beds and ended up in a large wash, which we followed back to the road and back to camp. Geordie doesn’t like roads even gravel roads. He tends […]

February 16, 2018

I’m Back


It was nice to have a few weeks off. Did you miss me? To be honest, I’ve had some thoughts of giving up the blog. It takes money to keep it up, and I haven’t made a cent on any of the adverts I have to offset costs. I’ll mull it over more and make […]

February 9, 2018



I saw recently, on Facebook, a post from Carol Drinkwater. You might remember she was the first ‘Helen’ in “All Creatures Great and Small.” She had just watched “Out of Africa” and mentioned how young Michael Kitchen was back then. Michael Kitchen is a great actor and I like a lot of his work. His […]

January 19, 2018

Gatherings and Rendezvous


It’s that season again, where masses of people gather near Quartzsite, Arizona for the big RV Show and the various other tents, such as rock show tents, gadgets and kitchen wares and more. Along with all these things, are seminars for everything you can imagine, solar, newbies to RVing info, cooking, finding camping spots, jobs, […]

January 12, 2018

Welcome to 2018


I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday season. It was nice to see my family again after two years. The younger ones have certainly grown a lot. I was welcomed back to the desert upon my return the first night. About 10:30, I thought Geordie was moving about, but then it sounded like something was […]

January 5, 2018

A Gift to Myself


Let me take you back to last year. I was just north of Las Cruces, New Mexico at Leasburg State Park. The folks next to me happened to be in a Nash trailer as well, though the larger 25C. They were a family with two young boys. I heard their diesel truck leave one morning […]

December 15, 2017

Sleepless in the Desert


The winds have been horrendous especially at night. Gust to 25-30 with rocking all night, despite the truck being on the windward side. It’s not like a nice train with a constant gentle rhythm. No, this is a strong gust that slams into the side and gives you a hard nudge. For some odd reason […]

December 8, 2017

An Off Week


It all began when my computer crashed last Tuesday night. Up early to get over to the Yuma Best Buy to have them repair my computer and I’m told no new appointments until Saturday with the Black Friday crowds due the next two days. Saturday I was in the store on time, told them the […]

December 1, 2017

Warm to Hot


It’s been two years since I’ve been in the Southwest and it sure is a change. I’ve been in temperatures about 10-15 degrees warmer to hotter than averages. Up near Wickenburg, I had been in the low 80’s. Since my move on Wednesday I’ve been watching the temps in Yuma, and today is due for […]

November 17, 2017

Sometimes Life isn’t that Exciting


Can’t really say much has happened the last week. I went down to Buckeye, Az to the Walmart a picked up a new chair. I had two chairs when I started out and one failed. One thing that always gives away the number of folks camped, is the number of chairs on the “patio.” I […]

November 10, 2017