Category: Campgrounds

Road Trip Journal – 9.14.17 to 9.26.17

I thought it would be fun to chronicle one of our road trips in a diary format to illustrate how we travel.  Our current trip across country from Wyoming to Vermont is typical of the way we travel when we have a destination in…

Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy’s Victorian era novel with this title portrays the main character, Bathsheba, and her life on a Dorset farm far from the “hustle and bustle” of London.  The term originated in the solemn 16th century poem by Thomas Gray, “Elegy written in a…

County Fairground Camping

It’s weird to be back on the road again after a two-month hiatus at home in Vermont.  Our third day on the road (May 15th), and I think we are getting back in the groove. Although I have innate organizational skills that came in…

Big Bend: The Desert

Ocotillo   The ocotillo Standing tall in the desert Greets the rising sun. We were introduced to the idea of dispersed camping within Big Bend NP on our prior visit to the park.  At that point, we were taking what would be our final…

The Bohemian Town of Terlingua

Desert Scent After a light rain The creosote bush releases It’s earthy fragrance. I promised some poetry, didn’t I??  I have always been somewhat intimidated by poetry.  I’m not sure why.  But, I am confessing this unease here and now.  I think it all…

Moon over Laguna Madre

That sounds very romantic, doesn’t it?  We did have the pleasure of viewing the full moon casting its light on Laguna Madre but I did not get a photo.  Sorry!  The full moon on January 12th was over the lagoon during the very early…

Behind the scenes at Amazon CamperForce

We landed in Alvord, Texas at the A+ RV Park on October 31, and it’s been a whirlwind of activity for us.  After three weeks at Amazon, I’m ready to give first impressions about the place, the company and our home away from home…

Road Trip to Texas: Canyon Tour – Zion – the promised land!

Without consciously planning it this way, our journey to Texas since leaving Sequoia became a study in canyons!  While each canyon we visited has its unique character and landscape, these canyons all have one thing in common. Water was the key force that molded…

Settling in….

I’m not sure what it is about the high desert mountain environment that beckons me, but I love this geographical area.  I’m sure that I must have something in my DNA that attracts me to this harsh yet hauntingly beautiful landscape.  Driving into the…