Category: Campgrounds

2 Days, 2 Parks – Guadalupe NP

Part 2 of our travels through Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe area: We moved to the Pine Springs Campground in Guadalupe National Park after our long day in Carlsbad Caverns.  This was not by choice (that’s another story!) but it ended up being extremely convenient…

What’s in a name and other musings….

From our travels  through Arkansas and Oklahoma several days ago ….. We passed an uneventful night at a nice rest area just east of Forrest City, Arkansas.  The truck parking area was full so we opted to park horizontally across several spaces near a…

Isle au Haut Family Time

Spending quality time with family is the thing most precious to me.  It sustains me in a way that is indescribable.   Currently, my two grown children live about as far apart as you can get and still be in the lower forty-eight.  One son…

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…