Living my long standing dream, I've joined the ranks of the esteemed RV Fulltimer

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I've looked at a few slide-in campers, lately.

But hadn't considered this possibility.

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Since my scheduled departure date is looming closer (January 2012) I'm widening my search to include other possibilities. I REALLY have looked at a couple of slide-in campers. In theory, these models work with a Ford Ranger. But, I'm not convinced a top heavy camper on such a light weight vehicle is a good plan..

We've hit a bit of a bumpy road, here lately. Slowly, life is returning to some semblance of normalcy (I use that term VERY loosely.)

I also wanted to share a couple of great blogs, that I enjoy for various and different reasons.

Scott, The Quirky Travel Guy explores the US in a van. His blog features budget travel, and quirky attractions among other things. There's always something cool to read about here. Many of the pinpoints on my travel map I've found reading Scott's blog.

Today's find was Nate Walks America. Nate is walking from Delaware to California. Currently, he's in Kansas. He's pursuing his long-time dream of walking across North America.

I also follow Alison Travels Besides taking beautiful photographs, Alison shares the wonderful people she meets on the road. Most recently she met
Antsy McClain of Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours fame. I'm loving their music.
"Living in Aluminum"

Monday, June 6, 2011

Michigan Campground, reopened illegally..Majikally?

I read it on the Consumerist... an awesome resource for all kinds of information!

From the Mining Journal
"...Michigan Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officials are hoping the public can help them determine who pushed boulders out of the way, removed a dirt berm and forced locked rest rooms open at a closed state forest campground in northeastern Dickinson County... read more..."

I've camped in closed campgrounds a time or two (OK, maybe three.) I've got to say, I'm not opposed to the illegal camping, when it comes to the politicos taking home their big paychecks with perks and laying off Rangers, park staff and closing tax-payer's recreational areas.

Lauri Apple of the Gawker writes
"...Maybe both? Or maybe the park has been overtaken by magical forest fairies who turn to maintenance & repair as a way to distract themselves from the boredom of their serene, lonely lives. (FWIW, I'm going with "statement-maker.")..."

Maybe the trespassers should have a place on the state payroll! They did mow the lawn!

I wouldn't have broken the door handles to get into the rest rooms. That's definately vandalism and you've got the whole forest to yourself.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Help a veteran obtain a service dog

For every 5,000 people who click "like" on the page between May 27 and July 4, one dog will be given to a veteran with PTSD. They hope to reach 500,000 new "likes" on Facebook to meet their goal of providing 100 service dogs to returning veterans.

Visit the Facebook page, and click the "like" button.

What's not to like???

Stumpy says:

"DO IT NOW!!!"