Travels

17
Dec

Reflections on our First Year of Nomadic Living

A couple days ago, we reached our three-hundred-sixty-fifth day of “road life.” Naturally, this has us in a state of reflection over the past year. While looking back, we realized that there have been some meaningful insights that have revealed themselves along the journey, and the following seven observations are just a few of the many things we have learned.

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7
Sep

Our Second Stay in Lone Pine, California

On our journey of full-time RVing, our first-ever boondocking location was in Lone Pine, California, in a federally-protected area known as the Alabama Hills. We originally planned to stay there for two weeks, but we were chased out by impending floods, caused by heavy rainfall and snowfall in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Our stay there only ended up being

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25
May

Experiencing Mojave National Preserve, California

To put it simply, our one-week stay in the Mojave National Preserve was my favorite week of our trip thus far. We left Barstow, CA on the morning of March 26th headed for a spot just within the preserve, called “Dharma Tower.” We had seen a couple of reviews for the location on Campendium, a website where we find most

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16
May

Los Angeles Part II: The Lowlights

During our second visit to the City of Angels for some repairs to our RV, we spent much of our time being tourists and seeing the sights. However, during the visit, we also dealt with some very trying circumstances. Being the optimists that we are, we did our best to take these situations in stride and to learn what lessons

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16
May

Los Angeles Part I: The Highlights

I have been wanting to see the city of Los Angeles for most of my life. I was actually born there, in the Northridge Valley, in 1993. My parents and continued living in Northridge and were present during the bad earthquake of 1994, where I reportedly slept through the entire thing. However, my parents began to miss their parents (my grandparents)

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8
May

Visiting Oasis Palms RV Resort in Indio, California

We left Blair Valley the morning of March 5th, en route to Los Angeles for some minor RV repairs through our extended warranty. After two weeks in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we were ready to move on, but we were not due to arrive in Los Angeles until March 6th. This meant we had a day to kill, and

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8
May

Two Day Trips to San Diego

While staying in Blair Valley, we made two separate day trips to the lovely city of San Diego. We were staying about an hour and a half from San Diego, and we weren’t planning to head any further south this winter (winter 2016-2017). We figured we probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to visit again, so we decided to make it

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7
May

Exploring Blair Valley, near Julian, California

Between February 22nd and March 4th, we stayed in The Blair Valley BLM area, which is located within the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We came here at the suggestion of our fellow RVing friends, Mandy and Kevin from “188sqft.” They had spent a few weeks here in early February and thought we would enjoy the region, and they were certainly

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1
May

Meeting Mandy & Kevin from “188sqft”

While staying on the BLM lands of Joshua Tree South, we also met Mandy and Kevin from “188 Sq Ft.” We had been conversing on Instagram off and on for a little while before meeting, and I had also previously sent them a couple of custom pet mugs from “Mugsy Supply House,” my Etsy shop. We had talked about meeting

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1
May

Meeting Lindsey & Gerrit from “Living Life in Between”

The first time we ever met up with friends on the road was in our second month, while we were parked outside of Joshua Tree National Park (south). We were coming back from a hike in Box Canyon, when they messaged us on Instagram and said that they were coming to Joshua Tree and asked to meet up. We were

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