We spend 4 or more months a year traveling around the U.S.visiting our public lands.  This Blog is our way of sharing it with those of you who also have an interest in these places.

We visit:
National Parks & Monuments.
BLM (Bureau of Land Management) undeveloped land, recreation areas, and monuments.
National Forests.
State Parks and Recreation areas.
Wildlife Management and Refuge areas.
Whatever else we find of interest along the way.



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  1. Hi guys,

    Really nice blog. It’s fun to read about folks with a similar approach to travel as me. We’ve been to a lot of the same places and your blog creates a ton of memories. Since I retired end of 2007 I’ve logged in over 1000,000 miles on my CRV and tiny tent trailer (license = LIL RV).

    BLM and NFS camping is great. When I find a good, free site it’s like Christmas, Hallowe’en and 4th of July rolled into one.

    A couple places further east you might like if you haven’t been yet. 1) Natchez Trace Parkway is a beautiful drive that runs from south of Nashville to Natchez, MS. It’s part of the NPS but the parkway and 3 campgrounds along it are FREE! Try to avoid it when the Quebecan snowbirds are migrating, they take over the campgrounds. 2) Wichita Mountains NWR (buffalo and longhorn cattle) in Oklahoma are a pleasant surprise. Got a nice campground and some beautiful flowers in early May.

    Happy trails

  2. Thanks Gordon,
    We have been to the Natchez Trace, very nice. We’ve spent very little time in AR but plan on going to the Ozarks on a future trip. We visited Hot Springs NP earlier this year for a soak but I must say I really like the wild hot springs like we have found out here. I’m with you on the dispersed camping…it’s the best

  3. Re: discussion at Cougar Campground, Mt Rainier National Park with Andrea and Chad, discussing “that road by Tahoe”. Fiasco: “a complete and ignominious failure.” dictionary.com. You need to listen to this NPR show: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/61/fiasco. This American Life, Epidsode 61, Fiasco, 4.25.97. It will have you in stiches. Hope your travels have been good and safe. Take care! Andrea 🙂

  4. I just happened on to your blog and loved it. I was raised in Eatonville, Washington with Mt. Rainier in my front yard everyday. 🙂 As a child I camped there, mom keeping our food in lockers in the ground with a heavy lid, and learning to scare bears away by banging the metal garbage can lids with rocks or sticks. 😉 I hope you continue blogging about your travels in the spring.
    Betty Graffis from Milwaukie, Oregon

  5. Thanks for the kind words Betty, I’m glad you have enjoyed our travels, we certainly have. Mount Rainier is such a special place it should be on everyone’s bucket list. I do have some additional posts from our last trip. When we left Mount Rainier we stayed at Glacier NP and Wind Cave NP, but I’ve been pretty busy since we got home. I hope to post them soon along with some of the wonderful Autumn pictures that Cheryl has taken here in NH.

  6. So excited to have found a truck camper blog. We began traveling in our North Star TC 650 almost 2 years ago. I journal as we travel and use blogspot to post, but have a heck of a time staying on top of it! We spend most school holidays in our traveling. I look forward to following you, your blog is my inspiration!

  7. How do you like your Arctic Fox 1150? I read another blog where they had problems with it. Do you use it off the truck often? Thanks for the blog, I agree with Carol, it’s my inspiration.

  8. We like the Arctic Fox and picked it to go with the lifestyle we had planned before we retired. It’s a good sized camper for extended stays (months) but it’s still small enough to get into some very out of the way places as I’m sure you noticed on the blog. We have had some problems, but virtually everyone has some problems with any camper. Fortunately I’m pretty good at fixing things and while we have had out share of problems we have managed to keep it on the road. We seldom take it off the truck anymore due to the jacks being a bit wonky right now, but we’ll have a new set of jacks before the next trip. We have a real good set of steps which makes it very safe and easy to go in and out of the camper, probably the best upgrade we’ve done next to solar and batteries. Mostly we camp where we want to play and either walk or ride our bikes to trailheads so it’s just as easy to leave it on. It is nice though to be able to take it off when we want to drive a distance to do something.

  9. JRome Michael. The LoneOutdoorsman

    Hi. rvtravel e-magazine put my article in this weeks mag in the What RV Do You Drive or Tow. I wish to thank you for your encouragement and stories which kept me on course during my transition to “full timer.” I have 7 months and 20,000 miles under my belt and know this is the life for me.
    The LoneOutdoorsman. jromemichael@yahoo.com

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