As you may recall, amidst this pandemic we rented a house in Wickenburg, Arizona to confirm this is where we would exit from our nomadic lifestyle. Halfway through our lease and after living in this little town of about 10,000 people, we realized it was where we wanted to settle down. We checked out several homes for sale in the […]
Now that we’ve completed 8 amazing years of full-time travels in Betsy, it’s time to turn her over to someone who wants to do the same while she’s still in great shape with only 63,000 miles. If you’re interested, please leave a comment or send an email to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you privately. If you refer someone […]
We agreed sometime in 2019 that our return to Tucson, AZ at the end of the year would be the conclusion of our full-time travels. During the past 8 years we’ve visited every U.S. state (several of them multiple times) and much of Canada. We even slipped down into Mexico a couple of times to party with friends on the […]
Although this is my final installment covering our two weeks of outdoor fun along scenic Highway 395, it’s by no means our final visit. Many beautiful sights remain to be seen, even after our second stay. As I’ve mentioned before, the area is not only breathtaking but also provides access to several other natural wonders. One of them is Death Valley […]
If you’re fans of old western movies as we are, a visit to Lone Pine, CA should be on your must-do list. Why? Well, one of Hollywood’s favorite western movie locations, the Alabama Hills, are right here. It’s where hundreds of cowboy and war movies have been filmed since 1920. The Museum of Western Film History should be the first […]
Continuing our drive south on Hwy 395, we quickly descended from 7,654′ at June Lake to 4,150′ at the scenic small town of Bishop. Here the cottonwoods, willows and aspens painted the valleys, mountainsides and meadows in gold! For us, autumn is the best time to visit, but the area wilderness adventures are gorgeous year-round. And thanks to John Muir, […]
We paused in our southward migration to park Betsy at Sparks, Nevada, taking the car for family and friend visits between there and the Bay Area. We had no desire to drive Betsy down there again, and being able to stay with family for a few days made it a no-brainer (thank you, Becky!).
Having lost a day to explore Lassen Volcanic National Park due to Betsy’s coolant issue, we compressed our schedule a bit and accessed the park from its northwest Manzanita Lake gate entrance. It was 26 miles south of our campsite at Rancheria RV Park in Hat Creek.
We were excited to move on to our next stop at Hat Creek, CA as a home base to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. This was our second attempt, since heavy snow had turned us away the first time in 2016. As we were humming south on I-5, we forgot that we were crossing into California and had to go […]