Ah, my first two campground stops of 2023! The original plan was to stay a week at each place and then head on up to Georgia to do some exploring. Well, plans are made and plans are changed when you’re a vagabond…
A Winter in the Southwest
I spent way too long in the southeast and eastern parts of the US (thanks, pandemic) the last few years. So once I got out to the west, my plan was to spend the winter exploring places in New Mexico and Arizona. Here’s a wrapup of my winter: what I saw, where I went, and some tips for fellow travelers.
Alto Year #6 Map
One of my safety/security tools is a Spot Trace device. It enables GPS tracking of the Alto, stopped or moving, and sends an email to selected people every day with the location. Which means I can generate maps of any timeframe in the last 3 years (which is all the data they store). Here’s what Year 6 looked like: It’s pretty fun to see the big loop I made to explore the Great Lakes and then drop down to the Utah National Parks/Colorado Plateau before ending up in the desert southwest. If you want to see individual stops in more detail,…
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona
I’d never seen an organ pipe cactus, and maybe you never have either, so let’s start this post with a beautiful example of one. Cool and weird and wonderful, right?
Oliver Lee (Again)
Of all the state park campgrounds in New Mexico, this one is my favorite. It’s been two years since I was here and things have not changed one iota. And I am totally fine with that. It’s exactly what I expected, and all I needed.