Spanish Missions of the South West

The Spanish expansion into the southern states is forever part of US history and the great number of existing missions and presidios are a permanent legacy, which with a little effort can be found and visited in all of the border states, including Florida. As the build of the van is progressing, I’m adding more… Continue reading Spanish Missions of the South West

Two Great Hikes in AZ

The two planned hikes were Sara’s Crack at Lake Havasu City and Signal Hill in Saguaro National Park near Tucson. During the RTR, I spent most of my time at the event, watching some of the presentations and walk among the RV’s, meeting and talking to many interesting people. But about midway, I needed to… Continue reading Two Great Hikes in AZ

my trip to the 2019 rtr

Watch all my videos on YouTube! The conversion of my van has been a slow-going process, primarily because the weekly videos on YouTube and the other social media are taking too much time away from the conversion. But that was all part of the planning as I had decided that 2020 should be the year… Continue reading my trip to the 2019 rtr

Travel Update

With the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, I decided to take some time off and drive in my van from Central Florida to Anderson SC to watch this unique phenomenon. While the proper eclipse only lasts a minute or two, the entire event is spread out over a couple of hours. The complete darkness during the… Continue reading Travel Update

Boondocking At Lower Hillsborough Wildlife Preserve

The Oak Ridge section of the Lower Hillsborough Wildlife Preserve near Tampa offers free campsites relatively close to town, the beaches and even Walt Disney World in Orlando. A quiet, but urbanizing area with shaded trails through forested wetlands and open pine flatwoods. Hiking offers access to the Hillsborough River. Continue reading →