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

Subscriber Meetup

Watch all my videos on YouTube! I’ll be heading to the RTR in the Quartzsite area of Arizona and there is the opportunity for all of you to meet me and look at the current state of the van build. I’ll try to be there during the entire RTR, which is held between January 9th… Continue reading Subscriber Meetup

ATSC 3.0 Means Better OTA TV

Improved Free Over-The-Air TV May Benefit RVers This new OTA television standard promises many improvements over the current free Antenna-TV and two features are significant for the average Boondocker or RVer. TV reception in an RV is at best acceptable, but more often non-existent. Particularly, when your home-on-wheels is parked far out-of-town or at that… Continue reading ATSC 3.0 Means Better OTA TV

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

The Future Of Water Purification

Scientists at Stanford have developed a fast, water disinfecting device using nanofilms and visible light. It is relatively small, but could have a big impact on both hikers and boondockers. The glass tablet is topped with bits of copper and “nanoflakes” of the industrial lubricant molybdenum disulfide. “UV light only counts for 4 percent of… Continue reading The Future Of Water Purification