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My granddaughter was standing in the tent in the living room yesterday, and I thought she looked like a ballet dancer.
Larry made the right comment at the right time, and the right time usually means my life is so boring I don't have anything to talk about, so comments are sometimes used.
Before I start on my response to Larry, this may be the only chance I have to mention that tomorrow I'm thinking of going to visit the little ghost town of Como Colorado. And if I do two things could happen. I might come home from Como that afternoon and be able to write a blog post, or I may go to my property near 11 mile reservoir where there is no phone service or Internet, so I won't be able to post a blog till I get back.
Since I make no plans I guess there are other things that could happen tomorrow, but I haven't even told myself what those things might be.
Yeah, Larry, you have accurately described how people used to camp, and the new situation that almost everyone is facing now, which is crowded campgrounds and RV Park prices rivaling some motel prices of just a few years ago.
A lot of the problems with RV parks are based on location. This means that camping east of the Mississippi is somewhat difficult and fairly expensive, especially in touristy areas like Florida and anywhere along the Gulf or Atlantic Coast. But the situation is a lot better out West.
Two things determine how easy or difficult it is to find camping spots, whether it's RV parks or boondocking. One is popularity, and the other is how much public land is available in the area. And remember I'm talking in generalities here.
Even if Florida were half public land, it would still be packed with people because it's a very popular place in the winter. And if you look at states with hardly any public lands, which is mostly back east, it's hard to find a place to stay, and its expensive when you do.
This largely explains why most of my time is spent in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. You would be hard-pressed to find an area to spend the winter and the summer where there's more available camping, especially boondocking, than those three states.
Having said that, let me elaborate on what kind of full-timer I am, which may help explain why, and how, I live the way I do. There are two kinds of full-timers: full-timers that go to "fun places," where there's a lot of Interesting things to do. Those full-timers are usually sporting brand new, shiny RVs without a spot of rust on them, and no scratches [Arizona racing stripes] on the sides of their RV. And then there are the full-timers that go places that are comfortable to live... And that would be me.
I went to many fun places when I was younger since I always enjoyed traveling, so I've seen the National Parks and Disney tourist traps. So when I retired, I went to many more places to see things I was interested in, and for the most part got that kind of travel out of my system.
Then, about eight years ago, I officially became a full-timer, and instead of going to just fun places, I was more interested in places where I could live in my RV for various lengths of time and not just visit. Which explains why I live in the places I do, but probably has no bearing on what anyone else needs to do.
There are a few places in these three States that I normally go to where I know I can ALWAYS find a boondocking spot, no matter how crowded things are, or what holidays are going on, and Those are...... The area around Lake Havasu, Arizona. Elephant Butte State Park in New Mexico. The Pima County Fairgrounds in Arizona, and Quartzsite in Arizona, a.k.a. "Q."
Those places have boondocking areas so immense that I can't imagine them being filled up, especially around Lake Havasu and Quartzsite. Knowing that I have those four areas to fall back on if there's no other place to stay, keeps a lot of the stress of finding a place to boondock out of my life.
But keep in mind I'm not necessarily looking for a fun place to stay; I'm looking for a comfortable place to call home for a week or two, and that's the kind of people you will usually find in the four areas I've mentioned, so I fit right in.
the grandkids looking like two caterpillars in their sleeping bags.
my grandson sticking his head out of his sleeping bag.
My granddaughter looking through the screen on the tent.
My son-in-law gathering some of the camping gear out of the garage.
I remember back in the day when I had to gather camping gear, now I live with my camping gear.