Feeding Giraffes at The Living Desert

Feeding Giraffes Living Desert

The Living Desert is a Zoo and Gardens complex in the Palm Springs area of Southern California.  We are headed to the world-famous San Diego Zoo soon but as a primer we stopped by this one. It has a nice assortment of animals from both Africa and North America as well as different garden areas. … Read more

Borrego Springs Metal Sculptures

Borrego Springs Metal Sculptures

While doing some boondocking in Anza-Borrego State Park in mid-Dec 2012 we took the couple of miles drive into the little town of Borrego Springs.  There will be more about our adventures at Anza-Borrego State park in a later post. For now, I would like to concentrate on the metal sculptures we came across just … Read more

Joshua Tree National Park Video Clips

Joshua Tree NP

This is a companion piece to my earlier blog post on Joshua Tree National park. While  touring Joshua Tree National Park with my wife Anne I shot a bit of video footage to give you a sense of the place and the spots we go for her to get those great photos.  There are many … Read more

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree NP

Anne and I love the national parks.  There is a reason they are put aside, such special beauty.  Because of this we were really excited to explore Joshua Tree!  We packed up the trailer and left Palm Springs a day early to avoid a windstorm that was headed into the Coachella Valley.  I was concerned … Read more

Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park

Palm Springs

We have just spent a glorious three weeks in the Palm Springs area of Southern California soaking in the sun.  The weather has been fantastic for us, highs around 80 degrees which is 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. The Thousand Trails park we are in has a nice pool so we … Read more

Lovin the SoCAL Sunshine

This week we are in the Thousand Trails Resort in Palm Springs, CA.  The weather is beautiful with highs around 80 and lows a comfortable 50ish. The RV Resort is impressive with well laid out sites and hundreds of tall Date Palms overhead. Here is their own description: Nestled in the beautiful Coachella Valley amid … Read more

Off to find the Sun!

Finally November 1st came and time to head south for our winter snowbird adventures in the US southwest. Plans are to spend most of our time exploring Southern California and Arizona. I think we waited a little too long to leave though as the weather has turned ugly, rain rain rain and fog and cold. … Read more

Vancouver Island Summer 2012

This summer we stayed at The Living Forest Campground and made it our home base to work part time, me at my electronics business and Anne at her online endeavors. http://annemckinnell.com/blog/ But we did manage a couple great trips to explore what awesome beauty this area has to offer. A week was spent in Strathcona Provincial … Read more

The trip ends

Well all good things come to an end and so does our fabulous year long odyssey around the US and Canada.  We left Utah late May as the desert heat began to turn up. We made a bee line for the coast settling for a week or so in the Northern California foothills near Monterey. After … Read more

Goodbye Utah

We ended our time in Utah with a swing down the South East taking in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks then down to a great free boondocking campsite in Goosenecks State Park. We then bid farewell Utah with a drive through Monument Valley.     Monument Valley was memorable not only because of the neat … Read more

Scenic Highway 12

After Bryce Canyon which is located at the start of Highway 12 in Utah we moseyed are way down to a little State Park , Kodachrome Basin State Park to check out the cool rock formations and colors there. The campground has a awesome view and it’s a very pretty location. There were many hiking … Read more

Enjoying South West Utah

We have left Arizona behind and made our way North to Utah. First stop was Coral Pink Sands State Park for a few nights. It’s a bizarre landscape of orangey pink dunes surrounded by red rock cliffs. Angie got to roam free and run and run as much as she wanted. She had a blast! … Read more

Off to Arizona

Arizona While heading to Arizona we had a stop over in Albuquerque. The next morning we woke up to around 6 inches of snow! What a shock after spending the previous week sunny with highs in the 80’s. Luckily it was a distant memory by that afternoon. The campground was right on the old Route 66 … Read more