This weekend we’re taking Bojack out again. We took a break for a few weeks, our last trip with him was over July 4th weekend. In August, we did go camping — tent camping — with our neighbors at Mueller State Park, near Divide, CO. This is the 4th year in a row that we’ve been out with our neighbors, usually on our anniversary weekend in early August, and it’s a highlight of our summer. Continue reading “Royal Gorge This Weekend!”
Name of Campground: Base Camp Family Campground
Location: Approximately 7 miles east of Alamosa, Colorado.
Miles Traveled: 170 each way
Dates Stayed: Friday, May 21 – Monday, May 24 (3 nights)
Cost Per Night: We paid $45/night: rates vary depending on season, holidays, etc. The rates go up to $53/night starting Memorial Day weekend.
Site #: 5, Pull-thru
Hookups: Full hookups, with 50/30/15 amps available
Amenities: Small campground, but growing // Massive 112’x40′ pull-through sites // Sites are angled strategically such that your camper door faces northeast, shielding you from the prevailing southwesterly winds // Currently only 13 sites, but the owner has plans to expand // Opportunity for overflow dry camping (boondocking) to accommodate busier times, such as if you can get a Friday and Sunday reservation, but not Saturday // New shower/laundry building: 4 large private individual shower rooms that include toilets and sinks, too
Needs Improvement: No shade: the owners have planted numerous ponderosa pine and aspen, but it will be a while before those provide useful shade // No playground for the kids (there is a basketball hoop on the premises but the wind knocked it over)
Cell Signal/WiFi: Good but not great. WiFi is transmitted from the roof of the shower building. The closer you are to the building, the stronger the signal. Signal deteriorates during high usage (such as in the evenings when everyone is back at camp). We were able to use our Roku TV and laptops well, but our cell phones struggled with the WiFi. There is a cell tower less than 1/2 mile away, but our cell signal was hit-or-miss.
Who Came on This Trip: Dave and Patricia.
Happy Mid-Winter! It’s Patricia here! I figured I will give a brief update since our blog has been quiet since late October.
Since we are not full-time RVers, Bojack needed a “winterization“. We had no plans to use him in the winter. Last November Dave and his friend winterized Bojack at the USAF Academy RV lot, and Bojack has just been sitting there, enduring the downslope windstorms that are common to this part the country, waiting for spring. Continue reading “Mid-Winter Thoughts”
Patricia’s been doing the heavy lifting on blogging our adventures but I thought it was high time I contribute. Being the more retired of the two of us, I’ve been doing a lot of the mechanical work on Bojack…and besides, it’s the kind of work I enjoy. I’ve been learning as many of the systems as I can in hopes of being a more informed RVer. In FAA ground school I learned all about my airplane’s systems so that I was more prepared for what could happen in the air, so I figured the same principle applies. Well…yeah, kinda…and not really! Continue reading “Maiden Voyage Lessons Learned…Getting to Know the Water Systems.”
While my last post had summed up our adventure in getting Bojack to his new home at the Air Force Academy RV storage lot, in the midst of all of that, Dave was fighting with the electrical system.
On Sunday, we brought Bojack over to our house for the afternoon. I gave it a good cleaning inside and out, and Dave worked on some small projects, including replacing the battery and installing a disconnect switch. Continue reading “Did I Mention We’re New to This? Fun With the Electrical Panel”
We made a map! I’m attempting to include documenting our travels via map.
Feel free to look around! I have this here for some troubleshooting. Trying to get the text colors on the pop-ups more readable. Continue reading “Our Map!”
Many folks give nicknames to their campers. We decided to do that right away. We know many people who give names to their automobiles, but we’ve never done that. So this naming this is kind of a first for us. Continue reading “What Kind of Name is “Bojack?””
We have to blame our friends, who own a Class A motorhome.
You know. Those big ones that look like buses. Those ones that you look and and think to yourself, “How do you maneuver that thing?”
You ponder whether you need a Commercial Drivers License to operate one of those. (Good news, you don’t!)
Anyway…where was I? Oh yes, I setting the stage for how Dave and I ended up with a 22′ travel trailer. Continue reading “Meet Bojack: The Motivation For This Blog”