Greetings and salutations! We’re excited to finally start up the 2022 season with Bojack!
We’re here! As Bojack sits at his parking spot at the USAF Academy, we here have been planning our camping weekends for the year. I need to update our map too.
Since 2022 is also the year that we’re able to start traveling in other ways, after two years of no significant travel, our camping season is a little less than before. It’s still not bad, though. Usually our goal is one camping weekend per month, between about April and October. Continue reading “Happy 2022: The Cutthroat Colorado Camping Conundrum”
Since I started my current job about 1 1/2 years ago as a meteorologist for NORAD, I’ve returned to listening to audiobooks more. I had listened to them quite a bit for several years when I had to make 3-hour drives to and from my Air Force Reserve assignments in Virginia and South Carolina. But that was well over a decade ago. Continue reading “‘Nomadland’: Both the Movie and the Book….”
I wanted to share our primitive method of meal planning. One of the big perks of camping is that we can take our own food and cook it how we see fit. When the electricity situation allows, we can even take things like an Instant Pot or an air fryer. Depending on the menu choices. Continue reading “Meal Planning”
Dave and I have now taken four weekend trips with our Bojack. Wow…four. We have two more trips planned this season, but not till September and October. Bojack’s on a break these next few weeks as we focus on our sons activities, including moving our oldest to college in August.
We’re slowly feeling like we’re migrating out of the “newbie” phase and starting to get used to things. Dave and I seem to have a great groove going, we communicate to each other what parts we will play in setup and teardown, and so far that has worked well. And our marriage is still intact after numerous back-up-the-trailer experiences.
As we get more comfortable and confident, we have started discussing being able to take longer trips, as well as venturing into boondocking: camping without electricity, water, or dump hookups. Continue reading “Set Up and Teardown Tales”
This past weekend’s trip was the first one where our entire family of four, plus our dog, came along. It was a really tight fit. So tight, in fact, we kicked our youngest son (who is 6’1″) out to the neighbor’s Class A camper. They had plenty of room over there. Continue reading “Traveling With the Whole Gang: Leveling Up on Space”
Definitely a perk of living in Colorado — having such beautiful places to visit!
This weekend we are heading out with Bojack to Buena Vista*, Colorado, a town near the headwaters of the Arkansas River.
*It’s pronounced “Bew-nuh Vista”. I don’t know why….but this history lesson may provide a little insight.
We have reservations at the Mt. Princeton RV Park, which has a lovely view of Mt. Princeton itself, but isn’t super close the other famous attraction with “Mt. Princeton” in the name: the hot springs, which we may visit this weekend. The RV park has very high reviews, but we were a little stunned at some of the policies. For example, there’s a limit of one dog per reserved site. Also, they are quite strict about not arriving after 6pm, they don’t want folks trying to set up camp late at night, waking up neighbors. We hadn’t experienced either of these policies before.
In an hour or so Dave and I will go get Bojack from storage, to load up and head out around lunchtime. He went out there a couple times earlier this week to do system checks and fix the carbon monoxide detector (it was factory-original: it was time to replace it since Bojack is now 5 years old).
That’s all I’ll write for now….you’ll hear more from me after the trip…maybe during? I don’t know! Ta!
Hi! This is Patricia! As I’d said before, Dave and I have reserved weekend camping trips with Bojack for almost every month during the “warm season”…April through October.
Our 2nd trip of the year is coming up this weekend, and I’m getting excited for it! This will be the longest trip Bojack will have taken with us, to Base Camp Campground east of Alamosa, Colorado. Alamosa is a 2.5-3 hour drive from Colorado Springs, in the heart of Colorado’s San Luis Valley, home to many of of the state’s potato, lettuce, and (interestingly) quinoa farms.
I have to start by saying that I’m not talking about the Nike logo.
Apparently Nike commandeered the word “swoosh”, trademarked it, and claimed the URL for the company’s Internet-based retail shop.
No, not that swoosh. Since this is an RV blog, of course I’m talking about the “RV Swoosh.” Continue reading “Camper Markings: What’s Up with the ‘Swooshes’?”
Next weekend we’re taking Bojack out on his maiden (Wait…is there another adjective I should be using instead if Bojack is a “boy” camper? Does it matter?) camping trip!
Our plan is to head somewhere local, and we primarily plan to spend the time figuring out systems. We got a campsite at Chatfield State Park, which is about an hour northwest of us, near Littleton, Colorado. You can see it on the map to the right. We lucked out, too, when we learned that the water would be turned off in the park right after the weekend we’ll be there.
So one of the things we want to figure out is a “to do list” of tasks and things to be checked before you hit the road. This will be a pretty long list, right? Continue reading “How Are We Going to Remember All of This? The Art of the Checklist”