Category: Travel

A Return to Normal

This morning the mobile mechanic arrived to return the neighbor's leveling jack to its normal verticle position. He quickly acquired a number of interested spectators. Nothing had been bent or broken, the jack had just rotated around a large bolt…

That's Not Normal

The image shows the two front stabilizer jacks on a RV parked near us. They are both supposed to be oriented perpendicular to the ground like the far one. Driving in the desert involves crossing dry washes, which are the channels water courses…

When RVers Gather

People who own RVs must be genetically predisposed to gather around a fire each evening. Could it be they have a higher percentage of Neanderthal genetic material than most humans? I know my wife must certainly have inherited the fire building trait…

Rainy Day in Quartzsite

What's going on here? We are in the desert so what are those drops on the front window of our RV? Maybe it never rains in Southern California, or so goes the lyrics of that oldies song, but just a few miles across the state line into Arizona it…

Drink around Europe in Ernest Hemingway's favourite bars

Ernest Hemingway is an author whose legacy is so significant that it overshadows the giant hulk of the man he was. Both his writing and life are intertwined in a strange symbiosis, and often it is hard to distinguish between fact and fiction due to…

Drink around Europe in Ernest Hemingway's favourite bars

Ernest Hemingway is an author whose legacy is so significant that it overshadows the giant hulk of the man he was. Both his writing and life are intertwined in a strange symbiosis, and often it is hard to distinguish between fact and fiction due to…

Quartzsite Rock Art

Taking a walk today we happened upon this piece of desert art. There were no RVs nearby so the creator of this interesting design was nowhere to be seen. It was about 6 feet (2 meters) across, and had several pieces of wood (which don't show very…

Not Roughing It in Quartzsite

Just because we are boondocking in the desert doesn't mean we have to forgo our normal way of life on the road. Our rooftop solar panels have been fully charging our batteries by 10:30 to 11:00 every morning. This morning we turned on the inverter…