Sunday, February 6, 2011

and here we sit…

 

broken hearted…the Pittsburgh Steelers lost the Super Bowl.. Sad smile…me?..I slept through part of the game..off in dream land..or ‘snore land’ as Doug would call it…just a sleepy day..the rain is coming down..another weekend is done…no picture taking opportunities..feeling rather blah…

What have we been doing with ourselves?..not really anything that is blog worthy…working, and more working..cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping..…and of course reading lots of blog posts…trying to keep up to date with what everyone is doing…

We are exploring a new found interest in ‘boon docking’….the peace , quiet and tranquility and Tucker being able to not be on a leash is sounding pretty darn good…

There was an RV show in Abbotsford this weekend, but we did not venture out to see what is new…this is the first one we have missed in a few years…seemed strange not to go…maybe next time…we figured we would save the $16 admission fee and the $5 parking charge…

So as our weekend draws to a close…onward to another work week…we have a road trip planned for next weekend..so  stay tuned…it will be a blog worthy trip…!!

15 comments:

  1. We call it "Wilderness Camping" and it use to be great until every other Tom, Dick and Harry discovered it too...it's now almost as bad as campsites and good spots you can't get at with a trailer. One thing if you do this, you must be bear aware!!!
    The RV show was the same old same old but we did find a trailer we would seriously consider if we get a permanant spot at the lake..the counter space was incredible...I could make more then one sandwich at a time!

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  2. I figure we will only boondocks when we are on the move. I really appreciate the services of a RV park.

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  3. Dave and I used to do a bit of boondocking, or at least camping without hookups in places like national parks, when we first started RVing over 20 years ago. Since then, we feel deprived if we don't have full hookups AND satellite AND wifi, etc. :)

    Don't forget that when you are working, you ARE working towards your dream!

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  4. Good for you guys in considering boon docking. You hit the nail right on the head when you said peace, quiet & tranquility. Add to that 'freedom.' When we started out we tried to do the RV Park thing but very quickly learned that was not the lifestyle for us. We knew that if we had to stay in RV Parks...we would sooner stay home. Boon docking takes a bit of getting used to but we basically have the same conveniences a Park does. With our solar set up we have electricity for anything we need. We are not power hogs with washers & dryers though. Water & holding tanks last us a couple weeks, etc. We always have Mother Nature at our doorstep. No noisy or pesky neighbors parked a few feet away or traffic going by. And not having to walk our dogs around on leashes is also a major factor. Sunrises, sunsets, campfires, no rules or regulations.....well, it just goes on & on & on. But, in all fairness, to each his own & thank goodness we do not all have the same interests:))

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  5. Well here is my thoughts on boondocking... usually we only do it once in awhile when travelling BUT the fun that our RV/Blog friends are having makes me want to be right out there with them. I would love it! You're not on top of each other like I am here but still close enough to get together if you want. Hope your week goes well and give Tucker a scratch behind the ear for me!
    Have fun & travel safe
    Donna

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  6. As time has marched on, I've grown more fond of hookups. :)

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  7. We have a Yamaha generator on board, but never used it yet to boondock...Probably because we haven't been in Arizona long enough. We ended up at Hickiwan Trails with full hook ups AND the desert at our doorstep,the best of both worlds....
    Gotta tell ya, Dennis will by 69 this April..not 70...We had a good laugh though...

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  8. We're considering solar too. The thought of boondocking is attractive to us. The park away from the norm is inviting. We have a generator but the silence of solar is magnetic.

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  9. The couple of places we have boondocked at have been great! It's definitely going to become a big part of our RV lifestyle now. Cheye loves the freedom...and so do we.

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  10. Our full service RV park is just packed here so there are still a lot of us who prefer the amenities of a resort to roughing it. I've never had any problem achieving whatever level of privacy I want in an RV park as most folks respect the rule that your site is private.

    Well, it's getting hotter here this morning, almost time to ride up to the clubhouse and for a swim and then relax in the hot, bubbling spa for a bit.

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  11. We have done a little boondocking but only for short periods and only with a group. The peace, quiet, tranquility, and being able to see all of the stars in the sky is great. We have have a Verizon Air card so we get WiFi and we have Satellite so we get our TV. We do prefer our full hookups however so we can home those nice hot showers every morning.

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  12. Boondocking is the greatest--we wouldn't do it any other way now--are planning our solar install. I love the fact that Emmi can run free without a leash and I don't have the doggy police in some RV park yelling at me.

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  13. Maybe it was a blessing that you didn't go to the RV show. With the money you saved, you can now spend it on tissues for crying over your Steelers... ;c)

    We intend to do a lot of boondocking, we're going to have solar panels installed to supplement our generator power. Love to see stars at night.

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  14. Boondocking sounds intriguing! It hasn't really fit our sixteen months on the road doing the volunteering in parks. But I want to do it one day and I want to travel without having to be somewhere by a particular time. Wouldn't that be heaven?! I hope you have a great week at work. Looking forward to next weekend's adventure.

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  15. Sue, good for you for researching boondocking, or dray camping. We are doing both - we boondock for a longer bit, saving $, having peace,having space and away from "rules". We no longer appreciate paying $30 or more a night for parking lot/sleep next to your neighbour. However, we are also booking into rv parks that have large sites for a short bit, to enjoy long showers, do laundry, fall asleep with the tv on! Once you fork up the initial big $$ for solar, the savings accrue quickly to offset the initial gouge from your wallet.

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