2015 in review: Part 10 — Nov. & Dec.

Cedar Pocket Campground continues to be our home for the first two days of November.

P1080263Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, northwest Arizona

Colder temperatures are forecasted.  It’s time to move further south!

The morning of November 3rd we break camp and ride Interstate 15 into Nevada.

Route 169 takes us to Lake Mead Recreation Area.  We set up camp in a familiar campground east of Las Vegas.

P1080296Las Vegas Bay Campground (where Bridget and I brought Reggie home in March)

The crew enjoys socializing with fellow canine campers at Las Vegas Bay Campground.  This chocolate lab is one of several new acquaintances.

P1080351Lake Mead’s water level has dropped.  The brown foreground you see in the next photo is what used to be Las Vegas Bay.

P1080361Las Vegas Bay Campground as seen from an overlook on Lakeshore Drive

On the 11th the Perfect Tow Vehicle carries Bridget, Reggie, and me south on Route 95 with the Best Little Trailer tagging along behind.

We leave Nevada and enter California.  Somewhere on Route 95 between Searchlight and Needles an oncoming car flies out of control!

P1080371-001Miraculously the driver of the car is not injured when his car flips off the road.

We encounter strong crosswinds going east to Needles, California.

At Needles we turn south again on Route 95 and go through a canyon and across the flat land of the Mojave Desert.  My eyes scan the acres and acres of sage and creosote in search of a good boondock.

 Here it is!

P1080419Our camp at the edge of Turtle Mountain Wilderness

A few mid-November sights and experiences . . . 

Walks in desert washes, butterflies against the wind, some rain, some warm sunshine, a golden sunset, sunbeams through clouds, and a scary cactus!




(Click on photos to enlarge.)

Turtle Mountain Wilderness Camp is perfect in every way except for one thing — No supplies!

On November 17th the crew and I resume our journey southward to Blythe, California.

For the first time since the start of our new life on the road in August 2011, the crew and I try a Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA)!

P1080504Midland LTVA, ten miles northwest of Blythe, California

Rather than purchase the $180 permit for the season (Sept. 15 – April 15), I buy a two-week permit for $40 which allows us to camp here for the rest of November.


At the close of 2015 Bridget, Reggie, and I are still at Midland LTVA!

P1080561Putting up a hummingbird feeder shows our commitment to this camp for December!

Rockin’ and rollin’!

Those of you who read comments regularly (or who are camped in the area) already know a dust storm roared through Midland recently.  The only photo I have of that exciting experience is one I took at sunset through the window of the BLT.  The photo wasn’t taken at the height of the dust storm, but it gives an idea of what it was like.

To add to the realism . . .  while looking at the photo, pitch yourself to and fro as if you’re inside the rockin’ BLT!

P1080839Look closely to see our neighbor’s RV obscured by dust.

We’re on our third two-week permit which expires on New Year’s Day. 

Although the crew and I could stay longer at Midland, it seems right that we move to a new camp for the start of the new year.  I hope you will continue to ride and camp with us through 2016!

Coming next:  A year-end report on the performance of this blog!

“RVSue and her canine crew” is a WordPress blog that I self-host through Hostgator.  My blog utilizes the plug-in known as Jetpack.  In non-tech terms, Jetpack provides my blog with the capability of several features without me having to install several, individual plug-ins.

I’m telling you this to introduce the annual report I recently received from Jetpack via an email.

The report contains interesting facts (at least for me!) about my blog, such as the total number of visits to my blog during 2015 rounded to the nearest hundred-thousand, what countries its readers come from, the most popular post of the year based on number of visits, even the top five commenters!

We can have some fun with this!

Here’s the challenge:  What is the total number of visits to this blog during the year of 2015?

(Not the total number since the beginning of this blog, just during 2015.)  Since the number is large, answers to the nearest 100,000 will be close enough.

What’s your guess?

In the next post I’ll share the entire Jetpack report with you!


NOTE:  Never commented before?  Feel free to join in, whether you accept the above challenge or not.  As usual, a variety of discussion topics, including questions, are welcome.

I’m going to sit back and refrain from commenting, if I can. Blogorinos, please make newcomers and oldcomers feel welcome and answer any questions.  Thank you!  — Sue



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120 Responses to 2015 in review: Part 10 — Nov. & Dec.

  1. cc and canine (Eastern Missouri) says:

    Number 1???

    • Linda Rose, Muffin, Murphy, Molly & Midgy in Carmichael, CA says:

      CC and canine, congratulations on being number one!!!

  2. kgdan from Wapato, WA says:

    Good morning, Sue! Yea! A new post!

  3. Where Is Chris Now? (PDX is home) says:

    Oh so close … no problem. I enjoy these updates, they offer a lot of easy references. That’s all the reward I need.

  4. cc and canine (Eastern Missouri) says:

    Wow! The dust storm looks like it was quite exciting! I’m glad you three are all safe and cozy…..I’ll stand back and let other readers guess on your stats….But I will take a guess and say that Sidewinder Pen is the top commenter…or at least in the top five! Looking forward to seeing where you land next…


  5. kgdan from Wapato, WA says:

    Beautiful sunny morning here in Laughlin with no wind! While waiting to do laundry, I am teaching Gil how to use Pinterest to find great recipes— this man loves to cook out here! Today it looks like we’re going to have chicken fajitas of some sort.

    I’m just finishing psychological thriller Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. Have Rogue Lawyer by Grisham waiting at Laughlin Library. While there last time I checked out a bunch of Nevada & Arizona Highways magazines. Really good articles & photos of neat places to visit.
    Can’t wait to see the report. I think we will all be amazed!

    • Marilyn, Dania Beach, FL says:


      I hope you appreciate Gil’s cooking as my husband’s cooking is truly difficult for me to eat. Enabling him is my fault and it is too late to teach an old dog new cooking tricks.

      Speaking of new tricks, my daughter said the series entitled “New Tricks” is very good. I believe it is on Hulu if you subscribe. Watch it from the beginning.

  6. Pat H. says:

    Happy New Year!!!!!!! Enjoy the end of 2015 and may 2016 bring many great adventures and wonderful campsites.

  7. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    I will take a stab at the challenge. I guess that the number of visits to this blog was 900,000. I remember you rolled over 1,000,000 I think this year and I think the last time I noticed you were at or near 2,000,000.

    • Sue CleanerGreenerVegas says:

      Jean, you took my guess:) So I Will take 939,939 visits as my guess (at least 500 were probably me in 2015) This blog is a very relaxing hobby

  8. @299,990 ?,,,, On visits to your blog in 2015? Great to hear from you and the crew And Have a Safe Happy New Year,,,, we might be moving south to see the sites on the AZ side of the River, but first I must repair the power steering pump, it makes all kinds of noise when in town, but none when on the HWY,,, a 4 hour job and My friend up in the Sky will guide my work,,,, wow the USAF is sure flying up above us today, unable to see them, but I’m sure they are having fun playing their war games,,,,,,,,,

    • Well ,,, on the count,, It’s like guessing’ how many Jelly Beans are in the Glass Jar,, that if you guess right, you win a meal of 5 a day for how ever they last and not gain any weight, but end up with a sweet tooth for more,, true or false?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      • Applegirl NY says:

        Too funny, Rusty. I don’t think I could eat just five a day! When I was in elementary school I actually won the jelly beans in a guessing contest. I did eat more than my share for several days, then my mom stepped in and said enough was enough, and that was the end of that.

  9. Linda from Oregon says:

    Happy New Year Sue, Crew and all Blogorinos. I too am looking forward to seeing your report. While I read it every time, I don’t always comment, but I sure enjoy the blogs.

  10. Sally says:

    I will guess 499,000

  11. Kerry On (UT) says:

    Okay fine, I’ll bite. And I’ll guess the blog visits at the outrageous number of 1,100,000 (that has to be too high, doesn’t it?). And I’m pretty sure among the top commenters, we’ll find Weather and Sidewinder Pen.

  12. Elizabeth in WA says:

    And my guess? I like the last photo of the cuddle bugs all snugged up together!! Ha…no guesses…

    Working on getting things in order again here, sorta…and feeling some better from my ordeal, thankfully!!

    Hope your next spot is a great one too, Sue!

  13. Jolene/Iowa says:

    Wow, I don’t even know what I would guess on this. I am going to sit back and see what others come up with. lol. Love the picture at the end of the crew. So sweet!

  14. Kitt, NW WA says:

    Wild guess – 777,985.

    As always I’m loving your posts, Sue. One of the first places I go when I get on line.

    Any blogorinos headed to the NOG gathering at Waterloo County Park in Waterloo, Oregon? It is in April. My husband and I will be there for the first time. It looks like fun.

    We felt the earthquake last night! First the booming noise then the bed was swaying for a few seconds. Reminiscent of the concrete floor moving under my desk when my 7th graders and I rode out the Nisqually earthquake! Now that was a ride! Nothing like a quake to get your attention.

    Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year.

    • Linda from Oregon says:

      Your post reminded me so I signed us up for Waterloo in the Spring. See you there.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Kitt or anyone… For the benefit of all readers, please explain what the letters NOG stand for. Thank you!

      • Cinandjules (NY) says:

        Northern Oregon Gathering

      • Linda from Oregon says:

        It depends on who you talk to. It stands for not organized gathering but some say that it is Northwest. Donna Dee started it but felt it was easier to just let things happen and it has grown over the years to have some traditional events such as the craft beer exchange and a pot luck. Started out for fiberglass trailers but everyone is welcome even if they have an SOB trailer. SOB equals, some other brand that isn’t a fiberglass. There is a spring and fall NOG.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Thanks, Linda. for explaining what NOG and SOB means.

          We have readers from all over the country and from other nations and I want everyone to be able to understand what is discussed here. 🙂

          • Cinandjules (NY) says:

            Hmm that’s not the SOB acronym Im familiar with! ? learn something everyday here! Tee hee

            • AZ Jim says:

              Great minds think alike.

            • Applegirl NY says:

              Ditto! I’m doing research for a new business and looking at cash registers and credit card processing, they call one style POS (Point of Sale), of course, along the lines mentioned above, it took me more than a few times to make the adjustment in my thinking. Don’t know whether it’s funny or pitiful that my mind goes “you know where.” LOL

            • AZ Jim says:

              Years ago I was evolved in promotion of several grocery items. Advertising. We always used POS as point of sale. I have since those days met several who met the other definition much better.

        • Well my camper is wood with a Fiber Glass thin covering and soon to be painted white with some type of accents,,,, is it ok to bring it to NOG? It’s on a 1975 F 100 Ford Custom Pick up………. Piper’s the co pilot,,,,,,

  15. I will guess 1,000,0001.00. Lol! ?

  16. Chris(MN) says:

    I had forgotten about the flying car! Love that last photo of your crew cuddling. Just want to thank everyone for their input on my rv size question. I am seriously looking at picking up a second smaller travel trailer just for the summer traveling and living in the big one in the winter. And that is all thanks to you! Who knows, after traveling in the smaller one, I might just decide that I don’t need the big one!

  17. Wow, those stats are going to be very interesting….I could not even guess how many visits, as you are probably drawing more than most on the blogging circle of blogs.. But who is counting, are we all having fun…hell yes!

    Man, if I only had not taken a couple of trips this year I may have made the list of commenters, maybe if the list goes down to 20!

    Anyway, I am very proud to be a commenter on this blog and if there are still lurkers out there, come on in, the water is fine… 🙂

    Hi Weather!

  18. edlfrey says:


    Couldn’t respond in my Shoutbox. I had to take it down, with it installed my web page would not open. Maybe Yellbox is working on the coding or it may be dead. Thanks for being a faithful Shouter!

  19. Barbara (Nashville) says:

    My guess is 967,725 visitors.
    I am looking forward to riding along in 2016 and beyond. Hope you have a very Happy New Year with crew and safe travels throughout our beautiful country. I am looking forward to the report.

  20. Sharon in MO says:

    Well, hazarding a guess at 1,159,000 visitors.
    Wishing you a happy and safe new year!

  21. eliza says:

    Happy new year Sue!

  22. FloridaScott says:

    Hi Sue & Crew,
    OK, I’m going way out on a limb here, but I will guess 3,216,,380 No matter the number, You my Lady are rockin and rollin! What do I win, What do I win???? Just Kidding, Love following along.

  23. Pamela K. says:

    Happy New Year 2016, it’s just around the bend now – counting down to New Year’s Eve. How many people visited your blog in 2015? Only one answer will suffice – “A Gazillion!” – cuz that’s how many of us love this place of yours! Top commentators _ Pen, Cinandjules, Ginger, Rusty. EVERYONE – they’re all tops 🙂
    Sue, did you know that your blog is like those little inspirational cards “Chicken Soup” series? Yep, RV-style “Chicken Soup” for the wanderlust in all of us! And to top it off, with your love of rotisserie chicken it is only fitting to make that as a comparison 🙂 Love and hugs for you and the crew as we close out 2015 and head into the new adventures of 2016!

    • Kerry On (UT) says:

      Wow! I nominate you for the best answer!

    • judy in east texas says:

      I second that!! That is the perfect answer! Although I do not comment much here I never miss the read and love every second of it.
      Bless you Sue and the Crew and hope you have a Happy and Safe New Year.

      • Barbara (Nashville) says:

        Don’t forget Weather, Pauline, AZ Jim and Badger Rick

        • Pamela K. says:

          I know – the list is like the Energizer Bunny…keeps going and going and going. 🙂 And added YOUR name to that list too. You always have interesting things to talk about!
          Here’s to a GREAT 2016!

      • Pamela K. says:

        Thank you! Extra special since you don’t comment often. May 2016 be a FAB year for you and yours!

  24. Nancy S says:

    Of all the pics of Bridget & Reggie, this is my all time fave. They’re so precious cuddling up together on the plaid throw, Reggie looks so safe & happy & content with her. Absolutely love it.☺

  25. AZ Jim says:

    Missy, I join others,notably Elisabeth and Nancy in saying that pic of Bridget and Reggie cuddled up together is a WINNER. They are so good for one another. Happy NY to you.

  26. Cinandjules (NY) says:

    Glad you survived the dust storm! Neat photo.

    I can’t even imagine the number of vistors…hmmm guesstimate would be 800K. Different countries?? That’s not fair because folks don’t always list: Thailand I know for sure. Topic with the most posts, you generally average 150+ but I do remember one that was 272 and counting…I’m going to guess our muddy buddy’s passing. Top five commentators, Pam K, Sidewinder pen, Weather, Rusty n Piper, Sherlene. This blog is frequented by so many genuine individuals..Including the lurkers. One doesn’t have to be “first” or “top” but just taking the time to pop in…counts. I often think of those who less frequently drop in…or folks you have crossed paths with…wishing them all well.

    You, Desert Woman have a wonderful blog that exceeds the meaning of success. I have no doubt that the numbers will validate that! Rock on!

  27. Wendy in Thailand says:

    Happy New Year, everyone!!!

    • Jackie says:

      Wendy, I went to Thailand in 2006 and travelled from Bangkok to Mai Sai and a large number of communities in between. It was awesome. The last 3 days were spent in Krabi. I would love to be able to go back but that won’t be possible so I will just have to refer to the memories I had. Happy New Year to you and your family and all bloggerinos.

  28. AJ says:

    I guess 1.6 million.

    Happy New Year to All!

  29. Sidewinder Pen says:

    I’ve got a question before I throw in my guess: Total visitors or total unique visitors? I’m guessing the former but figured I’d ask.

    I’ve really enjoyed the recaps, so it’s not like I wanted them to end; but on the other hand there is something satisfying about the two threads of life meeting up (year recap plus present).

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      The question in the post is “What is the total number of visits to this blog during the year of 2015?” It doesn’t ask about number of visitors.

      • Sidewinder Pen says:

        Fair enough. I should just have taken it literally! Now I just have to come up with a number…

  30. Glenda in OZ! says:

    I’m going to say for 2015…………..1,203,000

  31. wildflower in prescott says:


  32. Paul (Montana) says:


  33. Chuck Hajek says:

    Hi Sue n Crew! My guess is……….1,300,002. Happy New Year to y’all and all the Blogoeinos!

  34. Colleen/maryland says:

    Happy New Year!!!! I’m gona guess 1,879,456 visits. And cinandjuls as the top commenter…..

  35. Val R. Lakefield On says:

    My guess… 109500. Adorable picture of Reg & Bridget….I had to save it…hope you don’t mind..
    Happy New Year to all…

  36. Reine in Plano says:

    I’m not gonna guess but Gazillion sounds good. We’ve all enjoyed the blog (and the comments when we have time to read them).
    I hope you had a Blessed Christmas with the crew. For the New Year I wish you health and that you continue to find joy in the everyday beauty of where you are.

  37. Laurie in NC says:

    I have really enjoyed the year in review! It was very interesting to hear about and see the LTVA. I do have a question. What is the arrangement of rocks to the right of the hummingbird feeder? It looks like a flower bed with metal flowers! Hope you and the crew have a Happy New Year!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Someone made a “flower bed” out of the stakes used to lay RR track. Various colored rocks including white quartz were also placed around the perimeter and in arrangements.

    • Jackie says:

      Laurie I am from NC as well. I love what rv sue and crew are doing can’t wait till the day comes when I embark on my own adventure. I have been in the back country near Sedona Az, from there to Vegas to St George, Utah to Park City Utah to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Pk. I went to a lot of little area in between that I just happened upon. I took the back road coming home from Utah and took me longer because I stopped at a Mormom Historical home and Museum. It was awesome.

      • Laurie in NC says:

        Jackie – that sounds wonderful! I can’t wait for retirement when I can also experience the beauty do the west!

  38. Applegirl NY says:

    I will not guess the number, but I know that each visit is precious, because we all choose to come along on Sue’s wonderful ride. Just think, Sue, we’re here because of you and the crew!

    Have a wonderful New Year, everyone! We’re off to the mountains for the holiday weekend. Winter has finally arrived in the Northeast.


  39. Eileen Dykeman says:

    755,943….. Happy New Year, Sue…. May you and all your bloggerinos have a safe, healthy year in ’16.

  40. Pamela K. says:

    Well, it IS New Year’s Eve. And closing out the 2015 I have to “razz” you one more time. It’s our little tradition yes? So…
    YOU ARE THE TOP COMMENTOR 🙂 A trick question, HA!

    You are always so great at replying to most every comment so I vote for YOU as the holding the “TOP” spot! 🙂 But if you’re not, you’re “TOPS” with all of us! 🙂
    Being more serious now, you know how much we all appreciate all the hard work and heart you put into this wonderful place called RV Sue and Crew. Are there other blogs, sure, some come, some go but yours is truly the best of the best. What a very special place you have created and given to all of us.
    OK, enough with this or I’ll ruin my “ornery” rep! HA!
    Hugs, Pamela K and Klemper too.


  42. weather says:

    Bridget, Reggie, sunbeams and a butterfly- beautiful blessings and great job grouping the photos of them Sue! I’m glad you included so much in this year’s reviews, thank you for doing all the work that has involved. It’s an easy way for us all to see where you’ve been and so generous of you to share. I know often those places don’t remain as pristine or private once you’ve done that. I hope you find a nice new home site to start next year in 🙂

    • weather says:

      P.S. Did you remove the “to search blog” box on purpose ?

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Yes, I did, because it didn’t work well, not for me anyway. Do you think I should put it back? Has it any value?

        • weather says:

          It was useful to see things – for example like how people camp in various ways, “different”(different rigs for was probably the beginning of that post’s title?) comes to mind, when at Roosevelt Lake you showed your casita, a class c and van. I sometimes used it to refer commenters to what they expressed interest in, and personally to look at places to consider staying at or visiting. I could find those things by going through each day in a month using the past posts box, of course, so don’t change anything for my sake. I just thought you might not know it was gone.

          • rvsueandcrew says:

            Okay… I didn’t realize it was being used. I always use “RVSUE + search term” in an internet search, not a search within my blog. I’ll put it back. Thanks for the feedback, weather.

    • weather says:

      One more question has been on my mind since you posted the top five list, Sue.Please be honest if you choose to answer it. Would you prefer that I comment less frequently?

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Good heavens, NO! Just the opposite! I wish everyone would comment as often and as regularly as you do. Imagine what this place would be like. It would be fantastic! And so much fun!

        I’m sorry that thought crossed your mind, weather. There may be times when I only reply to a few comments, like this post. I wanted to reply to your previous, insightful message but I didn’t want it to look like I’m playing favorites as we’ve had many exchanges.

        Your support of my blog and, more than that, your support of me and what I do is priceless. I love reading your wise comments!

        • weather says:

          Thank you for responding. Honestly , I knew why you didn’t reply to my new year’s greeting, that’s not why the thought crossed my mind. I asked to be supportive, it’s your blog and I wanted to give you the opportunity to alter the comment section, specifically my participation in it, if you wanted to . Should you want to , for any reason at any time, feel free to mention it to me. For now, your last paragraph made me smile, see you on the front page.

  43. Jackie says:

    Rv sue… I have just ran across your site and find it very informative. I am a somewhat loner type person myself. I have always done things by myself if no one was around.never one that had to have someone at my side to go and do things. I have been wanting to rv travel for a long time.

    I was a traveling nurse for six years. I hate that I did not sell what I had my 2 homes and bought a travel home then. While I was working and traveling my job would have paid for my travel home in about 5 yrs. I stopped traveling and came home to spend time with my mom due to her Alzheimer’s was worsening and I wanted to spend some quality time with her.

    I had a catastrophic medical injury during a medical procedure 6 months after coming home and nearly died. I was in Hosp. For 35 days and have been disabled ever since. My goal now is to try and go out on the road in approximately a year if I can get everything lined up.

    I have a fifth wheel home that is perfect size for me and my dog Pepper, a Shizhu. There are a few things that need to be updated and just need to go thru and check everything out. I need to put a new refrig and air cond/heater system. I also need to buy me a truck big enough and with the fifth wheel devise added to truck due to my truck is too small. I want to head out back west and there are a lot a places I want to go and visit but I also want to be setup where I can live off grid self-sufficient.

    Safety is big issue since I will be traveling alone, so any suggestions or comments will be appreciated. We are about the same age. I think going back out west will help me health wise as well. I look forward to follow your site.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      A big WELCOME to you, Jackie! I’m happy to see you here — You’re now one of the blogorinos!

      I appreciate you sharing some things about yourself here. You’ve weathered a major setback in your life, yet you have retained an independent spirit and developed a vision for how you want to shape your life. I admire you very much for that!

      You will find that your fellow blogorinos are happy to answer any questions you might have and to offer helpful suggestions and creative ideas as you work toward full-time living and traveling in your 5th wheel. You write that “Safety is a big issue since I will be traveling alone.” I can tell you honestly that safety has not been an issue at all in the 4+ years I’ve lived on the road.

      Glad to have you join us, Jackie!

    • Lisa, Tommie and Buddy in SoFlo (for now) says:

      Welcome Jackie, glad to have you here. Some of us have done some traveling as solo females. I did a two month trip recently and found my dog to be a great comfort and asset. I could rely on his senses for warnings of passerby’s, both two and four footed. When I do commence full time life, I plan to use my concealed weapons permit. As for disability, I consider it an early retirement, LOL. Even better, it qualifies you for discounts at national forests and many other public lands. Happy New Year, the best is yet to come!

    • Applegirl NY says:

      Welcome, Jackie!

  44. Renee Galligher says:

    Happy New Year’s Eve to RV Sue and Crew and all the blogorinos here. May the new year bestow many blessings on us all. May the new year bring many more wonderful postings from our wonderful Sue, Bridget, and Reggie too!

  45. Lisa, Tommie and Buddy in SoFlo (for now) says:

    Well letsee, # of visits has to be close to a million, sooooo I’ll say 989,999. For the most frequently commenting, I would say Sue, and weather, or maybe HRH Bridgette in the canine corner? No matter, I am simply happy to see us all here, happy and healthy for the new year. I am planning on spending this evening just like the crew, cuddled and cozy, safe at home. Happy 2016 to all in bloggerinoville!!

  46. Utah Bonnie says:

    I’m going to stick my neck out and guess 1,325,089.
    Happy, safe 2016 to you and the crew and I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the new adventures to unfold.

  47. Cinandjules (NY) says:

    Rounded to the nearest 100K. ?

  48. 800,000? Your November and December were in more wonderful spots – what a great year you had! We’ll be passing by the Midland turn off on our way to Earp on Sunday. I expect we’ll make a day trip out that way to check it out sometime next week. Glad the winds have died down, we’re expecting a perfect New Years Day for our gathering of old friends here, near the village where we all lived and went to high school. Happy New Year to you and crew.

  49. AZ Jim says:

    Happy New Year to all my fellow Blogorinos. May this be a good year for us all!!!

  50. Terri From Texas says:

    1,500,000 visits in 2015.
    Thats my guess!
    I haven’t commented much lately, but am sure enjoying everyone elses!
    Happy Year to RV Sue and Crew and all the Bloggerinos!

  51. Jackie says:

    Is the any one certain source everyone uses to locate travel trailer spots or public lands that we can go on places with hookups or dump locations. I know joining GoodSams and there are a few others. Any suggestions will be appreciated. I plan on trying to be as independent as possible and eventually able to live off grid when I want to but I still have a lot of work and learning to do before this happens. What does everyone use as phone service or social media for internet. Does anyone use satellite and if so what companies or how is it set up. I can’t wait till I can start traveling there are places that I would love to revisit. You know it has been wonderful to watch TV and something come on or some news broadcast and I can say I have been there or I seen that. It just gives you a whole different outlook about things you see.
    Happy New Year. Jackie and Pepper

    • Hi Jackie, check out RV Tips and Helpful Hints…i think you have to join the web site, but it is invaluable..you can ask any question and get an answer in about 30 seconds…really. The site was started by one of our blogorinos.

    • Chris(MN) says:

      For internet I use a Verizon Jetpack Hotspot. It works anywhere that I can get a phone signal. For tv I use Dish On The Go with a portable satellite antenna.

  52. Dawn in MI says:

    Happy New Year Sue and Crew!

    My guess is 400,000 visits in 2015.

  53. DesertGinger says:

    Good morning gang. Feeling tired today.

    The National Institute of Health says pulmonary hypertension has a life expectancy of 3 to 5 years after diagnosis. I don’t know if that varies because my case is already advanced. However, there are people on th FB page that have already lived longer than that. I think I will just carry on like I expect to live forever; I don’t see any benefit in expecting to die soon. I will make sure I have things in order but then….

    My bigger concern is how to get around with this oxygen thing. My battery lasts 50 minutes. You cant even go to the grocery store in 50 minutes. It doesn’t even charge when plugged into car. Last year my unit charged in car. This one doesn’t. I called supplier but they seem to think it is working ok. Guess I will have to complain to doc on the 6th at my appointment.

    • DesertGinger says:

      Oops. Wasn’t done. Oh well.

      Hope everyone is good

      • Applegirl NY says:

        Hi DG, My mom is on O2. We have to drag around one of the larger tanks if we’re gone for more than a couple of hours. Can your Dr prescribe a back up for you, or are the batteries easy to pop in, could he do that? If not, make them bring you another machine, since you had such a different experience with your other one.

        I think you have a very wise and positive attitude, and any medical professional will tell you how important that is.

    • Well,, DG,, We are Prayin’ That You know the Father up above, Cause of the Health your in,,, I sure hope so,, It’s never to Late,,, But it’s real sad to hear your Health is CRAPY,,, I pray you don’t suffer much and Hopefuly you’ll get Better,,,, Kind of reminds me of a song I heard today, ’bout a person settin’ on a bench, thinkin’ of their life with a tear in there eye and thinkin’ of goin’ Home and that they weren’t wooried ,,,,,,,, Have a Happy NEW YEAR any way,,, love ya,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  54. DesertGinger says:

    My guess is 1,600,000

  55. DesertGinger says:

    Oh. Happy New Year! One of the worst things about being low on oxygen is how it affects your brain! Duh.

  56. Cinandjules (NY) says:

    Hey DeGin,

    Glad you checked in. As hard as it may be, try not to focus on a certain amount of time in regards to the projected longevity of any medical diagnosis. The real deal is every individual is different as is their case…and really…doctors aren’t given that “authority” to decide. Authority meaning the man upstairs. (Uh oh…that might be a blog party foul)

    I am a firm believer that a lot of it is the mindset of the individual. You are the type that takes a bull by its horns! Glad you found support with a FB group.

    Not knowing your O2 level usage, perhaps your doctor can give you another script for a portable O2 that suits your needs..ie car charger with longer lasting batteries.

    Stay strong and keep up the fight.

  57. Dasher - Tampa Bay says:

    2,000,000 was reached in May 2015 after about 4 years. The second million took less time than the first. So my guess will be 613,000.

  58. Marilyn, Dania Beach, FL says:

    My guess for the yearly number of hits is::: drum roll::::: 1,750,000

    Happy New Year, everyone.

  59. Janet says:

    Happy New Year Sue and your Crew!

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