Cedar Pocket Campground continues to be our home for the first two days of November.
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.
The crew enjoys socializing with fellow canine campers at Las Vegas Bay Campground. This chocolate lab is one of several new acquaintances.
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!
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!
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)!
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!
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!
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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