A beach to ourselves and then it’s the weekend!

The crew and I play on the beach.

1-DSC03990It’s a cool and overcast day and we have the beach to ourselves!

1-DSC03994Spike watches the breaker waves and decides to pass on a soak.

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Bridget really likes the sand.  I chase her chubby butt across the beach and then we sit together on a dune.  Spike explores the beach.

Bridget is delighted to have me all to herself. 

My arm is around her, holding her close, as we watch Spike and look at the river.  She turns her face up at me with a sparkle in her eyes and gives me a few chin-licks. I never receive affection like this from Spike, Mr. Cool and Aloof.

1-DSC04004After an hour or so, the crew lets me know when it’s time to leave the beach.

1-DSC03983-001We wander around the empty campground. 

There’s a slight breeze wafting through the cottonwood trees, and, of course, there’s the ever-present roar of the river.

1-DSC04039The next day, in anticipation of the weekend, I move us to another campsite.

Our first site is nice, shady and with a path down to the river, but we’d better move.

1-DSC04040Lower Gray Canyon Campground on the Green River, Utah, has been nearly empty for the first four days of our camp here.  Those were weekdays.

We need to move away from the restroom.

People who tent, car camp, or simply don’t have an on-board toilet will want to camp close to the restroom. Therefore, they are most likely to camp at this end of the campground.

1-DSC04012Another reason to move is our present site is on the beach end of the campground.  A warm weekend is in the forecast.  This will probably bring the locals — and maybe the younger crowd — to party on the beach.   People will be traipsing through “our” section of riverbank to get to the beach.

I’ve had my eye on the most beautiful site of all and it’s vacant!

It’s at the other end of the campground. . . a good spot to be during the influx of weekenders.

1-DSC04053Love our new site!

You’d think we’d moved across country.  It’s fun settling into a new “home” and watching Bridget and Spike check it out.

1-DSC04047I find the perfect place for my camp chair . . . under the trees at the rear of the Best Little Trailer.

I unhitch and the crew and I go into town to fill the one-gallon water jugs.

The campground doesn’t have drinking water; its amenities are limited to restrooms and trash pick-up.    First I stop at the Melon Vine Grocery for a few items, and, while there, I ask where one can get drinking water.  Another cashier than the one I spoke to before tells me to go to the Pilot station and use the spigot.

“It’s good water.  It’s drinking water,” she reassures me.

We park at the Museum and Travel Information Center.  It’s too hot to leave the crew in the Perfect Tow Vehicle while I do the museum.  My goal is limited to free maps.  I score a few and on we go to Pilot.

On the way back to camp, I stop to take photos of the BLT.

She’s an inviting home to return to!

1-DSC04060The campground fills up on Friday.

And Friday night is party night on the beach!

1-DSC04061I’m glad we moved.  I don’t see or hear the party, except for the tell-tale beat of the music, which is slightly annoying.  I can put up with that after having this place as our private retreat for four days.  Around eleven-thirty the music stops.  Hmm . . . a midnight curfew perhaps?

Saturday morning a woman walks up to me as I sit in my camp chair.

1-DSC04044Her name is Judy.  We chat for a little while and then her husband, Steve, joins us.  They tell me they’re on their way home to Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  They are returning from their stay on the Baja California peninsula.  Of course, I ask about camping the Baja, as well as in Colorado.

Steve is interested in my solar set-up and the Wilson antenna.  I answer his questions and tell him and Judy about this blog and the information they can find on it.  (See pages from header.)

1-DSC04050On Sunday, another couple visits our campsite!

Penny and Rich also camp on the Baja during the winter.  They live in Salt Lake City.  (Penny comments on this blog as Penny from Utah.  This isn’t the Penny I met at our Sidewinder Road camp, west of Yuma.)

“You know, we met two of your friends while down there,” Judy says.

“Oh, you must mean Kathy and Gil,” I respond.  “I remember you commenting on the blog.  Isn’t it funny . . .  My blog brings readers together in Mexico!”

I also ask Penny and Rich several questions about camping the Baja peninsula.  Penny and Rich have a Casita.  On this trip they are camping in their VW van pop-up.  Rich asks me about my solar set-up and the Wilson antenna, too.

1-DSC04026Monday, May 5

The campground is empty again, except for one camper in our former site and some tenters by the beach.  The crew and I will relax here for a few more days and then we’ll move on.

rvsue

NOTE:  A reader asked about camping here in a big rig.  If you drive past the campground, adjacent to the campground at the top of a small hill, you will see a large loop on the left.  It’s level and there’s a fire ring.

1-DSC04036It may not look like much in this photo, but it is a very nice campsite, private and with good views of the river below, both upstream and downstream.  A path goes down to the riverbank.

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83 Responses to A beach to ourselves and then it’s the weekend!

  1. John K - Mobile, AL says:

    Love the shots with the monument in the background. I have been enjoying my Utah Benchmark and looking for places to go see stuff. Did you ever look into Nine Mile Canyon? The only legal place to camp is a family owned campground (which everyone raves about). You can set up there and explore the canyon looking for petroglyphs.

    • John K - Mobile, AL says:

      First again! Retirement is already paying off…:-)

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        I was thinking the same thing, John, as I watched camper after camper pull out of the campground. . . folks going back to The Job.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      If you’re talking about the Nine Mile Canyon northeast of Price… It’s still very cool up that way.

      • John K - Mobile, AL says:

        I’ll assume you mean temperature wise…:-) It is probably “cool” year round. We like to go find glyphs.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Yes, temperature. Tomorrow’s forecast for Price is 67 high, 38 low. Tomorrow’s forecast for Green River is 77 high, 46 low. Those 10 degrees or so make a big difference!

          I have some rock art in my plans, just not at Nine Mile Canyon.

  2. Lee J says:

    What an idyllic life you have created for yourself! And you take the time to share it with us blogorinos, thank you!

  3. Jean/Southaven, MS says:

    Am I first? I’m at least close to first. Ihad to read the blog first. Wish I was there.

  4. weather says:

    Spike,his profound love for you evidenced as he exhausted himself to return to you recently,has a demeanor reminiscent of my father’s.In youthful good health he expressed affection by allowing his lap to be used as place to fall asleep in to the rhythmic wheezing in his chest. Years later I learned to recognize love as, exhausted by his efforts to provide what we needed,each night he returned to us.
    Enjoy everything in that beautiful environment your photos let me share,especially each other.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, weather . . . We both were blessed with hard-working fathers who loved us!

  5. Tawanda says:

    Happy weekenders be gone day 😉
    Nice area close to get supplies and yet remote, love the sound of rivers and streams..
    Baton things down it may get pretty windy there today…
    T~

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Tawanda . . . You mention the wind…

      I looked at the AccuWeather widget in the sidebar. It said the temperature at Green River today is 89 degrees, feels like 93 degrees, and it’s calm. Huh? Right now it’s in the high 70s and windy.

      I kicked that widget to the curb!

      • Tawanda says:

        So much for “Accu”, looks like ‘underground’ has it right!
        We are in the low 70’s in Salt Lake county and it’s breezy, rain is to move in tonight up this way, longer we can go not having to pay for watering the yard the better!!
        T~

      • Gayle says:

        What curb? LOL

  6. mockturtle says:

    Sorry Spike didn’t get his soak. 🙁 I’m sure he had his reasons.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      He’s a discriminating soaker! I did find a place that suited him. Those photos are for the next post.

  7. Patricia Leonhardt says:

    Hi Sue and crew
    I was reading up on your neck of the woods and there is a place there called Desolation Canyon. Close to you?? Anyhow they have petroglyphs there. One of your other readers mentioned he liked to find them. I feel like I am right there with you. Love this campsite. The beach and the river, just looks great.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Patricia,

      Yes, the Green River flows through Desolation Canyon before it reaches Lower Gray Canyon.

      As a blogger it’s good to read “I feel like I am right there with you.” That’s the response I’m going for!

  8. Diann in MT says:

    I have read all of your postings from the beginning. There has definitely been a learning curve, and we are all benefiting from your experiences. Your boondockin’ élan has come a long way, Sue! (I love using (funny) words with funny accents! LOL)
    The puppies are in heaven. I can really tell they are soooo contented and happy to be alive! Thanks for cheering us, Sue!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Diann,

      It means a lot to me when a reader says they’ve read all my postings from the beginning. That’s a lot of reading, but it shows a sincere interest in this way of life. I like to think my blog helps others enjoy life.

      Yeah, Spike and the Bridge have it pretty darn good. 🙂

  9. Rita says:

    I see what you meant by swift current…I see the white caps in these photos. A bunch of us were tubing down Salt River and the swift current pulled me into a patch of tall scrub looking trees. I didn’t think about being snared in the tangled brush and drowning but I did lay flat on my back in my inner tube and the current automatically shot us through openings. It wasn’t until I was shot out of the tangle that I saw a rescue helicopter hoving overhead and people were lined up on the banks probably waiting to see what would happen. I was totally oblivious to what ‘could’ have happened. My instinct automatically told me to get as small as possible and let the inner tube float thru the openings. I’m not a swimmer but I learned to float and dog paddle when my kids were young. My kids were inrolled in swimming classes almost from the time they were born for this very reason. They are excellent swimmers but even careless swimmers can drown. Shame on me for suggesting you float down river without inquiring about the current first. I think Spike knows and there might be an under tow near the water’s edge.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Rita,

      Good thing you were “oblivious” and therefore less likely to panic. Also good that you made sure your children learned how to swim!

      Oh, NO “shame” on you… The first photos did give the impression of a lazy, calm stretch of water. I was surprised by what I saw yesterday. Our camp sticks out a bit from the rest of the shoreline, as you can see in photos. I looked downstream at the beach where several people were sitting on the sand. Children were running out into the water up to their waists, having a great time. Made me a bit nervous for them, but no problems developed.

      Lots of rafts going by as I type this. Yesterday I also saw people riding the river waves, each one standing on one of those boards (can’t remember what they’re called), zipping on past our campsite. Boy, you have to trust your balance to do that.

      The water level drops a little day-by-day revealing rocks. Yikes!

      • Rita from Phoenix says:

        When we went tubing, we’d yell ‘butts up!’ meaning rocks in the river and not to smack you tailbone on it. Those boards were called boogie boards the last I know. We use to tie them to speed boat then try to ride the board…when you’re young, you think you’re invincible LOL! I know better now.

        • Marsha in MI says:

          SUP … Stand Up Paddleboarding. It’s a big thing on Lake Michigan these days.

  10. Dawn in MI says:

    This one would be hard for me to ‘move on’ from.

    • Gayle says:

      Me, too. I’d stay until Smoky the Bear himself asked me to leave. Sand, trees, sun, river, half-naked men floating by in rafts. Why leave, RVSue, why? why?

  11. Sue, thanks for the “big rig” site picture. It looks plenty nice to me. Hopefully I can get there to see it “up close and personal” one day. 🙂

  12. DesertGinger says:

    Rocks in the river? My first times in Jamaica everyone said ‘you have to hike the falls’. Huh? Hike the falls? Hike water? Sure enough you go to this river (green mountain, green river, green something) and you hike inthe river, up the waterfall. Good thing I had sneakers! Big sharp rocks! As you hike, water is falling in your face. Very challenging. Maybe if this river goes down enough you can do some river walking in your Keens…perfect river hiking shoes. Looks like it was a good job to move with all those kds that came in for the weekend.

    It’s getting hotter here in Tucson. I’m trying to push thru the rest of my unpacking and get myself organized to possibly head over to the coast in late May or early June, and visit my friend in Irvine. Get some ocean breezes. If I can afford it! Meanwhile, early mornings are the best time to get anything done.

    Till next time…

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Ginger,

      River-walking in Jamaica is one thing. Hiking in the Green River would be extremely challenging. Standing in the Green River would be extremely challenging.

      Yeah, unpacking is not a fun sport. However, being organized is a great feeling. Good luck with it!

      I hope you get your ocean breezes . . .

      • DesertGinger says:

        Yeah, I took another look at your photos and can see that’s a pretty big, vigorous river! I bet it makes a really nice sound, and is probably fun to watch.

  13. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Happy Monday, Sue! I think this site might be even better than the last one. On the edge of the river, fuller trees for shade and away from the weekend crowd – a very serene setting.

    My mind’s eye could picture you and Bridget snuggled together on the beach, watching Spike explore. The Crew both have blissful looks of joy on their little faces…..I know you do, too! Life is good!!

    I love the contrast of the bright blue sky, dark river and green trees. Nature’s colors compliment each other perfectly.

    DesertGinger…I visited Dunn River Falls in Jamaica, too. Our group was given very thin water shoes (which did not fit) to “protect” us from the sharp rocks. I made it up about 2/3 of the way before my fear of heights got the best of me. It was beautiful and an experience!

    Sue, thank you for taking me (and my pup Gracie) with on your great adventure. Have a good evening!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Denise, and Happy Monday to you, although most of it is gone already.

      This site is great. I like that I have the big back window facing the river. It’s open and the breeze is coming in as I type this.

  14. Kitt, NW WA says:

    The cover is off the Casita! This means we are getting ready to roll. We will head over the North Cascades Pass, which is opening around the 8th, and head who knows where from there. After a long wet winter we are more than ready. The sun and warmth will be our guide.

    Enjoy!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Yipppeee for you, Kitt! It will be quite a happy moment when you tow your Casita out onto the road for the first time in 2014 and say goodbye to wet and cold days. I wish you plenty of warm sunshine!

  15. Teresa says:

    Hi, Sue
    So I had to force myself to mow my lawn before reading your post (to give myself sort of a prize for actually getting that done). That’s something you haven’t had to do for a long time…mow. I then come in to see you three gallivanting on a beach!! Aww the jealousy:-) Well, I will immediately put that on my list as another reason that I’ve got to get in gear and try to get these dreams of mine to come true!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I do admit to feeling a tad guilty posting about playing on a beach.. . then it passes!

      Congratulations on getting the lawn mowed. Now Teresa, you have to mow down everything that’s in the way of your dreams. There’s a beach waiting for your footprints. 🙂

      • Teresa says:

        By the way, I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting you in Mexico. I live in Asheville, NC. But because of reading your blog from the beginning, I feel like I have met you. So, currently, I live vicariously through your writing.
        Also, I was wandering if your passport application had any further issues? It seemed like you ended one of your posts concerned when they asked for your “permanent address.”
        Have a wonderful day, Sue!!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Thanks, Teresa, for letting me know which Teresa you are. Maybe in the future you could sign in as Teresa in NC or something like that.

          My mail forwarding service is sending my mail to the Green River P.O. and it will arrive Wed. or Thurs. I’ll let you know if it includes my passport card.

          You have a great day, too!

  16. Robert says:

    Aww now Sue…….don’t tell me you wouldn’t take a walk down by the johns when you hear a bit of (Sweet home Alabama) being played and someone invites you to scoot some boot (tennis shoes) in the sand and offers a cold one around a bon fire.
    Heck you could probably show them a move or two! lol
    I dance with my dog for Christs sakes when I hear some good southern rock, yeah we look stupid but we both have fun!

    My moms 80 and when I see her we still if theres good music playing dance together, but of course she’s from Texas and we all know Texans are bigger and better then the rest of us and will live forever! lol………..don’t believe it? just go there and they will inform you directly. Also and im, sure you know being from Georgia if they say “Bless your heart” and you think (they are so nice)……….that’s an insult in such a nice way!

    I follow your travels and love the fact that you and your buds are having so much fun, but still being real and not glamourizing it like there are never any problems. Your blog is real and not full of Hollywood.

    If you stopped it…….it would be like losing Paul Harvey over again, even my kids 20 and 24 miss the “final broadcast of the day”…………………..and “Now you know the rest of the story”…………………………………………….Good day!

  17. rvsueandcrew says:

    Hi, Robert. . .

    Aww. . Those kids don’t want some old lady in a hat crashing their beach party. I’d rather stay in the BLT with Bridget and Spike and play the blues station that I like on my satellite radio.

    I love that you dance with your mama . . . I’m guessing the Texas two-step. . . I hope she has a wonderful Mother’s Day. I used to dance with my Dad. He loved to dance to Big Band music and my mother had feet of lead.

    Oh, there’s nothing Hollywood about this road show. I’m not going to gloss over what happens to me and the crew. If we suffer, you suffer! Haha! If I cry, you damn well better get out your tissues! LOL!

    Always fun to read your comments, Robert. Thanks for writing.

  18. Cinandjules (temporarily in CA) says:

    What a beautiful campsite! The river is probably so soothing to listen to. Bridget and Spike make me smile..they have you oh so trained!

    Have a wonderful evening.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cinandjules,

      I’ve been thinking of you and the tasks you are working through. Nice of you to drop in anyway, even when far from home. Be strong, woman… You’ve ridden some rough waves this past year — smooth sailing is ahead! (Not to mention a sweet puppy who loves you) 🙂

  19. John in Azusa says:

    Always look forward to reading your blog! Great campsite by the way! I remember your first days on the road. You’ve come a long way!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, John . . . I’m delighted to hear from you and to know you’re still reading my blog. Yes, we’ve come a long way and I hope there’s a long way to go. Enjoy your day!

  20. Geri Moore says:

    You seem to have found another piece of heaven here on earth to plant the BLT for a few days~! I sure am glad you thought to ask that cashier about camping in the area, she sure steered you right! Good thing for you and crew that you listened to her suggestion.
    Chuck saw his first Wolf Spider yesterday! Gawd, I hate wolf spiders! They are harmless I know, they are just so darned big… and they jump! Anyhows, I thought it was dead and I asked him to sweep him out the cabin door. It wasn’t dead! Sheeesh! But my brave man managed to get the spider out the door and without killing him! Wolf Spiders are actually one of the “good” spiders…. but darn those suckers are BIG!
    Enjoy this new camp for as long as you can! So beautiful there! Hugs and belly rubs to Spike and Bridget !

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Geri,

      I lived in Florida all those years and I never came across a Wolf Spider. I don’t even know what a Wolf Spider looks like, which is okay. I don’t need to know. Spiders don’t bother me much. It’s roaches the size of crows that I can’t stand.

      Brave Chuck rescued the damsel in distress — Way to go, Chuck! Apparently you don’t need your hair to be brave. 🙂

      Hugs received by the crew — hugs back to Radar and Doogie!

  21. JodeeinSoCal says:

    Wind in the cottonwoods and a rushing river relax me like nothing else. I would find it very hard to move on from such a great site. And yet those feet do get itchy even when relaxed…….. Safe travels and hugs to the crew.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jodee,

      I guess that’s why it’s good there are time limits on public land and campgrounds. It would be very easy to settle into a favorite spot for the long term. The limit here is ten days. I’m hoping my mail arrives before our time is up.

  22. Robert says:

    Hey Sue,
    On a more serious note instead of the corny stuff I talk about on your blog, in my travels in my job, I see a lot of people stranded with burnt bearings on their trailers, no matter what the type. Every few years you need to get your wheel bearings repacked and adjusted, they are not meant to go a life time, but with proper maintenance……..they will! When they do it they will also check the brake lining (shoes) on the trailer, because the lining wont last forever .

    It’s not a major repair job, but just some PM (preventative maintenance) and it’s money well spent because if you burn up a bearing on the highway and seize a bearing your cost of repair will multiply by 10 (mobile repair) because your little home on wheels isn’t gonna move anymore. and then I will have to get my box of tissues out. lol
    Your not the Betty Boop type and you can verify what I have said on the net, or by asking a trusted friend that knows his or hers behind around a tool box!

    I would with out seeing your rig they would pull off your drums , wash out the bearings, look at the races, repack them and replace the seals with new ones (demand that) they are about 5 bucks each.

    Travelers such as yourself have seen the weird skid mark on the highway that goes on for ………….oh hell a mile or so and then at the end of the skid mark is a boat trailer or a camp trailer listing badly to one side and people standing up on the bank on their cell phones getting the bad news about the repair bill……….now they have to get a new tire too and new bearings hub and spindle and a seal!

    But Missy enjoy and keep doing what you do and the rest of us will get there one day, treat yourself to a bottle of wine and a campfire and when you smell the smoke and look at what God put in front of you and sip your wine and hear the crackle of the fire and enjoy your pooches, and realize you didn’t make a mistake.

    I have traveled over two million miles in this country and have seen so many things, but I still long for camping and keeping things simple, I do it in my truck, I pick wide spots instead of truck stops.

    As I’ve said in previous comments, your courage, determination, and stead fastness, cleverness is an inspiration to us all………….and you just thought you left the teaching profession…………lmao……….you just took it on the road!

    Hat’s off woman.
    Robert

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Robert, for your kind words, compliments, and advice. I do need to give the wheels some attention.

      Instead of dumping your entire comment as you asked, I took out the part that I think you didn’t want posted. I want to share your comment with my readers because I’m probably not the only RVer who could use the advice and information.

      The BLT’s wheels are the kind where you remove the rubber seal and squirt in the grease at the hub. I haven’t done that. The wheels haven’t been running hot so far, but that could change!

      One part confuses me … “look at the races.” Is that a typo? What are “races?”

      If you still want me to delete the entire comment, let me know. Thanks again for caring enough about me and the crew to write!

      • Ed says:

        Dexter Axle does recommend that the bearings be lubricated every 12 months or 12,000 miles. I would say that it is probably time. Find a trailer sales and service place that understands Dexter Axles and let them take care of it. I know you are independent but let someone else do this job for you.
        You need not worry too much about what a ‘race’ is. Bearings are also called ‘cones’ and cups are also called ‘races’; they work together to let your wheels go around and around as you move down the road.
        I would think you could get it done in Green River since it is a farming area and there are a probably a number of trailer sales and service shops. Get ‘er Done!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Thanks, Ed. Your information is very helpful and I appreciate the urging to take care of this.

    • kgdan says:

      Oh this post hit home! Been there done that. We are now very sensitive about our Casita tires. Every stop means a touch of the hubs and the grease gun is a requirement. Last year bearing burn-out cost $800 towing fees, time & fear it couldn’t be fixed. This year our new “tire sense” caused us to make a precautionary tire/brake check before entering Mexico. Good going as our trailer brake drums & brakes needed to be replaced. This after we requested that all things “tire” be examined before leaving home. We are now looking for a new diagnostics at home

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Hoo-boy. Bearing burn-out. Definitely don’t want that to happen. Sorry you went through that!

  23. kgdan says:

    Hi, Sue! We remember Penny & Rich from Utah when we saw them at Playa Santispac. Love the campground you are at! We were mozying along when we got the word that our sprinker system went kaput at home. So we are making fast tracks home. Now in Redding, CA heading north. We do need to maintain our homefront (for family reasons) but we could continue living like this for even longer. This trip has been the longest we have been on the road (6+ months). We thought that after awhile the Casita would start to feel cramped for 2 people. Such has not been the case.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Not every couple could live together in a Casita for 6 months, although there are couples who do full-time in a Casita. I’m happy that you didn’t find your egg too confining…

      I’m impressed with your ease of travel in Mexico. That would be a big leap for me! Have a safe trip home . . .

  24. GypsyPurl says:

    Hi Sue, I am not anti-social but I don’t like to be crowded either and that IS what the weekend tends to do. But at the same time it’s good to see people out enjoying themselves. Girls are lovey dovey and love attention and cuddling; and on the other hand we have Spike–who is going to be Spike! And also, he has a reputation to protect, he can’t be seen in public doing the kissy stuff!! Gotta love them both. Again BEAUTIFUL site, peace, quiet and solitude. Just the way I like it. Stay safe and happy travels.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, GypsyPurl,

      The weekend did bring in a lot of people. It was okay. I could be patient because I knew the weekend was only two days and then the privacy, quiet, and solitude that I love would return. A three-day weekend would make me homicidal. 🙂

      Yeah, Spike is such a boy and Bridget is all girl. I live with two Canine Gender Stereotypes!

  25. Barbara (from Nashville) says:

    What a beautiful site! The more I read of your travels & camp sites, the more antsy I become. Due to some neighborhood happenings, my dreams may come to fruition sometime in the near future. I can only keep praying. Thanks for letting us live vicariously through your blog.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Barbara . . .

      That’s great news! I pray it all comes together for you really soon.

  26. AZ Jim says:

    Hi Missy,

    Two things….Thing one, get the wheel bearing done, it’s cheap insurance against a major potential problem you don’t want. Thing two, over the years I have had many pets, cats and dogs both. Something you said in a comment “Bridget and Spike have it pretty darn good” made me think of an enduring fact that we who do as you do with your little pals all share, and that is when the inevitable comes you always have the consolation that you did the best you could for them each day of their lives. That thought has made unbearable easier to live with for me.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Yes, I need to have the work done. I hate it. I hate having someone I don’t know is trustworthy, fooling around with the wheels.

      Thank you for your thoughts on Bridget and Spike and facing the inevitable. What you wrote will give me comfort someday, a day I don’t want to think about!

  27. AZ Jim says:

    One more thought for all…..

    Heard over the fence! “I just spent 10 minutes watching my dog chase his tail and thought how could a dog be so dumb as to waste that much time just chasing his tail, then I realized I just spent the same amount of time just watching him do it!”

  28. Terri says:

    God, it looks so beautiful. Thank you so much for all these gorgeous photos and for showing me that you can have a great time camping with your pets. I think of what my life may end up like, if I have a motorhome but no partner with me, and you know what? I think I’ll be ok. If you have your pets and their love, that’s all you need. They can be your family. I definitely know what that is like.

    Thank you for the inspiring posts.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Terri. Your comment is heartfelt. Yes, you can travel and camp in a motor home by yourself with your pets and not only will you be ok, but also you can be happy and look forward to each day. God bless you!

      • Terri says:

        It was very heartfelt. When you mentioned how Bridget was enjoying her time alone with you, I thought of all the times I have tried to focus all my attention on one or another of my animals, so that they all know every day how special they are to me. (Did I mention I have 5 cats, and a dog? A blind chihuahua.) Right now, I always look forward to coming home to them each and every night. I can’t wait until I don’t have to “Wait” to see them!

  29. Robert says:

    Sue I should have been more precise in my last post, there is a bearing and a race or Cone as Ed put it, there are two combo’s (bearing and race) per side and one seal.
    It should not cost you the farm to have it done, if it’s over a hundred bucks and your bearings are good and they just repack and replace the seal then you should move on to a new or different establishment, just because I warned you about this POTENTIAL problem does not mean it’s gonna happen tomm.

    But I do know as a truck driver these desert rats can be nasty and gouge when your up against it and they know it.

    Now on a lighter note, I would suggest first to stop at a dollar store and purchase a rubber snake and then a big ole nasty cigar and then when Gomer starts his work and your watching you have the rattlesnake cradled in your left arm, have your hat pulled down tight and your sunglasses on and puff on the cigar and tell him that your snake is a real good snake, and he has this uncanny ability to know when someones about ready to mess with momma, as you stroke the snakes head.

    Or better yet, if there’s a biker group that pulls in for fuel, go and grab two of the nastiest guys from the group and buy them a six pack and have them sit their while the guy writes the invoice and say, no body messes with momma.

    A little bit of Prayers, humor and mischievousness can make your day..

    Have fun and just keep doin what your doin! You sure make my day!…lol

  30. Tranquil is the word I feel when I read your blog tonight, Sue. Thank you.

  31. Grace says:

    Love that new header photo. Sweet! Grace (in Tucson)

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Grace. I cropped it out of a much larger scene and then enlarged it, so it lost some clarity. I like it anyway and I’m glad you do, too. When I look at it I’m reminded of the days when I dreamed of camping in a place such as this… alone on a piece of land sticking out to water.

      • Grace says:

        I love it when dreams come true!

        Sue, did any of your guests have blogs about their trips to Baja? I guess not since you didn’t mention it. We want to spend the winter of 15-16 there and it’s hard to find blogs with that destination. Maybe I’ll have to start one!

  32. Illinois Jane says:

    Sue,
    That header picture is phenomenal! Enjoyed the whole post and great scenes and am still wowed by that photo. It must be wonderful to see your little home in such a scene.
    I’m happy for you.
    Jane

  33. RachelDLS says:

    Hi Sue! Looks Beautiful! Hope your day today is wonderful! 🙂 I am down at the Empire Ranch just north of Sonoita, AZ. It is lovely here too, but no water! Ah well! I will be back in Show Low soon and there are a lot of pretty little lakes to go visit! 🙂 Macha says “Hi” to the crew! Take care!

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