Just what we need: a pretty, problem-solving camp!

Monday, May 1

With the Best Little Trailer hitched to the Perfect Tow Vehicle, Reggie and I leave our lakeside camp at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge.

Ranch at Alamo, Nevada (95 miles north of Las Vegas)

We’re on our way to Caliente, Nevada!

Photo taken where Route 93 turns eastward near Crystal Springs, Nevada

The death of my 400-watt DC to AC inverter, immediately followed by the failure of my new back-up inverter, hastens our departure for a new camp.

I feel great this bright and sunny morning! 

The high probability of finding a solution to a problem lightens my mood and setting out for a new camp revives my love of the road.

I’m glad this is a short move because I have a lot to accomplish today.

For you map-followers . . .

Route 93 cuts through the Hiko Mountains, crosses Six Mile Flat to Pahroc Summit Pass (4961 ft.).  Also known as the Great Basin Highway, the road slices through desert in straight precision with Delamar Valley to the south and Dry Lake Valley (OHV playground) to the north.

Another climb takes us to the Oak Springs Summit (6237 ft.) in the Delamar Mountains.  The air is noticeably cooler.  On both sides of the highway dirt roads weave through junipers.

I bet there are really nice boondocks on those roads . . .Too cold right now.

Through the dramatic cliffs of Newman Canyon and we approach Caliente!

Okay, here’s the plan for today.

  1. Check out Young’s RV Park as we approach town.
  2. Go into town and see if the grocery/Napa store has an inverter.
  3. Backtrack to check out Kershaw-Ryan State Park Campground at the edge of town.
  4. Make a decision where to camp.

Young’s RV Park is a lovely, quiet park.

The building houses laundry, restrooms, showers

The office is closed at the moment.  I talk to a guy waiting for his laundry to finish.  He loves it here.  He recently started a new job in Caliente and plans to be a long-term resident at the park (only $287 plus electric a month).  He gives me lots of details, both on the park and the town, all positive.

Next we roll through Caliente.

Oh, I like the looks of this!  What a charming and peaceful town . . . .

The dry goods/NAPA/etc. store doesn’t have an inverter.

Okay, there are other options.

Next door I purchase a few items at the grocery and then scoot back across town to Kershaw-Ryan State Park.

Mark, the campground host, is friendly and informative.

We talk at the entrance booth for about 15 minutes.  Not only do I learn about the campground and park, I also receive another positive report on the town.  Mark loves living in Caliente.

I drive through the campground and check internet signal on the jetpack.  3G with 2 bars.  Mark says internet comes and goes.

Beautiful setting for a campground!

Well, since I don’t have an inverter and there isn’t electric at this campground, the most appealing option is to register for a week at the RV park.  That way I can plug into electric, use the free WiFi, go online, set up my new computer with Picasa and what-have-you, and have Amazon ship an inverter to the RV park.

I don’t want to go running to other towns searching for a converter.  The RV park will make a great base for enjoying Caliente and the surrounding area.  After a week, we could move over to the state park with the new inverter . . .   hike, see the gardens, take photos.  Fun!

(More about Young’s RV Park and Kershaw-Ryan State Park in upcoming posts.)

Here’s the site I choose at Young’s RV Park:

Reggie loves the thick grass!

We eat lunch outside at the picnic table.

After some relaxation, we do laundry and I take a shower.  The weekly rate at Young’s RV is $126 plus $12.60 tax for a total of $138.60.  That includes electric and WiFi.

This frugal person doesn’t mind paying to camp after the tremendous support of RVSue shoppers this past month, as well as the fact our total camp fees for April were zero!

Lots to tell you, but this is long already.

More photos and details in the next post!

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92 Responses to Just what we need: a pretty, problem-solving camp!

  1. Deena in Phoenix, AZ says:

    Hi Sue and Reggie, I like your last photo, very relaxing it is. Take Care

    Deena and Miss Mollie

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Deena,

      It is relaxing here. I didn’t think I’d ever say that about an RV park but this one is peaceful with good spacing and GRASS! 🙂

      CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING FIRST!

      • beach boomer says:

        From your entrance photo it didn’t look like there was a-lick-a green at this RV park, but it’s looking good now. Is it really possible to get an Amazon delivery within a week? Won’t you have to pay for rush delivery?

        As for around here:

        plumber returning to fix angle stops under my kitchen sink because “if there is an earthquake, you won’t be able to turn off your water.” Earthquake, ha-ha-ha.

        neighbor and I decided to check our address if on mandatory retrofit list, but no hurry because there’s no earthquake, ha-ha-ha.

        Last night, 3.0 earthquake, epicenter 1.25 miles from my home. Ha-ha-ha! Not so much.

  2. Kristi & Daisie (Nampa, ID) says:

    I do like your slow and easy travels. Never in a rush to be somewhere. You go, girl.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Kristi & Daisie,

      Our first year full-timing which was our first year RVing, I hurried to go places I didn’t want to miss. (We don’t know how much time we have left, right?) Since then, I’m able to feel comfortable with a slow pace.

      CONGRATULATIONS! SECOND PLACE!

  3. Dave Stewart (in missouri for now) says:

    Your Itinerary makes sense!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Dave,

      I like that you agree! This part of Nevada is attractive in many ways. Interesting history and geology. I hope to share that with you in words and photos.

      YAY FOR YOU! THIRD PLACE!

  4. carlene and corky in southern Utah... says:

    OH MY… I was just there last month go to JJ’s burger place… really tasty sweet potato fries… and about 4-5 miles west of Caliente is a blm staging area for atvs… very quiet thru the week but busy on weekends… there are 4 sites with tables and covers and vault potties.
    We just arrived north of Kanab on BLM land with the East Virgin River out our front door. So happy to be here.
    Sue and Crew thank you for all of the wonderful blogs in the past giving courage to those of us out here just starting out… I am still very new at this boondocking even being in my class c for 20 months. The solar is what has made a major difference. I feel free at last.

    Corky says hi to Reggie… and glad you are settling in…

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Carlene and Corky,

      Thanks for the suggestions but . . . I don’t eat hamburgers and I stay away from ATV staging areas. Different strokes . . . . 🙂

      Good for you, finding boondocks and loving it! Yes, solar makes a big difference, not only in the peacefulness of your camp, but also in the freedom from electric hookups. I’m glad you’re happy.

      A Reggie hello to Corky!

  5. Pat Hall, New Mexico says:

    Looks like another area to add to my growing list.

    Great pics and wonderful grass for Reggie!!!!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Pat,

      This country has so many wonderful places to camp that a list of possibilities could turn into a book very easily. It will be fun showing readers this area. I was on a mission to figure out the best place to camp when we rolled into town so I didn’t take photos. I did think “Oh, that’s something I want to photograph” several times across town. 🙂

  6. Joy loner says:

    Top 10….usually I’m in the 100’s!

  7. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    Lovely little spot and I just knew the Reginator would love the thick grass – the better to poop on and backhoe!!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cynthia,

      So far the Reginator has been very good about pooping on gravel, not on the grass. (Easier for me to clean up!). Nice to see you here . . . .

  8. Gail from Buckeye AZ says:

    Hi Sue,
    Was happy to see a post pop up! I am off to look at Truck today hoping to get my truck then my travel trailer soon. Hate vehicle shopping! Looking for a Ford F-150 Eco boost.
    Thanks for all the post you do, it helps motivate me!

  9. Suzicruzi from Van., WA says:

    Wow! Love this camp for sure!!
    Hi Sue and Reggie! Have a great day and enjoy the moments where you are. 😊
    Suzi

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Suzi. Today is a day for hanging around the house, doing computer stuff (like this blog), and taking it easy. Tomorrow — sightseeing!

      I hope you have a great day, too. 🙂

  10. Renee from Idaho says:

    Wow. You guys are fast! Maybe I’m in the top ten again! I’ll be back to comment further.

    • Renee from Idaho says:

      Oh boy! I’ve been through here and on this highway too, but in a car. I thought the area was beautiful. We passed through Ely on our way to Great Basin with our RV years back and just loved it! Beautiful time of year to enjoy this region.

  11. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    I have been having trouble posting the last couple of post. I will see what happens this time. What is in Caliente? I may have been through there at some point but it has been over almost 40 years since I was in that part of the country and do not remember. The grass is really green compared to the mountains in the background. Looks wonderful there. Someday maybe. Everything here is very green right now. We have had so much rain and more coming tonight. Thank you for giving me dream material. I find myself making all kinds of plans after I read one of your posts. Thank you and hope you get your inverter ok.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jean,

      You ask what is in Caliente. I’ll be showing you the town soon. Caliente is near state parks (Kershaw-Ryan, Echo Canyon, Spring Valley, Beaver Dam, Cathedral Gorge)… wonderful photo opportunities and places to hike and picnic. Nearby is the town of Pioche, interesting history there. Caliente has a museum, quaint shops, a few non-chain restaurants, and a river walk.

      I’ll be sure to keep you dreaming and planning, Jean. 🙂

  12. David Reed says:

    Hi Sue
    That looks like a neat little town.
    I was wondering if you were thinking about seeing the solar eclipse in a couple of months. I had thought about it as it’s once in a lifetime thing for me. But…I have been having second thoughts because of hearing on the web how crowded it was going to be while there and to and from. And from the sf bay area it’s a way to go to see 2 minutes of totality.
    Dave

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Well, going by my past record at viewing eclipses over my entire life, I’m sure to miss this one. I saw a solar eclipse when I was a teenager, I think. I remember all the hullabaloo about being careful or you’ll go blind looking at the sun… 🙂

    • Sarvi in OR says:

      I feel lucky to live within the path of totality. However, everything anywhere close by is booked solid from all the people coming to this area to view it.

  13. Cat Lady says:

    Are the temps getting pretty warm where ya’ll are, Sue? Sounds like a nice little town.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cat Lady,

      Expand your screen to see the sidebar on the right. The weather widget shows Caliente’s temperatures going into the 80s this week. Today is perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing. And I’ll like the warmer temperatures, too. I prefer warmth over cold.

  14. Paula says:

    What make and model of tow vehicle do you have I will be needing a bigger one has I will either be getting a casita or a tab and thank you for sharing your troubles I love your pictures and your pup Paula

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Paula,

      If you can expand your screen to see the sidebar on the right… At the top is a brief description of the BLT and the PTV. In case you can’t see it, the Perfect Tow Vehicle is a 2005 Chevy Express van, V8 with a 5.3 liter engine.

      Thank you for mentioning my pics and pup. 🙂

  15. Karen from Fort Wayne says:

    Hi Sue,
    I can’t wait to hear all about this R/V park. It looks like 1 of the places I should bookmark for my upcoming trip out west. I’ll be anxious to see some photos of Caliente and the surrounding area.
    Take care.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I’m glad I have your interest, Karen, in the park and the surrounding area.

      As we travel around the western states, particular places affect me with good feelings like tranquility, centeredness, peace . . . .I felt that the moment we entered Caliente. Experiences since then have deepened that feeling. Don’t mean to get all mystical on you, but I do pick up on what we called many years as”good vibes.”

  16. Anne in NC says:

    Nice spot!! Will bookmark that one, should I be in the ‘hood.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Anne,

      You know I’m picky about camps and especially so when it comes to RV parks. This is a good one. 🙂

  17. Pookie and Chuck in Todd Mission Tx says:

    is caliente hot?……………….ha-ha……:)
    beautiful spot you have chosen….
    I am leaving for vegas tomorrow for a week and plan
    on renting a car and take a few side trips…….we get free
    rooms in vegas as well as free food so the only expense is
    flying there and a few dollars to gamble on. I am mainly going
    for Kentucky Derby day saturday…..flight is only $120 rt from
    houston….we paid $89 rt last september….pookie cant go and
    I will miss the little guy……..
    thanks for the report
    chuck and pookie

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Chuck. Have an enjoyable flight, eat lots of free food, luxuriate in the room, and win BIG in the derby! Pookie still will be your best buddy when you return. 🙂

  18. Karen in Pacific NW says:

    When going from DC to AC you use an “inverter”. That is the item you are describing that has gone bad on you.

    Thank goodness inverters are very much easier to find and replace than trying to locate a converter. Just head to an auto parts store and ask them for an inverter.

    When going from AC to DC you need to use a “converter”. You do have a converter, it is the device that was built into your trailer at the factory. It is the device that is inline with the power cord where you plug into the shore power at the RV park. It is working just fine if you are getting power distributed to various functions when you are plugged into the electricity at the RV.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Karen,

      I’ve been calling the DC to AC thingy an inverter all along. Then when I went to type up this post, I looked at it and it says on top “converter.” That’s why I switched the words. Now I look on the back of the thing where info, warnings, etc. are printed and it calls itself an inverter. I suppose I should change it in the post. I’m sorry for the confusion. Thanks for bringing it up.

  19. JIM & ANNIE now at Cortez, CO says:

    ==========
    It’s a technical difference but a “converter” converts 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC. If you’re changing 12 volt DC to 120 volt AC, that’s an “inverter”. I don’t know if that makes any difference at NAPA but it seems like all the auto parts places anymore have the smaller inverters. If you’ve already placed your order for a new one, you probably have figured this out already. 🙂
    ==========

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jim and Annie,

      See my reply to Karen (above). Yes, it does seem that all the auto parts places sell the smaller inverters . . . except in places like Caliente’s NAPA store which isn’t a full-size NAPA store. It consists of a few aisles in a dry goods establishment.

      Probably I could find an inverter 25 miles up the road in Pioche, and certainly could find one in Cedar City, over an hour away. I’d rather have UPS or FedEx bring the inverter to me.

      • Susan in south central WA says:

        I’ve seen the inverters (and converters) being sold at the major truck stop convenience stores. Not sure if the prices are higher though. Tala and I send scritches to Reggie!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Doesn’t matter for us because there aren’t any truck stops around here.

  20. AZ Jim (Getting better) says:

    Nice peaceful post Missy. Great pics. I am waiting for the nurse to arrive. Twice a week I have a physical therapist and twice a week the nurse coming in to our home. Keep on keeping on and Hugs to you and Reggie.

    • Cynthia from San Clemente says:

      Nice to see your post Jim. I’m so glad you’re getting better – keep at it!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hugs to you, Jim. I’m reassured by your schedule. Regards to Detta…

    • weather says:

      Hi, Jim, it’s always great to see a comment from you here. Especially now after your long absence while you were in the hospital and rehab facility. I’m glad the physical therapist and nurse are coming to your place. I imagine that you and Detta being home together as you recover is a comfort to you both. I hope you feel a bit better and stronger each day now. Thanks for brightening my day by being here again 🙂 !

      • Jo in OR says:

        Sounds like you have a busy schedule, Jim. Happy you’re doing better each day.

    • Krystina says:

      Happy to see you here AZ Jim!!

    • JazzLover says:

      Hello AZ Jim, glad you are on the mend. A lot of us were wondering why you weren’t commenting but knew you would let us know when you could. Love your comments and praying for a swift recovery. Hello to Detta, you two hang in there.
      JazzLover

  21. Suzicruzi from Van., WA says:

    This is a year late Sue, butI didn’t know you a year ago. So… remember when you updated your drawers to the smooth rolling ones, and you took off to your next camp only to find everything on the floor? 😜 I must have missed your solution! Pray tell.

    Hi Reggie!! Any backhoeing lately? 🤣
    😊 Suzi

    • Suzicruzi from Van., WA says:

      Oh- I forgot. We were in Caliente a few years back on our motorcycles. What a fabulous area and memorable ride that was. We headed to Zion, Brice, and on up Hwy 12 to Boulder. Hwy 12 is just STUNNING! We had an incredible meal at Hells Backbone Grill. Anybody else ever stopped in there? Can’t wait to return! 😎

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Well, Suzi, the simplest solutions are usually the best. I place the drawers on the floor. Then they can’t fall. Fortunately the drawers and their contents are lightweight and they remove and slide back easily.

      Every day is a backhoe day. 🙂

  22. Archae says:

    Hi Sue and Reggie! Caliente sounds like perfact stop to get organized and settled. Quaint, little towns are usually quiet too. Hope all goes well with your inverter.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Archae. Yes, we need this stop. I have a bunch of pesky computer tasks to complete, laundry needed to be done, and camping here relieves the pressure of the inverter situation.

  23. ValGal (westernWA) says:

    Looks like a nice drive to get there and a pretty area. I’ll bet Reg likes the grass!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      He does like the grass, ValGal, and the smooth sidewalks, a big change from the rocks of Poverty Flats and the gravel of Pahranagat’s campground lane.

  24. Nancy in California says:

    I love this post, Sue! Really, I love all your posts, but some in particular just jump out to me. I feel like I am tagging along with you on this one!
    Getting closer to my own little trailer for my own part time adventures! End of September I hope to make the purchase.
    My German Shepherd puppy, Aspen, is a joy and will be a wonderful companion, along with my pug Jackie O, on my travels!
    Thanks again, I get instantly happy when I see I have a new post from RV Sue

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Nancy. Your enthusiasm and appreciation of my posts encourages me to write. I look forward to the day when you acquire your rig. 🙂

  25. Geri in the FL panhandle! says:

    Love this lush, quiet campground. All that thick grass,for Reggie to roll around on, what a treat! I think this is a town and a campground we would have like sorry we missed it!
    We are doing much better! Colds almost gone….YAY! Sweet dreams to you and Reggie!

  26. Vicki says:

    Hi Sue and Reggie

    Just found your blog! I think this is wonderful. My crew (Tula, Tuffy, Charlie and Apricot) are prepping to do this exact thing… hitting the road and traveling.

    Thanks for sharing your travels!
    Vicki

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Vicki, and I welcome you to my blog and to the land of blogorinos!

      Best wishes to you and your crew as you prepare for the next stage of your life. 🙂

  27. Jan From MI now back in AZ says:

    Hi Sue & Reggie,
    We are still in NV waiting for satellite dish to come back from IA. I think we need to get away from TV watching as it seems to just waste time.
    Your spot looks lovely but wish you didn’t have to leave the last prime spot early as it sure was beautiful.
    We wanted to take our time going back to MI but with this holdup we may have to rush as we have to be back by May 20th.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jan,

      Good idea to get away from the TV. I read somewhere recently that “the moments you spend watching TV are moments you are told what to think.” Even if not entirely true, that statement is true enough to keep me away. 🙂

      It was okay for us to leave Pahranagat a few days early. The demand for sites in that campground is so high that I like the idea that I freed up the Primo Primo Campsite for someone else to enjoy.

      I’m sorry the satellite dish situation may cause you to rush. I hope it arrives soon.

  28. Stephanie Albany OR says:

    Hi Sue – inverter, converter, AC, DC – honestly my head hurts! Just signed up for 3 RV educational seminars to build some knowledge as I get closer and closer to my own adventure. Hoping to drive out late August. Caliente sounds charming and relaxing. Enjoy your respite!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Stephanie. I hope you find the seminars helpful and enjoyable. August will be here in a flash!

  29. Elizabeth in WA says:

    What a lovely oasis in the midst of drier areas!! Hope your parts arrive soon and all is well again!! Glad you can afford to stay there!! Something to be said for the “nice places”. Hubby saw doc today…we had kind of hoped for the simple outpatient surgery as a fix it all up thing…but the doc thinks it won’t work for him…wants him to try some meds (of course!) We are going to research them before hopping on the “guinea pig train” however…heh, I know they need volunteers…but hey, at least make it free if you are gonna do that eh? I like the doc so far however…so we shall see…so much fun getting old eh? You are fortunate Sue in that at least you have managed to keep that lifestyle so far!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Elizabeth,

      Deciding the best methods of medical care can be challenging. I know you will do your best to figure out the optimal course of action for your husband’s health.

      Yes, I am blessed and I’m grateful.

      Have a good evening, Elizabeth.

  30. Linda-NC says:

    Hi Sue and Reggie! That sure looks like a nice peaceful campground. Before you leave, Reggie will probably have grass stains on his back from rolling in the grass. Of course, he looks good in anything, even grass stains.
    I am still having trouble posting. Nothing shows up. I am sure that it is on my end. I am hoping for the best.
    Hello to Dawn in Asheville NC. I tried to send a message on your website, but there was no recapcha, I am trying to put off buying another computer until I leave here and just see if it is the lousy connection.
    I hope that you find your converter and everything is working like it should soon. I am doing some repairs while I am here and still not done.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Linda,

      I wish I knew whether the problems were on my end or yours. Thank you for stopping by even when posting is difficult.

      I hope your repairs go quickly and smoothly.

  31. weather says:

    That really does look like a lovely RV park. Gee, how nice for you to have all it offers for this week. Getting laundry done without having to cart it into town and back,
    WiFi so you can watch lots of videos, read about what interests you,and get your big Acer set up without going beyond your Verizon data limit,
    a nice hot shower whenever you want one,
    soft places for Reggie to walk, run and play on…

    It’s probably easy for readers to focus on the beautiful places you usually stay in, and not fully realize how seldom you and Reggie get to enjoy extra comforts like you now have there. I’m happy for you both 🙂 ! It’s nice, too, that you like Caliente and feel “good vibes” there. Gosh, having the inverters go dead surely has turned out well so far, hasn’t it?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Yet again, what first looks like a problem turns out to be a nudge to go in a different direction. It was time to leave Pahranagat in keeping with my motto “Always leave wanting more.” 🙂

      I hope you rest well tonight, weather. Catch up on the sleep you gave up in order to watch and listen to the recent storm.

    • weather says:

      Thank you, Sue, I did rest well. I have yet to really understand why you prefer to always leave wanting more. Is it perhaps because staying longer would make you less enthusiastic to return to a particular place at another time ? I guessed that believing you love to feel the joy of being surprised by a gift you haven’t received before.

      You do at times return to a favorite place that might seem new again after having not been there for quite sometime, or during a different month so the plants and wildlife have changed.Though I believe you enjoy the familiar feeling of being at home there once more.

      Realizing I may be mistaken about some of what I just wrote adds to my confusion, Ha! It may be easier for you to ignore my guesses and observations and just answer my question-
      why is your motto “Always leave wanting more”?

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Good morning, weather,

        Fun question and easy to answer. The motto “Always leave wanting more” is a variation of what my mother used to say: “Always leave them wanting more.”

        When a camp is a wonderful experience, that’s how I want it stored in my memory. I fear if I stay too long, the camp will lose its “specialness” to me. I don’t want to stay until I’m tired of a place.

        If I leave wanting more, then I can return someday, whether in real life or in my dreams, with happy anticipation and a pleasant recall of past experiences there. 🙂

  32. Cinandjules (🌵) says:

    Everything always works out! Nice to see grass!
    ELectric, wifi, shower and laundry for zero! Enjoy!

  33. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Hi, Sue,

    Young’s RV Park seems to be a great value! Caliente must really be a special place, with you receiving so many glowing endorsements. I look forward to your tour of the area, and your report on the state park camp experience. I bet Reggie loves his own, personal patch of thick green grass to enjoy! Hopefully, he will find a buddy to zoom zoom with him. Reggie can tell him or her all about Happy Planet Orange!

    Enjoy your stay. Go rogue and take a shower every day that you are there! I am glad you are in an Amazon delivery zone. I am sure you have a list of items you wanted to order (besides he inverter). I cannot remember if you re-ordered the striped rug for the BLT.

    Have a good night! Sending you and Reggie love and hugs from me and my sleeping beauty, Gracie pup! N’nite!! 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Denise,

      Thank you for another enjoyable comment with good thoughts and hugs for us. Reggie and I did sleep well, thank you.

      I won’t try to buy the striped rug. When I couldn’t have it shipped previously, I went ahead and bought two runners at Walmart. They “run” the full length of the BLT and I’m happy with them. Not as colorful at the one you mentioned, but they blend well with the decor (color of the cabinets).

  34. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Any idea of the variety of tree with the bright yellow flowers or leaves in the picture above where you show us your site at Young’s? Gorgeous! 🙂

  35. You didn’t check for an inverter in Crystal Springs?

  36. Jo in OR says:

    Aw looks peaceful love the green grass for Reggieboy. Sometimes you just need to spoil yourself, enjoy.

  37. ApplegirlNY says:

    Hi Sue. What a nice post. Doesn’t it feel good to have a short term option that makes you feel content and gives you an opportunity to get some “housekeeping” done? That looks like a lovely RV park, and those pics of the state campground are wonderful. Hopefully you get your converter soon.

    It’s been cold and rainy here in Upstate NY. Seems like we’re only getting one nice day a week. The blossoms are lovely, but difficult to enjoy. I’ve been busy making jams and plans for the upcoming farmers markets. Something new I’m trying this year. Should be fun.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I have this picture of you in my mind, Applegirl…. A lovely lady dressed in calico with a full apron happily baking pies and making jam, humming a happy tune as she bustles about her warm and cozy kitchen….

      Have fun preparing for the farmers market. You know how to enjoy a cold and rainy day. 🙂

  38. OMG I loved Caliente when we drove through last fall. We toured the train station and met an elderly man who manages it. It was empty except he and his dog live there. I asked if they were going to convert the other rooms into apartments and he didn’t know (thinking I could stay long term one day). BTW we tried to find your camp site in Ruby Mountains but I think we were in the wrong area….have to check your blog for location for next time I’m in the area. On another note, I’m driving to Farmington NM to attend my nieces graduation from Navajo Prep. School this month. On the way home I plan to stop at Chaco Canyon National Park to explore and maybe camp, then down into El Morrow to hike and camp and take Hwy. 191 to see Morenci mines before heading home to Phoenix. It’ll be a nice get away. I’m also thinking a train trip mid summer…destination unknown at this time….somewhere cool I hope. Safe travels and love your camp.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Rita,

      Your plans for this month sound great! Regarding our camp in the Ruby Mountains… The campground is South Ruby Campground on the east side of Rubys, at Ruby Lake NWR. I’m sorry you missed it!

  39. JazzLover says:

    Afternoon RVSue and Reggie too! Have to agree with ApplegirlNY about the weather, cold, rainy with just one good day a week. It was this way most if not all of April and is long past being old. Coming along with you and Reg on your travels helps a lot.

    Finally ordered some things I’d been thinking about for a while after you mentioned you would get bigger commissions in April. On 25th, sent for 2 Fiskars tools, plus coin wrappers. On the first, was that jus 2 days ago?, I gave in and ordered a RCA hdtv Antenna, Winegard pre amp, If you can find the right channels there are a lot of good older shows on from the 50, and 60ths and 70’s. A Delorme Maine Atlas for a friend building a cabin the in woods, and magnetic screen door to hopefully catch natural air flow to cool the house rather than the a/c. I hope you got credit for them. Is this a new thing with Amazon or have I just missed it before now? Enjoy Caliente, hope the inverter gets there quickly, please give Reggie a kiss from both myself and my little buddy Jazz, hence my name here. jazz is ok, classical is better, early Elvis is sweet. Enjoy!

  40. Pat gabriel says:

    Hi
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  41. Pat Gabriel says:

    Hi Sue
    Hoping you see this. Have had no luck posting replies or getting email updates for a long time, but just got an email confirming my subscription. Let’s see if I’m in the loop.
    Love your blog. I have followed you since the very beginning.

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