Navajo Nation’s Wheatfields Lake in Arizona

Tuesday, May 10

P1110263Bridget at Wheatfields Lake, east of Canyon de Chelly, in northeastern Arizona

After stopping for groceries in Gallup, New Mexico, the crew and I head north on Route 491.

At Yah-ta-hey we turn due west on Route 264 and then north again on Route 12, which takes us to Window Rock.  I gas up the Perfect Tow Vehicle.

This is Navajo Nation country.

Route 12 from Window Rock to Wheatfields Lake is an exceptionally beautiful drive! 

P1110223I attempt to take photos of the red rock formations through the windshield, but they don’t come out well.  (Except for a short, rough section, the road is good.  However, there aren’t places to pull off the road for photos.)

P1110224Frequently I notice horses grazing alongside the road. 

I stop for this one crossing the road and take another through-the-dirty-windshield shot.

P1110237I don’t know if any of these are what is known as the “Navajo horse.” 

The Navajo horse is described as follows:

”  . . . often short-backed and deep bodied. They appear narrower in the chest so that the fore legs join the chest in an A-shape rather than the U-shape as seen in stock breeds like the broad-chested, muscular American Quarter Horse.

“Some of these Navajo horses have broad foreheads and wide-set eyes. They may have thicker necks. Often they have large, well-shaped hooves, good teeth, heavy manes and tails, solid bone density, thick hides and efficient immune systems. . . . the Navajo horse tends to have high intelligence, gentle disposition, smooth riding gaits, excellent endurance, and superb stamina and hardiness.” — Navajo Times

P1110240Whatever kind of horse these are, they are a delight to see and to photograph!

P1110245Route 12 takes us into Arizona!

We go around White Cone Mountain right before reaching Wheatfields Lake.

P1110235A lake bordered by Ponderosa pine forest is an unlikely sight after several miles of red rock desert!

P1110278I situate the Best Little Trailer in a site in the campground across the road.

Then Bridget, Reggie, and I stroll along the lake.

P1110266People catch rainbow and cutthroat trout at Wheatfields Lake.

P1110262The crew meets a dog belonging to two Navajo men fishing from the lake bank.

P1110272Introductions are made; ground rules are set.

P1110254Reggie is thrilled to make another canine acquaintance.

P1110252What does the Reginator do when he’s excited?

P1110269He ZOOMS!  Round and round he goes . . . . .

P1110270There are two primitive camping areas across Route 12 from the lake. 

I choose the one closest to the fishing area.  We’re under Ponderosa pine boughs again!

P1110267Is this a free campground?

I really don’t know for certain.  I haven’t found a reliable source that clearly states this is a pay campground or that a permit is necessary.

Prior to coming here, a few weeks ago when I had internet, I researched camping on Navajo Nation land.  On an official website I found a list of campgrounds where a permit is required.

Wheatfields Lake was not on the list.

Without internet signal at this camp nor at our previous camp, I couldn’t research further whether a permit is required at Wheatfields Lake.

(Since this time, I researched more and found the statement that a $5 permit is required to camp on Navajo Nation land.  However, the statement was in connection with back country hiking and camping, leaving me unsure about Wheatfields Lake.  Two very large signs at the lake state the rules, such as No Swimming in the Lake, Fishing License Required, No ATVs, etc.  Nowhere does it say a permit or fee is required for camping.  I leave it up to you to decide what to do before you camp at Wheatfields Lake.)

P1110258The campground sees a lot of use as evidenced by the wear and tear, as well as extensive litter.

P1110255Even so, it provides a convenient place to camp, to smell the pines, to listen to the birds, and to watch the coming and going of people with fishing rods.  While at this camp the air temperature ranges from the 40s at night to the 70s during the day.

It rains during the night.  Early the next morning we break camp.

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154 Responses to Navajo Nation’s Wheatfields Lake in Arizona

  1. Colleen from Alabama says:

    The boys look like they are having a grand time. I’ve been in that area….beautiful. great post.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Colleen. . . Number one again!

      • Colleen from Alabama says:

        I need to get a life….:0). Only a short time more to wait. ……has seemed like years I’ve been waiting on my Casita. When I get traveling I won’t have the time to get to be first. But, I’ll be checking in. You have been a real inspiration for me as I am a 60 something also. You have helped calm many of my fears. Thank you.

  2. Paul Mayr says:

    Good morning Sue. Thank you for your blog. I always look forward to each update.

  3. peggy says:

    love the photos of the horses……looks like a great campsite!

  4. Shelley in California says:

    Good morning Sue, happy Saturday! I haven’t chimed in for a bit.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Shelley! Great to know you’re still with us. Chime in anytime!

  5. Pam N. says:

    Great description of some really interesting country, at least to a midwesterner.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Pam N.,

      I think this is interesting country for anyone. To be honest I didn’t do a very good job displaying it.

      Not sure if you’re a new Pam or not… Welcome to my blog!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Oh, forgive me, Pam N. I searched comments using your email address and found that you’ve commented numerous times. I’m sorry I didn’t recognize you. Maybe a state abbreviation by your name will help me to remember… only if you’re comfortable with that, of course.

  6. Good morning Sue N Crew. Happy to see your post. Will read later. Best friend is coming by and going to organic farmer’s market in Ft Mohave. Toodles

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

    Now you are getting to my bucket list. Although I grew up in Arizona, and Camped all during my high school years, I never went north of I 40. Looking forward to your critique of your roaming’s, written in a enjoyable narrative. Love it when Reggie meets new friends.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Dave,

      I wish I had better photos to show you of the drive to Wheatfields Lake. It really is a scenic road (in the good sense!). I’m guessing most folks take 191 from I-40 to go to Canyon de Chelly. I suggest trying this back way on Route 12. Easy driving and one jaw-dropping scene after another.

      Yeah, Reggie is a very sociable guy. He’s so happy to meet other dogs that he has to run in circles. Wouldn’t it be something if people were that way? Ha! Always good to hear from you, Dave.

  8. AZ Jim says:

    I found the site for Wheatsfield Lake camping. It is described as in poor condition, open May-Oct and there is a fee, but it doesn’t say how much. According to the description fishing is great there so I assume it is mostly fishermen that use the site.
    http://www.camparizona.com/Campsites/NorthCampsites/Wheatsfield%20Lake.htm

    Be well and safe you three!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jim,

      Thanks for trying to clear this up. I saw that site but I didn’t put much credence on what was written there because other information it gives is flat out wrong, such as “The road is paved but is difficult in poor weather, especially in the winter months.” The road is not paved and it’s not difficult. Also the campground is open year-round.

  9. Pat from Mich. says:

    Those horses looked like they woud fit your description. They also look descended from mustang (wild) stock, lol.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I wondered about that. I didn’t want to stick my neck out and say so. I’m usually wrong when I do that!

  10. Chris B in Southern California says:

    I agree with Pat. The horses fit your Navajo horse description. I just got back from a three nighter in a State Park with a couple of friends and I’m wanting to hit the road for a couple of weeks now. Need to set a destination and do it!

    Only one night at Wheatfields? It looks nice. To many fisherman going in and out?

    Chris B

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Chris B!

      Only one night at Wheatfields because there wasn’t internet. See how much I care about you and all the blogorinos?

      You teased yourself with a 3-night camp… Yes, find a place to go and hit the road!

      Hello to Clete and Diego…

      • Chris B in Southern California says:

        That’s right! You mentioned the internet issue but I was busy dreaming about where to go after seeing your photos. Our daughter moved to Seattle this past September and I think that may be the direction that we will be going.
        I’ll pass your message to Clete and Diego! 🙂

        Happy Travels!
        Chris B

    • Steve (north GA) says:

      It’s funny Chris, every time I go camping (or fishing), I come back wanting to do it forever, i.e. more fired up than I was before. Wandering gene.

  11. weather says:

    It’s easy to see the exceptional beauty along Route 12. Though not able to stop you managed to capture enough of what makes it so attractive. Is that the first time you’ve camped on Native American land? I’d been wanting to ask you why you don’t usually do that, but didn’t know if it was something you find potentially controversial. From the description of Navajo horses the ones you show seem to fit the description. Especially the first one of a solo, I judge short backed by how much room there is to ride one without touching the rear hind area. On that one between where it’s mane ends and that there’s just enough space to sit comfortably. What gorgeous creatures they are, I’m so glad you both got to see them and shared such a rare treat, thanks.

    Bridget looks really good in the pictures on this post. Reggie is hilarious, did it seem that the bigger dog didn’t know what to make of his excitement or perhaps found it delightful? Wheatfield Lake looks wonderful. If the official website had a phone number I likely would call to ask about obtaining a permit. If not than I might send a small donation thanking them for allowing me to have stayed on their land.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, weather,

      Interesting observations of the horses. Yes, that one does fit the description. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.

      I didn’t call the Navajo Nation phone number because I couldn’t pick up a signal. No, we haven’t camped on Navajo land before because, as you know, I like to wander around and boondock. A non-Navajo person can’t do that on the reservation. You have to send away for a permit and it can be 3-4 weeks before the permit is received. That’s not manageable or desirable for us. There’s also the issue of when one is allowed to take photographs — sacred land or not?

      I don’t know about sending the donation. It may seem silly, but I don’t want to encourage a change from a free campground into a fee campground. 🙂

      It’s hard to say what the big dog’s reaction was. He didn’t play. Walked away after watching Reggie’s performance. One of these days Reggie is going to meet a fellow ZOOMIE and oh what a time he’ll have!

      • weather says:

        Thanks for explaining the process and time it takes to get a permit, that wouldn’t work well for me, either. I don’t think it’s silly of you to want to keep a campground free at all, that hadn’t occurred to me when I mentioned a donation. Affordable places without complicating issues (like needing to reserve them ) are worth preserving for us all.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I imagine having a place to camp for free across from a lake stocked with trout is appreciated both by sports fishing people as well as those looking to catch supper.

      • Chuck Hajek says:

        The Hopi are the tribe that you must get permission to photograph ANYTHING on their reservation.
        Two (2) horse pictures and a nice description of the Navajo horse is a huge improvement! The Navajo horse is thought to be descended from the Spanish horses and horses from the military years ago. The Spanish horse are descended from the Arabian breed, explaining the wide eyes and short back.
        Pictures of the crew were great, Ms B is being kept young by the Reginator and he is learning from her! What a pair!

  12. Kat says:

    Sue and crew thank you so much for the wonderful blog posts. I hope to someday visit that part of the country with my own tiny crew. Your pictures are so beautiful and I dream of seeing this wonderful country even if I travel with a tiny canine crew myself. I used to think doing this as a lone female wasn’t doable. Thanks to you I know I can do it. Have a wonderful life….

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Kat. Lots of women don’t think of themselves as able to travel and camp alone. That’s a crying shame. When you make your dream come true, when you’ve “done this” on your own, you’ll wonder why you ever hesitated. Best wishes for YOUR wonderful life. 🙂

      • Pegwillen says:

        My travels begin in November, finally a winter not in Maine, I almost can’t believe it will happen. My companions will be my dog and three birds. We will be ‘practicing’ the details during the summer. Sue, your blog has been primary in building my confidence and resolve. Thank you.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Hi, Pegwillen,

          I just figured out that you have commented before under the name “D” and “d”…. Back in 2012 you mentioned you had purchased a Taylor Coach Bobbie and here you are only months away from beginning your travels! How exciting! I’m especially pleased that my blog has helped you get to this point. Best wishes and thanks for writing.

          • Pegwillen says:

            Now I have a 2015 16′ Taylor Coach, needed to get a bit bigger in order to have a separate place to sleep (bunks, top for the birds) and dine. The top bunk and door area have curtains to decrease the chance of a bird escaping. Also will be traveling with a portable 4×4 walk-in aviary so they (parakeet, cockatiel, and pionus) can be outside. The pionus has been camping with me for four seasons already, and wears an Aviator harness so she can go for walk/fly abouts. Should be interesting!

  13. Such lovely photos, I do love that red rock country. And the horses are gorgeous! Looks like you and Bridget and the Zoominator are having a grand time. 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Ha! The “Zoominator.” I like it!

      Thanks, Linda, for stopping by with a note.

  14. Calvin R (still in Ohio) says:

    Not near the top this time, but that’s ok. There were 29 comments when I came to this section. Surely more will show up before I’m done.

    The scenery is beautiful, the horses interested me, I enjoyed Reggie and White Cone Mountain startled me. New Mexico has moved higher and higher on my list of places to go as you have posted pictures of it. Nevada did the same when you were there.

    As time has passed, my resources and potential plans have evolved. One thing I am considering is a (very slow) journey by bicycle. Your post brought me an advantage of that I had never considered. On my bicycle, I could stop for pictures anywhere in the ones you showed. My necessarily slow pace would encourage that. Hmmmm.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Calvin R.,

      A bicycle journey! How adventurous! You certainly would have it easier to stop for photos. And you would move at a slower pace.

      I get a thrill whenever a reader tells me my blog has spurred their interest in a place where we’ve traveled. When we camped in the mountains of Utah, among the aspens and wildflowers, this blog received several comments of the sort, “I never thought of Utah as being like that!”

      Thanks for the positive feedback on the scenery, horses, the zooming Reggie, and White Cone Mountain (which is in Arizona, BTW). I think the photos of Apache Creek (ponderosa pines) and Bluewater Lake surprised people who think of New Mexico as rocks and desert and chili peppers.

      I’m interested in how your plans evolve, Calvin.

      • Calvin R (still in Ohio) says:

        I’m interested in how my plans evolve, too. Greater Powers will let me know more when it’s time. In the meantime, I bought a tent a few days ago. It’s big enough for me, easy to set up, and didn’t cost much. The only question is durability. I’ll know that before I leave Ohio. I bought a much smaller camp stove, too. I can wrap my hand around its container. The system will evolve as I practice. I’ve been a tent camper before, but always used a motor vehicle.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          The best decisions are those that evolve, I think. As you work your way through the preparations, you’ll visualize yourself using equipment while traveling and that will guide the process to a well-honed conclusion — ready to roll!

  15. Cynthia in San Clemente says:

    What beautiful country! The photos of the red rock formations made me expect to see the Lone Ranger and Tonto (although I don’t think he was Navajo) come galloping into the photo frame. I think the campground looks very pretty and didn’t see any trash in the photos you took – maybe because you picked it up? If so, that’s your contribution for the use of the facilities 🙂 Loved the action photo of Reggie getting ready to zoom. My dogs have a nightly routine in the bedroom – they zoom around the room, flying up onto the bed and back down onto the floor. I count it a minor miracle that they never collide with each other, given their substantial weight difference!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cynthia,

      The campground is easily accessed from the main road, and it has a vault toilet, picnic tables, and bear-proof trash bins. Motorists make pit stops at the campground, also stop for picnics. I suspect on the weekend it could become a party place. These three types of users account for the trash, I think. I tried not to include litter in my photos. It’s bad enough I had to see it, why share it with the world? Ha!

      Oh, the nightly routine of your pups — racing around, jumping off the bed, and going nuts — reminds me of the days Spike would do that in our Georgia house. He was a youngster then. It always made me laugh, even when he’d make a flying, bank turn off the headboard. Aren’t dogs a wonderful gift?

      • Cynthia in San Clemente says:

        They are indeed one of God’s greatest blessings to us humans, I think. A wonderful friend just gave me a tee-shirt this morning, with the following quote on the back – I thought I’d share it because I know you and many of the other dog-loving blogorinos will like it:

        Where I go, dog follows.
        Where I stop, dog settles.
        When I am lost, dog finds me.
        When I am joyful, dog joins me.
        Who I am, dog knows.
        What I need, dog becomes.

        Love it!!!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Perfect! Thank you.

        • Ronda western WA says:

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        • Applegirl NY says:

          That’s great. I got a mother’s day card from my dogs (purchased by my son and his girlfriend). It was so sweet. You know – they want to be where I am all the time. We are the center of their world. Love my critters!

  16. Hi Sue,

    I’m so interested in your process of finding new places to stop. Do you have an overall destination and look for interesting BLM, National Forest, or other free “green” spots on the map, or is each stop its own destination? Are you gradually making your way north and west where it may be cooler in the coming months? Do you check the weather where you are going and if it look sunny and warm, you are good to go? Do you like finding new spots, or revisiting earlier campsites? I would not ever have found a place like this no matter how much I looked at a map!

    Too many questions to answer, I’m sure, but I am curious because I’m planning my next trip to Washington and Oregon from Albuquerque. I’d like to boondock the entire summer, but, being pretty new at this, I have no idea whether a green spot on a map will accommodate my 35′ beast, or how level it may be, or whether it may already be packed with other rigs. I find it a bit overwhelming! I so look forward to your posts! I wish you had a “tracking” map on your site to show your meanderings! I’m looking for that for mine. Very time consuming to find a widget and get it working! OK–time for me to quit “talking.” 🙂 Thanks again!

    • Cynthia in San Clemente says:

      Hi Rhonda: I’m sure Sue will answer your questions, but I think she has sort of outlined her methods and tools in prior posts. You might try the search feature over on the right side and see if you can find anything. Also, Nina at the “Wheeling It” blog has a very detailed essay on how she routes their trips and the tools (maps, atlases, websites, etc.) that she uses for trip planning. It is a bit overwhelming, but I figure the very worst that can happen is that we’ll end up spending the night in a Walmart parking lot or in a roadside rest stop somewhere!! We’ve done both – LOL!!

      • Thanks, Cynthia, I do follow Wheeling it” as well and Nina does give great information–I need to review it. I was surprised at how many “regular” campgrounds they stay at when I looked at their map–i.e. ones that require a fee. I will also search Sue’s site. I realize there is no magic to it, but that planning and experience will make things easier.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          A big rig automatically puts you in campgrounds/parks with a fee more often because one doesn’t take a big rig down narrow, rutted roads with overhanging limbs in order to park in a free boondock.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Rhonda,

      Finding boondocks is a skill that develops over time. Reading my blog from the beginning, I show in story form how I look for boondocks. Google “RVSue + finding boondocks” or similar phrase and you will read about different methods I use.

      To answer your questions specifically:

      1) “Do you have an overall destination and look for interesting BLM, National Forest, or other free “green” spots on the map, . . .” Yes, I do.

      2) “. . . . or is each stop its own destination?” Yes, often each stop becomes a destination. In other words, we make it home.

      3) “Are you gradually making your way north and west . . . .?” Yes to the “north,” I don’t know about “west.” Maybe.

      4) “Do you check the weather . . . ?” Yes, of course. Sometimes we move to a camp that has good weather in the forecast and by moving there we must make subsequent camps where the weather isn’t as perfect. That’s what happened in NM.

      5) “Do you like finding new spots . . .? Yes! Very much so. It’s fun!

      6) ” . . . . or (do you like) revisiting earlier campsites?” I like new better than former. However, there are times when it’s nice to return to a spot we liked, especially if I’m feeling less than ambitious. There are favorite places to which we probably will never return, due to being recognized.

      I tried making a map of our journeys and it didn’t come out very well because we make so many stops. I should give it another try and not attempt to put an entire year of travel into one map.

      Some of the concerns you mention as being overwhelming — I avoid places that are listed on freecampsites-type websites, although sometimes they are the best choice. The best boondocks I’ve found have come about through analyzing a landscape map and then taking a look by driving or walking the road. I’m able to do this because I don’t have a big rig. (Wheeling It blog is good for showing camps for big rigs.)

      Those Benchmark atlases give a lot of helpful information besides just showing where the public lands are. Those hints aren’t obvious; one needs to look for them (the lay of the land, elevations, types of roads, things to avoid such as power plants, train tracks, OHV play areas, barren land, etc.).

      • Gee, Sue, thanks so much for your in-depth reply. (I’m embarrassed about asking if you checked the weather, but I know that some people persevere with their plans no matter what, and others (me) re-route or stay put depending on the weather of my intended destination.) Your reply is encouraging. I may invest in a Benchmark map–I have resisted because I have several other “big-book maps” that I’ve paid for, and didn’t know if they were a huge step up. I will also be more diligent in searching your site. Thanks again for your time!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Those people who “persevere with their plans no matter what” are 1) a Type A personality who is in charge and/or 2) the people aren’t retired and have to rush.

          I don’t know if Benchmarks are a “huge step up” or not, because I don’t know much about the other maps. Benchmarks show the public lands, the type of roads on those public lands, and landscape features, among a myriad of other items.

          • That description of the Benchmarks map is great, and convinces me that I want to get one or more. Thanks again. Sorry for all the dumping on you about whether there was a fee or not. Sheesh! Hope you have a thick skin!

            • Also wanted to say we all appreciate how very devoted you are to responding to most comments. I don’t know of any other blogger who is that conscientious! Thank you so much!

  17. Hi Sue,
    Looks like an interesting ride. Would Route 12 be ok for a larger setup than yours? From the pictures it looks like it would. Glad Reggie got to meet another dog and get some of that energy out.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Yes, Route 12 is fine for big rigs… at least the part we were on from Window Rock to Tsaile. It’s paved, two lane, and most of it is smooth. About 3 or 4 miles the road becomes like ribbon candy which means you need to slow down if you don’t want stuff jumping around. That would happen with any rig. Also there’s a section that’s rough, but not so bad you couldn’t drive it. No steep grades. No hairpin turns. Easy driving all the way.

      Note: Anyone reading this far beyond May 2016 — I don’t know what the road condition will be.

  18. rvsueandcrew says:

    HELLO, RITA FROM PHOENIX!

    We haven’t heard from you for 2 months. I miss your comments about life on the Navajo reservation. I hope you are well.

  19. Ronda western WA says:

    Great pictures! The skies were sure cooperating.
    Always fun to see the crew interacting with other dogs.
    Thanks for the description of Navajo Horses, interesting. I love to learn new things from your blog. Of course I knew the Navajo Nation had horses but never occurred to me they might have their own breed. And I’m not observant enough to notice the short backs but the description certainly fits them.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Two Rondas… one in NM and the other in WA. I’m going to have to pay attention. 🙂

      The description of the Navajo horses includes characteristics that suit bare-back riding. Horses are interesting, beautiful creatures. Take a look at this PinInterest site: “Awesome Horse Breeds.”

      • Ronda western WA says:

        Beautiful Pinterest board. I’m following it now. Thanks
        As for us Ronda’s we’ll keep you on your toes.? I’ve noticed another Ronda in your comments. Ronda without an h like the Ronda River in Spain(or the city). I don’t remember where she’s from but she did give a state. I can see why you like a state designator (or something original) I think Rhonda may originate from the Welsh spelling Rhondda. Idk I’ve never studied it. I just saw that spelling when I was in Wales.

        • Ronda western WA says:

          Interesting note the Ronda River does not run through the city of Ronda, Spain.

        • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

          I’ve changed my designator from Ronda western WA to Rover Ronda (WA). I considered Rover Ronda River. Like a “Before and After” puzzle on Wheel of Fortune. While I like alliterations, I figured that’s a bit much. ? I drive a Land Rover Disco and one of our favorite things to do while camping is to look for 4X4 trails. So the name fits and should help differentiate me from other Ronda’s.

      • Ha! I saw that too. Hello Ronda from Western WA. Are you an RVer? I’m Rhonda with an “h”. Not that it matters, since it is pronounced the same.

        • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

          Hi Rhonda! Nice to meet you. Not a full time RVer. Just vacationing so far. Have been tenting. Recently bought a 17′ Bigfoot. We’re 1 to 3 years from full time. I say 1 to 3 since it will probably take a year to downsize n sell the house and my husband plans to work 3 more years but may get fed up n say “let’s go”. I’ve retired from 20 years of firefighting. I’m working PT waiting to hear “let’s go”.

          I’ll check out your blog?

          • Nice to meet you, Ronda Rover (WA)! Hope the time flies until you hit the road. I’m not full time, but have considered it in the back of my mind. We’ll just have to see!

          • BadgerRickInWis says:

            Oh boy, THAT got my attention. A 17 ft Bigfoot is currently my dream trailer and I’m about 4 years from full timing.

            I would love to hear more about how you like it. 1500 or 2500 series? Gaucho or Center bath? Do you tow it with your Rover? Do you have the 4 season package? and if so have you camped in cooler temps yet? Like I said I could go on and on.

            • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

              1500 series, center bath, I don’t think it has the 4 season pkg. We plan to tow it with the Rover. When I say recently I mean really recently. We don’t even have it home yet. We had been watching for a Casita Liberty. But this great deal came up right in our “neighborhood”(<50mi) I like the lg window facing the tow vehicle and windows 4 sides. With the loss of Keva we no longer need the king bed in a Liberty. She was an Irish wolfhoundX who slept with us plus 2 standard dachshunds.?My husband did a lot of research and Bigfoot and Escape always were options if the right deal came along. Remember to watch for my name and ask again. I'm sure I'll be glad to share my thoughts.

            • BadgerRickInWis says:

              Thanks Rhonda, that sounds exactly like the only Bigfoot I have ever actually seen. It was at an Egg get together that they organize on FGRV.com. Very nice unit. I bet you can’t wait to get out and start making memories. Congrats.

              And yes, I would LOVE to hear more as you get out and about with it. Are you planning on mostly campgrounds or boondocking?

              Oh, there I go again with the questions. I’ll leave you alone now. 🙂

        • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

          And you’re right. Spelling doesn’t matter. People often spell mine with an h and I rarely correct them.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I apologize for not spelling your name correctly, Rhonda. I’ll be more careful in the future. 🙂

          • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

            Oh Sue. I think you’ve managed very well keeping us straight. I hope we haven’t mixed you up now. I’m sure you’ve never misspelled my name. Tho I don’t correct people I still notice and you impressed me by always getting it right. And at least in this comment section you got Rhonda (NM) right too. Also I think I would have corrected you because while I don’t correct strangers I do make sure friends n coworkers get it right. Although we’ve never met I like to think you are in the friend category. ?

  20. MollyLuvsRoadtrippin (WA) says:

    Nice to read about a scenic drive that actually is scenic and not death defying! I am such a red rocks fan, but always prefer camping in places with tall aspens or pines where you get a site with dappled shade and the sound of a breeze through trees. I am excited to be only a couple weeks away from the first Casita camping trip of the summer! The foam on the bed area has been upgraded to firm (memory foam was too squishy), and I can’t wait to set out my new outdoor mat and hang some little lantern lights off of the awning. I will say “Ahhhhh” and toast to Sue and Crew out there somewhere enjoying a summer evening too. Cheers!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Molly,

      Did you buy the blue mat just like ours? I see someone also ordered a beige one like ours and it is 9 ft X 18 ft. Wow. I didn’t know they made mats that big.

      Yeah, the “dappled shade and the sound of breeze in the trees” are among my favorites, too. Notice I wrote “among.” I like all kinds of camps!

      Only a couple of weeks to go! I hope you have a wonderful time camping with your Casita.

  21. A gal in Maple Valley, WA says:

    Hola Sue, Crew and Blogeroos!

    Yippie! I made the Amazon list again! I’m hoping this pop-up will work out my outdoor shower issues. I have an Eco Temp on demand propane set up to try out. I originally made a solar water heater by putting 400′ of black landscape hose (1/2″) up on the black roof . But that needs ‘some’ water pressure. There were other fancier shower set ups but wanted to start small. Could use this enclosure for outdoor loo later. It took a lot of looking to find one without a floor (is a floor in a portable privy *ever* a good idea?) and with a window to run the wand through or grab the DRY towel. Gosh, a gal can ramble on …

    Sue, I very much admire your tech prowess. To not just provide yourself with internet while in the boonies but to host a website is mind blowing (of what there is left). Not even mentioning all of the detailed effort you put into the photography, editing, loading and choosing which shots to post. How much time do you use up cleaning/ moderating the comments? I hope it’s minimal so that this blog provides more pleasure for you than work. I don’t (yet) know why my lappity-toppity does some things. I had noticed no comments all day yesterday, then when I stopped by to chat, my comment was held. Was it me or something in the air (broadband air)? Not a big deal, just don’t want to cause you hassles.

    Did you see any fish that was caught?

    What’s with the dice in the weather widget? “Dicey” weather? 🙂

    Sending sunny wishes topped with yummy chicken.

    MV gal

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hola, MV gal,

      Gee, I don’t know where to start… such an interesting comment!

      I don’t understand the dice in the weather widget. It looks like they use a die to tell whether it will rain or not!

      No, I didn’t see any fish caught.

      I don’t know why your comment was held for moderation. I’m sorry about that. It happens occasionally for no reason I can detect.

      Thank you for appreciating the time and effort I put into presenting this blog. Most of what it takes to produce it is fun, such as taking the photos or reading comments like yours. Sometimes I become overwhelmed and have to step away from it for a day or more.

      The only time it becomes a burden is when I’m dealing with someone who is angry at me or upset about something. I feel I have to check the blog at least every hour in order to delete meanness and I end up losing a lot of sleep. Having to guard blogorinos and myself from insults is when I question whether the blog is worth it. And then when I try to placate someone with sensitivities about another’s comment, I end up offending the original commenter. That wears me down!

      Happily, most of the time the blog is a joy and a necessary creative outlet for me. Knowing it helps people realize their dream or to enjoy being a vagabond vicariously makes it extremely worthwhile.

      Speaking of worthwhile, thanks for ordering from Amazon through my blog! I hope the pop-up room works well for you.

      • A gal in Maple Valley, WA says:

        Thanks for the chat.

        The last item that made the list was a cat playpen. It is working out quite nicely for living in the RV. I just need to figure out a passageway to/from the rig.

        I know what your NEW new hobby could be; seeing how many way a rotisserie chicken can be used.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Thanks for your Amazon purchases, MV gal. I hope the cat playpen is a big hit!

  22. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Hi, Sue,

    This post provided me many smiles….seeing pictures of the beautiful red rock, the pines, the waterside, the wild horses, adorable Bridget – pausing to enjoy the view, and always so formal in her introductions – “There will be no silliness allowed!” And not to forget Mr. Welcome Wagon himself….the Reginator. Reggie zooms around with such joy and happiness – it is contagious! Thank you for the smiles!

    I was up early to work on getting some of the usual weekend chores knocked out. I made great progress, so tomorrow will be a lazy, relaxing day. Other than cooking, I do not “have” to do anything. All the more time to give Gracie attention! 🙂

    Have a good evening, Sue! Stay warm! Sending you and the adorable Crew hugs from me and my adorable Gracie pup! 🙂

    P.S. – Have you washed and waxed the BLT and PTV lately? They look shiny and bright – despite the recent dust storms!

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      I really love the picture of the BLT along the side of the road. The shadow of the guard rails mimics the curve in the road, the shape of the tops of the pines, and even the mountain formation. 🙂

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        I really love how you closely observe and appreciate my photos, Denise. 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks for another friendly message, Denise. No, I haven’t washed or waxed the BLT or PTV in a very long time. I’ve depended upon rain to keep them presentable, at least.

      You and Gracie pup enjoy your day “off” tomorrow!

  23. KC says:

    The camping fees situation seems to be this. The campsite at Wheatfields Lake is free. However that free camping status would only actually be true for a member of the Navajo Nation. All persons who are not a member of the Navajo Nation are required to obtain a camping permit of $5.00 per day to stay on the tribal lands. Without the permit it is clearly stated that you would be considered to be trespassing. You will see that notice about camping fees and trespassing written as the very first thing on their website. http://www.navajonationparks.org/permits.htm
    The information about where to obtain and pay for the permits is further down the web page. You would not find a pay the fee box at the campground, you have to go to a location other than the campground to obtain the permits.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I saw that site and interpreted it differently because the campgrounds are listed toward the bottom along with their fees. Wheatfields Lake is not on that list.

      Location: Camping & Hiking Fees:
      Rainbow Bridge Trail $12/person/night
      Little Colorado River $12/person/night
      Bowl Canyon Recreation Area $15/campsite (for 7 people)
      San Juan River $12/person/night
      Monument Valley (primitive campsite) $12/person/night

      Why is there not a sign at the campground that says “Permit required for non-Navajo campers. Available at wherever.” ??

      You may be correct. I think you can agree that it is unclear.

      • AlanOutandAbout - Pahrump, Pahrunp, Pahrump says:

        Those sites are the exceptions to the rule. If you want to go any
        where or do anything on the Navajo reservation it is $5.00 per day. You can photograph anything that is not a religious site or a dwelling. Mostly landscape. The Hopi aren’t quite as strict except on the 3 mesas, Don’t bring a camera or take out your cell phone while there. They get very upset if you do. Then there is the joint usage areas, who knows there.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Hi, Alan,

          Your first sentence makes a lot of sense and probably is the key that is lacking and that led to my confusion. I don’t expect a reply to my email today, due to it being Sunday. If and when I hear from the Navajo Wheatfields Lake Chapter, I’ll let everyone know.

          Thanks for the information you shared.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I have sent an email to the Wheatfields Chapter asking for clarification.

      • The very first paragraph under Permits and services says:
        “SPECIAL NOTE TO ALL VISITORS AND TOURISTS
        All areas on the Navajo Nation are closed to non-Navajos unless you have a valid camping, hiking or backcountry permit issued by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department or other duly delegated tribal authority. Failure to have a permit is considered Trespassing on a Federal Indian Reservation.”

        Seems clear to me.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Okay. What is clear to you isn’t clear for everybody. People are notorious for carelessly using words like “all” and “never” and “always.” It wasn’t clear to me due to the campground being left off the list for campground fees. No sign about permits at the campground but a long list of other requirements and restrictions on a sign. I had no internet or phone at Wheatfields nor at our two previous camps to do thorough research.

          I’m waiting to receive an email reply from the Chapter House for Wheatfields Lake. I won’t be surprised if they tell me I needed a permit. I’m willing to admit I made a mistake

          Please everyone, don’t start dumping on me in a long thread about this. Let’s see what the folks in charge tell me.

          • Shelley in California says:

            For what its worth I have never seen you try to get out of paying for a camp Sounds confusing to me, you are doing the correct thing sending an email for clarification. If there is a fee why don’t they just list it with the other rules?

  24. Denise in Georgia says:

    Hi Sue, I just finished reading your blog from the beginning; that took some time spread over a couple of weeks. I have smiled, frowned, laughed and cried but most of all….. I have laughed! Thank you for sharing your interesting journey. We have a RV but are not retired so it doesn’t get used much; hope to retire in a year or two. My husband and I just celebrated our 40th anniversary, on a wonderful cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. We hope to travel in the west one of these years.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hello Denise in Georgia!

      Congratulations on the 40th anniversary! How nice that you went on a cruise to celebrate . . .

      Thanks for reading my blog from the beginning. I’m glad it touched your emotions, especially laughter. Welcome to Blogorinoland!

      BTW, thanks also for including your location with your name.

  25. cc and canine ( now in Damascus, Oregon) says:

    Hi Sue! Thanks for the info on camping on the Navaho Nation….I’ve always wondered about it. Loved the photo of the “zoominator”.. Looking forward to see where you go next.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, cc and canine,

      You’re welcome. I hope you are enjoying Damascus!

      • cc and canine ( now in Damascus, Oregon) says:

        Moving to Oregon has been quite the adventure so far…we are currently living with our son and DIL while waiting to close on our “new to us” home. I’ve been having trouble adapting to the damp climate. Although it’s not to cold on the thermometer, it goes right through me!

        Last week we took our son and granddaughter (age 3) for her 1st camping trip…to Lake Billy Chinook southwest of Madras. It was lovely and quiet midweek at the state park, and a much drier climate than in the Portland area. It’s truly amazing how the climate here changes in just 100 miles.

        My De Lorme gazetteer is all marked up with notes from your previous visits to Oregon, and I have just purchased the Benchmark too. Having both is helpful…the Benchmark is much better at showing the paved roads, while the DeLorme does a better job at showing contours.(at least for Oregon) We tried to get back using a paved forest service road, but had to turn back due to snow! It would also be helpful if people wouldn’t tear up/remove the forest service road number signs at the intersections! (My new pet peeve…) Eventually we’ll figure it out..

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Enjoyed your report, cc! I hope you adjust to the climate soon, although I suspect it will take time.

  26. Sam in the Ozarks AR says:

    I must be first

  27. Sally in MI says:

    Have you heard from Rusty lately?

    • cc and canine ( now in Damascus, Oregon) says:

      Rusty commented in one of Sue’s recent posts….I think he is in central Oregon, and doesn’t have too much data.. It was good to hear from him as he has been absent for a while!

  28. Retiredcajunlady 'N LA says:

    Once again, such gorgeous pictures and such lovely lessons. You have a wonderful teaching style as you describe what you see and how you live. It’s a shame there was no internet as that was a lovely spot to camp. Reggie seems to never meet a stranger! He is just too cute as he sees his friends for the first time. All pups have unique personalities, but Reggie’s seems to be uniquely unique and such a joy to be around. You’re a lucky lady to have Bridget and Reggie to warm your heart and your life. Thank you for sharing with us all. Take care and happy travels.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Retiredcajunlady, for the sweet note about the crew and about my photos and “lessons.”

      Reggie loves every dog he meets UNLESS a dog comes near our camp. Then he switches into Protector Dog! He barks and kicks up the dirt, stands on his hind legs to look big. He makes quite a commotion which usually sends the dog away totally confused. Ha!

  29. Gingerita in NE Indiana ( for now) says:

    So beautiful and peaceful. Love seeing the crew meet new friends. Hope your day is a delight!

  30. Elizabeth in WA says:

    Looking mighty fine!! So glad you found what seems to be a peaceful quiet spot for awhile. Today is quiet…YEP TIS RAINING!!! I decided I ought to pray for rain to come on weekends while we live here…cause it sure enough makes things quieter…so I am very grateful today!!! Besides we saw a forest fire not far in the distance last night…we need the rain and cool temps today, badly!!
    Happy trails to you and the puppies!!!

    • A gal in Maple Valley, WA says:

      That could be the Oso fire. Logging slash caught on fire. That and the devastating landslide makes on wonder how well logging practices are being managed.

      I, too am glad for the rain as the lawnmowing…..grassblowing….limbsawing….preasurewashing…has been put off for a day or two. Seems like there is a lottery and only one property can be done at one time. In shifts…everyday…all day. OK that’s my rant. Carry on.

      • Elizabeth in WA says:

        I did not know about the Oso fire…this was I learned in paper this morning, a fire at Gold Bar…too bad…it is an area we had thought of investigating…maybe we still will…

        The weekend has been rainy and overcast…quiet tonight…all the loonies across the street went home early!!! YEA!! But it was not rainy enough on Saturday…drum beats drove me batty again…need to pray for downpours on such nights!! THAT would soften the sounds!! Read online about how they think the problems with whales and other sealife is the abundance of noise made by man, his boats, etc etc…and it actually carries many more miles than thought and it messes with these creatures brains etc…makes me wonder about humans too!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I agree — The sound of rain is much more pleasant than the noise of humans. I hope you have a great weekend, Elizabeth. Regards to your husband…

  31. Applegirl NY says:

    Those horses are beautiful. It looks like they’re posing for you.
    The great spinning Reggie. He is an absolute riot. He would be great inspiration for a cartoon. It’s amazing how much motion you can pack into a still photo, Sue.

    We had some well needed rain the last two days, here in Upstate NY. It brought some cooler temps, and helped the pollen to settle down a bit. I’m looking out my window right now at one of those purple/grey skies thought the trees. Lovely.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      It does sound lovely, Applegirl. I’m glad you had rain to wash down the airborne pollen.

    • DesertGinger says:

      You make me long for Albany, apple girl.

      • Applegirl NY says:

        Well DG, It is wonderful this time of year, but those winters! Yikes. Hope you are feeling well today.

        • DesertGinger says:

          If everything was perfect in my life, I would arrive in Albany just before tulip fest and leave the day after Halloween. After eating my share of apple cider donuts and going to a few Apple pickings.

  32. Jan Johnson says:

    So beautiful there! And the temps are perfect for me. I love a cold night and a cool day!

  33. Rick & Brock the Dog, WA says:

    Hi Sue!
    Thanks for traveling through the Wheatfields Lake AZ area. I’ve always wanted to get down to that area of AZ but haven’t had the time. Vacations are so short! However, I’ve run around southern Utah and the Grand Canyon area quite a bit so I really enjoyed your pictures of the red rock on route 12 and the horses. Brock and I looking forward to next year when our free time for exploring is not restricted to weekends and vacation. We’ll both be retired! Safe travels to you all. Give Reggie and Bridget a hug for us. Thanks!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Rick & Brock the Dog,

      Retirement is fantastic! Do you remember how ecstatic you were as a child on the last day of school? Busting out of those doors into FREEDOM? Retirement is even better than that because the vacation never ends!

      Hugs to Brock… Sometime (not here because I might miss it) let us know what kind of dog Brock is. I want to be able to visualize him…

  34. Barbara (Nashville) says:

    I read the post earlier today, but had some chore to do before I could take time to comment. The new camp at Wheatfield Lake is really pretty and peaceful as well as the drive to get there. Reggie’s new buddy is a pretty dog. He looks young, as well.

    Angel has gotten to check out two different parks this week. At one of them, she met another dog. DH says there was a lady walking her dog in the second one, but we didn’t see her. They were mowing the direction we went, so maybe she changed her mind and course of different direction. Anyway, Angel seemed to enjoy the change.

    • Barbara (Nashville) says:

      Forgot to mention the horses. They sure were photogenic and from the description, I think they were Navajo horses.

  35. DesertGinger says:

    I love all the Tony Hillerman books, which are all set in this area. I have always wanted to travel there and haven’t made it yet. I’m thinking the elevation may be too much for me.

    I took a work assignment this week; it’s done now. I have been so lousy since I got home, with my muscle strain in my chest hurting me, that I haven’t been working. I think I’m almost recovered to the point I can work again. God knows I need the money.

    It’s starting to get HOT here. We had been having lovely weather until the last few days, and of course I’m having air conditioning problems. Gotta have a good air conditioner in Tucson. I think my repair guy is coming tomorrow.

    Sue, if you haven’t read Tony Hillerman, you should. Really good books with lots of info on Hopi and Navajo culture.

    • MB from VA says:

      I love Tony Hillerman! Good story lines with lots of cultural information woven into the story.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Ginger,

      I’m sorry to hear your chest still hurts, and glad you see yourself ready to work again.

      I’d like to read Hillerman but his books are $8.99 each at the moment. I try to keep my book purchases to $3.99 or less. I know, cheapie-cheapie. 🙂

      I hope the air conditioner is fixed. In Tucson there are four necessities: air to breathe, water to drink, food to eat, and air conditioning to bask in on a hot day.

      • DesertGinger says:

        I have his whole collection! Wish I knew how to give it to you.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          You’re very generous and kind, Ginger. Thanks anyway. 🙂

          • Dave Stewart (in missouri for now) says:

            If I am correct there is an amazon app or section to loan a copy of a kindle book. Google “Kindle share”, there are comments there.
            Dave

  36. MB from VA says:

    Thank you….again…..for the beautiful pictures. NE Arizona and SE Utah are among my favorite spots in the country. In fact, one day when I build my little cob house, I hope it will be in northern AZ. And thanks also for the information about the Navajo horse. My friend has a beauty that we could not quite place as far as breed. He is a paint…..and built strong like a Quarter Horse…..but the neck and a few other things didn’t quite “fit”. He originally came from out west, so maybe you have supplied the answer as to a branch of his family tree. Some of the things listed, both physical and disposition wise, sound like “Tucson”. Have a wonderful day! MB from VA…..currently. 😉

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Okay, I had to look up “cob house” and this is what I found: “Farmer hand builds charming cob house for $250” Adorable! It looks like a house where elves reside. 🙂

      I hope your day is wonderful, too, MB.

      • MB from VA says:

        Yes, the cool thing about cob/straw bale houses is that they can be as simple or elaborate as you want. I would not have a thatch roof though. I’ve seen straw bale/cob used as the front of Earthships too….or just built right into the side of the hill. I’ve always loved the idea or some type of natural building material….cob, straw bale, adobe…..but in our very humid climate it is not easily done. But in AZ…… 🙂

  37. Renee from Idaho says:

    Another great post Sue. Thank you for your dedication to keeping this going by providing great pictures and experiences for us to enjoy.

  38. Geri says:

    🙂

  39. AZ Jim says:

    Missy, every time I see that number one photo in this post with Bridget looking wistfully at the water I wonder what goes through that little girls mind. Does she remember Spike and his famous soaks?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jim,

      I often wonder the same thing. One day, before I bought Bridget her car, the three of us were coming back to camp at the end of a walk. I was carrying Bridget. Her eyes were closed as her face was pointed up toward the sun. Something reminded me of Spike and as I savored the memory I said out loud, “Oh, Spike.” Bridget’s eyes opened immediately. She lifted her head and looked around. Tore me up.

      Sometimes I wish her days here would come to an end so she can be with the love of her life again.

      • weather says:

        Oh my God, what heart wrenching bittersweet times these are for you, Sue. I think of times we’ve both had loved ones step into heaven, leaving us simultaneously shattered and happy for them to now have blissful fields to be in. Also of wind tattered Champs that cling to life for one more -feel of soil, “I love you”, scent of air, “good bye”, glimpse of beauty, touch, memory, who will most enjoy the next life as well. As much as we wish them their youth back and future pure happiness we want them here now with us. We want them and us to have every one of the just one mores. You are chief among the loves of Bridget’s life. May whatever lightness possible be in your heart, mind and soul as you both savor these precious days…they are , after all, only the beginning of your journeys together.

        • Marilyn, Dania Beach, FL says:

          We all need to learn from Bridget, take one day at a time with enjoyment. If I would apply that attitude, life would be a lot better for me.

          Thanks, Bridget.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Precious days indeed! Those “bittersweet times” occur only enough to remind us that each day is a treasure. Bridget is my Champ now.

          I didn’t mean to bring sadness. The three of us have “good times,” too, more often than not. It’s a special delight to see Bridget with sparkling eyes, wiggling her hiney and wagging her tail, happy in the moment. Every morning I enjoy watching her gobble up her plate of chicken. Oh, how this girl loves to eat!

          I appreciate the heart you put into your messages, weather. I don’t mention it, but I’m aware that you, too, have your bittersweet times.

      • BadgerRickInWis says:

        As I read these comments about the crew I’m just at a loss for words. (and you know how RARELY that happens)

        How about; “love ya all.”

  40. AZ Jim says:

    I understand Missy…..*Hug*

  41. Carol in the Finger Lakes says:

    Hi Sue, and hi everyone–
    I’ve never commented before, but I wanted you to know that I’ve started at the beginning, and I’m now up to August 13, 2013.
    You are all, Sue and regular commenters, such an inspiration to me. I’m reading slowly, a few posts and their comments every day, and it’s like reading one of those giant epistolary novels from the late 18th century–so many characters, such a fine long story. And I read with a notebook beside the i-pad, because there is so much wonderful information, so much to learn.
    I’ve finally retired after a long non-traditional career (woodworking, etc.), and I’m preparing to go full-time with a Casita (kinda freaks out my kids right now). It’ll probably take a year; huge old house full of Stuff, and a not-too-brilliant local housing market. Let’s get this old lady on the road!
    Anyway, it’s lovely to see so many of the familiar names, still here and commenting, with Sue at the center. You are all an inspiration to me.
    Now I’ll go back to 2013; I’ll see you again when I catch up. I like to read things in order and see them unfold.
    Hugs from the Finger Lakes, where today it is chilly and blustery. Foxes just ate three of my chickens. Oh dear–now they’ll have to stay in the yard for a few days.
    Carol in the Finger Lakes

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Carol,

      Welcome, blogorino! Thank you for introducing yourself and for letting us know where you are in your planning. I’m very happy for you! As for “the kids,” they’ll come around.

      I’m particularly pleased that you are reading my blog’s archives in chronological order and slowly, including the comments where much of the best information can be found. Enjoy! I hope we hear from you again as you prepare and progress toward your goal of full-timing with your Casita.

  42. I had researched that campground as a possible cooler alternative to Cottonwood CG at Canyon de Chelly, and had a note about Wheatfields Campground, that camping permits are required and are available at the store on the lake.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Okay…. Still waiting for a reply to my email. If I don’t hear anything, I’ll just send in the check.

  43. Jolene/Iowa says:

    Hi Sue,

    Wonderful pictures! I love it all. The horses and when you mention a lake and trout fishing and then the wonderful pines!! I am there!!

    Always looking forward to what is next. Take care!

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