Photo Essay: Boondocking at its finest!

Welcome to our new home!

We arrived here on Sunday, September 14th.  Pretty nice, eh?

1-P1000428Bridget and I are boondocking like we mean it!

1-P1000429We’re the only ones who live here besides the gulls, magpies, ducks, herons, grebes, fish, coyotes, pronghorns . . .

A pronghorn appears on a distant ridge, a sentry for the herd on the other side.   It’s fun to watch the herd grazing or when they sprint across the slopes.

1-P1000371The photo below shows our backyard view to the southwest.  The color of that massive outcrop changes several times in one day.

1-P1000414Bridget and I take long walks, one in the morning and one before dusk. 

“It sure beats working out in a gym, right, Bridge?”

1-P1000432We climb hills where I photograph vistas surrounding our neighborhood.

1-P1000435The beauty of this camp is breath-taking. 

Even more incredible is the fact that Bridget and I can live on this real estate without paying one dollar in camping fees.

Note:  Flaming Gorge Recreation Area charges fees.  Daily passes are $5.  A pass for seven consecutive days is $15.  A pass for one calendar year is $35.  However, with a Senior Pass one can camp for free!

1-P1000416Where are we? 

The east side of Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Utah!

1-P1000425Our camp is on the south side of a peninsula in the Antelope Flat area of Ashley National Forest. 

Specifically, our camp is on forest road #619 which is a spur of forest road #319 (visible on the Utah Benchmark map).

The fee campground, Antelope Flat Campground, is located on another peninsula directly south of us.

The island in the photo below obscures our view of the distant campground.  

Occasionally I see a tiny white dot traversing the plain at the base of the mountains.  I can’t help but feel smug  . . .  There goes someone on their way to the campground . . . .

1-P1000421I’d much rather be on a private peninsula!

Not only do we have the peninsula all to ourselves, we have acres of hills and dales, coves and beaches to explore . . .  and nobody is here!  Views of water out all three of the Best Little Trailer’s big windows give the illusion we are camped on an island.

1-P1000436In the next post I’ll tell the story of finding this gorgeous camp.

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NOTE:  Dear blogorinos, please forgive me for bragging, but, gee, wouldn’t you?

THANK YOU, RVSUE SHOPPERS!

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224 Responses to Photo Essay: Boondocking at its finest!

  1. Barb George says:

    UM YEAH!!!

    You rockin’ it Sue!!!

    Hugs from Hoquiam
    Barb

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      🙂

      • Alice Kulp says:

        I’ve been travelling with you since you started. Thank you! What a wonderful adventure. My goal is to do just what you’re doing.

        Your photos have always been great, but I think the new camera is great! I’ll have to check that one out.

        So sorry about Spike. Since I’ve been travelling with you for so long, 🙂 I felt like I knew him.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Thank you, Alice, for your condolences, for the compliment on my photos, and also for being with us from the beginning. It’s a delight for me to show people what is available on our public land. I sincerely hope you accomplish your goal!

  2. John K - Mobile, AL says:

    I thought you might head back to the Gorge. Glad to get to see some sights on the east side. Enjoy your stay!

  3. Barb George says:

    TeeHEEEEE!!!
    I was first! I think it is my first time being first! LOL The things that excite blogerinos? LOL

    What a special spot! OMGosh it is gorgeous! Is it getting cold at night? We were in the 40’s last night (and 80’s yesterday afternoon – sad face). But a drizzle here and there this morning. Give me RAIN. 🙂

    Well, need to get some stuff done. I forgot my lists today when I went out (GRRRR) but remembered all but the paper products! YAY me! LOL

    Enjoy your spot Sue and Bridget.

    Hugs again, from Hoquiam
    Barb

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Barb,

      I don’t have a thermometer to tell you the exact overnight temperatures. I can say we slept with the window wide open. Cool nights, not chilly, pleasant.

      You sound in an energetic mood. Go get those chores done!

  4. Betty Shea says:

    OH RVSue! ! What a divine campsite!!!!
    And Bridget…she is just a perfect photo model!!!
    I am jealous!!…
    Such a beautiful spot you have there…I can feel the peace and your joy..
    Ahh to be near the water! !

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Betty-Shea,

      If a campsite deserves to be called divine, this is the campsite!

      That “perfect photo model” had to be put in that position with a firm hand pressing her rear end to the ground.

      • Jean/Southaven, MS says:

        I thought Bridge looked sour in the picture. The lady does not want her picture taken. Some things never change. We love the pictures of her though. Hope she doesn’t mind too bad.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          She gets over it. I notice she watches to see if I have the lens cap on the camera before she’ll walk in front of me.

  5. Shirlene says:

    Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow….yep you found yourself a jewel alright….Free no less, and how long can you boondock there? Is it a 14 day length of stay, but I can hardly image you staying someplace that long, but if you did this would be the one…It was worth the wait….you boogied down there like the wind huh and not a “clinger” in sight. How is the temperatures during the day and at night, but you survived the great snow of Wyoming 2014 so this should be a piece of cake…oh that did it, now I want cake! Off to get cake………..bless your little hearts.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Shirlene,

      The day we arrived it was hot in the afternoon, probably around 90. Since then mid-afternoons are high 70s and low 80s. Just how I like it!

      Ashley NF stay limit is 16 days. Unless the Flaming Gorge Rec Area has special restrictions which I’ll check… we’re good for 16 days.

      Nope, no clingers here. Not even neighbors at a respectful distance. We are alone!

  6. Pauline from Mississippi says:

    OH MY,MY!!! What a beautiful spot!!!! How long can/will you stay there? Bridget seems more relaxed in front of the camera. Enjoy your private peninsula!

    Hugs to you and Bridget

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Pauline,

      Glad you like our camp! Most likely we won’t stay the full 16 days allowed because our drinking water supply might run out, also groceries will become meager. The last trip to a grocery store was when we arrived at Lander for the Sinks Canyon camp.

      Hugs to you, too. Love you!

  7. BadgerRickInWis says:

    My, oh my. You have out done yourself. I’d be bragging too.

    I think it’s going to be kind of cool to see you revisit the same general area on the trip south that stayed in on the way north. A chance to see different landscapes at different times of the year. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a blogger do that before.

    Can’t wait to hear the details of how you found this place. I know you did some recon when you passed through before but again. Just wow!!!

    BTW, where did you get that cute little canine model that is so camera friendly? 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Rick,

      I knew you’d like this place. I’m tickled that you mentioned seeing our camps from last spring and early summer at a different time of year. I was thinking the same thing.

      I’m trying to be easy on myself because I know grief lies right below the surface. Retracing part of the route we took earlier this year is one of the ways I’ve giving myself a break. I do like finding new camps. It’s comforting in a way though to return to familiar ones.

      Bridget isn’t as camera friendly as I’d like. However, she’s one heckuva hiker! It’s funny … On the way back to camp from a long hike, she looks for shortcuts and does a great job finding the easiest way home.

  8. Teri in SoCal says:

    What a lovely spot, I would be very happy waking up to that view. Hope you’re having a wonderful day. 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Teri,

      Our first morning here we woke up to the sound of ducks. Our second morning it was the sound of magpies. I wonder what tomorrow morning’s wake-up call will be . . .

      I hope you are having a wonderful day, too.

  9. Susan in Dallas says:

    Beachfront property! Doesn’t get much better than that. I would brag too. Bet there’s lots to see and do on your personal peninsula.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Susan,

      It’s amazing how one can fill up a day doing not much of anything… well, anything productive, that is, especially in a place such as this.

  10. Shirlene says:

    Hey Sue, I did follow that road all the way to the tip where it makes a little loop, what a magnificent little penninsula…..looks like the boot of Italy a little….must have been a little bumpy but your PTV and PLT are just as strong and sturdy as you and the Bridge…thanks for the tour…Keep the covers over the windows so no one can see your lights at night and want to cling. Looks like only one way in and one way out.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Shirlene,

      I don’t think I need to block our lights at night because there’s no one around to see them! That’s how isolated we are . . . and I love it.

      During the day a fishing boat may go by, nothing close. There is only one way in and one way out. It’s a long drive on a dirt road, some washboard near the end. Not terrible. We’ve been on a lot worse.

      If you look close on Google earth you’ll see a small cove on the south side of the peninsula with an island in the bay directly south of the cove. Our mini-peninsula is the east side of that cove.

  11. Sue!
    I dream of boondocking in a place like that! So perfect. Enjoy
    Juley

  12. Katydid in Chicago says:

    Awesome. Truly a site that has a view that inspires awe. And it’s free? Brag all you want, I think all your blogorinos will agree.

  13. Cheryle B. says:

    I’m sitting at work, mad at my boss, and super jealous of rvsue and Bridget!!!

  14. Cinandjules (NY) says:

    Paradise found once again!

    Enjoy!

  15. Oh, I love your new camp. Brag away! It’s excellent.

    How wonderful that you and Bridget have a spot on the water all your own.

    Aren’t walks in the morning and at dusk just the best? Morning hikes are a great way to warm up for the day and get all the muscle kinks out. Evening hikes are a nice way to unwind the day without the full force of the sun beating down. What a nice routine you’ve got!

    I’m looking forward to reading about how you found it.

    Michael

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Michael,

      Another good thing about morning and right-before-dusk hikes is that’s when wildlife and birds are the most active.

      Finding this camp wasn’t difficult. That’s why I’m amazed no one is here. I don’t doubt the many campsites are occupied during the summer, especially around Pioneer Day. For me, successful boondocking is more than finding lovely camps. It requires finding those lovely camps at the right time. . . . when the weather is good and the people are GONE.

  16. I CAN’T WAIT to hit the wilderness again, especially after being stuck in casino parking lot because of lack of travel funds most of the summer. I spent my entire cushion on repairs back in July. But, thankfully, other than needing another coolant flush, she’s in tip top shape. I begin my southward journey at the beginning of October.

    • Your photos are amazing and make me just want to run pell mell for the hills!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Gloria,

      Great hearing from you again!

      That was a bummer having your travel funds eaten up with repairs. I’m glad your rig is in good shape for your trip southward. Any ideas where you will spend the winter months? Back to Kofa perhaps?

      • Sorry, I’m just seeing your reply. I need to hit the notify me button, though, it doesn’t seem to always work. Anyway, I’m starting my southward journey from Scappoose, OR (from my friend’s house), then south to Medford, OR, then Susuanville with a stop off at Carson City, then on to Yosemite. I hope to do part of the Tioga Road from the east side. I was thinking of doing it from the west side, but apprehensive about climbing up so high from such low elevation. I think I’ll hang out in Bishop for a few weeks then head to Quartzsite with hopes of meeting up with Bob.

        I’m actually really looking forward to perhaps even socializing more than I did last year. Work has to take a big front seat in my life, but, it’s starting to not be so overwhelming. I do anticipate needing solitude in between social time so, I want to do Kofa. That’s like the number one place, I found for the best solitude.

  17. weather says:

    Wow!I’ve heard people say “I live on the water” ,but you’ve taken it to a whole new level.Surrounded on three sides by water that beautiful, on such a wee peninsula, is I suppose about as close as one can come- to living on the water without being in it!

    You certainly weren’t exaggerating when you called that one of the prettiest and most private camps of your vagabond life.You’d once posted a pic of a peninsula near the Flaming Gorge,mentioning that you’d “save ” discovering that special boondock for the right time,is that the one?

    The color changing outcrop must be part of what makes it breathtaking and make you and Bridget feel delight through the day.Your sentinel friend sighting would do that for me.Gorgeous!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Your recall of my previous posts is astonishing, weather. Yes, that’s the boondock I was talking about. Remember the rock in that post? It was more in view from that vantage point and much redder.

      This is the “right time” for me to be surrounded by spectacular scenic beauty. It’s natural healing for me. . . wading in the lake, walking the hills with Bridget, photographing changing light on the rocks and water, marveling at the different moods of the sky, watching the birds float on air currents and dive for fish . . . . This isn’t a place for sadness!

      It’s such a pleasure to share our gorgeous home with those who appreciate it.

      I had a similar thought regarding this “wee peninsula.” It’s the closest I’ll ever come to living ON the water. I love the water, but prefer living on firm ground.

      • weather says:

        To be there, right now ,is indeed perfect-your yielding to the inner guidance that made sure of that -astonishes me.Not because it’s unlike you-precisely because it is!Your reply to Susan was terrific,and explained to me this season.It IS hard to be productive amid places such as this 🙂

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          It’s hard to be productive in a place such as this because all motivation to do anything but revel in the moment leaves. It’s replaced by a calmness of spirit, not unlike hypnosis, brought on by the shush, shush, shush of waves on the shore and diamond sparkles of light on water.

    • weather says:

      P.S.Might a nearby campground,or even Atlantic City -once the ghost town-have fresh water worth the trip?The meager food supply perhaps augmented there-despite the price?I only ask as hydrating is more important sometimes than at others…I wouldn’t want you to skimp on that now,Or God forbid,our coffee!

      🙂

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        It’s almost a 300-mile round trip from here to Atlantic City. Rock Springs is closer and that’s still way too far. No, I’m not skimping on water or coffee. That’s not the right way to conserve.

        One thing I didn’t factor in is the large amount of water that Spike consumed due to the Cushings disease. I was filling the water dish several times a day.

        I think we’ll be able to stay here long enough.

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        You know? I didn’t think about that campground. It’s a good distance away but it’s not unreasonably far.

  18. kgdan says:

    I’m reading this while sitting in the driver’s seat waiting for Gil’s final walk around the property. Engine running and we are on our way !!!! Heading southeast, angling toward NE NM.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Oh my gosh… Talk about immediacy. I feel like I’m sitting in the passenger seat next to you. Oh, here comes Gil. I’d better give him his seat back.

      Maybe you can make a stop at Flaming Gorge so Gil can wet his line and toodle around one of these coves in his port-o-boat. 🙂

      Safe travels! Have fun!

  19. DebsJourney says:

    OMG! What a beautiful camp. I would love to camp there. I might get a bit lonely for a companion to share it with you share it with all of us so that must make you feel awesome. Do you think you would be as comfortable if nobody knew you and you had no blog? Just curious. My 2nd day at work was fun and it’s a surprise how much I enjoy it. I’m one of the “older” training class. I like working.
    Enjoy your little island. Hug sweet Bridget for me.
    Deb

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Deb,

      I’m happy you are enjoying your new job. That’s wonderful!

      To answer your question . . . I’d enjoy the solitude just as much. Without the blog and the interaction with all these super people I probably would become more introverted than I already am. I don’t know if that’s bad. People usually think it is, but I’m not convinced. For me it’s simply another way of being.

      I do know for sure that I’d never feel lonely!

      • DebsJourney says:

        Sue,
        How fortunate not to ever feel lonely. Not that I need companions 24/7 no way … but.. get lonely for conversation and hugs. Wish I were more like you.
        I’m always told by my close friends that I am strong and independent and for most part I am. Wish I was more mechanical. lol oh well….. as the song goes, I am what I am and what I am needs no excuses!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Well, Deb… I’m not mechanical and I do okay. Can’t have or be everything, right?

          Yes, not having the “lonely center” in my brain is a wonderful gift. I have the opposite reaction of most people. Here in all this “emptiness,” I don’t feel frightened or lonely. I feel wrapped in a secure and comfortable cocoon.

  20. ida green says:

    Oh my, Sue!! You and your crew, RIP Spike and Bridget, are truly an inspiration. I so look forward to your explorations, tales and photographs. Thank you for your time and effort in sharing your life’s experiences! Greatly appreciated. Travel on!!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, ida green. Nice hearing from you . . . I’m glad you are enjoying my blog.

      I love your name, BTW.

      • Ida G says:

        Dear Sue, I keep coming back to read this day’s blog and dream at the photos over and over again. I pinned this issue to my Pinterest so that I can find easily. I gave credit to you and the crew on the Pin tag. If this is not OK with you, I will immediately take it off of my Pins list. Thank you for your tales and photographs!

  21. Marilu from Northern California says:

    All I can say is WOW! It’s my new favorite boondocking spot. It looks like you got credit for my new Kindle Fire HDX. It’s my anniversary present from hubby of 45 years:) As long as the weather holds I think I would jump in the PTVand go buy groceries. That site is too gorgeous to leave early.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Congratulations, Marilu, on the 45th wedding anniversary! I can’t even comprehend it. LOL!

      Thanks loads to hubby or to you — whoever remembered to go through my blog to make that purchase. It was a very nice gift to me, too! Enjoy the Fire…

      Well, going for groceries isn’t easily done from here. Not much in Dutch John and it’s a long, long haul to Vernal or Rock Springs! That’s the beauty of this camp… Apparently at this time of year people don’t drive out this way much.

      I probably can stretch the groceries longer than the drinking water supply. I’m not wasting any drinking water on tasks that can be safely done with water from the reservoir, which, BTW, is beautifully clear water.

      • Jolene/Iowa says:

        Speaking of stretching things, Sue. I am quite active on Facebook in various things from my study groups for church that I do to RV groups. My son just started a new RV group on Facebook that I am helping him admin on with RV tips and help ( I have already shared your blog on it) and one thing that got brought up about stretching water was using large wet wipes warmed in the microwave(or not) as a way to do a bath, while not having facilities for a few days. Just wanted to throw that out there if you had not thought of that.

  22. Jool says:

    I cannot even imagine what you and Bridge must feel like in this primo spot. It brought tears to my eyes to even imagine it…. so to actually be there must be indescribable for you.
    I have to say my own thoughts for the future are on hold – I have 7 dogs, “leftover” from my rescue (from which I retired) and I cannot imagine re-homing any of them. I know – this is all my choice. I admit every day I make my choice for these guys – my family – and put other thoughts aside. So it is all by choice. Reading your blog, Sue, gives me very very happy moments. Thank you so much for your blog.
    Jool in N. Texas

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      How sensitive and kind you are, Jool. Your commitment to your canine crew is admirable since you honor that commitment with love and not resentment.

      Some things are so exquisite and beautiful that they deserve tears. More than once I’ve become teary-eyed at the magnitude of the gift this world is. I still have am-I-really-here moments.

      I’m glad to share this with you.

    • Willow (AZ) says:

      Jool,
      How kind you are to give these beautiful animals a forever home. God Bless You.

    • Crystal says:

      Joel, thanks for your work with rescue. I am in a Facebook page “Camping and RVing with pets”. Many members of that page are full timers with several dogs. You can find many helpful hints and tips for traveling with a herd! Lol

  23. Jolene/Iowa says:

    Wow, I am almost speechless and that is pretty hard to do! My mouth just dropped as I looked at the pictures and read about where you are. This is pure heaven!

    I hope you and Bridge enjoy your stay here(of course you will, who in their right mind wouldn’t!)

    So are you seeing any fish swimming around? There must be fish here also.

    Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about this fabulous place you call home right now!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jolene,

      You have fish on the brain, girl! 🙂 I don’t see any fish. They have no reason to come close to shore in this huge body of water. They’re out in deep water.

      I took this quote from flaminggorgecountry.com for the sole purpose of making you wish you were here:

      “The Flaming Gorge Reservoir has a history of being known as one of the west’s greatest fisheries. . . . This 91 mile long reservoir holds numerous trophy species, including rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout (Mackinaw), kokanee salmon, tiger trout, small mouth bass, largemouth bass, carp, channel catfish and burbot.”

  24. AZ Jim says:

    Breath deep and long of that fresh air which swept the blue waters on it’s way to you girls. Wonderful spot Missy, great pics, made my day….

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jim,

      I promise to breathe deeply! I put out the awning a few minutes ago and now I’m going to put my lounger under it and do some serious lounging.

  25. Rita says:

    Wow love the wide open spaces!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Rita . . . . Like the wide open spaces of your desert home of childhood … It’s all good.

      • DesertGinger says:

        I love the wide open spaces of the west. One of the reasons I love the desert. You can see forever, and see the bones of the earth. It speaks to me.

  26. Applegirl NY says:

    “Some things are so exquisite and beautiful that they deserve tears. More than once I’ve become teary-eyed at the magnitude of the gift this world is. I still have am-I-really-here moments.” Beautifully said, Sue.

    One time we were climbing a small mountain in the Adirondacks, my youngest son – probably 8 years old at the time, scrambled to the top, took in the view, and exclaimed “Look what He did!” That episode still brings tears to my eyes. The first time I climbed a High Peak I cried at the view. This world is a gift. Blessings abound for those with eyes to see.

    You are in a great place right now, in more ways than one. Enjoy!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Such a poignant memory, Applegirl. No wonder you treasure it. You said a lot in those few words — “Blessings abound for those with eyes to see.”

      Your story reminds me of my granddaughter when she was five. We were walking together. She was quiet for a few moments (you know how 5-year-old girls can talk!) and then she piped up with a question, “When I go to heaven and look in Jesus’ hand, will I see the world?”

  27. Monica says:

    Sweet! Beachfront property at its best.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You betcha’ Monica! Right now we’re experiencing the afternoon wind gusts that blow through here every day around 3 o’clock. They don’t last long. Just enough to put some froth on the waves.

  28. Kay says:

    Well… YOU DIT IT! I dubs that spot as a CLINGER FREE ZONE!

    Bridget, she looked a little sour faced. I’m guessing she will eventually get even.

    Love your new home, congrats on locating such a peaceful place.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Kay.

      Not much chance of a clinger showing up here. If one did, I’d blast the tooter!

      Contrary to the scowls Bridget makes at me, she’s a very forgiving girl. She still gives me kisses and warms the covers for me, no matter how obnoxious I am with a camera.

  29. Sally says:

    Very nice! How is Bridget doing? Can you notice if she is still grieving?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Sally,

      You know how hard it is to know what a dog is thinking and their feelings aren’t always clear either. She seems okay from my limited perception. One day she whimpered quietly as she came out of a nap, but that could have been from lame muscles from all the walking we’ve been doing. Who knows?

      She’s had several happy moments the past few weeks. She’s sleeping and eating well and she greets each day with energy and enthusiasm.

  30. Ed H. says:

    You’re livin large kiddo! Wish we were there. We’d “call” first, of course. 🙂

    P.S. Our blog is now “live”. When you have nothing to do, I’d appreciate your feedback. We are itching to get on the road.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Ed H.,

      I think your blog is off to a great start! You have established an easy, conversational tone and the information is practical with that here’s-what-I’m-up-to-now feeling that makes people want to come back to a blog. Good job!

      Um…. People are welcome to come here, of course, but only after we leave. Just so no one gets the wrong idea. It takes a lot more than a phone call to make this hermit ready to socialize. 🙂

      I know that itch to get on the road. It feels so good when you can scratch!

  31. DesertGinger says:

    Oh my, what a wonderful place to camp. I would want to be in that water every day. And the temperatures sound perfect.
    When my PT came today I didn’t ask him to help me figure out a way to get in the pool, because it was raining. And it is supposed to rain the next 3 days. But as soon as I can…in the pool. I love being in water.
    Bridget is quite a weight loss inspiration. She looks better and better. I bet you do too, Sue. Years ago I was told that 30 mins a day of brisk walking would cause you to lose an inch off your hips in a month, so I tried it and it was true. But you are doing much more than that. I’m sure you are losing lots of weight.
    I had some yogurt and granola this morning, but haven’t been hungry all day but now I feel some hunger coming on. Will make myself some lunch now and check back later.
    Wish I was there going for a walk with you guys.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Your remarks about walking and the resulting weight loss, as well as inches, are very encouraging, Ginger. Thanks for that.

      You need the rain in Arizona, but not all at the same time! I know you are going to feel good when you can start exercising in the pool. I’m glad you have one available.

  32. Kathleen says:

    Sue I think you have managed to find heaven right here on earth! I love your independence, your sense of adventure and your ability to find nature’s most beautiful and peaceful areas. I know you and Bridget will find a peace and inner tranquility on this peninsula! Enjoy for me..an armchair traveler along with you in spirit.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I’m happy to have you along with Bridget and me, Kathleen!

      Yes, this is heaven on earth, as are many of the camps we’ve found and probably will find in the future. This is the perfect place for tranquility in heart, mind and spirit. A lot of that comes from the soothing power of calm water.

  33. Deb from NJ says:

    Great photos…..but then how could you take a bad one in this area! What a great find! You must be in your glory. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a great day!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Deb.

      The problem with this area is I want to take a photo every minute of the day! Enough already!

      I hope you have a great evening.

  34. Cari in Plano Texas says:

    Oh, my, goodness, what a bee-yoo-ti-ful spot you have found! You had teased us in previous posts and comments, but this is way beyond what I was expecting. All by yourselves on that perfect piece of land, surrounded by the water – perfection, in my book! And having an antelope herd nearby must be entertaining. And free, to boot!

    I would imagine that spots like this on or near the lake might be less populated now that the school season has started. That’s why I like traveling in September and October – fewer people (and kids) to deal with.

    Brag all you want to – this site definitely deserves it!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cari,

      Not only is this “perfect piece of land” beyond what you were expecting, it exceeded my expectations, too!

      One thing I like about this camp for this time of year is it isn’t a hunting ground. Hunting season opened the other day and I’m glad I’m not in the forest listening to gunshots and thinking about frightened animals and all the rest.

      The spit of land to the northwest of us has a small hill where the pronghorn like to absorb the morning sunshine and graze on the grass. I enjoy watching them through my monocular. Something spooked them this morning and they moved like a wave across the slopes. Quite a sight!

  35. Donna in CT says:

    Good thing there isn’t a tide to worry about. It looks like Bridget is becoming less camera shy. That’s good, I enjoy seeing photos of her. That spot you found looks ideal!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Donna,

      You’re right. Tide would not be good with us sitting on this narrow bit of land. 🙂

      Bridget’s individuality is coming out. She seems to have more confidence and maybe that’s what you’re seeing in her photos. She’s not shy about the camera; she’s very irritated!

      • Jolene/Iowa says:

        I have thought about this more than once when you say how irritated Bridget is about the camera.

        The dog that Rick had when I met him about 9 years ago HATED cameras and getting his picture taken.

        I was snapped at more than once when I pointed that camera at him. He would literally come at the camera.

        I had to learn how to snap those pictures quickly. Sadly he died a few years ago and then we got Harley, our Boston Terrier a month and a half later, who we dearly love but I will always remember Blue and his aversion to cameras.

  36. Jan Johnson says:

    SO amazingly beautiful! Oh do I need a quiet, solitary, peaceful retreat such as you have there. So many weights of the world bearing in on me, our county a rat race of overpopulation and traffic that I have never been able to escape despite dreaming of it my entire life, and so weary of people at the moment. Such a lovely dream to live vicariously in your little Casita!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Jan! How much longer do you have to put up with that? If there is any way, escape, dear woman!

      Oh, me… I know that “weary of people” feeling. You would be restored in a place like this. I wish it for you.

  37. Penny says:

    Wowie, wow wow wow! What an amazing spot! Soothing balm for the soul. Counting the months ’til retirement. Glad for you and B!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      It’s a joy to give you a look at the possibilities for retirement, Penny. Only months to go? I’m glad for you, too!

  38. BuckeyePatti says:

    The boondocking “queen” strikes again! What an incredible place. Note to Bridget: I don’t like my picture taken either, so keep on looking for that camera lens (Miss Smartypants) and smile when ya gotta 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Patti,

      Bridget does her share of smiling but capturing those smiles in a photo is nearly impossible. It’s like she’s thinking the photo will make her butt look fat or something. Do dogs suffer from vanity? I guess so.

      • Chaunte in West TN says:

        I think they do, or at least some of them. I have a Pomeranian that does. Once, several years ago, I gave him a “haircut”. A simple trim turned into a full blown shaving. The trim wasn’t even, so I got out the trimmers with no guard. The guard got caught in his triple coat. Anyhow, I shaved everything but his feet , tail, and head. He looked like he was wearing clear long johns or like he was wrapped in saran wrap. I didn’t see it as a bad cut until my husband got home from work and wanted to know what the he%# I did to Elvis. We both busted a gut laughing and Elvis hid from us for 2 weeks because we laughed every single time we saw him! Poor baby was embarrassed.

        I love the new camp, btw! Another beach all to yourself! I believe the other I liked so well was your previous visit to Flaming Gorge a while back. Didn’t you have a beach all to yourself then too? I’m very glad you and the Bridge are doing so well! The healing power of nature never ceases to amaze me!

        Safe and Happy travels, as always, and give Bridget some rubs for me! When my Chihuahua was pregnant, we rubbed the muscles and joints in her legs, back, and hips. She loved it! I’ll bet Bridget would enjoy that after a long hike!

        Hugs and Love- Chaunte

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Hi, Chaunte,

          That’s a funny story about Elvis. The ultimate bad hair day, only it went on for 2 weeks! Poor thing. And Pomeranians have such lovely coats.

          Yes, the other camp with a beach was on the other side (west side) of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, slightly north of here on the Anvil Draw peninsula.

          The Reservoir’s shore is one peninsula after another, making coves for great camping. There’s also a campground about midway on both shores… Firehole on the east and Buckborn Crossing on the west. The southern portion of the Reservoir has several campgrounds, including Antelope Flat across the bay and on the other side of the island I see from my window.

          Thank you for your kind thoughts toward Bridget and me. I’ll try giving Bridget a massage after long hikes. 🙂

        • Elizabeth in WA says:

          Your dog story reminds me of what happened once in this little 1 stoplight town we lived in for awhile. We had a long haired chuchuia and had the lady in town doing dog grooming, give her a haircut. OH MY…she plain shaved the poor thing. Not only was the dog embarrassed, she was COLD!! Nutty woman. Heh, never went back there again!! Thanks for a funny memory of that episode. We had a guy for awhile who groomed her like a showdog!! And she strutted for several days afterwards too. Dogs seem to know more sometimes than we realize…

  39. BuckeyePatti says:

    P.S. Forgot to mention how I loved the pic of the pronghorn “sentry”, as well as the pic of Bridget as she’s attempting to tolerate the camera 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      About the pronghorn… My new camera amazes me. That animal was on a distant ridge — really far away. It was early morning and all I could see by eye was the silhouette. I put the resulting photo as wallpaper for my laptop monitor and I can see the pronghorn’s eyelids! Okay, it’s not a perfect photo, but, good golly… eyelids? At that distance? Incredible!

      • Sondra-SC says:

        That’s how I feel Sue, since I’m not a professional photographer, I don’t care if the photo has bit of blur, or the color is off, or the balance is not right..its still a great capture for me to chronicle my life and that is my goal when I go out with my camera to bring back a fine memory not necessarily a fine photo!! NOW if one comes out Awesome–do the Dixxe-Doodle and I celebrate!! You got the “berries” as my aunt Jean used to say, one heck of a campsite!!!

  40. Taranis says:

    There should be some kind of award for finding such nice sites. Oh wait, this IS the reward! Silly me. 🙂

    The solitude and the, “shhh, shhh, shhh.” That just gets me! Memories of my youth fishing the lakes and reservoirs of Colorado come immediately to mind. Thank you for that.

    I’m surprised you don’t have a portable water purifier for times like this. You could scoop up some of that lake water and replenish your supplies. Food for thought. As for groceries, I’m sure there be fish in them waters! 🙂

    Savor the days, Ms. Sue!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Taranis,

      In over three years I haven’t had any need for a water purifier and I may not need one here. Some people (readers maybe?) might use one or want one, but it’s not my thing. Thanks for the suggestion.

      What I’m doing instead is conserving my pure water for drinking only (that’s the water I keep in one-gallon jugs) and using lake water whenever I can. I wash the dishes in water from the lake (using a basin, dumping water with dish soap far away from the water’s edge). Baths are limited… I mean, who am I going to offend? Bridget? The gulls? Haha!

      I brought less drinking water than I usually carry because at the last fill-up (at a pump in Popo Agie Campground) one of the jugs fell out of the PTV and cracked, so one less gallon!

      We’ll see how the water supply lasts . . . It’s an interesting experiment.

      • Sondra-SC says:

        if you get low boil the lake water! When we backpack we use stream water, boil it 5 mins that should make it safe to drink!

      • Jordan says:

        Hi Sue,

        I’ve been wanting to ask you what kind of jugs do you use for your water? How do you keep them from getting nasty inside with algae type build up – aside from keeping them out of sunlight?

        LOVE the new boondock. Hope i can find great places like that when i get out there! Enjoy it for all of us!!

        Jordan

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Hi, Jordan,

          The jugs I use for water are the jugs that Arizona brand tea comes in. They are the sturdiest containers (other than those for sale), the handles are rugged and easy to grip, and the tea is good! I like that they hold only one gallon. Water is heavy!

          They do not get nasty inside because I only put pure water in them. I also don’t let the lids touch anything. I don’t think it would make any difference if they are placed in sunlight. I’ve used some of them for several months with no problems.

          • Jordan says:

            Thanks! I’ve seen those jugs & thought they would work well as water jugs. Only problem is i don’t like tea. Will have to find a tea drinker to empty them for me! 🙂

  41. Paula says:

    Your new campsite is just TOO AMAZING!!! Go ahead and brag – you deserve bragging rights on this one. I’m taking notes. We’re considering a trip up through that area next summer, and this is a wonderful camp spot to keep in mind. Enjoy.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Paula,

      You will love this area. I can’t promise you’ll have as much peace, quiet, and solitude that I’m enjoying right now however, since you’ll be here when school isn’t in session. You may hit it right. . . One never can tell. There certainly are a lot of campsites from which to choose!

  42. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Hi. Sue,

    Brag all you want, girl! No wonder you were dying to tell and show us you new site on your last post. Absolutely spectacular!! Love the pictures of the area, Bridget, and the last one of your cozy cottage on it’s own private island. Wishing you sweet dreams. Enjoy!! 🙂

  43. Susan (MO Ozarks) says:

    Sue, I am receiving emails again, so thank you for that…in the meantime I was reading the latest Escapee’s magazine & much to my dismay was a bit of information about BLM land & proposed legislation in Congress ( I believe the House of Reprehensibles) to start charging fees on BLM land…heads up to all RVers–the article suggested that the BLM bill might be attached to another bill..not sure if this is a new bill or has been tried before…. this disturbed me greatly & suppose it would be a good idea to contact someone somewhere to voice concern…that’s all for now..If someone has already mentioned this in comments, forgive my being repetitious…I don’t always read comments—— beautiful area where you are camped, by the way.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I appreciate your concern, Susan. Yes, the bill has been discussed here and some readers contacted legislators.

      • BadgerRickInWis says:

        Not to harp too hard on this but Flaming Gorge is exactly the kind of area that could be designated as a special fee area under HR 5204. Now if this is good (ban 4 wheelers) or bad (camping fee for ALL BLM land) depends on how the individual agencies decide to enforce it. The problem is that once they make a decision the only recourse the public will have is to take the Government to court.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area already charges a fee for camping and for fishing and maybe even day use (not sure on that last point), and I believe those fees have been charged for several years. I don’t pay anything because I have the Senior Pass.

          I understand the concern, just need a different example!

  44. Liz-Boise says:

    Hi Sue & Bridget!
    If I found that camping area (and for free), I would brag away! It’s beautiful!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Liz-Boise,

      It was my thrill at finding this heavenly spot that forced me to brag. I couldn’t help myself!

  45. Elizabeth in WA says:

    Well, Sue, this spot does look private and quiet…that alone would make this tree loving gal enjoy it for awhile!! I hope you can stay so long as you like. Glad you are both doing well and enjoying life.

    Bragging?? Guess I just thought you were being grateful and counting your blessings!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      When no one hears what I’m saying, I’m “being grateful and counting…blessings.” When I broadcast to cyberspace that my camp is boondocking at its finest, well, I am bragging. 🙂

      After I put this post together I thought of all the people who want to travel and can’t, who would like to boondock but, for one reason or another, can’t, who are afraid to try or have responsibilities they can’t leave or health problems plaguing them … So many people wanting the freedom, peace, quiet, beauty, adventure, delight . . . and here I am showing off . . . “Look where I am!”

  46. Yup, I’d definitely brag if I found a campsite like that. My dream….water everywhere. Any kayaking plans??? Hope you stay forever so I can just keep looking at that gorgeous setting. You do find some amazing places.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Sherry,

      No, I won’t be kayaking. Instead Bridget and I are walking the shoreline which is accessible from many points.

      I’m sorry it’s necessary for you to cut your Capitol Reef visit short. Your hikes are amazing! Best wishes to you and David on your journey.

  47. Sally Browning says:

    BRAG ON …… That spot is the million dollar jackpot !!!!! ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF YOUR TIME THERE ……… Thank goodness for the NEW camera !!!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Sally,

      We did hit the jackpot with this site. I love places like this. With no other people around making noise the wildlife become accustomed to our presence. Every morning we’ve been awakened by different birds. This morning it was the magpies pecking at the roof. I look out the window and they’re snooping all around our camp. Funny!

  48. Joan says:

    AZ does need the rain, but not this much at one time.
    We are heading out next Monday,22nd and heading to Sand Island on the 23rd for a few days, to explore Valley of the Gods, Goose Neck then on to Mancos, for the balloon festival the end of the month. Celebrating both of ours 52nd birthday’s and 27 years of marriage.. Hope you cross over to the east and we run into each other?
    Joan from Casa Grande
    The Casita with the Eyes up front and waved to you from Kofa Mountain in Jan. 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Joan,

      Congratulations on your 27th anniversary and happy birthday wishes to you both! You’ve chosen a fantastic way to celebrate! I love Valley of the Gods and Sand Island Campground on the San Juan is a handy and pleasant place to stay. Maybe you’ll have some Navajo pizza in Bluff … You bring back good memories.

      I don’t plan on going that way, but I change my mind quite often . . . Nice hearing from you!

  49. Dear RVSue,
    Thank you for sharing the info of the good boondock spot! Almost all boondock spots where you found are great!

    It was difficult for me to identify the exact location of your previous “Slate Creek Camp”.
    At first I couldn’t find the notation of the creek on Google map. (Slate Creek is listed in Google map) Even so I continued to research on the Internet. Next I found “Slate Creek” in us.geoview.info. Then I researched it on GNIS(Geologic Name Information System) in USGS(U.S. Geological Survey). This website is very convenient so that I’ve often use it well. Especially USGS topo map and satellite imagery are good for collating information from your pictures.
    Occasionally I use http://www.geocommunicator.gov and publiclands.org as to refer to BLM lands, National Forests and all.

    So,I found finally the exact location of your previous boondock spot!
    “Slate Creek Camp” was HERE, wasn’t it? (42.524202,-108.788562)
    New Camp is Here, isn’t it? (40.983073,-109.544678)

    Researching the location along your travel is my enjoyment. I feel like I’m traveling as you.
    Please enjoy your clinger-free-site with sweet Bridget!
    Fuji-maru

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Fuji-maru. Bridget and I are enjoying this camp.

      I’m sorry your comment was held for moderation. My spam filter is set to hold anything with lots of links because spam often have them.

      I don’t know the coordinates of the Slate Creek Camp or of our present camp. Slate Creek in Wyoming is confusing to locate because there is a Slate Creek that flows into Green River south of Fontenelle Reservoir. In fact there is a Slate Creek Campground there.

      I can’t check the links you posted because my connection is too slow… 1X with 1 or 2 bars and frequent disconnects.

      If you found where Slate Creek crosses Louis Lake Road about 1.5 miles northwest of Route 28… that’s the camp!

      I like to look on Google maps to check the topography of an area. Sometimes I follow a road on the map and am astonished, “Oh my, I just towed the BLT over THAT road?”

  50. Dawn in MI says:

    It’s perfect. Enjoy!

  51. Patsy Ontario says:

    Amazing, you find the most beautiful places. Talent, skill, not only for locations, but pictures to. Thanks Sue, I marked this one down for sure when I start my travels to one of the many places to visit and boon dock. We await for winter to be upon us, and we understand its going to be a hard winter this year, so I am happy that I can read your adventures and see the beautiful warm places that some day I may venture to. Now that is what I call a little peace of heaven. take care hugs to you and Bridget.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Patsy,

      Thanks for the hugs and compliments. I’ll do my best to share our warmth during the coming winter! I’m pleased that you enjoy my blog, the places where we camp, and the photos I take.

      Oh my, the magpies are back! They seem to think this is their camp. Well, gee, maybe it is! Ha! They’re fun to watch and their presence makes me feel like we’re accepted in the neighborhood.

      Bridget is sleeping late this morning. She got up for breakfast and went back to bed. Our morning hike is postponed, but not cancelled!

      Have a wonderful day, Patsy.

  52. You did it again, made me envious and a bit jealous! WOW! Beautiful piece of heaven ya got there woman! Prime real estate and FREE! Rain dancing on the roof here this morning. Loved all of the photographs! That camera is pretty amazing! You have the eye, now you have the technology to make the most of your talent. Good job! I love this place! This place deserves every single !!!! I gave it… 🙂

  53. Teresa from NC says:

    Wow! I don’t know what else to say that hasn’t already been said. I love it!

  54. Shirlene says:

    Good Morning Sue, having my coffee and re-visiting your pictures…lovely way to start my morning.:) I am wishing you good weather and a beautiful wonderous day. I would love to be there and hear the birds, as bird watching is one of my favorite things to do, along with fishing in the High Sierras. Two years away from selling and getting my motorhome and then nature will be where I park it. You and Bridget have a good day, I will be following along.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Shirlene,

      I’m late sending you a good morning greeting… Good afternoon!

      “Two years away from selling and getting my motorhome” — If by selling you are referring to a house, don’t wait too long to put it on the market. If you’re anything like me, by the time those two years dwindle to a few weeks, you will be very anxious to start your adventure!

      Thank you for your kind wishes for our weather and our day. May yours be good, too!

  55. weather says:

    In light so quiet it only pulsed branches rose and fell and rose…like breathing.That leaf walled shelter in the tree mesmerized me.Holding creatures leaning on it’s chest as they sit in it’s lap,like I did in Daddy’s so often-it does exactly what it was created to.

    The tiny sound of a chipmunk eating seeds from a pine cone overhead makes me look up.A flock of triangle winged birds sings as they fly heading north.I start laughing, storm chasing birds-how adventurous-what fun,this day’s got me all over the place-yikes!

    It’s a good thing you taught me that getting the trash to the curb was enough to call the day a success,Sue!Because I know what being in this mood means-it’s unlikely to line up at all.I feel like playing with toys ,driving to nowhere in particular and playing with the troupe-period.And that’s just what I now intend to do.

    May your choices and hours be carefree-filled or as empty as you like!Mess your hair up for me next time you see a mirror-so we can share more than coffee today
    🙂

    • Shirlene says:

      Good Morning Weather, wish I was there with you also, just to hear and see the world from your perspective. 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi weather,

      I missed our good morning chat! Bridget needed some extra snoozing this morning which delayed our usual, first walk of the day. We hiked around the cove all the way to a hill I’ve dubbed Pronghorn Hill for obvious reasons. Wow! What a hike!

      You were listening to a chipmunk eating seeds and I was taking photos of a curious chipmunk at the entry to his home.

      The daily wind has come early,whistling at the window, ruffling the waves, and turning the water from slate blue to light green-gray. The sky is so big here there’s room for the happy patches of blue with white, storybook clouds and for the gloomy gray mass that hangs onto the rock outcrop.

      No taking the trash to the curb here! Only tough decisions to make, such as . . . Should I sit in the camp chair or the lounger? Hmm. . . What shall I have for lunch? Nap now or later?

      🙂

      • weather says:

        A quick dash into the lounger ,so cooled by the wind you’re hungrier,a bigger lunch will make the nap next to to open window nicer to fall into.By the time you get up the mass hanging on the outcrop will have turned into something else entirely-so will the rest of your incredible day…OR-none of the above!You’re as likely to play with photos of chipmunks until you go bleary eyed from scanning …I love how you name places ,it completely cracks me up-I’ve only named one small river that arrives only in springtime each year.The rest of the earth I just call “mine”. I do ,however ,quite often name animals that befriend me-because “hi.you!” is for those folks my “spam filter” ” keeps out”

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          You make me laugh. You take the details of my comment and make a story out of them. 🙂

          I name everything! It gets confusing sometimes. Pronghorn hill has pronghorns no longer; black cows have taken over the hill!

        • weather says:

          Then I’m naming it “Took Hill” !because first the pronghorns took it ,then you took a picture of it,then the black cows took it….

          You’re the funny one-I didn’t MAKE a story out of it,it WAS one,I just know that’s what life is 😉

  56. Patricia from Florida says:

    Hi Sue
    Downright beautiful site that you have there.
    Had to put my camper/home in storage cause of impending elective surgery. Boy did that feel strange to leave the camper there. Hope to be back out on the road in 2 months. My sister has been gracious to offer me a spot to recuperate for the time being.
    So I will be traveling vicariously thru you for awhile. Thank you…

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Patricia,

      I’m sorry that surgery is in your future, but how fortunate that you have a sister willing to take care of you during your recuperation. I’m very happy for my blog to entertain you while you are off the road.

  57. katzien says:

    I’ve checked in after quite a while; well, maybe a couple years. I’m so sorry Sue…I see Spike is no longer in your pictures with Bridget, and for that, you have my sincere condolences. I know how beloved our pups are and to lose them is heartbreaking.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      How very nice to see you here, katzien, after “a couple of years.” 🙂 Don’t be a stranger!

      Thank you for your sympathy over the passing of Spike. He is sorely missed.

  58. kgdan says:

    First night out free camp at Wildhorse Casino rv parking just south of Pendleton, Ore. This morning filled & McD breakfast at their travel plaza. Very nice facility w dump, water & propane. Heading south on I-84 to Huntington, Ore. Will stay at 1/2 price Passport camp ($12) for fhu. Then will head into real camping.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks for the update! I love following you along your route!

      For the benefit of readers, Kathy and Gil have left their home in Yakima, Washington, towing their Casita to New Mexico and beyond. Gil likes to cook, and also fish from his port-o-boat which he carries on top of the Casita (He’s the one who wove the mat out of plastic bags and gave to me). Kathy introduced me to s’mores, she makes a delicious broccoli-cranberry salad, and she treats me like a celebrity. Both Kathy and Gil love camping in Mexico…. fun folks!

      • kgdan says:

        Scored a super spot on the bank of the Snake River on very eastern edge of Oregon not far from Weiser, Id. Gil going cat fishing today as soon as he figures out what’s leaking in the bathroom!!! You do know, Sue, that after we saw all those beautiful posts from Flaming Gorge, that we are pointed in that direction. A treasured bonus would be a Bridget – Sue sighting. One never knows . . .

  59. DesertGinger says:

    It’s been raining here, gently, most of the morning. They are saying that later this afternoon a bad storm rolling in and we will have heavy rain today, tonight and tomorrow. Took Chloe out for a good walk so she could do her business; don’t know if we will be able to later.
    My INR still very low and doc does not seem concerned; I dont get it. No one seems to be too concerned about whether I have another stroke or not. I just keep doing what they tell me to do as I don’t know what else to do.
    I’m trying to get Comcast Internet; the Internet provided by the park is awful. Then I’ll be able to load your page quickly! Hopefully it will come tomorrow.
    I bet you aren’t getting much Internet where you are, but there are serious compensations!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Ginger,

      More rain? And another storm? Good idea to take Chloe outside while you can.

      The internet connection here isn’t great, but I can do most things if I’m patient. Certain times of the day the connection drops frequently which can be frustrating while putting together a post. Good luck with Comcast!

      • DesertGinger says:

        I’m glad you are patient, so we get these great pics and posts. And, for some reason, no storm yet and we have sun, so I may take her out again in a bit.

        I’m very excited about getting comcast; I will be able to watch tv and movies! And I have a class I paid for and haven’t tried to take on this super slow Internet. I hope I’ll be back in business!

        • Cinandjules (NY) says:

          desert ginger,

          Glad to hear you are out and about!

          If you’re still on your ipad make sure all apps are closed…by swiping them up! Also clear your cookies and history.

          That in itself will make your speed faster!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I don’t know if patience will be enough for me to post today. The dang connection keeps dropping!

    • weather says:

      Hi Ginger!You’re so good to Chloe!Taking her for a good walk-lesser folk would tie her out ,giving up on her pleasure and their own exercise out of discouragement
      .
      Boy,I sure hope the reason your medical team isn’t overly concerned about that low INR,-is that they now so trust the condition of your heart-that they aren’t expecting an incident to make anything “throw” a clot into your system.

      In fact,that’s how I think you and I should decide to see this,just to raise our confidence about how soon we can dance in those boots 🙂

      love ya,kid,hang in here with me,I don’t let go of dreams

      • DesertGinger says:

        I love your analysis Weather. I was thinking the same thing…since it has been a month since I was in A-Fib, they are thinking my heart is most likely not producing clots right now. I just got a call and after hearing my INR is still so low (1.0), the doc raised my dose to 12.5. I hope that does the trick.

        I’m hanging in; your support helps. Xxoo

  60. Pamela K. says:

    Miss RVSue you are the Boondocking Queen for sure after finding that stunner of a site! You are now elevated to EXPERT status as I see it. Short of an ocean site and ocean waves being heard that has got to be the perfect site! Did you fish while you were there? I would guess there to be right good fishing to be enjoyed. I try to always test the waters for a good cast when at a water site…I always catch and release of course. As early Fall rolls into Northwest Georgia I look forward to doing as much camping as possible. As always, you inspire me to forge ahead with pure Gusto! And today my new Trangia 27 cook system arrived just in time for the upcoming weekend! I took a second look at that wonderful camp site and thought aloud…most people pay Big Money to go to such a site as that. Through your posting we get to know about it all for free and how to find it. Doesn’t get better than that! Thanks and Many Hugs to you and Bridge, and Rainbow-Hugs to Spike too.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Pamela.

      Thank you for your friendly message, especially ranking me as “expert!”

      I’m going to drive the fisherpeople crazy when I write this — No, I haven’t fished here. I don’t fish. Not even catch-and-release. I do watch them jump though. A lot of that going on this afternoon.

      My post is misleading. I want to fix it but the connection “times out” whenever I try. I gave the impression that this camp is free for everyone. Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area charges fees for camping, fishing, and maybe day use,too (not sure). Again with this connection I can’t research it. I believe I posted the fees when I wrote about our camp on the west side of the reservoir earlier in the year.

      It’s free for those who have a Senior Pass. (Some people think of it as the America the Beautiful Pass or Golden Age Pass.) I apologize to everyone for not being clear.

      • Pamela K. says:

        RVSue,
        Not a problem at all about the free vs rates details. I often read your blog late at night and I could have easily missed a detail or two. Hot Malted Chocolate in hand relaxes me to sleep while having a good read, a blessing for us who do not sleep well. BTW, if you have never tried putting some powered Malted Mike in your Hot Chocolate, try it…it is devine! I, too, am a Senior and am currently looking into the pass you speak about. I spoke to a Park Ranger just this past week about filing the paperwork for one. As for not fishing, that is fine too. Each person, spirit, finds their own way to travel their own journey. I’m good with that and thanks for the reply. Be ever safe and happy as you and the crew travel your journey.

  61. Jenny Waters says:

    That is a fantastic spot, Sue. Thank you for telling us where it is. Perhaps someday we can visit. It would be a fun place to take some pictures. Have fun. 🙂

  62. Rachel says:

    Wow! Just Wow! I am totally impressed and cannot wait to hear how you found that precious jewel of a campgrounds!

    By the way you know how I am always bragging on my son. Well my son did a little bragging of his own this time and made his mom cry. Tears of joy trust me. Check out my post if you’d like to see what he said.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      What a beautiful tribute to you, Rachel. No wonder it brought tears. Your son is truly a gift. I can tell he has the same facility with words as his mother. Thanks for sharing this with us. I hope you and Macha are well!

      • Rachel says:

        Macha and I are doing absolutely great. We are here in the forest south of Flagstaff and loving every minute of it. Thank you for what you said about my son that is one thing I tried to do. To make certain that he had an extensive vocabulary and knew how to use it.

        We had an interesting experience with a bobcat in Sonoita, Arizona I’ll have to tell you about it sometime. 🙂 It is kind of wet and muddy where we are right now I can’t imagine where all these little paw prints on my bed come from. I am certain you never have issues like that do you?!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I’m glad you’re enjoying your camp. I’m guessing Williard Springs . . .

          I’m looking forward to the bobcat story! 🙂

  63. Shelly says:

    Beautiful photos Sue. I enjoy your posts so much. I sure appreciate you taking the time to let us all be a part of your adventure.

  64. weather says:

    Good morning Sue,
    Hope you have less,or better yet-no-,dropped connections today as you try to get what you want to done on here.That frustration is awful for you,I know.This mornings coffee has had a late start,the day started with an adventure.

    The routine with the dogs and me is that if everything is normal,they’re allowed to cross thresholds and doors ahead of me.When there’s possible confrontation or trouble of any sort,I-only -as pack leader am in the lead.So at those times I am first in all paths,they stay or lunge as they’re asked to.

    Well first thing out the door this morning I realized that when retrieving that trash can from the curb last night,I’d left the fence gate swung open.They understand that as permission to go and boy did they!In less than a minute I had jeans on,pockets and hands full of wallet,phone,leashes and keys.Jumping in the jeep and praying out loud while my brain’s running like a computer at warp speed,tracking they’re likely route to enticement.

    The wonderful result was that,having chosen correctly,I soon saw them running my way.They’d predictably been running through huge long yards in pursuit of their friends.My place has no pavement or cement-that’s what the road is made of-they don’t know or like it-so won’t have it under their feet,thank God.They were so happy.just loving it all-and since I’d come,figured I must be ,too.Because they ran to me without needing to be called ,full of smiley kisses,excited wags ,jumping and all.

    Now,I’ve laid that groundwork,established those rules,they were doing exactly what normally pleases me.And if I want them to always readily return instead of hide in confused fear ,grinning rubs are all I should be giving,so I did.

    One of the things on my long list of gratitude about all that-is how great they still look and act on adventures.Instead of butterflies I got to watch them fly across the grass.Happy endings in front of happy days-now there’s a fun twist to our story.Still,I hope yours lines up more calmly 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, weather,

      How can anyone be angry or upset at a pack of pals having fun in an exciting escapade? A delightful tale, weather, with a happy ending for all involved. Yes, your day took off like a rocket. Now all can relax in the contented companionship that memories of a shared adventure bring. I always enjoy the scenes you paint.

      You remind me of the morning Spike returned long after disappearing on his nightly potty break. I couldn’t blame him for the anguish of that long night. It was pure joy to have him home again. I think he felt the same measure in relief to be back in his personal corner of the bed.

      Another beautiful day begins on the peninsula! I wish the same for you beside the lake . . .

      • weather says:

        First,thank you for the wish sent to me from that amazing peninsula,I now expect it to come true.You know,considering as much a part of my life I make thinking about you be,it’s telling of the intensity of my focus that not until afterwards did I think of that night when Spike wandered off.And of so many others throughout life when desperate concern held sway.Just one more,Lord,-my familiar call is going up-day spent in exactly what I have at this moment-and what you do ,Sue.Until next time may you be held in wonderful ways by whatever you’re walking through…

    • weather says:

      Adding a less wonderful update.Just back in from talking with my next door neighbor as I gave him a little firewood for a bonfire ,he told gave me some news.Tuesday past dusk ,his daughter’s dog had been wandering her property,adjacent to his.The little guy-used to walking pavement at home continued onto the road- (expecting pats from the folks he heard talking straight ahead)-that just felt like safe turf to his feet.Being black he wasn’t seen by the driver of the car that came around the curve right then.I’ll pray about the best way to help her before I go over,my point is that leaving nature untouched is so much better-their showcase property now holds a woman crying

  65. Evie says:

    Hi Sue,
    Has any one mentioned to you that we are using a picture of you on the top of this Facebook page?
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/solorvers/
    I thought I should till you so you could see it before it gets changed.
    I love your new spot and great pictures.

  66. Shirlene says:

    Hi Sue,

    I looked at the site Evie posted and did not see your picture…

  67. Illinois Jane says:

    Wow! Looks like a paradise to me! Happy for ya, Sue–lovely place to be. The scenery is only equaled to that in your first photo on the rodeo posting. I could have that photo on my LR wall and just gaze! Very nice shot.

    Hi to everybody.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      The photo of the young woman with the flag riding a black horse … the start of the rodeo? Thanks for the great compliment, Jane!

  68. GypsyPurl says:

    Hi Sue. You GO Girls!!! Beautiful!

  69. Cat Lady (on the road in Bradyville, TN) says:

    Good morning Sue and Bridget,
    I just ordered the Char-Broil TRU Infrared Electric Patio Bistro 180 Grill from Amazon thru you. I’m visiting a friend that has one and I love his. Can’t wait to get mine and try it out. You might want to make it a clicky if the above doesn’t show as one. It’s that good a cooker.

    Glad you and Bridget are having a great time. Love y’all. Take care.

    Cat Lady

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