The gift of a new camp

Sunday, March 26

Poverty Flats (Snowbird Mesa), Overton, Nevada

Reggie and I look for a new camp.

Poverty Flats is too crowded, so off we go!

When I find an area that is promising, I like to park the Perfect Tow Vehicle and walk it with Reg.  It’s a better way to become acquainted with a potential home.  Plus Reggie must have two long walks a day, otherwise he goes nuts.

Mesas reach across the desert like fingers on a massive hand.

Between the mesas are deep chasms.  Gathering up Reggie’s tether to keep him close, I venture near the edge to look down at the winding wash below and to take a few photos.

Campsites are scattered along the edge of this giant ravine. 

I’ve seen RVers back their rig so the rear end hangs over the edge.  This is not a scene I want to see looking down out my window.

Ooh, gives me shivers!

Reggie and I wander through a few campsites.

I’ve learned to pass up the first few sites, if possible.  They usually are close together (because people don’t want to drive far from the main road) and it’s likely that those who want neighbors will choose to camp in these.

I figure if we continue further, where the road deteriorates and the landscape looks “empty,” we will find a boondock with a better chance of remaining private.

The primary plants are sage, creosote, and ratanay.

I pluck a sprig of sage and crush it.   Ahhh . . . .   

Reggie and I find a level campsite in a pretty area.  The site is near the edge of the mesa without being too close for comfort.

“Okay, this is the one.  Let’s go back to Poverty Flats and break camp.”

By the time we reach the PTV, Reg is ready for a drink and a nap.

Our new camp . . . Much better!

~ ~ ~

Reggie and I discover gifts scattered around our new camp.

Beavertail Cactus, a type of prickly pear . . .  The classic desert flower.

We come upon wide swaths of white dots.  These tiny flowers are no bigger than an M&M candy.  They grow so thickly that one cannot walk without stepping on them.  I try not to!

These precious flowers are called White Wooly Daisies.

 The next delicate flower is a variety of Mariposa Lily (“butterfly” lily in Spanish).  I find it growing in the driest, roughest, most inhospitable places!

On a windswept mesa of sage and rocks, spikes of color wave. These vivid blooms are on the indigo bush.

Cheerful, yellow bouquets of desert marigold grow abundantly along washes.

I owe the identification of the flowers above to helpful wildflower detectives! 

Thank you very much, blogorinos!  Taking your suggestions, I researched the flowers until I could confirm the correct names.  (I have the advantage of looking at the plants again in “real life.”)

Then I edited this post to include the flower names and links for you to follow if you are interested in seeing more photos and learning more.

The stay limit of our new camp is 15 days. 

As I write this on the first day of April, we’ve used up six of those days and are now in the seventh.  I hope we can enjoy another week before moving to another camp.

rvsue

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118 Responses to The gift of a new camp

  1. Mush says:

    First?

  2. Kat and Cookie Dog in NYState says:

    Hi Sue and Reggie!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      CONGRATULATIONS TO KAT AND COOKIE DOG, TOO! ANOTHER FIRST!

      • Kat and Cookie Dog in NYState says:

        Thanks Sue and Reggie, life has been kinda difficult last few weeks and I get such a pick-me-up when I read your posts. Thank you so much.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          You’re welcome. I’m sorry you’ve been experiencing “difficulties,” Kat. I hope problems are resolved and your heart is happy again soon.

  3. Stephanie Albany OR says:

    Top 5?

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Looks like I am 3rd here…not that I care about contests…but makes me wonder if maybe what is happening to me, is occuring to others? When I type in rvsue to go to your blogsite, it takes me to the last entry, not this one…today I had to use the link sent in the email to reach this…which I rarely use, because usually I end up on your site by typing in rvsue far sooner than the email reaches me in fact…maybe it is just my pesky computer…I hate the stupid technology when it does not work right!! Which is often in my case…but any rate glad you found a pretty flowered spot to rest awhile…

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      THIRD PLACE GOES TO ELIZABETH! I’m sorry about the difficulty with my site. It’s getting so I encounter tech problems with this blog 3-5 times a week. Sometimes it’s a problem with WordPress and sometimes it’s my blog. I fix one problem and in doing so another one pops up. At this point it’s hard to figure out what causes difficulties, what with countless updates on numerous widgets and plug-ins, and the numerous steps I’ve taken to keep spam and malware at bay.

      So, yes, I know how you feel about “stupid technology!” 🙂

    • Pat from Mich. says:

      Have you saved it to your ‘favorites’? When I pick it up from favorites, it is always on the latest blog.

      • Linda Rose, Muffin, Molly & Midgy Carmichael, Ca says:

        Thanks for the suggestion Pat.

      • Elizabeth says:

        I have not figured out HOW to even have a favorites list on this stupid computer…argh!! My old one was so much nicer and simpler and way more reliable. I WISH I had my old desktop back…maybe I will once we go fetch it from the storage on the other coast. Thanks, Pat…you are right…

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          There’s probably an icon for Favorites in the upper righthand corner of your screen.

          • Elizabeth says:

            This is one of those cloud things…for lack of a better term…my husband insisted I have this kind as I have too much stuff on my email etc. And since he is the one who has to fix anything that stops working…I have to go along…but thanks!

      • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

        I have it saved in favorites, yet I had to go through the email link this time too. It happens occasionally so I just make sure not to delete the email until I’ve read the blog and finished checking back at comments. It’s a small bother when I remember back to snail mail and chain letters.
        My grandma was one of 11 children they used keep a family letter (package really) going in a circle. When each one received the letters they would write a family newsletter for their branch of the family, place it in the envelope, remove the one they had written previously, and send it on to the next sibling. I loved to visit grandma when she was in possession of the family letter. I enjoyed reading them. There were several good writers in the family including grandma. Now it’s all email and includes several generations. My uncle manages the address list; everyone knows if they change their email to let him know.
        So I was a little late, but thank you Sue I always enjoy reading your blog. And thank you blogorinos I enjoy reading your comments too.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Wow! What a wonderful, connected family you have, Ronda. That was a delightful way for you to keep up with all the branches of your family. Email is good, but snail mail letters were special.

          Thanks for letting me know you enjoy my blog. Yes, blogorinos add a lot!

          • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

            Yes I am blessed with a great family. I’m glad the email includes so many more family members but I do miss the letters. Like you said they were special. I wish someone had saved them all. I know grandma didn’t save hers.

  5. Chris B and Diego in Southern California says:

    Nice find on the campground, Sue. Very pretty colors that are probably more beautiful at sunset. Quite a few flowers still blooming, too!

    Chris B

  6. rvsueandcrew says:

    Thanks, Sandy. 🙂

  7. Phiesty says:

    Good day to the blogorinos out there. I just want to throw my 2 cents in here on the privacy and sharing of campsites. I have followed this blog for a couple of years now, keeping pretty quiet without a lot of comments. I’ve been living this lifestyle for over a year now and actually have been in the same campsites/areas as RV Sue several times. I don’t run over to say Hi! and I don’t seek her out, I just happen to be in some of the places she has suggested over the years at the same time she is there. She doesn’t really know who I am, but we have waved as one of us is coming or going on our trips for water, tank dumping or provisions. I want my privacy as much as she does and if we happen to be camping somewhere at the same time, it is what it is.
    Sometime in the future, we may actually speak but if not I just want you to know Sue, that your sharing of locations and ways to find them have helped me tremendously to enjoy my retirement living so far. Please don’t let the few who are so overbearing and discourteous ruin that for those of us who have enjoyed your comments and help. You are so appreciated.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      What a lovely comment, Pheisty. I needed that! 🙂

      I hope I haven’t given anyone the impression that I don’t want them enjoying the camps I’ve shared on this blog. It gives me great pleasure to read how your retirement has been helped “tremendously” by my blog. I appreciate the reminder.

      I’m glad I waved. haha!

    • suzicruzi from Van, WA. says:

      I second this motion! Cheers!

    • Patti from So Cal says:

      The mystery is over! Thanks, Elizabeth, for your comment! I had not received this new blog until today. I checked the site throughout the day, yesterday, and nothing changed….no new blog. I always double check before I leave a comment (especially a longy, like the last one :)). When I saw comments on this post dated April 1, I wondered how that could happen! It appears some folks get the new post before others do. At least I know it’s not something on my end.

      • Patti from So Cal says:

        oops…I meant to post this under Elizabeth’s comment….

      • Elizabeth says:

        It is still not working quite right…used to be when I commented, it showed up immediately…but it takes some time now. Maybe Sue is checking remarks before letting them post…some blogs do that…and as blog owners tis their right to do that…maybe not. But things somehow are different. Sorry I am very illiterate with computers…and no help!

  8. rvsueandcrew says:

    Hi, LisaW,

    You can bet that Reggie would run up to you to say hello before you could run to him! He’s only 9 pounds but he can pull me across rocky ground when there’s a dog or person to meet. 🙂

    Thanks regarding the photos and also your understanding.

  9. Barb from Hoquiam! says:

    As we (as long term in and out Blogorinos) come and go, we get to know ya… and we feel comfy in our little computer world. We learn from your routines and skills. And we enjoy the fun and frolic you have… I do appreciate the learning of the desert that you have given me… I didn’t think I would ever want to go there, and now I am more inclined!

    On a totally new note, I have not ordered in a while from Amazon, and forgot to click through your blog! (grrr!) so I cancelled my order and went back and went through! YAY! Habits… it is all habits!

    The last couple of days have been rough on me. Death of a brain trauma friend who we met through our vintage trailer group… and a memorial service for a friends son. In that, I am just plum spent.

    I always get a giggle from that Reggie guy. And Sue, yes, I do feel you are a dear friend who I admire so much. You are a blessing to me…
    Thank you for sharing so much of your <3

    Hugs from Hoquiam!
    Barb

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I’m sorry for your recent losses, Barb. I consider you a blessing to me.

    • Krystina says:

      Hi Barb! I am so sorry to hear the news about your friends 🙁 Hang in there sweetie…as I know you will. If you ever come back to NH please let me know. xxoo

  10. Carol says:

    I love reading your blog. I like the pictures and stories you tell.
    It’s fun to read on the computer as it’s not overly wordy and long. I’ve been following RVSue and the Crew for a long time but haven’t left a comment. I want to tell you how much I appreciate your tales and pictures. You are very talented at this blogging stuff.

  11. Don in Okla. says:

    In one of the many RV blogs I follow, I read the comment from the writer that there are getting to be way too many RVR’s and that many of the camps are getting too crowded with people. I wouldn’t know since I haven’t joined the ranks yet but would hate to think that about the time I am free to start chasing the dream, I would be crowded out of it!!
    Just a thought.

    • Once you’re out here and you see how wide open these areas are, you’ll find there isn’t much to worry about. According to the BLM, their counts are down about 100,000 this ‘winter’ and we see fewer numbers wherever we go. There’s some speculation about the unfavorable Canadian exchange rate *and* the cooler/rainier winter we’ve had this year in the great southwest . . . still a LOT nicer than it is back home this time of year! 🙂
      ==========
      A few places might be more crowded from time to time — it’s a lot like the weather = always changing. We have no worries about the number of RVers reaching any kind of critical mass within the next 1,000 years or so.
      ==========

      • Teri Live Oak Fl says:

        Thanks Jim, made me feel better about traveling.

      • Michael says:

        I winter in Yuma and travel the west in the summer. Many of the sites you see are winter sites for the warm weather. Many like to be near others and often these are groups that travel together or travel to meet each other. As I sit here in Yuma preparing to hit the road for the summer I assure you all that the West is a very big wide open place. Folks drop out of this lifestyle every year, there will always be room for you. Come join the life, you won’t be sorry! I look forward to meeting everyone of you over time.

  12. Barb says:

    Sue,

    I’ve been following your blog for about six months and want you to know how much I look forward to it. I love your writing style and and all the beautiful photos. I often wonder how you manage all the photos you take. Do you store them all on your computer?

    My husband and I will start full timing later this year. I don’t know if we will ever boondock, so it’s unlikely we will see all those wonderful places you find. Through your blog, I get to experience the beauty and serenity of those places that I will never see.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Barb,

      To answer your question… I store photos on my computer temporarily. I have a collection of memory discs (cards, whatever you call them) that hold thousands of my edited photos.

      Fulltiming later this year…. Hooray for you and your husband! You don’t have to boondock in order to discover “wonderful places.” I’m happy for you, Barb. Thanks for the compliments on my blog.

  13. weather says:

    Gosh that place is gorgeous! All the beautiful scenery, plant life and privacy makes it an ideal place to call home for a while.

    The abundance of beautiful flowers in the desert this year continues to amaze me. If I have time a bit later I’ll try to do some research and guess what the ones you’ve shown are. Thank you for sharing those gifts, your camp and everything else you do with us, Sue. I pray the rewards and blessings for all you do outweigh what it costs you.

  14. Gene in Ohio says:

    I read your blog every day, if you post. You won’t lose me if you choose to not disclose where your campsites are located. I don’t care where you camp because that is not the main reason I read you blog. I read because I enjoy your photos, tales of the crew, that you move around a lot, and discuss various topics of interest. Although I would love to have a face to face conversation with you some day, it’s not a problem for me to keep your privacy a priority. I will always follow your blog.

  15. ValGal (westernWA) says:

    What gorgeous photos! The flowers seem especially pretty this year. Is the big, single “delicate” one a morning glory?

    I just want to tell you how much your blog has meant to me as I have been going through times in my life that have not been the best. Your posts always brighten my day.

    Wishing you and the Reg an awesome day.

  16. Pookie and Chuck in Todd Mission Tx says:

    awesome pictures……….wish I was there!!
    chuck and pookie

  17. rvsueandcrew says:

    NOTE TO BLOGORINOS….

    The topic of “privacy while camping” is off-limits. Thank you for remembering that when you comment.

    Sue

    • FloridaScott says:

      Sue,
      My apologies. When I made the above comment I did not realize you had edited the original post. My comment was directed to the original post. Please delete any or all. Sorry.
      Scott

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        It’s okay, Scott. No harm done. I admire you for apologizing. Apologies seem to be going out of style these days!

        Since you asked me to delete, I will do so in a few minutes.

  18. Nora now in Canyon Lake TX says:

    The purple flowers look like some sort of lupine, related to the Texas bluebonnet. We also have the yellow ones and the pink creepers but I can’t remember their names.
    Headed west on Monday from central Texas, hoping to see some of the ones I haven’t seen yet!

    • weather says:

      By searching for Texas bluebonnets I found photos with entire fields of them. That must be a beautiful sight to see .

      • Pookie and Chuck in Todd Mission Tx says:

        bluebonnets in Texas are a sight to see……especially in the Hill country
        west of Austin and san antonio……
        I am a long way from the hill country but usually take a day or two just
        to drive to see them…….its one thing to see them in a field and along the highway
        and another to see them in the rolling hills for hundreds of acres…..
        chuck and pookie

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Have a safe and enjoyable trip tomorrow, Nora!

  19. ApplegirlNY says:

    Your desert flowers brightened my morning. It’s been so gloomy here in Upstate NY the last week or so. Flowers blooming in the desert helps me to remember that spring will arrive at some point. Beautiful and peaceful new camp.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I hope your entire day was brightened, Applegirl. It’s fun showing off the flowers of the desert.

  20. Linda from oregon says:

    I really like photo number four. You get such depth and color in it. I can just see a party of horseback riders traveling through there on their way to the promised land of California. Or bandits hiding out after a train robbery. That photo is one you could hang above a desk a dream about. You always have such a variety of subjects that everyone can find a favorite. Give Reggie a hug from me and Chavela.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Linda, for the compliments on my photos. I enjoyed how your imagination plays with the scenes. 🙂

  21. Retiredcajunlady N Louisiana says:

    Such beauty!! Those flowers growing near you are just gorgeous. Sue, your photos have educated me on deserts. I never dreamed there was such an array of colors in our deserts. Thank you for sharing your pictures and commentary. WordPress was being a “meaniepoopoohead”–a word I learned for a first grader while on duty many years ago–and wouldn’t let me read your blog. I am so glad all is well in Blogorinoland this morning. Belly rubs, hugs, and ear scratches for Reggie and prayers of well being for you both!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Retiredcajunlady,

      I’m thrilled whenever someone tells me my blog’s photos has changed their idea of the desert. It really is a fascinating place.

      I caused the glitch, not WordPress. I messed around with this post and probably you felt the fall-out.

      I might just use meaniepoopoohead. I can think of appropriate applications of just such a term. Ha!

  22. suzicruzi from Van, WA. says:

    BEAUTIFUL, and gorgeous photos Sue!! Thank you!! Perked up yet another dreary, raining day here in the ‘Couve. I know better days are ahead, and this is the exact sort of thing that keeps me going! Thanks for sharing. Wishing you and the Regmeister a glorious day out there! 😉

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, suzicruzi. It has been a beautiful day. I’m happy you liked the photos. We want you perky. 🙂

  23. Linda Rose, Muffin, Molly & Midgy Carmichael, Ca says:

    Sue, I didn’t see any of the comments that have caused your frustration. I am sorry that you felt the need for a break. I have followed several blogs over the years. Yours gets an Oscar or an Emmy award or whatever blogs could receive as recognition. Your pictures and story telling always brings a very bright spot to my day. It’s the best I’ve ever read. That’s why so many of YOUR blogorinos come back day after day and so look forward to hearing from you. We care about you and Reggie and want you to be FREE to do whatever makes you happy. I don’t think I’ve thanked you enough for all the effort you put into thisis blog. So, THANK YOU!!!

  24. ) says:

    Hi RVSUE,
    Another private campsite. As to the wildflowers after your colorful beavertail cactus
    White Wooly Daisy or Desert Stars (it really depends on leaves and I m not able to see thenm

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, R…. I’ve been hoping you would appear here with your knowledge of wildflowers! Thank you… I love the name “White Wooly Daisy.” I once had a miniature goat that was white and named Daisy. 🙂

  25. R. says:

    I don’t know what’s happening with my posts but one more time.
    1.White Wooly Daisy or Desert Star
    2. Desert Globe Mallow
    3. Indigo Bush
    4. Desert Marigold

  26. rvsueandcrew says:

    GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYBODY!

    I appreciate the kind remarks. I feel better today about this blog and will continue posting. I apologize for the gloominess of the original post.

    This post has been edited a great deal. I wanted it to include flower identifications with links. If you aren’t sure whether you’re seeing the edited version, refresh your page.

    A big thanks to weather, Renee, Nora and R. for participating in this name-that-flower post.

    The third plant below the Beavertail Cactus turns out to be Indigo Bush. I was able to confirm that it was Indigo Bush and not Desert Lupine by re-examining the plant as a whole and comparing it with the photo at the link I provided.

    What fun I had with this research, thanks to you! Once again nature provides excellent therapy. 🙂

    Sue

    • weather says:

      You are so right about nature providing excellent therapy, Sue. While looking at photos of fields of Texas bluebonnets I realized something.I might not be able to time things well enough to be in the right part of Texas when they are in bloom. Still,just knowing such beauty is in this world was enough to make me sigh with delight…as I did while reading your second sentence in your note to everybody.

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Good morning, weather.

        “…just knowing such beauty is in this world was enough …” So true!

        I had a similar feeling about the recent “super blooms” of wildflowers in the desert. Of course I’d love to see such sights, but that’s for the crowds to enjoy in person; I’m happy to know the flowers are there.

        As I wandered around the desert with Reggie, moving from flower to flower with my camera, I thought about the decision to move north instead of going to see the colorful Spring displays at Anza Borrego. Instead we come here, a place that looks the least likely for flowers. . . and WOW! 🙂

  27. Casitagirl from NY says:

    Speaking to the technical problems some have with the blog – I have the website saved as a Favorite, and I always am directed to the latest entry. I do not need email notifications, I just check in from time to time – no problems (though I will never win the “first” contest, lol). Love the flower pictures, especially as I view the remaining snow and resulting mud in my own backyard.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I’m the same way, Casitagirl. I’d rather check my Favorites than have emails sent to me.

  28. Geri, Florida panhandle! says:

    Love your new camp and OMG such beautiful flowers! Love them all! Reckon they make better neighbors too, much quieter! Grin!
    Gotta tell you, Tater now loves belly rubs too. He was a bit nervous when we started giving belly rubs, now he really loves them! Have fun Sue and belly rubs to Reggie!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You and Chuck are making it possible for Tater to become the dog he’s meant to be. 🙂

  29. Chris says:

    Hello from Oregon! I don’t post on blogs often, but I really enjoy your blog and your style of sharing information. I also enjoy the blogorino comments when I indulge myself the time to read them.

    Your site sparked me into research and action mode last summer and in a few weeks I will be taking delivery of a new Hymer Aktiv which is built on the Dodge ProMaster 2500 chassis.

    I’m too young to retire, but I realize that waiting until I retire to enjoy my free time is ridiculous! I’m fortunate to be a nurse, love what I do, and I have a pretty great schedule at the hospital that gives me several three-day breaks on my two week schedule. And during more than half of the year I use my vacation time to create four-day breaks!

    Here I come to part-time ‘full-timer’ with the goal of being a real full-time in eight years. If all goes well I plan on selling my car this summer too since our hospital has employee oversize parking and my insurance company is OK with me driving the AdventureVan as we have dubbed it full-time.

    Thanks again for all the inspiration!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Chris. How exciting! I love your creative solution to getting the most out of life right now, rather than putting it off until retirement. Good for you!

      I hope you will keep in touch. I’m going to look up your rig, as I’m curious.

      BTW, help me out… When you post a comment, try to remember to add something to your name, like a location hint. I don’t want to mix up the Chris blogorinos. Thanks.

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      Hi, Chris,

      Congratulations on your Hymer! Please let us know how you like it! I love that you are planning to take advantage of 3-4 day breaks! Enjoy! 🙂

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      I just looked up your Hymer – nice rig! I really like the light-colored interior, and the cassette toilet. 🙂

  30. Lilly says:

    Sue,
    How do you keep that blue mat so CLEAN???

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Lilly,

      It’s some kind of plastic, polyurethane, whatever… I don’t know how familiar you are with the dry air of the West. Any dirt is so dry that it doesn’t stick. Sweep and, presto, the mat is clean. 🙂

  31. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Hi, Sue!

    I love your new camp! Privacy, plus the bonus of enjoying the beauty of the blooming plants! Perfect! The tiny, white flowers remind me of the wild strawberry that grows in my yard. The strawberries are the size of 1/4 of a thimble – tiny! A perfectly sized treat for the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and box turtles that call my yard home.

    I hope you and Reggie enjoy the rest of your stay at this beautiful camp! Sending you both love and hugs from me and Gracie pup! N’nite! 🙂

    P.S.: WordPress was having “issues” on your last post. I had posted a second comment, and it never showed up, also the captcha was giving an error code. All is good now, I just wanted to let you know, in case the Blogorino comments seemed a bit sparse. Technology – love it when it works! Makes one want to pull out their hair when it is on the fritz! 🙂

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      Ha! Just caught up reading the blogorino comments….we all must have experienced similar tech problems.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Denise!

      It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen those tiny wild strawberries. A sweet memory and picture of those treats made for the little critters. Thank you for another kind comment. I hope this Monday is bright and happy for you and Gracie pup!

  32. R. On PCT near Idyllwild, CA says:

    Your photos of wildflowers always bring smiles. Thank you so much

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome . . .

      You’re on the Pacific Coast Trail! You amaze me, R. I wonder how many miles you’ve cove1red in all your hikes. 🙂

  33. I hope you could enjoy this week at the new camp near the edge of Snowbird Mesa.

  34. Penny Rowley says:

    Sue, I have two small sets of Boots, my Yorkie won’t use. (Got at goodwill) I’d be happy to send you. Longtime reader and former RV’er with two furry travelers. PS I don’t read comments. Now in Ohio.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Penny,

      You don’t read comments and I don’t email readers. Thanks anyway. As I wrote in a recent post, Reggie is well suited for the desert. He doesn’t need boots.

  35. Barb from Illinois says:

    Glad to hear that you’ll keep blogging! I don’t comment very much but greatly enjoy all your posts and photographs and have started re-reading your posts from the beginning (for the 3rd time!). I had hoped to early retire at 59 but not sure in today’s climate that I’ll be able to afford health insurance if I retire that early so will keep scrimping & saving for longer. You’re living the dream for many of us. I hope to be doing the same some day.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You WILL live the dream if you set your mind to it, Barb. I hope someday to hear from you from wherever you happen to be on the road. Won’t that be grand!

      Nice hearing from you again.

      Don’t go away…. New post coming up shortly! 🙂

  36. Retiredcajunlady N Louisiana says:

    Will meanie WordPress finally let me post???
    The flowers…oh my gosh…such beauty in such a place! So glad you found just the right spot to camp. And that pup Reggie–so adorable–and so helpful in finding the right spot!
    Take care and enjoy the beauty around you. Belly rubs, hugs, and ear scratches for Reggie and prayers for you both!

  37. AZ Jim says:

    I have never had email notifications of your posts and I’ve been with you a long time. I have an icon on my desktop and I click it a couple times a day. No number ones for me but that doesn’t matter as long as there’s room in the wagon for me. Hi Missy, you are my hero for your “bounce back” capability…..J

  38. Tammie Villanueva says:

    Why am I two days late on the posts lately?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I don’t know why, Tammie. Do you mean 2 days late to receive an email notification or 2 days late for the post to appear?

      You could try unsubscribing and then resubscribing.

  39. Marvin McKelvy says:

    My first time commenting. I discovered this blog just before Sue picked up the trailer in Texas. I am retired but will probably never “full time”, just not the DW’s style. We do love to camp for 2 or 3 weeks at a time but I just love seeing all the places Sue has been!
    Living vicariously, I guess. Camp on!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Marvin! Great to have you here after all these years! Welcome and congratulations on becoming a blogorino.

      Thank you for being a long-time reader of my blog and for introducing yourself. I hope you will keep in touch…. 🙂

  40. Love the giant canyons and the teeny flowers.

  41. JazzLover says:

    Afternoon RVSue & Reggie too! Think I may have goofed. Just ordered some printer ink through Amazon but went to Amazon by clicking on one of the things readers recently ordered instead of the 4 items below that. Will you still get credit by my ordering that way?
    Has something strange happen in this blog, one of the pictures had all small squares on most of it. I’m sure there’s a name for this but not being computer savy do not know it. When I went back to check something in the blog one of the pictures of Reggie had the same thing which it did not in the beginning. Do you think this is more of the trouble you’ve been having for a while? Love the places you pick, and the desert flowers with links are super. The best are the ones with Reggie making friends with other dogs, the last one was adorable and I don’t usually use that word to describe anything but they were all of that. Thank you for all the work you do to bring us along on your travels, it is very much appreciated. Be Well.

  42. JazzLover says:

    Up date on the “small squares” in 2 of the pictures, just went back to reread the blog and everything is back to normal. Thought you’d like to know. Oh, no more math to post comments? Great.

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