The last camp on a favorite mesa

Tuesday, March 21 – Saturday March 25

From our camp on top of Snowbird Mesa (Poverty Flats), one can stand at the edge and view the road that goes to Overton, Nevada, less than ten miles away.

It’s also an ideal perch from which to see the colors of the sky and dramatic cloud formations.  Approaching storms provide quite an engaging show!

If you’ve read my blog regularly for a while, you know I like camping here.

It’s a place I would enjoy visiting every year when Reggie and I travel south in the fall for warmth in the winter and north in the spring toward cooler locations for the summer.

When we return to Poverty Flats on March 21st, I find our favorite site occupied.

That’s okay.  I choose another campsite on an adjacent, outward curve of land that provides a similar view.  I set up camp.

Sweet!

The next day Reg and I go into Overton.

I buy a few groceries.  At the library I check out a stack of DVDs for movie-watching in the evenings.  Before returning to camp, I take Reggie to the park.  He runs around on the soft grass with delight.

That evening I pop some popcorn and with Reggie snuggled alongside me on the bed, I watch a movie.  In the morning we walk the Zombie Road and meet the guy I recently wrote about, the one who escaped the wreck and burning of his fifth wheel and truck. 

A Class A rig sets up camp near us.

Although close, I appreciate that these RVers didn’t pull up where our view would be blocked.  Instead they are off to one side and behind us with a good view of their own (at right, out of frame, in photo below).

Considerate people.

The surface of the ground on the mesa is very rocky. 

It can be hard on canine paws.  While out walking, Reggie and I meet a couple with two dogs.  One of the dogs wears leather booties due to her sensitivity to the rocks.

Reggie doesn’t seem to have any trouble with the rocks.  He even runs on them!  I guess that’s part of his chihuahua breeding.  He’s well suited for desert conditions.

The next day a Class C pulls in on the other side of us. 

Kind of close, but not too bad.  I move the Perfect Tow Vehicle to block the sight of this new neighbor.

Good!  It’s like they aren’t even there!

Then another Class C parks between us and the first Class C.

It’s one of those rental Class Cs.

This place is becoming too crowded.  I feel watched.

“Reg?  We need to move camp again.  Find a boondock way off by ourselves.  Let’s go explore.  It’ll be fun!”

I toss him into the Perfect Tow Vehicle and we leave Poverty Flats in search of a private camp.

rvsue

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75 Responses to The last camp on a favorite mesa

  1. Gail from Buckeye AZ says:

    Top 5?

  2. Brenda says:

    second?

  3. Virginia620 (AL) says:

    2nd

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

    I enjoyed Poverty Flats when I stayed there last year. Nice little boondock, but I can imagine it being a little busy during certain times of years. People are in flux between warm and cooler places. Good luck on a new location!

  5. Karen from Ft. Wayne says:

    Top ten?

  6. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    Yeah, top ten!!

  7. Linda from Oregon says:

    I wondered at the title. Last Camp. Is Sue riding off into the sunset? Is there a problem? Last camp ever or just not ever here again? I guess I missed where she explains why this is the last camp. Or did she mean this is our most recent?

    Sue you know you can’t ride off into the sunset. We all count on you to provide us with a contact to the world we all love but some can’t live. We need your wonderful photos to help see the world from another perspective.

  8. I”m sorry to hear that Poverty Flats became to crowded for you and Reggie (or should I say — to close for comfort). When there is that much room people need to spread out! There is no reason to crowd around. If you really need close neighbors go to an RV park! Concerning booties, our pup would not wear them no matter what we tried, but then she was older when we started to have her wear them. If, when, we get another we are going to start the booties when they are a puppy. We mainly worry about hot asphalt or sand when out and about.

  9. Nancy in California says:

    I would have hightailed it out of there also!
    It’s funny, i live alone, well,no other humans, that is. I socialize with friends and neighbors a couple of times a week, mostly. I work part-time in a very team oriented enviroment (surgery), yet, sometimes i feel like an oddity, like i cannot be alone enough. Hiking, kayaking are mostly solitary pursuits for me. If another adventurer comes too close, certainly just wanting to be friendly, why, i paddle furiously in a different direction. Or slip down a side trail if i can.
    When i get my trailer at summer’s end, i will seek out the quiet, lovely places like you do Sue!

  10. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    Now that I’ve gone back to read …. love, love, love the fourth photo. The BLT looks so sweet, white, and solitary against the contrasting tans, grays, and blues of the mesa, mountains, and sky. (Whew!! Three Oxford commas in one sentence!) But then once you started describing the neighbors moving in I began to feel what you must feel – almost suffocated and claustrophobic. A big huge desert … why do people have to crowd in? You’d think when they go out to a place like that (as opposed to a campground with rows of perfectly aligned sites) they would want to be off by themselves but oh no, they have to cozy right up!! I think most folks must be a little schizophrenic!! OK – done with my rant and looking forward to see where you move to. (I know I’m not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition but doesn’t it sound a bit stilted to say, “looking forward to see to where you move”?) Forgive the preoccupation with grammar this morning but I’m babysitting the grandkids this week and I’m on English, algebra, geometry and Spanish overload!!! Adios 🙂

  11. Some people can be fairly obtuse, or maybe they just have different ideas about personal space. I used to think that people would read and learn before taking up a past-time, or even just learn while enjoying that past-time. But even tho there is lots of information online about not camping close to others when there is plenty of room, it seems people either don’t pay attention, or aren’t even reading, or maybe just don’t care. I have a friend who is truly afraid to be too far away from other people .. she moved into a VERY narrow apartment so that she would have neighbors literally only a few feet away on both sides. But when you’re out in this amazing world and, supposedly, you want to see and enjoy the great expanse of gloriousness, one would think that everyone would give each other the most space possible .. or, if you want snugginess, then go to a campground where everyone lines up within a few feet of each other. Have had this same experience while boating. Pull into a public marina with dozens of empty docks, park the boat near one end for a bit of peace and quiet, and you can just about guarantee that the next boat in (who doesn’t know you from Adam) will park right next to you. What’s with that? Beautiful photos, as always Sue. Sure appreciate the effort you take to share all of this with us. Looking forward to getting my trailer out for the first trip in a month or so when the weather is a bit more dependable up here.

    • Nancy in California says:

      Hi Ann!
      Had to laugh at your boat dock story! When traveling by car with my pups, I used to always stop at highway rest areas to give them a break and a walk. I would park as far away from everyone that I could, as one of my pups was not overly friendly. Without fail, or so it seemed, the very next person in would drive past the mass of cars and park RIGHT NEXT to me, as I am getting my dogs out of the car. And then give me the stink-eye when she barked at them! Now, I always find a private spot for our road trip breaks

  12. eliza says:

    I’m glad you have the ability to escape the crowds when you want. And a little company when you want. Sounds just about perfect….

  13. Retiredcajunlady N Louisiana says:

    Such a beautiful place to camp and so many places to park…why so close? No accounting for how others think! Love the pictures and commentary.

  14. Renee from Idaho says:

    Well, not first, but at least in the top 20! I’m coming up in the world! Beautiful camp area. Reminds me of Southern Utah.

  15. weather says:

    What an absolutely beautiful scene in your second photo! It is so fitting that you once called that place Magnificent Mesa. During your stay there that time the solitude you enjoyed was wonderful. I look forward to a day when that is once again yours, when you can trust folks to live their own lives and let you live yours in peace. It does seem in a place as vast as Poverty Flats at least one’s camping near you was done deliberately.

    The rv and mobile home park on the lake my home is now within, during winter is all but deserted. It’s been time I’ve so treasured, able to see all it’s beauty undisturbed. I hope the boondock you found is far enough off the beaten path to allow you a similar gift.

    Reggie is amazingly well suited, for desert living and for you. Perfect wee tough guy that he is, he’s still so sweet and loving. Did you experience being in any of the approaching storms while you were there? Did you like one movie you’d borrowed in particular?

  16. Pat from Mich. says:

    I don’t like people camping near me either. Hope you found a nice site.

  17. Looks like Clingers are on the rise or they don’t know better than to camp somewhere else, oh well, one or you can always find a way better camp,, try to be safe in finding one and have a pleasant weekend and hug Reggie for us too,,,,, Piper n’ Rusty 👣👣🐾

  18. Hi Sue and Reggie, I hope you have found a great spot!
    My most aggravation has always come from those clingers! !! 💜❗

  19. Dawn in NC says:

    Hi Sue, I agree with you, too many people make life stressful! On an exciting note, my mom is getting a pug puppy. Although, not adopting a stray, she made sure to get one from a reputable breeder. She is sending me pictures of the puppy. She is so cute! I am so excited about the newest member of our family. It’s going to be a initial shock as it has been over a decade, at least, since they raised a puppy.

  20. Dawn in MI says:

    What great photos! LOVE the clouds! Can’t wait to see where you end up next!

  21. Tammie Villanueva says:

    Sue and Reggie
    I hope your all tied down this wind is really blowing.

  22. Shawna says:

    23rd???? 🙂 Sooooo irritating when someone gets too close. I hate that! Being so mobile it’s easy to just leave and find another spot, but wow, it certainly rankles. Hoping you find a safe, secluded camp for you and Reggie and that you have a wonderful weekend.

  23. Karen the Empty Nester says:

    The best explanation of the difference between an extrovert and an introvert I’ve ever heard is that extroverts recharge by being around other people, and introverts recharge by being alone.
    We introverts tend to view extroverts as rude energy leeches, while the extroverts just can’t understand why we don’t want to come out of our bubble and play! They really seem to feel they are doing us a favor by rescuing us from being lonely, since being alone is a real fear for them.
    Please, please understand, extroverted friends…alone by choice is NOT lonely. Alone by choice is peace, relaxation, focus, energy, freedom, contentment and happiness. We are not rejecting you. We are embracing life. We’ll come talk to you when we’re ready. And we’ll have some great stories to tell you when we do.

  24. Marilyn in Golden Valley AZ says:

    Hi Sue and Crew…I’m here in Golden Valley, AZ and the emergency weather alert sounded again. Worst dust storm and howling wind in the 17 years here. I’m not in a dust prone area but the visibility is maybe 1,000 feet? Hummingbird feeders are empty from the wild swinging. Good thing the crepe myrtle, and penstemen are blooming so they won’t go hungry.
    Yikes, I hope your hatches are batten down and everything secure. Your rocky mesa won’t suffer from the dust storm. The silver lining of the incoming crowd, perhaps by leaving you will find a lovely, lonely, calm, and free campsite. Good hunting.

    I’ve been trying to find the post with the comment from a lady in VA that was inquiring about moving her relative to Golden Valley. Don’t remember if it was in AZ or elsewhere. If by chance it is AZ please feel free to give her my email address so we can discuss the valley and the mobile home park. There are some issues to know about before a cross country move. I love it here, but today’s wind storm is very unusual. Should be calm in a few days.

    Blessings to you both.

  25. Susan in south central WA says:

    Top 25!!!! And how come people can’t get a clue??? The fact that you changed the position of the PTV to block the sight of the first Class C should have given them the clue that you weren’t happy about their position. Geepers creepers people. It’s right up there with the people that park right next to me when I park in the south 40 of the grocery store parking lot. Where it is empty and plenty of empty spaces to chose from. Grrrr

  26. Pookie and Chuck in Todd Mission Tx says:

    I watch las vegas TV on the internet every now and then and today they had
    wind warnings up to 60 mph blowing rocks and they advised folks to stay inside
    as the rocks can hurt a person big time…
    I hope you and Reg are not in that wind…..
    I love the pictures and wish I was with you……..
    thanks
    chuck and pookie

  27. Such a beautiful area with grand vistas. We’ve also been lucky that Tessa’s paws aren’t sensitive to the rocks and sticks we’ve hiked over. It’s great that there are booties for those pups who need them though. We have a set just in case 🙂 Hope you find a more private spot to set up camp.

  28. rvsueandcrew says:

    Hi, Everyone!

    I want to assure everyone that Reggie and I are fine at the end of this very windy day. We were up early this morning before the wind began. Knowing that wind gusts of 50 mph or more were expected by forecasters, I took Reggie on a very long walk. We searched for the burros we hear occasionally from our new camp.

    I learned another lesson about the desert, well, actually, relearned. Sounds travel great distances across barren land. We didn’t find the burros; they were too far off.

    The long walk over rocky ground tired out the little guy. This helped us get through the early part of the day. By noon the wind arrived and soon turned ferocious.

    When we came here a few days ago, I set up camp with the nose of the Best Little Trailer facing into the wind. If one camps on a mesa, one expects wind so I was mindful of how to position our home.

    Well, the wind changed direction, hitting us broadside all afternoon. I placed rocks around the edge of the mat to ease the strain against the stakes holding down the corners.

    As for Reggie, I couldn’t hold him down with rocks or tent stakes. By four o’clock he was a miserable, whiny boy.

    “Okay, if you want to go out, we’re going out.” I picked him up and unlatched the door. I had to lean against the door in order for us to squeeze past it.

    The mat was rising and falling wherever it wasn’t held down, like sea waves in a storm.

    Setting Reggie down and clicking him onto his tether, I wisecracked into the wind, “There you go! I’ll pick you up when you land in Utah.”

    Together we ran away from the BLT and Reggie lifted his leg on a clump of sage, pee flying. Then the wildness of the wind compelled him to zoom. Around he went, mouth open and ears flattened.

    A few moments he’d had enough and dashed for the BLT. I wedged open the door with my body and he flew inside. I shut the door behind him and ran off to collect the wheel chocks rolling away toward the deep ravine.

    This is the strongest wind I’ve experienced since making the BLT my home. I feared it would lift the tongue’s jack right up out of the cone. Several jolts were so powerful I wondered if the window over our bed would hold.

    Although I can still hear the wind as I type this, the worst is past. I finished watching a Helen Mirren movie on DVD and Reggie is asleep.

    Thank you for your concern and commiserations. All is well here. I hope the same for you wherever you may be.

    Sue

    • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

      Glad to hear you’re both safe

    • weather says:

      You must have been very relieved when the wind diminished. I’m glad it did, and that you, Reggie and your home are “none the worse for the wear.”

    • Retiredcajunlady N Louisiana says:

      Thank you for letting us know all is well. Wind scares me, especially during hurricanes. I am so happy you both are safe!

    • Mush says:

      Yeppers! when the wind comes calling around Lake Mead look out! I was there last month for 60 mph winds. Had a visit from the ranger (6 came in lights a blazing plus an ambulance). He was checking that everyone at our camp was accounted for because they had someone that fell out of their boat on the lake (in high winds! what were they thinking?).

      I was really happy that Teena Kitty does not require (nor desire) outside time. Call me lazy, but I can sure appreciate how independent a cat is. Make sure her bowl of food and water are filled, clean her box every other day (I do NOT tolerate stinky box smell!), and give her tons of attention (talky little thing that she is). BTW she would love Reggie (as long as he appreciates her regalness lol). Teena loves dogs, but tolerates no other kitties – strange, but she has made her preference very clear.

      Enjoy your time on the mesa. I won’t be back to the lake until I get to pick up my coach from the shop in Vegas the second week of April if the river don’t rise and the parts finally get there. I miss my home something fierce! I dropped her off March 6th for repair to a really bad tire blow out. Keeping my fingers crossed!
      Mush & Teena

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      Glad that you and Reggie are safe, Sue! Thank you for the update. Which Helen Mirren movie did you watch? She is one of my favorite actresses.

      Sending you and Reggie love and hugs from me and Gracie pup! 🙂

  29. Elizabeth says:

    Glad you are safe Sue…and sorry you had to move…seems to me it takes quite a bit of energy in life, moving ourselves away from situations we don’t feel good being in. I would not have liked that situation either!! But people often are daft about such things I guess. Hope it is safe where you are and glad most of the storm passed on… We are tucked in here for the night now…we relish the time in our little abode. And we are glad to be able to help our daughter out,7 of course…but we are used to being mostly just us 2.

  30. SuziCruzi says:

    Hi Sue!

    February 16, 2016….

    Quite the post. It was touching, and deep, and it hit me hard with a memory that I will one day share.

    495 replies Sue. 495. Four HUNDRED and Ninety Five!! It’s you girl. Not the photos. Not the doggers. It’s YOU. You need to remember that. And you also need to remember that people are fickle. And that fact is NOT about you. Okay? Okay. :-).

  31. Susan in Dallas says:

    LOL, “I’ll pick you up when you land in Utah.” I wonder if this was the storm that came through Dallas on Sunday evening with straight line winds of 90+ mph. I escaped unharmed but some folks had a lot of damage and lost electricity.

  32. Here’s a link to yesterdays official wind speed records
    https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?
    pid=201703310057-KVEF-NOUS45-PNSVEF

    Stay safe and happy.

  33. weather says:

    🙂

  34. Pauline in Mississippi says:

    So glad you are okay!!! That must have been a frightening experience! Thanking the Lord that you and Reggie didn’t get airborne!

    Looking forward to seeing your next site. Don’t know why people want to camp right on top of each other.

    Stay safe.

  35. Glad to know that you camped safley at Poverty Flats with gusts of up to 80 miles per hour!

    I learned that Poverty Flats is called Snowbird Mesa for the first time. Thank you.

  36. SuziCruzi says:

    Sue, would it be alright to share this link with your (self) Bloggorinos? These are the little Solar Luci Lights I ordered through your Amazon link last weekend. They came highly recommended by backpackers and fellow campers. I have to agree that they are fantastic! The light they put out is amazing, and the charge lasts a really long time. (12 hours) There is a cute demo video on the website, and also an explanation how this small company gives back to communities in need by way of furnishing them a renewable source of lighting! I think I’ll be buying a bunch of these for gifts this year. You can decide if this is something you want to share or not. You know what’s best for your blog, but by all means, you seriously NEED a couple of these for the BLT!! Anyway, I just thought I’d share…https://mpowerd.com/collections/shop/products/luci-outdoor-2-0
    Cheers! Suzicruzi

  37. AZ Jim says:

    Wind knocked things around a little here at my place but they had wind gusts as high as 70 up in our mountains. Glad you guys are ok and little Reggie got his much needed potty break. Take care Missy…

  38. Mertinkentucky says:

    Hi Sue, I don’t know about camping neighbors, but i do know my neighborhood and it gets on my nerves. And the traffic in this road is like downtown NYC it seems. Can not wait to get houses sold and get out of here and some peace and quiet!
    This post made me think of myself when i am out anywhere (especially walmart) screaming children!!! Eeek.
    I’ve always said, i could go to the moon and there would be a screaming child beside me 😉
    Safe travels to you and all!!
    Mert and Asia Mae

  39. weather says:

    A gentle rain’s sounds awakened me while it was still dark outside. Closer to dawn, waiting with a few birds nearby to greet sunrise, I realized we’re in April. Morning song is now rich with notes added by the full chorus of feathered singers that has arrived.

    It has become warm enough to make heating the two century old antique store affordable. Today will be my friends’ first day to be open again, after having been closed for three months. I’ll spend part of the day there, too, and hope it doesn’t become awkward at times. Ordinarily it can be a fun and exciting event.

    My friend used her time off to write a children’s book. She is using photos that include an adorable family of hand made mice in each scene to illustrate it. A couple (who have joined us in several of our holiday celebrations together) helped with their professional photography equipment. They will be at the store for opening day. The wife made some scathing remarks about the book recently, which quite upset the rest of us.

    Perhaps if I buy some of the cards she makes with her photos she will find it easier to be pleasant today. I could use at least one, to enclose a check for my grandson’s graduation gift in May. Quite honestly, Sue, your photos are far more beautiful than hers, though of course I won’t tell her that.

    Hoping you and Reggie have a lovely day away from a crowd of people, I’m off to get ready and will try to enjoy mine, too.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Ahhhh, dear Weather, always working on helping…being a peacemaker, etc…bless you for your efforts for others!! I thought the idea of making little creatures to illustrate the story book the lady wrote was most inventive and cute!! I would happily buy a copy!! Those of us who sew a bit would be impressed!! Sometimes people who are critical are quite ignorant, frankly…;)

      • weather says:

        HaHa, Oh, Elizabeth, your last line made me laugh, and is true! My friend is still trying to find the right publisher for her book. When she does I’ll mention it on here. I’m glad you and hubby enjoy your “little abode”. That is such a sweet expression, and used by a sweet lady 🙂

        • Elizabeth says:

          Your kind sweet remarks always cheer me…and others too I know, Weather!! Thank you!! I will be watching for when your friend publishes and you let us know here. I sent on what you said about her book to one of my daughters who recently told us she wants to write a book for kids, using I believe she said guinea pigs (we used to raise them, along with rabbits, gerbils, chickens and of course, our best pals, dogs). She thought your friend’s ideas was very cute!! We did 4-H for a time…I felt it was great learning about genetics etc when we bred all but the chickens and dogs. And tho’ some of my growing up years we had chickens, I never knew until I helped our girls raise some, as to what great pets they too can become when you have a small flock (we had a dozen).

  40. Patti from So Cal says:

    Greetings, Sue.
    I had a strong feeling your new post was about to arrive (yesterday). Why, you ask? I typed my comment on the last post but could not post it! I kept getting a CAPTCHA error.
    When I went to school, 7-6=1 was correct. But, it just wouldn’t accept it. After many tries I realized the problem might be due to the coinciding of sending my comment and you issuing your new blog (which was not there when I started my comment). Voila! Your new post arrives! By then I had to leave the computer.
    Now I’m starting fresh….

    The ‘wind’ blog reminds me of the times I camped in the desert during strong winds.
    Collapsing tents, tents ‘Maytagging’ across the desert (your clothes and bag are tumbling inside as it rolls across the desert floor), trying to set up wind barriers in order to cook, and having to resort to sleeping in my truck. One word sums it up; drag.
    Nice photos! Particularly the 4th one. I love your Casita in the foreground with the stark beauty of the mesa and mountain in the background. I like the first one, too.

    I am now in Dec. 2011 of your blog. I really enjoyed reading about your ‘mods’. Again, I love your wit….as I love to laugh.
    Since reading about your Wave 3 installation, I’ve been thinking of doing the same for my R-Pod. I have the Mr. Heater, but it would be nice not to have it on the floor.
    The R-Pod blogs are also very helpful to me. Getting the idea from one R-Pod owner, I installed a shelf over my bed and another over the dinette. What a HUGE difference it made in terms of clutter! They are as long as the trailer is wide and do not get in the way of my head. I can hang clothes from them, too. I just love doing modifications.
    Another big way the R-Pod owners sites have helped me, involved a leak under the kitchen sink.
    It was absolutely astonishing… all the plumbing stores, RV stores, & 3 different Camping Worlds could not help me! I mean, we’re talking about a leak! It’s not an uncommon problem! I woke to a flood under my bed. The water was leaking from where the flexible hose meets the faucet. Every connection was tight. It turned out the crimp ring around the hose had to be tightened by a ratchet device. The rings are so thick and strong they could not be tightened by a pliers, etc. It had to be ratcheted. Not one person recommended this simple solution until I went on to the R-Pod site.
    I rented the ratcheted crimp tool and it did the job. The problem happened after I connected to my friends water supply. I believe the pressure was too strong (because I neglected to use the pressure regulator I keep in a drawer) and therefore caused the leak.
    My next ‘big’ mod is to add a window to the door. It will bring in an abundance of light as well as give me a view without having to open the door.
    I’m going to do it myself, so wish me success! They sell the recommended window on eBay, but I will look for it on Amazon.
    btw..I purchased an ND Grad filter for my camera. It arrived yesterday, so I hope you received the credit.

    You’ve become part of my morning routine…coffee, prayers, and RVSUE.

    Hoping you and Reg are safe and happy.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I see the filter. Thanks a bunch, Patti!

      I’m sorry to cover up your interesting and informative comment with a new post. It’s almost ready!

  41. Lizw says:

    Sue, please know that the vast majority of your readers do understand and respect your wishes! Why some folks just cannot accept this is beyond me. Looking forward to your next post, whenever that might be. Lots of deep breaths!!

  42. JillianInBrockville says:

    Hi Sue !

    I’m new to your blog – I stumbled across it when doing a search on fibreglass trailers. It’s an amazing blog & I’m really enjoying your travels… 🙂 I’ve gone back to read your blog from the beginning, but I’m having an awful time loading the pages – I keep getting a pop up window saying the “The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site”. I then have to click “ok” about 40 times, and then “only secure content is displayed” and then the page just freezes…. It takes me about 10 minutes to load each page…! I really, really, really want to read your story from the beginning….can you help me, please….? 🙂

    • weather says:

      Hi, Jillian, Welcome to blogorino land! I hope we hear more from you in the future.

      There are several technical issues involved with the problem you are experiencing that are difficult and time consuming to fix. Sue is currently stepping away from her blog and so it may be a while before the issue you mention can be resolved.

      • JillianInBrockville says:

        Oh Dear ! It seems I have joined at a time where Sue has a lot on her plate….thank you for the welcome, Weather…. 🙂

      • JillianInBrockville says:

        Oh Dear, I seem to have come at an inopportune moment…. I hope Sue is well – I very much enjoy reading about her vagabond lifestyle… “)

        • JazzLoverWMa says:

          Welcome Jillian to one of the best blogs you will ever find. Just hang in here and RVSue will get back to you and explain what’s going on with your problem & what to do about it.

          • rvsueandcrew says:

            I wish I knew how to fix the problems people are having with my blog, Jillian. I’m trying a few things and hoping I don’t make matters worse. I have a tiger by the tail! 🙂

            • JillianInBrockville says:

              Hi Sue.. ! I’m at the point where your blog has switched over from the .com to the .net, and I’m not having any problems anymore…!! Yay…! I hope I’m the only one that was having issues…. At least you have the tiger by the tail and not the other end…! 🙂

            • rvsueandcrew says:

              Well, that’s good to hear, Jillian… although I wish I knew how to fix my early blog.

  43. Linda from Oregon says:

    Like Weather says, we will be here for you when you come back. Take care of yourself and Reggie.

  44. 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!!! But please come back as soon as you can!

  45. Sherri from California says:

    Sue, know we care about you, and if I ever see the BLT I promise to leave you alone!

    (Stands on soapbox) I do not understand why some people think they must impose their thoughts and values on everyone else! Just because you think it’s a good idea doesn’t mean you have to force your opinion down other people’s throats! Leave her alone! (Gets down from soapbox)

    We are about 1 1/2 years from retiring, selling the house, and starting our adventures. Currently reading March 2014 and the present. We cannot wait!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Sherri, for the feelings you expressed, and for reading my previous posts. You are going to love retirement!

  46. Chey (WA coast) says:

    Greetings! Check Amazon for a smart TV, Sue ☺

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Chey. I checked this morning and didn’t see it. I’ll go look again right now.

      LATER: Okay, I checked today’s orders report and I still don’t see the tv. I’m wondering if you placed the order previously. I have seen three tvs on reports for the past few days. I think all three were Samsung. Could one of those be yours?

  47. Stan Watkins says:

    I once again owe you and your blog a debt of thanks. We took our daughter on a trip to Southwest Utah and stopped by Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada last Monday but no camp spots were open.I remembered your posts about the BLM land above Overton and sought it out. I didn’t realize that it was right on the highway so I was surprised when I drove around a curve and there it was. We just stayed one night but enjoyed it immensely. We also visited Snow Canyon State Park Utah(your suggestion) Zion and Coral Sand Dunes State Park Utah (your suggestion).I would like to recommend Pipe Springs National Monument along the highway from Fredonia Arizona to Hurricane Utah. Very interesting spot of historical significance.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Stan. I’m happy that you, your wife, and daughter visited these outstanding places in Utah. I appreciate you telling me. It must have been a relief to find Poverty Flats and so easy to access from the road. 🙂

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