Primo campsites at Upper Pahranagat Lake, Nevada

 Tuesday, April 25

Late afternoon at our campsite on Upper Pahranagat Lake, Alamo, Nevada

Lazy days at the lake . . . .

When the sun dips low and the air cools, Reggie and I stroll the campground road.  This daily ritual cannot be skipped!  Reggie will not go to bed until we share this last walk of the day.

I wouldn’t want to skip it either.  Next to early morning, this is my second favorite time of day!

Aha!  I was right!

We come upon an interpretive sign that has illustrations of Pahranagat wildlife.  Among those shown is a muskrat!  No otter, no beaver, no other furry, aquatic animal.

(If this is your first visit to RVSue and her canine crew and you don’t know what I’m talking about, see the previous post of “muskrat rambles.”)

Also shown on the interpretive sign is the Desert Spiny Lizard which I do believe is none other than . . .

Fat Lizard! 

The lizard illustration is too scratched for a photograph.  You can see him at the link above.

Okay, so he isn’t exactly fat.  A better name might be Stocky Lizard, but what the heck.  Fat Lizard sounds better, in a Fat Albert sort of way.

We’re happy in The Primo Campsite.

However, you know how it goes . . . The grass is always greener and so forth.  Remember the photo of the charming campsite at the tip a little peninsula?  I’ve coveted that spot every time we’ve camped at Pahranagat.

Wednesday, April 26

From our campsite I can see the teardrop trailer that’s parked at the campsite on the peninsula.  Frequently throughout each day I throw a glance that way.  This morning my diligence pays off.

The teardrop is gone!

I toss Reg into the Perfect Tow Vehicle.

We buzz down the campground road to the site.  I throw my red gingham oilcloth on the picnic table and set out a camp chair.  We scoot back to the Best Little Trailer, and, in record time, I pack up, hitch up, and away we go!

Now we have The Primo Primo Campsite! 

Ooh.  Sweet.

Our first sunset at the new campsite . . . .

Coming soon:  More photos of our new camp!



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138 Responses to Primo campsites at Upper Pahranagat Lake, Nevada

  1. Robin (from Oregon) says:


  2. eliza says:

    heavenly campsite…..heavenly sunset.

  3. Lois Joy (MN) says:

    No way can I be 1st!

  4. LeeJ in Northern california says:

    Well, hello!

  5. LARRY says:

    Where’s the Amazon link on your blog. It’s no longer there?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Larry,

      The Amazon links will be back May 1st. Amazon is running a promotion for its affiliates (moi) during April where we earn a much higher commission if our readers click through the ads to shop. An Amazon search box will appear when you do that and anything you purchase (not just the stuff in ads) will send a commission more than twice what I usually receive.

      Thanks for asking, Larry. The regular links, including links to reader’s recent purchases will return soon.

      • Jenny J says:

        I was just going to ask the same question — I always click on what the readers buy —-this one not so much —Loving yur new coveted campsite —-and Reggie’s new red jacket —he is really styling now!!

  6. Sherri D says:

    What a gorgeous campsite! Enjoy!!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Sherri. We are! In fact Reggie wants me to go outside with him now. I have my lounger set up on our “beach.” He’ll sniff around for a while, hop on my lap, and we’ll watch the ripples on the water.

  7. Pat Hall, New Mexico says:

    Great campsite!!!! I’m adding this to my list of places to visit.

    Enjoy and give Reg a big hug.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Pat,

      If you come to Pahranagat intending to camp, do arrive early. Before 11 o’clock is good, the earlier the better.

      Reggie has received your hug. 🙂

  8. Cinandjules (🌵) says:

    Sweet site indeed! Total paradise…and private! Enjoy!

    Does Regman ever want to go into the water?

    • Cinandjules (🌵) says:

      I just realized we don’t have to do a math quiz!

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Reg shows no interest in going into the water. I need to introduce him to the concept. 🙂

        No math ….. See how much I want you here?

        • Cinandjules (🌵) says:

          Gawd …tell me we all at least earned our RVSue GED.

          • DesertGinger says:

            Hi Cindy! How are you liking living in Da Zone?

            • Cinandjules (🌵) says:

              Hey De Gin
              Living in the zone is great! Everything is close but yet we live out far enough not to be in the rat race. We miss the “woods” and our friends. Jules is headed back June 2..for the summer or until her mom twangs her last nerve. We will most likely sell the lakehouse at the end of the season. How are you, Chloe and the Prius doing?

  9. Beth and Rosie the dog, still near Congress, AZ *sigh* says:

    Awesome photos and super sweet campsite that your diligence landed for you and Reg!
    I’m happy for you! And I might be in the top ten, although that’s never been my goal. I just really enjoy your blog! You do a superb job with your blog, and for all the negative people I say, “Just try to forget about ’em!” They just don’t get you or your life. You have a popular blog so you are kinda famous, so they don’t get the privacy stuff, I’d use a bad word that starts with an f, but I don’t talk like that! 😊 So forget them and remember all the wonderful Blogorino’s you have!

    Enjoy life!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Beth and Rosie! Great seeing you here!

      Good advice to ignore negativity. I do that in my real life. I find it more difficult to ignore on this blog because I have a “nip it in the bud” attitude. If I let one do or say something negative, hurtful, rude, whatever… then there will be more.

      So far that strategy has worked quite well. People have learned my need for privacy. Of course, there will always be those who don’t care, like the people who drove into our camp and honked their horn. I could hear the woman cackling as they drove away. You can’t “fix” that kind.

      I am blessed with many kind and considerate readers like you. It is wonderful how you encourage me and share my happiness! I wish I could do the same for every good reader. 🙂

      You enjoy your life, too. . . and thank you!

      • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

        You do encourage and share your happiness with every good reader! Thank you!

      • Beth and Rosie, near Congress, AZ says:

        I just want you to know I’m a faithful reader of your blog, but I’m not a faithful writer in your comment section. I’m a lurker, I think that’s what it’s called.

        I think you handle the unkind comments very well. Your nip it in the bud seems to work, I just think there are times when the bad people “get” to you, hurt you in your inner being. It doesn’t happen often, I’d say rarely, but I don’t know for sure, and it’s none of my business. I just don’t like the idea of you feeling hurt by some idiot. You’re so encouraging to your blogorino’s. You have an innate ability to see the humor in life instead of the bad side of many things. I really like that about you 😊.

        I’ve already read your next post. I just came back to see if you responded to this post of mine. Thank you for your kind words!

        Stay warm? Or stay cool! The wind is blowing here too! I’m a rocking but thank God I’m not rolling! LOL 😀

        Your faithful reader,

  10. Mary in CO says:

    Oh, doesn’t the BLT look like it belongs there! Good on you and your sharp eyes,

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Mary!

      That’s so funny! A few minutes ago, while looking over the post one more time for errors, my eyes settled on that photo of our latest camp. I thought, “Gosh, the BLT looks like it was meant to be there, nestled under those cottonwoods, overlooking the lake . . . . .”

      You know what they say about great minds. 🙂 Have a lovely day, Mary.

  11. Angela Sipe says:

    Fun reading as always!

  12. Karen Rexroth says:

    WOW, what a beautiful site. Primo indeed!!!!
    Good job.

  13. Suzette (TN) says:

    I’m glad we resolved the Muskrat Question. I don’t think I have ever seen one, so I would have probably labeled it a beaver and gone about my merry way. Another RV Sue lesson learned! 🙂

    I see why you wanted that primo primo spot. It’s lovely. It would be hard to leave!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Suzette!

      I have a history of guessing wrong when it comes to birds, plants, and animals. Yeah, it’s neat that it’s a muskrat… Long time, no see.

      We can stay here another week, then we have to leave. Days are windy but usually there are a few hours of calm and sunshine. I notice the wind is starting right now. I like looking out the back window, which overlooks the lake on a little bluff, and watch the waves roll in, making the reeds dance.

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Oh, speaking of learning things… I learned that the muskrat’s tail is flattened vertically, unlike a beaver’s tail which is flattened horizontally.

  14. Suzette (TN) says:

    Oh…I keep forgetting. Does your purchases report include who bought what? If so, you must really think I’m one weird duck! 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Remind me what you ordered please. That was this morning, right? I’ll check and update this reply to let you know if I see the items. No, I don’t see who purchased what. Orders are completely anonymous to me.

  15. Dawn in Asheville says:

    I was cheering for you, scoring that site!!

    Just a quick check in here – first, loved the pics as always! And the narrative!! I was thinking Fat Lizard would be a great character in a book…

    So, the ac shroud made it’s way to the front porch (isn’t it amazing how that happens?) and it sure is purty! All white and sparkly. Tomorrow morning is the start of two sunny days so I’m going to try to push through and finish the sealing. Finals next week and then I’m free to start fixing Juno up full speed.

    Linda from NC if you check in and reads this – I hope your surgery went well 🙂 and I left you a note a few posts back.

    Safe travels to all!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Dawn,

      Ha! A children’s book. Let’s see… “Fat Lizard Goes Camping”… “The Adventures of Fat Lizard and The Reggie Man.” 🙂

      You are so handy and industrious! Good luck with the project and finals.

      Yes, Linda had cataract surgery Tuesday, I believe. She may need another day before commenting. Hi, Linda!

      • Linda-NC says:

        Hi Sue and Dawn! I have had trouble posting or a slow internet, or no internet where I am parked. Surgeries are all done. I caught a horrible cold right after the first eye was done and had some problems, recurring today in that eye. The other eye, done Tuesday is doing fine. I need to rest, hard for me to do nothing, and I think that everything will be fine. I apologize for not getting back with you sooner. We will have that cup of coffee soon.

      • Linda-NC says:

        Second time that I am writing this. I think that the problem is on my end-slow internet or bad computer. My surgeries are all done. Have had a few problems, but soon will be on the road. One more follow up next week and then a month for final check. I am soooo ready to roll, I feel like I am growing cobwebs. YUCK. I apologize for not getting in touch with you sooner Dawn. I very rarely have internet here. We will have to have that cup of coffee and engage in some RV talk!!

        • Dawn in Asheville says:

          Linda – I’m so glad to hear you are healing and everything on the mend now! Ugh, doesn’t it always seems like when it rains it pours. BUT all that is behind you now! I know how you feel though, as I must admit I get jealous with everyone of RV Sue’s posts and I’m just slugging along with dicor in my hair, my nails and cuticles torn to bits, walking half slumped over from back pain – and frustrations as I find more things to fix. LOL. I keep telling myself it is worth it. I spent a lot of time on the vents – too old to get replacement parts for (yeah, I called the mfg) and trying to jury rig a 12v fan and repaint at least. However! All the roof work for now is done – all sealed, including the corner calking – hooray! I’m calling the mechanic next week and then the dreaded trip (I’m terrified of stalling with that carb issue – you know how much traffic is on the roads these days).

          Fridge doesn’t work (expected) but I did give it a try and I finally pulled out the awning and with some jiggling and wd40 it is all working well (but have to replace the fabric and the one on the other side over the dinette window). I youtubed that – hmmm – I have to find friends to help with that – egad!!!

          That’s my report! Look forward to hearing how your trial run went…

  16. Joann says:

    Top 20’s? Hahaha! Beautiful pictures. Enjoy your day, everyone.

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

    Will have to watch for this site The Primo Primo Campsite! when i can get to there and hope there is no casita parked there!! Beautiful site.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Dave,

      I hope you have the pouncing skills to catch this campsite! 🙂 I was thinking about the limits on camping days, how that’s a good thing. People like me would hog the good sites. Yeah, I would. Get settled in on my lakefront property and let the world worry about itself. Ha!

  18. Don in Alaska says:

    You have mentioned several times about buying water in 1 gal containers as the rig water is for washing, etc. We did the same for our pull-behinds, carrying drinking water in 2.5 gal jugs filled at home

    Do you buy water in the gallon containers that are square or get the one that look like milk jugs with the built in handle?

    If the square ones, how well do they hold up to being bounced around in the BLT?

    Now very space constrained the Great White Whale (VW Eurovan camper) I need to consider using smaller water containers… I would appreciate your feedback on container durability.


    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Don,

      Always happy to answer questions. I’ve used three different kinds of water containers. They are ones that you find in grocery stores for the purpose of selling the liquid inside (water or iced tea).

      The squarish ones are the least desirable. Although they pack together nicely with their flat sides, the handle is a plastic strip that can break off. The “bottle” is made of thin plastic that wears out quickly. If you camp in the desert away from any water, mice will be attracted to these containers. Incredibly, I have found that a rodent of some kind entered the PTV and chewed a hole in one of these containers in order to drink the water.

      Another kind I have used are the ones with a handle as an integral part of the shape. In other words, the liquid can flow into the handle. This type is great for ease of handling. You can get a good grip on the sturdy handle. To find this kind look for Arnold Palmer Iced Tea. After enjoying the tea, the container works well for holding water. They do wear out over time. At present I have none of this type because I’ve stopped drinking the tea and it isn’t always available anyway.

      The third kind is what I’m using now….. the large containers of Arrowhead drinking water. The container is a cylinder with two indentations to create a handle (not as easy to grip, but it works). The plastic is fairly strong. My main reason for using the Arrowhead containers is the availability. Every grocery seems to carry them. Bounced around in the PTV, the spout area can be pushed down into the main part, but they’re still usable that way.

      Ideally, I’ll find a container with a squarish shape and an easy-grip handle, that is available everywhere I go. 🙂

      I’ll never buy one of those 2.5 liter (or whatever) containers sold for the purpose of storing liquids. When filled they are too heavy for me.

      I hope this is helpful! Your Great White Whale sounds like a fun and nimble way to travel and camp.

      • Don in Alaska says:

        Thank you for the detailed reply. I do have a few of the iced tea containers, so will look for more.

        I had no idea rodents would attack a plastic water bottle. I appreciate the warning.

        Enjoy your time at the lake, it is a very nice spot.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          You’re welcome,Don. I hope sometime you will share a bit about Alaska with us. 🙂

  19. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    Hi Sue and Reggie. Love the pictures. Did you get your new computer?

  20. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    Hi Sue and Reggie. Did you get your new computer?

  21. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    I am having trouble getting my comments to post. Love the pictures. Did you get your new computer?

  22. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    My comments will not post.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      When your comment does not appear, try refreshing the page (the curved arrow in the address line). Of course, if you don’t see your comment, you don’t see my reply, but maybe you will if you return to this page.

  23. Pat from Mich. says:

    What a gorgeous campsite! I can just imagine sitting in a chair in the early morning with a cup of hot coffee by my side watching the wildlife! I am sooo envious! I hope you get to stay there for a while.

    • Linda from Oregon says:

      Like minds, Pat. I was just dreaming about the same thing.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Pat. We will stay a week unless we are bothered. I don’t think we will be because we’re on a small loop leaving the main campground road. There are two more campsites on this loop (the peninsula) which are small ones, good for tenters, van campers, truck campers, and such. They will probably be occupied over the weekend.

  24. Linda from Oregon says:

    That photo of your new site is perfect. It would make a great computer photo for your desktop. Then even when summer comes and you happen to have a site isn’t perfect you will be reminded of how lucky you were and that to us, you seem to find a great spot most of the time. That is one peaceful, quiet looking site. I wish I was there just reading and listening to the wildlife.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Linda,

      This blog reminds me how blessed I am now and in the past. Sometimes I go to old posts for one reason or another and I’m caught up in how wonderful it was at that particular camp, how lovely and fine in many ways.

      This post seems to have folks dreaming and wishing. … like I did before the opportunity came to move here. 🙂

  25. rhodium says:

    Its great that you got your coveted campsite. Not only do you have a wonderful view but we get beautiful pictures, a real win-win. As far as dogs and water, our Bella did not want to go into a little creek next to our camp, but then the owner’s dog came by. They played “chase me”, including through and over the creek and now Bella is a creek dog.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      “and now Bella is a creek dog.” Happy ending! Or I should say, happy beginning of water fun!

      I’ll try to make sure Reggie’s first experience in water is a good one. I was thinking, if we go to the hot springs near Dave Deacon Campground, I could hold Reggie with me while I soak. The temperature is perfect and very soothing. I think he would need to connect with his Jack Russell side in order to be any sort of water dog.

      Good hearing from you, rhodium.

  26. Stephanie Albany OR says:

    Hi – a thought. Take these beautiful pics and do a calendar. I’d buy one. You are an excellent photographer, a word magician and have a wealth of sights to share. As usual a great post that captures the spirit of your travels. Thanks Sue for sharing.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Stephanie. What nice things you say about my photos and writing. Thank you.

      Maybe someday, if I have to slow down, maybe leave life on the road, I’ll do some kind of project such as you mention. I don’t want to give the time and energy to anything more right now. Soon, when the weather permits, I hope we will go places and find new camps. Yippee!

  27. Renee from Idaho says:

    Aha! The creature of Pahranagat is a muskrat! And Fat Lizard is fat enough! What a great primo site you have. We’ve done that too, moved for the primo site, or timed our arrival to nab the primo site and then jump with glee, as much as we can in the TV cab when we see that we got it!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      That’s part of the fun of camping, isn’t it. The anticipation of finding a great site and the “glee” (great word!) when you find it’s empty and waiting for you to enjoy. I also think, “Gosh, wait ’til I show the people on my blog!”

  28. Terri from Texas says:

    Loved the last post and this one with the gorgeous pictures as well. I too started going down memory lane! My mom always said I ate dinner with one foot under the table and one foot out the door! I could never wait to get out there (barefooted) and play with my best friend who also lived next door to me. I hope you enjoy your new lovely campsite!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Terri,

      I like your mother’s description of your feet while at the table. Says so much! It’s a happy child who cannot wait to finish eating in order to run outside and play some more. Thanks for sharing that, also for the compliment on my posts and photos.

  29. MN Liz says:

    I love the photo of the BLT in the Primo campsite. Your snagging it reminds me of a very long ago camping trip we took to the Tetons and Yellowstone when our kids were little.

    We camped at the Lizard Creek campground which is on the north end of the national park. In those days, the rule was that you drove through, found your site, left something and then went back to register. The park had two parts, and we wanted to be in the part closest to the lake with a view of the mountains. Busy time of year, but we thought we had a site, left my mom and our kids, intending to go back to register.

    All of a sudden we hear this woman shrieking, “that’s our campsite!” Even though they had left nothing to claim it, we decided it wasn’t worth the conflict, so ended up in the half of the campground that had no view. I was upset, to say the least, as closed in campsites are not my favorite.

    Bless my lovely husband, who was up walking early the next day and discovered the camper in the best site in the whole park was leaving! We hustled stuff over, and enjoyed five days of nothing between us and the view but a road. I guess the moral of the story is that good things do happen when you least expect them.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      And also when you don’t give up! Enjoyed your story, Liz, a fun read even though I would’ve been a tad upset, too. Word to the wise: Always mark the campsite you’ve chosen if you care about keeping it. 🙂

      Thanks for an entertaining camping experience… I’m glad you got your primo campsite!

  30. AZ Jim says:

    Just to show how much I love this blog, I was released from the hospital and a rehab clinic about three hours ago. I have been in both a total of 26 days. I had a heart attack. I am going on home care now too, so I’ll be able to post more often, since I’ll be here near a computer. I don’t know if you guys missed me but I missed you. Missy what a great site that is. Never wanna leave huh? Hugs…

    • Stephanie Albany OR says:

      So sorry to hear about your heart attack but glad you are on the mend. Mind your doctors and nurses and we will all be rooting for your full recovery.

    • rvsueandcrew says:


      Jim, it is so good to see you here again! I was very worried about you and I know I’m not the only one. I held back from emailing you as long as I could. What a relief… I’m filled with joy!

      Heart attack, darn, not joyful about that. I’m sure there are harrowing details which you haven’t shared. Detta must have been worried out of her mind and so happy now that you are home. As I am… happy you’re home in your house and home here with us. Welcome back! Love you!

    • weather says:

      Oh, Jim, it’s so wonderful to see you here! Of course we missed you!I’ve looked for a comment from you,thought about you and prayed you’d be back every day for a long time.

      Hopefully, they’ve taken such good care of you that you feel well enough to enjoy being back home again with Detta, and “at home” here with us. Again, I’m so very happy to hear from you 🙂 sending you hugs and love

    • cc and canine ( now in Oregon) says:

      A heart attack? I’m so glad that you are out of rehab and back home where Detta can take care of you..thoughts and prayers are headed your way for a continued recovery.

    • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

      I did wonder where you were. I’m glad you’re back. I hope you’re feeling strong soon.

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      I am so glad to see a post from you, Jim. I missed seeing your comments and was concerned. Take good care of yourself. **hugs**

    • Elizabeth in WA says:

      WOW, 26 days is a very long time…hospitals prefer to keep us out these days!! Glad you pulled through and hope your home recovery goes well…take care of yourself, Jim!!

      • Jo in OR says:

        AZ Jim, I am so delighted you are back, of course you’ve been
        missed. Hope you’re feeling stronger each day. I will keep you
        And Detta in my prayers.

    • Krystina says:

      Oh AZ Jim!!! Sorry to hear of your heart attack. 🙁 Hope you are feeling much better by now.

    • george says:

      Hi AZ Jim,
      Been there done that. Had a heart attack sept. 4 2001. open heart surgery the next day.
      Now at 83 years old I am still enjoying life.
      You ask if anyone missed you.
      I was just about ready to ask Sue what had happened to you.
      Yes you were missed here in n.c.

    • Cynthia from San Clemente says:

      Jim – I was worried. So glad you’re back and hope you’re on the mend.

  31. Ken in Queen Creek, AZ says:

    What a beautiful place! I am envious.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Ken… My hero of Painted Rock! Good to know you’re still following our trail. I hope you have some primo camping planned for this year. 🙂

  32. Jolene/Iowa says:

    Hi Sue,
    What a beautiful campsite! I am waiting for the weather to warm up here in Iowa. I think it was 37 this morning. Enjoy your wonderful campsite!!

  33. bob Miler says:

    Love your campsite!!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I love it, too, Bob! As I sit here typing you a message, I can look out the back window and see the waves. The angle is such that the land is not in view unless I lean over and peer downward, giving the impression we’re in a boat. Really windy… love the sound of the waves breaking at the shore below.

      Great to have you stop by!

  34. Pauline in Mississippi says:

    You most certainly have a beautiful spot!!!! I some how miss your last post about the Muskrat Ramble so I went back and listen to the music!!! I love that song and believe it or not, knew most of the words. I remember singing along with the Andrew Sisters when I was very young and then when I was a teenager, Freddie Cannon came out with it and I astonished my friends because I knew the words the first time I heard it. WOW, you brought back some memories!!!
    Loved the story of Reggie and the Big Fat Lizard!!!
    The last photo is spectacular!!
    Love to you and Reggie

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You know, Pauline? I don’t remember you singing Muskrat Ramble, but when I turned on that YouTube and listened to the band playing, I thought of you. Probably there’s a memory tucked back in my brain somewhere . . . . I’m glad you enjoyed it. You are the musical one in the family and, now that I think of it, the one with friends. Hahaha!

      Love to you and all the family!

  35. Yay for grabbing the Primo Primo Campsite! It is always nice to get a favored site. The only problem is Fat Lizard probably stayed at the other site. 😉 So, you do know a Muscrat when you see one. Figured you would. Enjoy.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Lisa. I hope you are enjoying Fort Huachuca.

      We left Fat Lizard behind but we moved next to thirty of his friends and family. Reg chases them when we go for walks. (No, I won’t be naming them all.)

  36. Judy Johnson in upstate S.C. says:

    Your primo primo campsite is truly ” pick of the litter”! We’re campers and know how satisfying to get the perfect spot; in our case on a rocky mountain stream or on one of our S.C. state parks’ oceanside sites. There’s something about being on the water for pure joy.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Judy,

      South Carolina has its beauty. I don’t think people realize how much. Enjoy your lovely state with all its variety!

  37. Maryanne Davis-Baldwin-CT says:

    Somehow, your pictures seem to get better & better all the time! And your writing is always great, so nicely paced & easy to follow story line.

    Today I showed your site to a woman who wants to go RVing full time. A friend of ours suggested that she come & visit me & my trailer, so I gave her the guided tour.

    When I first started looking at buying my very own trailer, others campers were so very helpful, so I hope I passed that help along. She knows she can call me with any more questions, too. Hopefully she now understands that a Subaru Forester can’t pull much of anything, being limited to 1,500 pounds. Like me & you, she likes the idea of a trailer she can put somewhere & explore the area nearby in day trips.

    My winter in Florida was enjoyable but a few things needed repair so it was a bit costly as well. But she’s 5 years old now & things do break after a while. My thoughts on traveling further seem to have stalled, though I did get into the panhandle part of Florida, & really enjoyed rural Georgia on the way back to CT.

    After being weighed, I followed the suggestions to pull up another link on my weight distributing hitch chains & that seems to have helped prevent the bit of fishtailing I’d had.

    Sorry that you’ve had computer problems; with your blog that must be a major headache. My new computer is giving me fits; mostly I have been reduced to using my phone–& reduced it is. reading all that small small print or enlarging it to chase words across the phone’s face.

    Your childhood & that of many of the blogerinos was like mine in the 50’s, free to roam, just get back for dinner & chores. I had a bike then a horse to get around by & roamed many miles that way. Now that seems so impossible.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Maryanne,

      I apologize for taking so long to respond to your interesting, informative, and friendly comment. I left the blog right before your message appeared. Thank you for the compliments!

      Also thank you for sharing my blog with the woman interested in full-timing.

      Your rig is in the same age bracket as the BLT and, yes, it’s time for repairing and replacing some items, which can be costly. I hope folks planning to RV, whether full or part time, plan for the inevitable.

      I hope you can resolve your computer situation. I don’t know how anyone can function online by relying on a phone. Mine drives me bonkers.

      A bike AND a horse in childhood… and now a trailer. 🙂

      Happy roaming!

  38. Wow!!! That surely is the primo primo site!!! So beautiful!!! 💜

  39. Rover Ronda (WA) says:

    Wow! Primo Primo is right! Awesome spot! Beautiful pictures, looks so peaceful. I’m glad you were able to move into it. Enjoy😃
    I think “Fat Lizard” looks like an appropriate name. Did he(she?) come visit your Primo Primo location?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Well, Ronda, I think Fat Lizard is aware of my No Drop-Ins Privacy Policy. Ha! Besides he has a campsite to patrol, can’t be running around the campground playing games with dogs!

      Thank you re: the photos. Glad you like ’em. 🙂

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

    Wow. So great to see the water so high. After 4+ tears of drought here we ended up with lots of rain and flooding so when I saw how close you are to the water I first thought of floods. Looks absolutely heavenly though. I’m heading over to the coast (Pismo beach & Morro bay) after Mothers day. I’ll be thrilled to find a spot half as sweet. The 4 of us will be glad to be out in the Roadtrek again. Be well Sue and Reggie darlin’ ! Always love your posts!!

    • Cynthia from San Clemente says:

      Hi Linda, where do you camp at Pismo and Morro? We love it there – usually stay at a campground in Morro, but it’s pretty crowded.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Linda Rose! You be well, too, and enjoy your after-Mother’s Day plan!

  41. Dawn in MI says:

    Oh my goodness, what a sweet photo of your home on that pretty point!

  42. Chuck Hajek says:

    Hi Sue and Rocketman !!! What a beautiful campsite !!!

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

    Wow. Great to see the water so high. After 4+ years of drought here we finally had so much rain that many areas were flooded. That’s what I thought of when I saw your spot. Looks heavenly though. I’m heading over to the coast (Pismo beach & Morro bay) after Mothers day. Hope we end up in a spot as sweet as yours. The 4 of us will be happy to be out in the Roadtrek again. I love reading your posts. It’s such a treat to see the email in my inbox. Take care Sue and Reggie darlin’.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Linda Rose and canine crew,

      Very little chance of flooding here! Your after-Mother’s Day plan sounds wonderful. I wish you much fun and adventure!

      I’m glad you enjoy my posts. 🙂

    • Cynthia from San Clemente says:

      Hi Linda: Where do you camp at Pismo and Morro Bay? We love it there, but usually stay in a campground that’s pretty crowded.

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  45. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Hi, Sue!

    There you go again….scoring a waterfront site! I agree, the BLT looks like it belongs there…so cute and cozy, not a huge, obtrusive trailer or Class A. (larger rigs would problbly not fit the site)

    Enjoy your perfect, private, little waterfront peninsula! Sending you and Reggie love and hugs from me and Gracie pup! You will probably see this comment in the morning – have a good day! It is past midnight here…I should be sleeping! Last day of work for the week – TGIF – yippee!! 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Denise,

      Probably by the time you read this, your weekend will have begun. Yippee is right!! Gracie pup must love it when you’re home for the weekend. I remember how Spike and Bridget would hop around on the bed with joy when I woke up and sang the “It’s Saturday!” song. 🙂

      You’re right. Any rig larger than the BLT would not fit or even be allowed in this site.

      I hope you get to do whatever you want this weekend, whether out and about or at home relaxing. Always a pleasure to read your posts, Denise. Thank you.

  46. Elizabeth in WA says:

    Your site looks so inviting…glad you were able to get into the spot you really wanted!! Looks peaceful and quiet!! ENJOY!!

  47. weather says:

    Aw-w, your walking Reggie until he’s content to settle down for his bedtime is so sweet! It’s nice knowing exactly what types of animals we see are, isn’t it? Fat Lizard’s playing a game with Reggie reminds of Reggie playing with much bigger dogs. I love it when creatures can enjoy being with each other without fear.

    It’s wonderful that you finally have the campsite on the peninsula. I agree with Mary and you, the BLT does look like it belongs and was meant to be there, especially right now. It’s the perfect time of year, not too hot ,not too cold, I’m so happy for you!

    That campground being part of a wildlife preserve allows it to be so naturally beautiful. I like the logs being left submerged in the water, so many gorgeous untrimmed trees, marsh grasses and reeds being left undisturbed so the aquatic animals have all they need to live well. All of that is one reason that I love living where I do now, your shoreline actually looks almost identical to parts of the one in my yard here.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, weather,

      I’m pleasantly surprised that your lakeshore has been left in a natural state. Up until now I imagined the shoreline being “cleaned up” since people have residences at its perimeter. So much better to leave the homes of wildlife undisturbed. No wonder you love it there!

      What a pleasure to have people share my delight in this camp. Thank you for another message that makes my morning coffee taste sweet without sugar. Enjoy your day! 🙂

  48. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    Good morning Sue and fellow blogarinos! I’ve been pretty much off the computer (for fun purposes anyway) the last three weeks because my step-dad was put in hospice care. I’m his only available family and he lives alone (24 miles from me), so all the coordination of caregivers, nurse visits, grocery shopping, etc. has fallen on me. I think I finally have good caregivers in place – if he doesn’t send them home early every shift!! I can see I’ve missed some discussion of fat lizards, muscrats, and heavens knows what else, so I’ll have to go back and review 🙂

    Your current spot is wonderful, Sue. I would love that privacy. Hope it doesn’t get to windy for you. It was supposed to be windy here yesterday but it never materialized, so maybe it will stay calmer where you are too. I wonder if Reggie is demanding evening walks no because it’s staying light longer?? What happened to the math quiz? (Don’t answer that if you’ve already done so – I’m going back now to read the posts and comments I’ve missed!)

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Cynthia!

      I’ve thought of you often since you told us about the situation with your step-dad. May the new caregivers you’ve arranged work out well and give you some relief from some of the responsibilities and worries.

      We are experiencing wind every day and also periods of calm. Reggie has always expected a before-bed walk. It’s that Repeat Rule of Dogs. — Do something they like one time and it’s an expectation from that moment forward. You’re right about the longer days though. He expects a walk after suppertime, like in the winter, and then the daylight continues, so he “needs” another walk before bed.

      One of the volunteers stopped his truck alongside us as we were walking and said, ‘You’re wearing out this road!” I replied, “And this guy is wearing out me!”

      I removed the math quiz in case the plug-in was causing glitches. I may have to reactivate it when spam becomes more than I can tolerate.

      Hang in there, Cynthia. You won’t regret doing your best for your step-dad. Just remember it isn’t always possible to do all we want to do. I hope you can find time to relax this weekend.

  49. ValGal (westernWA) says:

    I so love this camping spot you have, not just the Primo Primo site, but the whole place. It just looks wonderful. If I ever get a chance to go there at the right time of year, I believe I will. I have to look it up on a map and see where it’s near. Don’t worry about a drop in, though. It will be long after you’re gone, by years, if I ever make it.

    I think the Reg likes it there, too.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, ValGal,

      Reggie does like this camp. He went happy-crazy when we arrived and he saw it for the first time. Well, he was here with Bridget a while back. I don’t know if he remembers that. The ground is much softer and I think it’s more interesting for him, dog-wise, at this campground.

      I hope you do make it to all the places you want to go. Have a great weekend!

  50. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    I am trying this again. I tried three times yesterday to add a comment. It would not take it. But if this works, love the camp and the muskrat.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jean,

      Actually you tried four times and every one showed up for us. See my replies to each one further up the page. I don’t know why you don’t see what you post.

      Anyway, I appreciate you trying!

  51. rvsueandcrew says:


    Love your comments! What fun to share our new camp with you!

    A new post coming up in a few minutes . . .


  52. Piper Davison says:

    Beautiful site!!

  53. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    Sue, it appears there is no way to comment on your newest (April 28) post. Also the newer/older posts link is not at the top of the page as usual.

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