Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Time for lemonade...

This past month or so has been a royal pain in my ass...not that I don't like 29 Palms, I do, but the plan for the past 5 years has been winters only and adventure and travel during the summer - love Montana and Utah.

However, after a solid 6 years on the road dragging my house behind me, the current circumstances have made me think about change, more on that later...the truck still runs but no power to tow the trailer any distance for sure, so need to adjust.

Most of you know I packed everything up a month ago and have been reluctant to unpack and settle in again, hoping I won the lottery and all my problems would be solved...well today the grill came back out and time for more stuffed peppers, good burgers, brats and an occasional ribeye.

May as well it is the 4th of July, National grilling day.

Love using the griddle on the Camp Chef, time for some great breakfasts.

Love Fireworks...

A composite over the Mountains...

The Future???

After 6 years on the road, dragging my house behind me, it may be time for a change. This winter after moving in to the new trailer which is more comfortable and almost home like by comparison, I have thoughts of slowing down on the travel and get even more comfortable.

I am fortunate to have found this RV Park and the wonderful people here, I enjoy my work here and the town is not bad although I hate California...there may be an opportunity to have the best of both my worlds, stationary and travel and photography.

The owners of the park will be here this weekend and would like to talk to me about year round or should I say near year round...still may be able to leave for a month or so from time to time on some adventures, and then return to my more stationary home. I am not going to get into details right now, but there may be an opportunity for me to move to another site which had a park model in it with a storage shed, nice patio and some shade. Now that the swamp cooler is installed and keeping the trailer very comfortable even in this extreme heat, the climate is much more tolerable.

To properly tow this trailer I need a 3/4 ton truck with preferably a diesel engine and they ain't cheap and I really cannot afford a new car payment. However, I could find a nice small SUV and maybe a small tow behind for some shorter adventures and be more comfortable when just tooling around town and saving some money on gas and travel expenses..if I had a smaller vehicle there are a ton of short drive adventures within an easy days drive from right here... 

We shall see what the future holds - stay tuned!

Capt. Jim - "The Wanderer"

Traveling and photographing the Southwest and Alaska!

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