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rvdreams
We are full-time RVers who left the rat race in our early 40s to pursue a simpler, happier life.
Interests: Howard - travel,nature,hiking,biking,canoeing,writing,photography,golf Linda travel,nature,birding,hiking,biking,canoeing,crafts,geocaching
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For the last week or so, we've had days with temps in the upper 70s to low 80s, and the overnight temps have been in the 40s. We typically don't leave our furnace on overnight, especially when boondocking, and we've... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
We had a nice, relaxing weekend and I watched a lot of sports. This morning, I had to pay the final installment of our quarterly estimated taxes for our business income for 2017. So, I got that unpleasant task out... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
So, we've been boondocking on private property just outside Phoenix since January 2, and we've been paying close attention to our solar power coming in and our power going out. For our newer readers, here is a link detailing our... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
After our three days of clouds including yesterday's mattress shopping, we had the usual bright blue, cloudless skies common in the Phoenix area. In the morning, we worked on financials and completed the page showing all of our 2017 Actual... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
So, I was wondering about the effects of the new tax law and started doing a little research. What did I find? I found these headlines all over the web on noted RV websites and RV forums: "Towable RV owners... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
Believe it or not, we still have our original mattress that came with the RV when we picked it up in 2005. After a few years, it started collapsing leaving indentations where each of us sleep. Our mattress sits on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
Today, we slept in and woke up to overcast skies again. We eased into the day, and then Linda headed out in the afternoon to get her nails done, do laundry, and pick up some groceries. As the day went... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, we had some hiccups, but we had a great time presenting seminars for the fine folks that attended the Atlanta RV Show this past weekend at the International Convention Center. You see, we submit contracts and our seminar schedule... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
We said our "see ya laters" to Tom & Cheryl in Tucson and made our way to Surprise, AZ on the northwestern side of Phoenix. To avoid going through all the construction on AZ 86 and downtown Tucson, we took... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, as you saw from our last post, things are about to crank up for us. We are going to stay quite busy the first four months of 2018 with eight RV shows and three of our own Rallies. 2018... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
So, we had put out some schedules earlier in the year of the RV shows where we would be doing seminars in 2018. However, a couple of those shows got canceled and other shows got added. Here is the final... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It was another frigid morning in southwestern New Mexico. I was glad I dumped tanks and disconnected the water and sewer last night. Checkout time here at Rusty's RV Ranch is 11:00, and we were ready to go well before... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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Tuesday I got up early and went outside in the cold morning air to get a couple of pictures of the mountains from the campground. We had to get some things done in the morning, but finally got moving in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Saturday Well, it was our coldest morning yet here at Leasburg State Park. It was 21 degrees when I got up and that was eight mornings straight of having temps in the 20s. Clearly, we're not south enough and at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Once again, we woke up to temps in the 20s here at Leasburg Dam State Park. But we weren't doing anything this morning as we had plans for the afternoon. However, while we were hanging out in our warm rig,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Another morning in the 20s here at Leasburg Dam State Park. Because we were doing a hike on the eastern side of the Organ Mountains, I wanted to do it in the morning when the lighting was best. But it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It was another frigid morning with a temperature in the mid 20s when we got up. We've had temps in the 20s every morning for several days in a row, and we're going through propane like crazy. When it finally... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It was 21 degrees out when we got up this morning. Yikes. The plan today was to drive the 65 miles from Leasburg Dam State Park to the White Sands National Monument. It would be our first visit, and we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It was 28 degrees when I got up this morning here at Leasburg Dam State Park. It's a good thing that the American Southwest has dry air and it warms up quickly each day. Otherwise, we might be making a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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As I mentioned yesterday, taking I-10 through the middle of El Paso is one of our least favorite routes with our 39-foot fifth wheel. We have encountered heavy traffic, lots of construction, crazy drivers, and it has always been stressful.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Saturday This morning, we were contacted by Kathi & Randy. They attended our 2014 Fall Rally in Goshen, Indiana and our 2016 Boondocking Rally in Tallahassee, Florida. They are also on a western path and would be stopping in Van... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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We were supposed to leave San Angelo State Park on Wednesday, but the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday looked horrible, so we paid for two more nights. The predictions were correct. Wednesday was miserable, cold & rainy. Thursday was less... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Let's see. What have we been up to? Well, we're still in San Angelo State Park, and one morning we had a gorgeous sunrise. We've been having cold nights and warm days. On a cold morning, our electric fireplace just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It was in the low 30s when we woke up this morning, so we took our time easing into the day. Around 1:00, it had warmed up significantly, so we went for a walk on the Strawberry Trail here at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Passport America is at it again with another member referral program. This time NEW members get SIX MONTHS FREE! As we've mentioned numerous times over the years, Passport America, the 50% off nightly rates discount camping club, is pretty much... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal