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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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With only about 240 miles to go today, we didn't leave quite as early and certainly not as early as yesterday. We were on the road around 9:00 a.m. and it was just a few miles from the Menlo City... Continue reading
Posted 3 minutes ago at RV-Dreams Journal
So, in our seminars we stress the importance of knowing your RV's height, length, width, and weight. Well, we did some measurements of our 2015 Winnebago Aspect 27K. Height The brochure height is 10'4", and that's exactly what I measured... Continue reading
Posted 48 minutes ago at RV-Dreams Journal
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We got everything ready to go last night. The plan today was to drive 385 miles to a first-come, first-served campground at the Walnut Creek Lake Recreation Area just south of Omaha, Nebraska. The campground has electric hook-ups and a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at RV-Dreams Journal
You may have received emails today from companies you haven't heard from for a long time. The reason is today is the deadline for GDPR compliance, and everyone that is in compliance wants to let you know. That usually means... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at RV-Dreams Journal
Today, we would continue our trip east through southern Wyoming and into Nebraska. The plan was to do about 360 miles to Sidney, Nebraska where we plan to stop at the Cabela's. We could stay in their parking lot or... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
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So, at 5:00 a.m. this morning, we wake up to the sound of metal banging. My first thought was "What inconsiderate jerk is making all that racket this early in the morning?" My second thought was someone was opening and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
With our early bedtime last night, I was up quite early this morning. And I was greeted by three Mule Deer in our campsite in the Baker Creek Campground. This one got very close. I watched them for quite some... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
It's a rare occasion when we leave a campground at 8:00 a.m. and even more rare when we leave at the time we planned. This morning, we did both. One thing about our small motorhome - getting it ready to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
We've been pretty focused on getting Doug & Kristi acclimated to their new-to-them truck and fifth wheel, but we've also had some packages delivered, and we've gotten some things done. I posted details and photos of our final two hikes... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
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Here are the new owners of our "old" home - Doug & Kristi from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. :) This morning, Saturday, we got together with Doug & Kristi and shut off shore power. We went over the functions of the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
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I'm still working on the entries from our last two days in Valley of Fire and the couple of days in Red Rock Canyon - so many photos. In the meantime, we arrived back at Nevada Treasure in Pahrump on... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
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Okay, with our new rig and our new solar system, we've made some rookie mistakes and discovered that maybe we should have done at least one thing differently on our install that has nothing to do with the actual solar... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
The evening before we left Valley of Fire State Park, I walked up into the hills to find a cave, and then took photos of the Atlatl Rock Campground from above. That's our rig near the center of the photo... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, we took so many pictures on our hikes in Valley of Fire on Saturday and Sunday, I still haven't had time to go through all of them - you know because of the afternoon naps and eating and reading... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
It was only supposed to get up into the mid-90s today, so we headed out a little later this morning - probably around 8:30 a.m. As we were leaving the campground, a Bighorn ram ran across the road and headed... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
Not having any definite plans today was a good thing. Linda was still sleeping when I stepped outside around 6:30 a.m. and was amazed to see Bighorn Sheep right here in the campground. They were behind the campsite next door,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
It was on this day, May 9, back in 2005 that we moved into our fifth wheel and officially became full-time RVers. For our 13th anniversary, we had a great morning of hiking in the beautiful Valley of Fire State... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
The plan was to get up at 6:00 a.m., but I was up at 5:30 and ready to get moving on to Valley of Fire State Park which I've heard so much about for several years. The park has two... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
With our increased ability to get into places we couldn't with the 39' fifth wheel, we wanted to get solar installed as soon as possible. And the system was completed this past weekend. Bill Murray with RV Solar Solutions did... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
After walking four miles early, I spent the morning cancelling the insurance on the Jeep we just sold and getting set up for online banking on Alliant Credit Union's website. We'll be paying off the Winnebago loan very soon, and... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
So, last night Linda said "Think good thoughts so we can sell the Jeep before we leave this week". Out of the blue, I got a text from someone in Las Vegas. He was following up on a text he... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
Friday Before we went to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (separate post), we received a package from Amazon. Linda ordered some items that were shown/demonstrated at our "Show 'n' Tell" gadget night at the recent Rally. She got this compact,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
After some morning errands, we decided to make the 45-minute drive west to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. It had been on our radar since we arrived in Pahrump, and a few people from our Rally went and said it... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
Monday I took advantage of Nevada Treasure's very nice fitness center this morning. It's a real fitness center with several machines, free weights, saunas, hot tub, lockers, and more. RV guests as well as local members can use it. Also,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal
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The 2018 RV-Dreams Spring Educational Rally ended Sunday morning. After everyone left, we had to clean up and get the conference center back to the way we found it. And we had to pack up all our rally supplies. Linda... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at RV-Dreams Journal