Before I begin, I was just reviewing the blog and noticed this blog is number 101! It’s hard to believe there have been that many posts, but looking back, my very first blog was on on 3/28/2012! That is nearly two years prior to Toni and I hitting the road fulltime on 9/1/2014. Crazy to read back over the initial thoughts,
dreams and discussions that lead to this amazing lifestyle. It has been quite the journey. Feeling sort of nostalgic, I took a look at the “day counter” on the website and noticed that as of today I have been living fullltime on the road for 1005 days!! Wow, that seems like a long time looking at the number, but it seems so short living it. The Odyssey thus far has been filled with the highest of highs and more recently the lowest of lows, but one thing is for certain, I feel like I am living exactly as I should. Enough of the rambling, back to current events. The last couple of weeks have been both relaxing and exciting at the same time. Leaving Flagstaff and heading over to our cabin in Forest Lakes Arizona meant some relaxing time. It has been so long since I have spent any time at the cabin. After making the decision to live the full-time RV life, we also decided that we would hold onto our cabin. Seeing as we kept Arizona as our domicile state, we needed an address to use and keeping our cabin as that address just made good sense. It has been in our family for many (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
Leaving the civilization of San Diego, I made my way to a lack of civilization. It was a nice drive into the desert from the ocean. My next week or so would be spent at Sawtooth Campground, a really nice BLM campground about fifteen miles South of Barstow, CA. While it may not seem like a glamorous spot, it was a great week. I
am amazed that the campground is at no cost, absolutely free, while still having tons of amenities. There are bathrooms, each site has a shade canopy as well as concrete picnic table, fire ring and BBQ. The canopy was a perfect spot to hang the hammock, a location I managed to spend a lot of time throughout the week. The canyon in which it is located is amazing. Surrounded by jagged lava-like peaks and sheer cliffs. It’s a popular spot for rock climbers. Day climbers came out some days, which provided great entertainment. It was cool to (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
It has been a busy, stressful and emotionally draining few weeks. There has been so much to deal with after Toni’s passing and I feel like I am finally getting a little more of a feel for what it is going to be like for just CC going forward. I am really feeling the need to be back on road and traveling. I was not sure just what it would be like to actually be moving and getting back to what had become our normal nomadic life. Fortunately, I have been able to get in a few trips over the
last six weeks to sort of test the waters again. While it was strange to say the least, the feeling that I was doing what I should be doing was strong. Being away from my comfortable and safe mochdocking spot at my uncles house in Phoenix got my heart racing. Wether it was excitement or anxiety…… I’m not actually sure. I made a trip out to boondock with great friends at American (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
Feels strange to be actually sitting and writing again. We have been in Phoenix, aside from a few little side trips, since October 13th!! Both Toni and I are a bit stir crazy (okay maybe alot stir crazy) but it has been a productive winter. While we were aware that we would be in Phoenix several months, we underestimated how long it would feel. After nearly two years of fairly constant motion, to be stationary this long just re-enforces that we love being on the road.
Our primary reason for the long stay was some medical work we have had planned for Toni for several years. I am happy to report that she is recovering very well and on the tail end of rehab. While it will not be until mid-February that we truly have the string cut and we are free, our anticipation for departure is becoming pretty intense. One of the things we like about or nomadic lifestyle is that we can deal with about any situation.
So what have we been up to in Phoenix, wow, it had been crazy. Of course we have been able to spend some quality time with friends and family and it has been amazing. Being on the road (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
So we had a great time in Lake Havasu this past week and a half or so. We have attended the Winter Blast in the past and were looking forward to seeing whats new in the fireworks world again. This annual event is put on the the Western Pyrotechnics Association each year in Lake Havasu. There was quite a bit of interest from
folks to join us for the event, but as can happen quite often, plans changed for many. Toni was having a bit of stress about whether or not we would find a good spot to boondock and fit everyone we knew was still coming. It was a relief when we arrived and found a great spot on a small bluff that would keep our area just our group,
even though it would not give us a view of the fireworks right from camp. After staking out our spot, we explored the area and determined we could take the Jeep up a close by hill and have a perfect spot overlooking Sara Park where the event was taking place. Since we arrived on Sunday afternoon, Toni and I would have a few days to explore the area again before any other would arrive. Thankfully, we arrived in plenty of time to get (more…)by Kurt Kuhl