Motor Cycle Tours of Arizona

  Although riding in Arizona may not be as spectacular as some other areas there is still some great rides and the best part is you don’t have to wait for a nice day. The weather is usually great, except for the summer when it can be way too hot even on a motor bike. It seems that many more retirees, as well as many others, are taking to the road on motorcycles. I’m not sure the reasons for the increase, maybe the cost of fuel or maybe just the freedom of the open road with the Read more [...]

A Day in the Life of a Retired Rver.

By the time an Rver is ready to retire from the road many thousands miles have passed under his rig and the call of the wandering road is fading, He's ready to park it for good. We will all reach this milestone and another stage of life begins. Some of us will make the transition gracefully and others not so much. I guess getting old is a bonus otherwise if you're not getting old you're………..? After retiring from the joys of RV traveling, life becomes a little less exciting and a little Read more [...]

A Park Model in the Warm South – Is it for You?

  On our continuing spring travels in Arizona we have left our BLM camp in Cottonwood and headed south to Surprise, a suburb in the north west corner of Phoenix. Surprise is a new community with all the modern conveniences within a short drive, including many popular restaurants, shopping and several spring league baseball stadiums. Of course several golf courses that provide all levels of play are close. It’s the end of March and the temperatures in the south are heating up high Read more [...]

Sedona Az.- Is it Worth the Trip?

 In a word "yes". One of the scenic wonders. Fort Verde Our trip begins with a drive south east of our BLM camp to Camp Verde and Fort Verde an historic cavalry fort built on the banks of the Verde River. The fort was built int 1800’s to house some 300 troop during the Indian uprising of the 1800’s. I was surprised and disappointed to learn that most of the forts of that period did not have high walls surrounding an interior compound, as in the movies. The Indians rarely attacked Read more [...]

How Can I Retire – The Answers

Is this a dream or can it be reality? Retirement will be a reality for most of us. It depends on when you would like to retire, what are your retirement dreams and what kind of life style you envision. Are you dreaming about traveling the world and staying in the best hotels, or are you going to hitch hike north America and stay in hostels or the cheapest hotels or even stay in a tent? Most of us probably have dreams somewhere in the middle, although some may be content with staying close to home Read more [...]

RV Retirement Options – Some Ideas

It is the last week of March and my wife, Lynda, our dog Buddy and I are RV boon docking on BLM land in central Arizona. Within half a mile are twenty plus RV’s of all shapes and sizes, even tents. We have been here almost two weeks and during that time I have had the opportunity to visit with various neighbors and learn their stories. While many are just spending a retirement winter somewhere warm until they head north to their homes, some are living their retirement dream and living in Read more [...]

Our 2015 Spring Trip South – The Characteres

    I am in my sixties and the longer I live the more fascinated I am with the people who walk this planet. Some people may think others are strange but we are all strange in our own way, besides what would I write about if we were all the same and what a boring place the world would be. I have met several interesting specimens at our current digs. The first….. our new found friends   When we arrived at this BLM area south of Cottonwood on hwy 260 (my previous Read more [...]

Our Spring 2015 Trip South – Cottonwood Az. Attractions

  We are still just south of Cottonwood Az. at a BLM site. We had a couple of days with isolated showers, with cooler temperatures but not jacket weather, very pleasant. We have taken time out of our relaxed schedule to visit several interesting historical sites in the area. Montezuma's Castle Cliff dwellings  along beaver creek, not sure why it's called  beaver creek, it seems none of these critters live here, or maybe its a different species of beaver that I am thinking of. The Read more [...]

Our Spring Trip 2015 – Hot Hot

  It’s the middle of March and we were trying to stay in the desert till the end of the month, if the snakes or heat didn’t chase us out sooner. Well as it happens we are leaving tomorrow for the Sedona, Az. area, and it wasn’t the rattle snakes. It was the heat. The daily highs are reaching 90 F - 30+C, and higher in our trailer which isn’t hot for Arizona and we could probably tolerate the heat but it takes till midnight for it to be comfortable enough for sleep. I Read more [...]

Our Spring Trip 2015 – the hazards of the desert

  We have arrived at our boon docking destination in the Arizona desert. Our goal is to try to stay for a month. If the heat or snakes don’t drive us out sooner. There’s an RV park 5 miles down the road where we can dump our tanks and replenish our fresh water, the Wayside Inn. Their water comes from a well, you can actually drink it which is usually not the case in Arizona. We were here last year for a couple of weeks so we know the lay of the land. Well maybe just familiar. By Read more [...]

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