Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Where We Stay

We have received a couple of comments about staying along the road as we travel, so I thought I would address the issue.
Normally we travel to a specific destination where we find a campground and stay for days. From this camp, we will take the Jeep and wander around looking for interesting sights, or visit planned areas.

As we get closer to home these areas of interest become lesser due to the fact that we have traveled these areas numerous times. When this happens, we look for the scenic drives along the back roads and we take our time just enjoying the ride and the sights.
As it tends to get around 3:30 - 4:00 o'clock, we start to keep our eyes open for that night spot along the road that would make a good night camp.

Two nights ago we found a beautiful spot that was an overlook at a dam. The only problem was I wasn't able to get any Sat. signal due to the close mountains. I know......I really don't need TV but it was a long day and I wanted to watch something mindless. Anyways, we moved on and about a half hour later we found the perfect spot that was about thirty yards off the road and large enough to park a half dozen motorhomes. The traffic was very light and no one parked in our spot for the night.

We have been doing this for about eight years and never had a problem or ever been bothered. We look for vacant buildings that have large parking lots and pick a corner out of the way. Just make sure that the property is not posted.
You can usually find trucker turnouts along the back roads that are large enough to share with a truck or two. We find that most truckers are very courteous and don't run their engines all night.
The bottom line is trust your feelings, if for any reason you feel uncomfortable about an area, move on to another.

As for what we use for Internet service, we have Verizon Broadband that I have plugged into a Cradlepoint wireless router. The latest from Verizon is Mifi which can handle up to five computers. I recommend Verizon because of the broad coverage across the country.

I hope that this has answered your resent questions, and as always, please feel free to e-mail us at any time with your comments or questions at pauljoy100@yahoo.com

2 comments:

kbguy (福生) said...

I always like to do the same, on camping. But the problem is over here you can't find any toilet around or electricity.

Paul and Joyce said...

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