Santa Rosa Lake SP

Saturday, October 28

It’s chilly this morning – about 28°, brrrr!  I eat a quick breakfast and then break camp to drive down to Santa Rosa Lake State Park.  Santa Rosa is on I-40 which is the route I will take when I start on my way to Florida Monday morning.  Since it is a little further south, it will also be somewhat warmer. Read More

Sunday, October 22

After studying the New Mexico Benchmark Atlas and checking weather forecasts, I decided to travel south to Las Vegas, NM where Storrie Lake State Park is located.  It’s about 75 miles away but almost 2,000 feet lower in elevation.  The weather forecast looks very pleasant for the next 10 days.  A couple cooler days, but not bad. Read More

October 18

I am ready to say goodbye to South Dakota and get back on the road. From Rapid City I drive back to Chatfield State Park in Denver area. I need to work on clearing out the small storage unit I have there. I had 8 boxes of books that I donated. Read More

A Month in South Dakota

After leaving Devils Tower National Monument, I head to Rapid City, SD where I’ll stay about a month. While there I need to get my South Dakota driver’s license, visit the social security office, my bank and take care of some other personal business matters. Also, I have a few minor warranty repairs on the Nash that need to be taken care of.  I haven’t been stationary long enough to see to them up until now. Read More

Devils Tower National Monument

Wednesday, September 14 cont’d

I plan to stay two nights at Devils Tower National Monument. My next stop is Rapid City, SD on Sept 16, and I’m only a few hours drive from there.

I drive up to the visitors center. After looking at the exhibits, I walk the trail that circumnavigates the Tower. It’s only about a mile and half so I take my time to enjoy the area. Read More

Big Horn Basin & Buffalo, WY

Tuesday, September 12

On Monday I drive out the east entrance of Yellowstone to Cody, WY.  I’m not sure exactly where I’m headed.  In Cody I stop at the visitors center to get some info on the area. I decide to take a tour of the Big Horn Basin. Read More

Yellowstone – Part 3

Saturday, September 9

Today I drive north to Mammoth Hot Springs.  The mineral deposits from the springs looks like snow! Read More

Yellowstone – Part 2

Friday, September 8

Today I’m driving down to the Old Faithful area of the park.  Of course this is the one place everyone goes when visiting the park.  It was very busy!  Old Faithful was about to erupt as I arrive. Read More

Yellowstone National Park

Tuesday, September 5

After filling fresh water tank and emptying gray and black tanks I head north to Yellowstone National Park.  I hope that I can drive the 125 miles to Norris Campground in time to get a site there.  This campground is first come first served, so I have a shot at it. Read More

Gros Ventre Campground

Monday, Sept 4, 2017

On Labor Day Monday I leave Granite Creek early and drive thru Jackson to Gros Ventre Campground in Grand Teton National Park. I had thought I would spend a couple days here.  But after my trip into town last Friday, when I saw how smoky it is, I decide to only stay one day. Read More

Monday, Aug 30 to Sunday, Sept 3, 2017

It’s a nice sunny morning when I pull out of Craters of the Moon continuing east on Hwy 20 to Idaho Falls. I find a Fred Meyer grocery store where I shop and get gas. Continue east on Hwy 26 through the Swan Valley – a very pretty drive.  Read More

Craters of the Moon cont’d

August 29, 2017

Whew, it was very warm last night. This black lava rock really absorbs the heat during the day and then releases it at night. It only cooled down to about 75° inside, that’s warm!  The lava rock also emits a strong sulphur smell. Read More