SAL Detachment Campout

It’s Friday and the rest of the Sons (SAL) are starting to roll into the group site at Roper Lake State Park. We pulled up camp at the individual campground and moved over the be with the SAL group. A bunch of us guys hopped into trucks to go meet with the Safford (Post 28) […]

Roper Lake State Park

When I was a kid, we went camping a few times in the hottest part of summer, up to Riggs Flat lake on Mt. Graham. At 11,000 feet, you’d still find snow in the shady areas all summer past Labor Day. I recall the drive from Phoenix, nearly 3 hours just to Safford 160 miles […]

The Phoenix Mystery Castle

It seems most of the places you don’t get around to seeing are practically in your own backyard! Today we went and saw the Mystery Castle in Phoenix at the foot of South Mountain Park. The home was built by Boyce Gully who left his family and disappeared after being diagnosed with Tuberculosis (fled partly […]

Back at Lost Dutchman State park

Even though it’s only 16 miles from home, each time my brother comes to town he books a couple weeks at Lost Dutchman and we take our RV there and camp out. This year we met up on our Mom’s birthday so we gave her, Dad, Dave and Jeff a toast, wishing they could join […]

Anniversary trip

Something borrowed, something blue and after 45 years I was looking for something new. No I’m talking about an anniversary trip! I knew I wanted to take her on something familiar but new with at twist, one thing I can rarely do is surprise my bride. Yeah she knows me that well but, worse yet […]

Maiden voyage of 33c

After a couple months of working some crazy overtime and two months trying to sell the ’99 Bounder, we finally got a last minute chance to take the new rig on a short trip. I chose Canyon Point knowing it’s the closest, coolest and highest elevation improved campground only 110 miles from home. At 7700 […]

Starting the next chapter of our RV Life

How it all began, I had been camping with my parents in one form or another since I was a kid. We went from tenting to a cab-over camper on the back of a pickup truck so I’ve always been fond of camping and RV travel. In my early teens I drew pictures of a […]

How we came to own our first Class A

After we ruled out moving from a popup tent trailer to a toy hauler, we began window shopping Class A RV’s. I had been bidding about 50% of NADA value on Class A RV auctions for about two years, and naturally I was getting outbid early on every auction. I had bid on so many […]

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