Thursday, January 30, 2014

Quartzsite Trial Run, White Sands, Alamogordo

Jan 18th we arrived at Quartzsite in the southwest side 14-day area. We found a nice spot and settled in for a short stay. The boondocking in our Nissan NV worked out just fine.



There were lots of RV all around us.  Our spot was at 33.6415382,-114.275098.  It was in the Dome Rock short term free camping BLM area. There are a few other free areas all around Quartzsite where you can stay free but we read other bloggers that said this was a good area that was a little less crazy and crowded.


We rode our bikes over to the big tent which was rather crazy.  Cars and people everywhere like a giant had disturbed an Ant hill which had it's opening coming out the big tent. 

We bought two expanding poles which Greg carried back on his bike. It was a blast walking around the short term camp area checking out the 5th wheelers and dreaming of our future full-time life.  It was nice to be warm in Arizona while our friends and family back in New Mexico where still in the chill zone.

At night campers where sending small candle powered hot air balloons up into the sky.  They were fun to watch as they slowly rose up and then finally died out.  Greg tried to hit them with his green laser.  Our neighbors were a large group and they had circled their RVs.  They projected a DVD movie projector against the white side of one of the Motor homes.

During a walk we saw a group with an outdoor big screen TV watching the big 49er playoff game.  We walked as close as we could without violating their space to see what the score was.

We really enjoyed our first real boondocking experience.

Free campsite at Quartzsite,AZ with our own tree!

We drove southeast back to our home state of New Mexico and the City of Rocks. Then we visited White Sands Nat'l Monument and the NM Museum of Space History in Alamogordo NM. The museum and IMAX movie of the Hubble Telescope were fascinating. We stayed at nearby Oliver Lee State Park with amazing views.


The views while driving is half the fun


White Sands National Monument


Space History Museum outside Alamogordo, New Mexico


 
Space History Museum outside Alamogordo, New Mexico

Hanging out at White Sands National Monument in NM



Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Trek Begins

During our research on full time RVing, we discovered a large community of blogging full-time RVers. Some are retired and some are embracing an alternative life on the road while working. We have really enjoyed the many blog entries and decided to jump into the bloggosphere.
We plan to retire in just under eight years and hit the road as full-time fifth wheelers. We believe that life is meant to be lived with as much adventure as possible. In June 2011, we purchased a new Nissan NV2500 HD van and my husband converted it into a camper for getaways. We love our camper, but can't wait to live full time in a fifth wheel. We getaway as much as possible. We live in Northern New Mexico and are lucky to have access to amazing hiking trails and campgrounds in NM and Southern Colorado.

As you will see, we love to trek with sock monkeys.

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Blogs We Love


Sock Monkey Trekkers (Our Blog)

rvsue and her canine crew

Wheeling It

WatsonsWander - Exploring and working fulltime from our Airstream

Metamorphosis Road

Love Your RV!

Live Laugh RV

Technomadia

Life's Little Adventures

OnTheRoadWithRiley

Rolling in a RV - Wheelchair Traveling