Organ Pipe National Park

Organ Pipe National Park

About Me

I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ah, weekends at the beach. There is nothing like an early morning walk on Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove.  Crisp spring mornings are absent wind and make beach combing a joy.  The rock artists have been busy and their works and labors of love have lasted this time through the high tide. 

Sadie really enjoyed herself chasing birds, playing with the other dogs while trying to remember not to drink the salt water. Seems she has a hard time remember the difference between the ocean and the lake.  

My visit with Mom was good.  We got a lot accomplished including hooking up new cordless phones for the outside lines  and an answering machine for her house phone. However, the biggest accomplishment was getting her new computer setup  to accept  her new email address. After several lengthy phone calls with AT&T the task was completed.  However, it would be more helpful if the techs at AT&T did not have such strong accents...if you know what I mean.  

For those of you who have been following my quest for a new Kayak, I finally did purchase a new Kayak when passing through Livermore.  I bought a Wilderness Systems Tsunami 120 manufactured with the duralite material.  Its much lighter...only 43 lbs.  I got it on sale becasue Wilderness Systems is consolidating its lines (like everyone else) and is not making the duralite anymore. Now I need to get a new paddle ... so the search is on for a bargin on a Werner carbon fiber bent shaft paddle.  They are lots and lots of $$$$. Hope the stock market settles down pretty soon.  

Friday, March 20, 2009

After spending two lazy months in the "southwest desert" as they call it in Arizona I'm home in Verdi for a short time.  Fortunately, it wasn't too much of a shock...i.e. the weather has been cooperating and has been sunny and warm. 

I made one really large purchase during my last week in Arizona.  I went to Yuma and had the Big Foot automatic levelers installed.  What a joy! I spent the first night of Plamosa road in Quartzsite. Drove to the perfect spot, although not level, pushed the "system on" button and the the "auto" button and ..voila.. all level.  Sadie freaked out and I'll have remember to put her outside next time.  When the feet come down it sounds like the landing gears on a airplane.  

I have spent the past few days sorting mail and catching up and starting to pack up.  Since I seem to really like this RV life style, I decided to rent my house out and become a "full timer" at least for the time being.  I am amazed at how much stuff I have packed into my small 1000 sf home.  It's a little overwhelming, but also a good exercise in realizing how much stuff I really DON'T need. 

I hope to have the house rented by mid-April and then take off for New Mexico where I will joining up with the Wilderness Volunteers  in Chaco Cultural National Monument for a week of volunteer work.