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.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A White Christmas

With nearly two and half months of  Amazon "picking " behind me I had planned to rest up for a few days and take the Born Free back to Portola before heading over to the coast to see mom. Jeremy flew out of Reno on the 20th to visit his brother, Justin near Washing D.C. , and dropped his dog off at the RV for me to dog sit. The plan was to   make my way to his house in Portola the next day. Well, the weather did not cooperate .  I started out Friday for Portola and had to turn back due to extremely high winds. Two semi-trucks laying on their sides convinced me that I needed to turn around.

The Marina Sparks RV park let me return to my original spot.  Saturday's weather looked even worse, but I needed to get to Jeremy's in Portola. The park said I could leave the RV and be charged a storage rate so I headed off to Portola in the Jeep.  It snowed all day Saturday and all day Sunday leaving nearly three feet of white fluffy stuff. Fun, fun, fun!!!

Yep, that the Jeep under all that white stuff.

Winter wonder land behind Jeremy's house.

Monday brought sunny skies and I attempted to snowshoe out behind Jeremy's house but the snow was too deep even for my snowshoes.  Rio had to hop like a bunny through the snow as it was over her head in places.

Merry Christmas to all!  Lots of snow! Jeremy missed his connection and texted he wouldn't arrive back in Reno until mid-day today. He is going to be one tired guy...

Weather, permitting, I hope to get back to Reno tomorrow(Wednesday) and head over the hill to the Monterey area for New Years before heading south to join up with Joel  at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument for a volunteer project lasting through March. Sort of a shame to leave all that good snow behind..LOL.

Merry Christmas to all!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 16, still at Amazon

I'm on the "home stretch" at Amazon: one more week and as of today only 46  work hours left.  Mandatory overtime was called several weeks ago (it's pretty much a blur) and I have been working between 55 and 57 hours a week. The camper numbers have significantly dropped during the past few weeks, so much so that the break room is half empty.  Working 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. really is too much for many of us and there is definitely  a lot of grumbling going on.

Joel gave in and left Amazon two weeks ago.  His nephew Paul, took a turn for the worse and passed away  on Friday, so Joel pulled the jacks up and hitched up and headed to Fresno yesterday to be with family.  I pulled the Born Free out of storage (at Jeremy's house in Portola) and moved into  Joel's space at the RV park so I could finish out my commitment at Amazon.

The plan is ( and it is always in jello) once I've finished with Amazon, to stick around for a few days and house sit/dog sit at Jeremy's house while Jeremy is in Washington D.C. visiting his brother Justin, and then head over to the coast to see Mom for a few days.  I'll catch up with Joel at Organ Pipe Cactus    National Monument  for our volunteer stint in January.

Stay tuned and maybe next time there will be some pictures and something more interesting.