A two-hour ride to Mike Roess State Park A couple beautiful short hikes in the Mike Roess State Park ended with a gorgeous sunset. At dark the nightmare of post-vaccine covid symptoms attacked me. Since 2020 was the Twilight Zone year, we called our 2021 travel plans, The Outer Limits tour. We were avoiding people … Continue reading My harrowing after vaccine travels, and how to deal with disasters
Like addicts, we live for national park Passport book stamps. One daub of social media marketing crossed my eyeballs, and I ordered Nevada's free state park passport book, as you can too. Easy. Call (775) 684-2770. Blank book in hand, it seemed only natural to visit any state park on our way to Great Basin … Continue reading Dual passport? stamping around Ward Charcoal Kilns, a Nevada State Park
One of the first sales people we approached told us that people often trade in their first purchase within a year or two. She recommended that we try-before-you-buy and go to lots of RV shows. After my head injury, my speech and memory therapist found me awash in LISTS. My concussed brain struggled to organize … Continue reading Disabled traveler checklist for finding and buying the right RV the first time, plus other handy lists
A newsletter about the 2021 Outer Limits Tour
Two very strange problems answer this question: Chiari Malformation (CM) and Syringomyelia (SM). Otherwise we would happily cruise while making a smaller carbon footprint in a B or B+ camper van. I was diagnosed with two rare and serious neurological disorders in 2014. The first -- chiari -- causes the second. Basically my brain is … Continue reading WHY? Why did two nature lovers choose a motorhome lifestyle?
Oh the humanity. We've seen a bit of everything homo sapien. We hiked for ages to ponder on petroglyphs dating back thousands of years, yet caught a young couple carving graffiti in a rock wall along the trail on our way back. During another Valley of Fire outing, as we enjoyed a picnic, a couple … Continue reading The best state park near Vegas: Valley of Fire offers eerie desert vistas and traces of native peoples
Our first tip, tongue-in-cheek: make sure the fireworks actually happen on the Fourth. One year, I couldn't believe I was able to book a reservation in a penthouse restaurant on the Fourth. Only to discover, the show would be on the 3rd. D'oh! Read on to see our pics and learn our opinion of the … Continue reading How to have a blast in Vegas on the Fourth of July
Springs Preserve, a well kept secret from tourists, but locals know this Central Park of Vegas offers days of delights.
During our stays in Vegas, we explore, so "Exploration Peak" seemed like a no brainer. Locals recommend this hike for the scenery and the exercise, but if you go, do apply caution... Our dear friends the Lewises told us about a nearby scenic overlook hike. A stop for a sub and short drive later, we … Continue reading Hike up Exploration Peak for a selfie with an all-encompassing but lesser known Vegas background
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