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Death Valley? Meh. From boredom, maybe.

We headed out from Chatsworth northeast to Lake Isabella and the Kern river, then onwards to Death Valley. I totally overprepared for the crossing–full tank of gas, lots of water, food, everything. We were halfway across the valley before I … Continue reading

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Chatsworth, CA

I grew up in Chatsworth, CA. Nice place. Home to the porn video industry, a splash of aerospace, the late great Dennis Weaver, several of James T. Kirk’s alien-wrasslin’ scenes, an obscure nuclear plant meltdown, and the best bean dip … Continue reading

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Flagstaff or Grapevine?

I’ve had the opportunity to drive down both the I-17 South from Flagstaff to Phoenix and the I-5 North out of Los Angeles. Which is hairier? Honestly, though my Cali pride recoils from the thought, I have to give it … Continue reading

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So darn cute

The dashtop appliances from NESCO arrived today. They are so darn cute. And beyond retro, in the sense that they remain completely unchanged from their siblings of 30, perhaps even 40 years ago. On display are the Home’n Away dual-power … Continue reading

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Your dog wants you to try it yourself first.

I added a twin-bed-sized foam mattress pad to the TentCot and it made a big difference; the TC feels luxurious now. Mayo snoozed in the TC last night, and acted only mildly put out, then started snoring. Today’s picture is … Continue reading

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First night in the TentCot

Well, I did a trial run of sleeping in the TentCot last night. Inside, in my apartment. Not too bad, but it is very firm and I need to find a pad of some sort. Also, it is a little … Continue reading

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Jeep? Not RV?

I first started out thinking that I would get an RV and tool around the country in that. I bought a lot of books on RVs, particularly on full-time RV’ing. Right now, I’m not so excited about getting an RV, … Continue reading

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First entry, from Madison

Hola, folks, We’re not yet on the road, but I figure that every journey starts with a first step, and every step starts with your feet both firmly planted on the ground. Well, that’s a first for me. The current … Continue reading

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