Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)
The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at www.lifeontheopenroad.blogspot.com
- Name: Diana
I have been a full-time RVer for 17 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Welcome to New Trailer
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Fond Farewell to Old Trailer
Friday, June 22, 2007
Invasion of the Mormon Crickets
The females lay 100 eggs, and they hatch all at once. They eat grasses, shrubs, and each other. Early Mormons had a bad problem with the critters. To read about the Miracle of the Gulls, click here.
I wonder what this town did to deserve this plague!
When a large band crosses the road it can cause a safety hazard. Drivers experience a "distracted revulsion," and the road is slick with cricket fluids. Crickets stop and snack on their friends' carcasses, creating even more of a crunchy, slimy mess. How can something this stupid not be extinct?
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Here's one of the ancients. Note the distinctive bottlebrush arrangement of its needles.
Another unusual thing about these trees--- After they die, their trunks persist for another thousand years.
Randy was delighted to engage these two unusual characters. Note the horns and the kilt. Naturally, they talked philosophy.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Advanced Boondocking III - Pits and Passes
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Through the Arches
Friday, June 08, 2007
Moving On to Moab
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Travelling nearby, we took a little side trip to visit Lowry Pueblo in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in SW Colorado. The monument contains 20,000 ancient sites, and Lowry is one of the largest ruins. It contains 40 rooms and 8 kivas dating to the 11th century.