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

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 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.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Slabs Amenities

Slabs residents come from all over, some fleeing high rent or high stress, others seeking adventure. They have in common the gumption to get mobile, and to come to this lonely, remote desert. Like people everywhere, however, they have the urge to connect, create, and contribute. Here are a few of their creations.

The library was begun by Peggy Sadlik, and is continued by her friend, Ron.

It's a fair library, well used, with hundreds of volumes neatly organized. Ron stays here 6 months of the year, sorting and tweaking without pay.

Here's a brush arbor reading room.

Ron has built a memorial to Peggy, who died 5 years ago.

And what's this? What's so brave about playing golf?

Dodging rattlesnakes and falling bombs! This desert course is laid out in the adjacent military bombing range.

The pet cemetery is considered a Slabs holy ground, respected by all and much visited.

Homemade tombstones tell heartfelt stories.


Anonymous Corrie Clay said...

I could have given you some books to contribute to the library. Looks pretty well stocked... for being in the middle of the desert.

3:09 PM  
Blogger sally said...

Ah, this makes me miss The Slabs. I'm definitley going to have to go by there later this winter!!

9:09 AM  
Anonymous roamingbarbara said...

Every time I see the library it looks more elaborate. He really works on it!

11:20 AM  

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