Palm Trees in southern Florida

Friday, April 17, 2015


Today, for the first time since I can't remember when, I wore shorts & flip-flops all day long!

I will admit to a hooded sweatshirt this morning (with the hood up, it was in the 40's) while I sat outside looking at the news & comics on-line and had my coffee & oatmeal.

But I had my shorts & flip-flops on too!!

Damn fine day!

A selfie

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Beach

The only whole sea shell we found
Gas out at Jenner

Went to the beach.  Nothing special, just went to the beach.

South of San Francisco
South of San Fran
19th Ave going thru The City

Tide pools & waves crashing into the rocks.. all that energy.

North of San Francisco
Going down to Shell Beach
Power of the waves over time

Wrights Beach, Sonoma county

I spent a lot of years living close to the Pacific Ocean, from time to time I miss it. Most of it...



 Some of it I don't miss...

Friday, April 10, 2015


My traveling in the RV to this point had been mostly going from one place to another to workcamp. Part of that was the 'work habit' and the abundance of workcamping opportunities, another big part was the 6 mpg the RV gets.

Time for some changes...

I parked the RV for awhile & picked up a full sized 1987 Ford van, an E250 powered by a 6.9 International diesel engine. We have the camping equipment. The seats are gone, the curtains are hung and it's being turned into a camping vehicle with the plan to just travel and camp for awhile.

Floor and insulation in
Built the bed frame
Got the plywood cut at Home Depot on the way out of town

I turned 62, signed up for Social Security & bought an "America The Beautiful" "Senior Pass" for free entry into the national parks & half priced camping at federal campgrounds.
My ticket to the National Parks & Monuments!

Right now we on a shake down cruse... taking care of some personal things, readjusting the inside of the van & visiting relatives.