Escaped Doodles

The end of May 2018 Denise and I made the jump to living full time in our travel trailer. Quite a change from "normal life".

This journal is a log of our travels with descriptions of the trials and tribulations we've gone through. Below are a few recent posts. Check out the links below for additional posts.

June 27, 2023 - South Dakota

We spent the month of June, more or less, in South Dakota. Some business we needed to take care of which required 30 days in Pennington County. Well, it is "home". We stayed at Americas Mailbox in Box Elder where they have a small RV park. Although, we spent two week of the time up in the Black Hills at Sheridan Lake.

The RV Park at Americas Mailbox felt like a low class trailer park. Not well maintained with tall weeds where there sould be grass. We had a simple full hook up site with no park restrooms, laundry or other facilities. It is inexpensive on a month to month basis....


May 25, 2023 - Five Years on the Road

We have been some places and seen a lot of things. It's been a great adventure these five years. There have been many changes in that time. Let's see now:


We've settled into wintering in Brenda, AZ (outside Quartzsite). We have a site at Desert Gold RV Resort....


May 25, 2023 - Prescott Valley to Rapid City

Off on another great adventure. We left Prescott Valley the middle of May headed for South Dakota. We need to take care of some business there, at home, before heading further west.

Our route first took us through Homalovi SP at Windslow AZ. We didn't have time to go stand on the corner, but it was a nice overnight stop. Second night at Red Rock park in Gallup NM. Red Rock used to be a state park but has been transferred to the city of Gallup. Not the most up to date campground but fine for one night. The scenery is nice as below. It looks like some hiking trails start here but we've not attempted them.

From Gallup we turned north for a trip across Colorado. First stop was McPhee CG very near Cortez CO. A nice Forest Service CG.....


Oct 24, 2022 - Rapid City to Prescott Valley

We finished all our business in Rapid City and headed out for a slow trip south. Turns out we'll likely be here in June 2023, so on the way out we checked out a National Forest CG in the Black Hills. It is Sheridan Lake, west and a touch south of Rapid City. It's a very nice camp and wasn't crowded this time of year. We planned to stay one night but extended it to two.

You were left hanging as we arrived at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit. Well, here's an update to the ongoing saga.


One Year on the Road

Oh the places you'll go, the things you'll see! It's been one year since we started this full time traveling adventure. We've been a few places and seen some things. We've at least touched Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Some 25,000 miles and a lot of campgrounds. Close to half of that 25,000 miles has been towing. But most of our time has been spent in South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

It has been a most excellent but challenging adventure. Not a vacation, which we knew from previous long trips.


Who? Who the heck are you?

Well, there are two of us:

Before moving to Klamath Falls Denise grew up in Toledo, OH and spent time on the Cape in MA. She did a lot of bicycling including racing and touring. She has always enjoyed the outdoors spending time hiking and backpacking. Denise has had a dog or two for at least the last 40 years. She retired from Occupational and Massage Therapy in 2013.

Hugh grew up in Klamath Falls, OR also enjoying the outdoors.....