(Formally "Plan V: A Van Dwelling Blog", when I lived in a 1978 Dodge Xplorer 228 Class B motorhome van)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tombstone and Texas Canyon rest area

I rolled in to Benson a couple days ago and spent one night in the truck lot at Love's. For those of you on T-Mobile/MetroPCS, data is horrible at Love's, but in the main town of Benson, it's great. It's also very fast in Tombstone, which is where I spend part of yesterday.

I left kind of early and got to the Texas Canyon (AZ) rest area around 3pm and stayed until around 7am.

I'm sitting at the park in Willcox, just killing more time. It's warm and sunny, so Lucy is enjoying just laying in the grass.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Jim Kortsen West Pinal Park

Spending a fair bit of the day at Jim Kortsen West Pinal Park. It is located a few miles just north off of the exit for AZ-84 from I-8.

It has free day use, as well as $10/night for dry camping. They have porta potties and one trash dumpster. I'm not sure if tents are permitted. The picnic shelters are quite nice and the dirt roads are compacted and well maintained.

Gila Bend, AZ

At the Shell station, just off of I-8 in Gila Bend, you can find large metal dinosaurs. It seems someone local makes metal artwork. You can find smaller pieces for sale there.

Sundance Park

I woke early, headed into Buckeye and had a shower at the 24hr gym. Then I headed over to the nice dog park, spending a couple hours there.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Goodbye Quartzsite

I finally left Quartzsite this evening. I have been sick of being there for a while, but I couldn't decide if I wanted to continue on or not. Nothing much else to say really. Hopefully I'll have something worth posting soon.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Lazy (and boring) days

I still have been slacking off blogging, but I have a pretty good excuse, the cell data here stinks. I'm amazed Blogger's site loaded. The app is bugged and crashes, so I must use the site. (It has taken over an hour to do this post!!)


A couple days after my last post, I have started getting (overly) obsessed with the idea of getting a tiny old travel trailer. This stems from one being here for sale, but that I missed out on.

Something that small can be towed with my car.

However, my car needs rear struts badly first. It looks like it's heavily weighed down when it's not. Rather than pay $650 including labor (dealer quote), I'm going to wait until I get to Arkansas, where I can do the work myself for the $160 in parts. So for now, a trailer will have to wait for sure.

I enjoyed a bunch of Xmas episodes of MST3k and Rifftrax on Xmas Eve.

On Xmas day, I did more camp stove shopping. I have too many now, ha!

The next morning, I made (awful) pancakes. The mix is what's awful. I'll be throwing out the rest, I'm sure. Maybe if I had butter, not butter flavored canola oil spray, they would have been better.

Generally, it has started to get bloody boring here. Part of my boredom is not having much to do. I'm as socially avoidant as ever. I did find the dog park so I go there almost everyday.

Yesterday, I bought a nice little, older Yamaha EF600 generator. I did a short trial run with it this morning and it does just what it should.

Maybe I'll kill boredom easier now, even if it's just offline PC gaming.

I still have too many clothes, so... more need to go!

And finally for now, Lucy basking in the warm sunshine.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Quartzsite 2016

I rolled in to Quartzsite a few days ago. The cell data speed (T-Mobile) is so bad from so many users, I haven't been able to do much online. The library wifi is excellent, which is how I'm posting so much tiday to catch up.

I'm still going through stuff and getting rid of more. I got a $15 ice chest and a $10 2 gallon water cooler. They take up a lot of space but I needed them. Honestly, more clothes probably have to go as much as I have it. I just can't justify so many shirts, as nice as many may be.

I also bought a "not working" Coleman 440 stove. After 75 cents in parts, it's working for the most part. It only seems to have "high" though. Im not sure if that's a generator or valve problem. In any case it does function. It might also need a new pump but the I've it has is working currently.

Oh and in the name of downsizing, I bought a smaller coffee percolator. 5 "cups" fills my insulated travel mug, so it's a better coffee ot to have than the larger 7 cup one that's much larger.

Some pics at the park......