Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Storms just keep on coming!

Just a quick note.....

Have had several ask if we were in the middle of all the storms that have been coming thru North/NorthCentral Texas....and the answer is....

Kinda!!

We have gotten hit with a LOT of rain, lot of rain! And some pretty high winds...but have not sustained any damage from it. For some reason, where we are here seems to be in a "safe spot". When the storms come in, even when they seem to be directly headed for us...they seem to just  bend either south or north and just give us a glancing blow!!

Love it!

This coming Sunday is my "official" day of retirement....in case I had not mentioned it!!!!  Heheheheheh!  At 6pm!!

Will still be headed north to Sunny Gulch for the summer!

So stick around and keep checking in for the further adventures of Frog, Abbiegail and Snickers!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

12 Days to "Outta Here"!! LOL!

I have waited to long to update this! So here is a short upate....

12 DAYS TO "HEADED TO SUNNY GULCH!!!"  LOL!

I have 4 more shifts to pull for the security work, then take about 5 days to pack up and store-up things....and then headed for Idaho! I have to swing open up the gates for Sunny on May 20....and want to be able to take my time getting up there. So leaving on the 7th of May, take 8-9 days to get up there...that will give me 4-5 days to get the campgrounds ready (or at least on the way to being ready) for my campers.

Then I'm in my little piece of heaven for 4.5 months! Can't wait!

And as of May 1, 6pm...I am considering myself competely retired!  Just going to spend my time getting around to see the kids and grandkids, trying to do my video shoots of places for "America, have you seen it" project....and just trying to relax for the first time in....oh, I guess 49 years!!!

I've got a FaceBook page up for "Sunny Gulch Campground", one for "America, have you seen it?", a "GoFundMe.com" project for the "America, have you seen it" set up (and hopefully folks will want to be a part of that project)....and otherwise....I will be on the road for 7 months out of 12 each year from here on out!!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

28 Days....And Counting!


Well, folks, we are down to about 29 days until I head back up to Idaho! And I can hardly wait!  I've had just about all I can stand of "the big city life"! Being away from the mountains and the outdoors for close to 7 months makes you really appreciate the grace of the outdoors! 

This is a picture of the old courthouse in downtown Fort Worth. Taken as I was headed home after a night on site doing my security job. It is a gorgeous old building. Just wanted to show it off and also....to let you know that I still have the "Go Fund Me" project going for my hope to start traveling the back roads of the U.S. & finding places that have "fallen by the wayside" as our daily pace of living has gained speed! I've worked this winter on getting used to living on a "fixed income"....and that can be a challenge!  But I'm getting a grip on it!

As I've said...I go to Idaho each summer now, and plan on it for the next several years. But during the "off season", I am planning on making my travels to areas that have been passed up with all the new highways. For example, on this last run to Alabama, I found "Grant's Canal". It is literally on the side of I-20 as you approach the MS River bridge right before crossing over from LA into Vicksburg, MS. It is an actual part of the Battle Field Park group in the Vicksburg area. Over all the years that I have driven that road, I had never noticed it before!  Looked it up online & learned about something that I had never read about before in any of the Civil War books that I have read!

So, as I do my Travels, I plan on doing as many updates as needed to keep this blog up to date with all I find. And I'm also going to, hopefully, start a YouTube channel and also make "Video podcasts" of these places that I find. And for those that join in for the experience of helping me to reach these places, I'll be making DVDs of all that I do every few months and sending a copy of the DVD to them each.  Plus on the DVD I'm planning of including "Video directions" to these places and things to see and places to stay around each spot that I find.

Something that I just thought about...these projects will also be turning into a blow-by-blow account of "Full-time RVing"....which is what I have been doing for the past 2 years already!
It is a grand lifestyle of you are cut out for it! But I'll get into that more later.  And I'm beginning to put together a "cookbook" of one pot meals.  Not fancy, but so far,  they have tasted pretty good!

I've also learned and have become a fairly good miser of water.  You can live & live well AND stay clean using a whole lot less water than you would think. And water is going to become more and more critical as time goes by and we keep adding to our population. We're almost too late to start conserving water.... but hopefully it's not to late!

I've been sitting here thinking about the past 2 years.... and it has dawned on me that what I'm currently doing and the direction I'm headed, I've spent the last 35 years headed for where I'm almost at!!  :-) There have been a lot of ups & downs, but I've basically weathered it and .... here I am....living on 6 Wheels with a chihuahua and the chihuahua's cat!! What more could I ask!!??!!??!!  For folks that can't get there from where they are but want to see what is out there on the backroads and byways that we have bypassed with our "Modern" society to join with me on the adventure!


If you would like to help fund this project, just go to ....
                     www.gofundme.com/thetruckingfrog

Or drop me an email & I can let you know more about what I have in mind (with what mind I have left!!! )

And if you have places that you have always wanted to find out about, and haven't been able to, or just can't get there....let me know! I'm open for ideas on places that would be prime to visit and document!

Guess that about covers it for now....More to come soon!

And don't forget....you can always come visit me at Sunny Gulch Campground, In the Sawtooth National Wilderness/Recreation Area, Near Stanley, ID!!!

C'ya!!