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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Diamond Rock Campground, AZ...A little spot in Paradise!

Just a quick little update on The Frog!  Living the Life!  LOL!

This past Memorial Day Weekend was not busy at all! All the fire warnings and fires in the area, and the "closures" that the Forest Service has done to keep the chances of a fire started "by man" down to a minimum caused a lot of the "weekend warrior" campers to not come out.

So I only had 9 campers total in both campgrounds for the weekend! It was quite fabulous!! So quiet! And it is even quieter now, since the weekend is done!

Just made a run into Springerville, AZ to pick up a few things that I needed to get. Currently sitting at the Alpine, AZ library. A really nice little library. They even let "seasonal" folks have a card...for free!!

About to head back into the gorge...if you want to have a look at where I am going to be located for the next 5 months, just do a Google Maps search for...."Diamond Rock Campground, AZ"....and it will pull it right up!

I'm 9 miles from pavement, then 11 miles into Alpine, and about 31 miles from Springerville. The run into Alpine take about 30 Springerville....and 1 to 1.5 hours!

I'm in my element!!!

C'ya soon!   

"Grand it is...when wandering time has arrived!"
---Inuit saying 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Killing Time!

I'm in the Coconino Natl Forest area of AZ. I'm what they call "dispersed camping"...for us normal folks, it's called "dirt camping"!  LOL!  Just found a spot in the woods, pulled in, leveled Europa (well, mostly level)...and the camping started! 

I'm shocked to be online...can't really upload pics, but have been texting & can make calls ... most of the time! 

I've been doing some major sightseeing! 

I spent four days, I think it was, at Paria (puh-ree-uh) ruins in Utah. There are no "ruins", but the scenery was awesome. Spent quite a few hours running Forest roads there.

Have been thru the Wapukti Nat'l Monument, several sights of 800+ year old Pueblos! Very interesting!  And right now I'm camping a road the road from the Sunset Crater Volcano Nat'l Monument. Very gorgeous scenery with mtns covered with cinders, a massive lava flow & most uniquely shaped trees I've ever seen! Also going to be going to Walnut Canyon Nat'l Monument, another pueblo location.

And needless to say, I've been running along quite a few Forest Service roads in the Coconino & in the Monuments with Sidekick! And she has done an excellent job of getting my through...or out of...all the places we've gone into.  Even when I had to atop, get out, walk up & look at what was coming next, thinking..."maybe I should turn around", then turning around & realizing there was no place to turn around, AND I sure wasn't going to be able back onward we went! And it has been a blast!

I have to be at my campgrounds I'm hosting this summer by the upcoming weekend, I'm going to stay through Thursday night (have some work to do on Europa (have developed an exhaust leak around the manifold somewhere), so I see a couple of days maintenance work in my immediate future!

It will be a week or so, probably, before I'm able to upload pics...but rest assured, there are quite a few waiting in the wings, & video, to be uploaded!

That about does it for this update. Stay tuned...much more to come!

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