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We decided in April 2014 that we wanted to go traveling rather than stay in our current jobs and put up wth the 9 month long Calgary winter. 6 months later we we on the road in the 5th wheel that is hopefully our home for the forseeable future.

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Getting Ready

We decided in April that we wanted to retire and try to head South before the snow came. We had no idea of all the things we would hav to buy, organize, get rid of and create before the big day finaly arrived.

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The Journey Begins

We left Calgary on    October 31st 2014 just ahead of a blizzad that brought 2 ft of snow and -19 temperatures. We managed to lose our 5th wheel after 4 blocks!!

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Oak Flats Campground about 40 miles east of Pheonix, in the hills just behind Superior AZ. We explored a number of boondocking sites in the area but this one felt like home. There was a nice meadow outside the campground proper that would handle a rig our size without needing to back up - a major consideration at this stage in our journeys.

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LED LIGHTS

LED lights will typically use 10-15% of the power that equivalent incandescent lights and so are a great energy saver when boondocking.

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HEATING

While all trailers come with a heater the built-in furnace has some significant limitations

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Solar Panels

Solar is the quiet answer to your power needs. With the right gear you need never hook up to shore power again!

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overtonOverton is about 50 miles NE of Las Vegas, About 10 miles S of I-15 and the camping area is on top of a Mesa about 5 miles S of town. This is an awesome area if you like wide vistas where you can see for miles and miles

 

 

We tried out Overton because friend Mike had recommended it and it turned out even better than we had hoped. I loved the view from the top of the mesa where we got great OTA TV and internet in addition to the great views. There is a panorama view here.

 

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It holds archological remains from excavations during the 1930s of an Anaszi pueblo. The museum site includes a reconstrucition of the pueblo as well as a Kiva that is open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This apppears to be a female Two-Striped Walkingstick - first time I've ever seen a stick insect. I found her one morning sunning on top of my solar panel.