What I’ve done towards keeping it simple?
I’m in the process of donating all our extra clothes to the veterans. I’ve never seen our closet so bare. :) The veterans are going to be warm and toasty with our old army clothes & old jackets to keep them warm. We have 3 1/2 month until we move into our RV full time. It’s very liberating to toss all the old stuff out.
How simple am I keeping it?
I’m hoping to put everything left in a 5×5 storage shed for $39.99. I’m keeping photos & special keepsakes only. :) This is going to be a challenge of my downsizing abilities. :)
A Simpler Lifestyle
RVer’s are learning new hobbies, meeting new people, eating new foods & seeing new things. The more RV blogs that I read my motivation for this new lifestyle increases. My determination to get rid of our possessions so we can live a simpler lifestyle grows.
I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it. by Alexander Sattler
Isn’t this what the RV lifestyle is about?
Ash Meadow Wildlife Refuge- the refuge is almost 2 hours from Las Vegas NV, small visitor center, stamp for blue goose book, birdwatching, walking trails, picnicking, pets on a leash.
There are four Wildlife Refuges within 2 hours of Las Vegas so far Desert Wildlife Refuge is my favorite. I hope to see Pahranagat & Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge next time.
Beginning of the nature trail by the visitor center 0.9 miles
It was a cold day when we drove to Ash Meadow Wildlife Refuge. Kevin and I were unable to walk around the trails this time but several brave people bundled up and had no problem with the cold weather. (we bought Winter gear after this trip)
The store is a quick place to stop while on a day trip to Ash Meadow Wildlife Refuge. The bunny ranch people didn’t bother us while we shopped.
Kevin with some guys we made friends with at the alien travel center on the way to Ash Meadow Wildlife Refuge.
Small store with food, drinks & alien t-shirts ..etc
The restaurant was cramped so I didn’t visit it.
Driving Information: Kevin and I drove our jeep wrangler to Borrego Springs, California looked for camping spots. We drove S22 to Borrego Springs. This road has a 8% grade. When we camp in Borrego Springs we will be driving our Tiffin Allegro Open Road 33ft gas motorhome and towing a Jeep Wrangler. On the way home we drove the S3 to S2 towards Julian then onto 79S this was a much better road for us when we bring our motorhome with a toad.
Nice view on S22 to Borrego Springs but the 8% grade isn’t good for us
This is the free book-swap mailbox at Peg Leg. I saw DVD’s and puzzles for swapping too. :)
Peg Leg- I’m told this is a great beginner boondocking spot right off Peg Leg Road. It looks like a nice community of boondockers. It’s a flat area with several RV’s close together.
Rockhouse Canyon- we liked this boondocking spot. Its spacious with level camping spots. Also, fires are allowed in a container, its near some of the places I’d like to see here like Calacite Mine & The Slots
Galetta Meadows has the popular metal sculpture- This artist is very talented. The spots I saw for boondocking didn’t look very level but we had good At&t cell service.
Anza-Borrego State Park is $35 a night with full hookups. We could fit our 33footer into the spots with no problem $35 is reasonable for us to stop by for one night to dump the tanks and refill the water.
Yaqui Pass -It looks like a small parking lot outside of town surrounded by hills but it has no cell service. If you don’t mind no cell service this is a nice place with a small 1 mile hike next to the camping area. The hike is called Bill or William Kenyon Overlook.
We filled our first page of the National Park Passport Book. I bought the Deluxe Explorer Edition to go with our first RV purchase. Many collectors call it “The ultimate adult sticker book.” If you like apps Eastern National introduced the Passport to Your National Parks app to record your park visits.
This is the first passport book Kevin and I bought years ago. This one is inexpensive & smaller than the deluxe edition. They’re both great passport books.
The most expensive thing about this hobby is the book. The stamps are free but I donate $1.00 or more to the facility each time I stamp my book.
I also purchased a Blue Goose National Wildlife Refuge Stamp book. We like to get our book stamped at the visitor center. Then walk a trail in the refuge looking for birds and admire the beauty around us. The National Wildlife Refuge Stamp books can be bought at most National Wildlife Refuges.
I bought mine at the Desert Wildlife Refuge in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ash Meadow Wildlife Refuge Stamp in Nevada
Also, the Lighthouse passport book is available online. The visitor centers staff are ready and waiting to bring out the stamps for your books.
Lighthouse Passport purchased online
According, to the staff many people come in to get their passport books stamped. We’re not alone in our passport book stamp obsession.
3790 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
In the New York-New York Casino
Atmosphere: Excellent! – I felt like I was in New York ordering my sandwich.
Service: Excellent! – Fast Service! Its cafeteria style ordering.
Food: The Italian Stallion sandwich with Chicken Noodle Soup and a pickle. (chicken noodle soup is extra)
Taste: Excellent! The taste is divine.
This Red-tailed Hawk was in my backyard area. The hawks tail is easy to identify.
The Hawk turned its head slightly to look at me.
The hawk fully turned its head to see me. It was a incredible experience to see.
Sharing with: Saturday Critters, Camera Critters, Outdoor Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday