Gold Butte

April 13 – April 14, 2018. Greg was jonesing to get to Utah. He had been talking about Utah since we were in Baja. “Yeah, all these beaches and stuff are nice, but what I really want to do is go look at some rocks in Utah,” he would tell me. If you haven’t figured …read more

Rocks and Movies

April 4 – April 10, 2018. When we got back to the US we had no plan, well except to do almost 4 weeks of laundry and to rush to Aldi and fill our cart with pretzels and cheddar cheese (which there was a serious lack of in Mexico). The Southwest United States is so …read more

Widdershins Wednesday – Slab City

This post is a Widdershins Wednesday — which means we are turning the hands of time backwards and catching up on our travels we didn’t get a chance to write about last year. In this post we are setting the clock back 9600 hours to right after we left Tucson (again) and made our way …read more

Many Moons Ago Monday – Staying on the Grid

This post is a Many Moons Ago Monday — which means the events that we are presenting here today are not current, they actually happened many moons ago. In this post we pick up after we left The Petrified Forest, February of last year, 14 full moons ago…. February, 25 – March, 4, 2017. When …read more

Catching Up

February 14 – March 4, 2018. It has been over 6 years since we began our journey. Six years of traveling, house sitting, repairing and improving Blue Wing, outfitting and improving Ballena Blanca, starting adventures and having to turn back, engine trouble, sailing across the Gulf Stream, island hopping, learning, coming back to and leaving …read more

Visiting the Dentist in Los Algodones

February 5 – February 13, 2018. “Open.” Oh, English. That was for me. I open my mouth wider. It’s really my only job here. Hard to believe I was dozing off in a dentist’s chair, with people working in my mouth, but it has been six steady hours. And the soft guitar music and constant …read more

A few surprises in the Chiricahua Mountains

February 13 – 15, 2017. We had already been up a long stretch of muddy road when we saw the yellow ‘Bump Ahead’ sign. It looked just like one you see on an interstate, except that the words ‘next 23 miles’ had been added at the bottom. We pushed on, finding a boondocking site in …read more

Boondocking near Tombstone

February 9 – 12, 2017. We had Tombstone in our sights. Gunslingers, lawmen, and gamblers, the swinging doors of gritty saloons, marked cards, the smell of stale whisky, colorful dance hall girls, covered wagons on dusty streets, the Earps, Doc Holiday, the O.K. Corral, and visions of Val Kilmer saying “I’m your huckleberry.” Awesome – …read more

The Coronado Forest & Tumacácori

February 5 – February 8, 2017. For me going down is far scarier than going up. This is especially true when hiking up a steep rock face, but also when I am securely strapped into a tall rolling metal box, even though I am sure the peril is equal going either way on wheels. This …read more

Boondocking in the Sonoran Desert

January 21 – January 24, 2017. Two Army guys with M-16s strapped to their backs pull up on four-wheelers. ‘Oh’, one says. ‘From a distance it looked like you were parked past that fence. Never mind. You’re fine here.’ They drive off. A ranger came by earlier. He said to watch out for ‘illegals’ and …read more