Once again, the absence of consistently hotrod internet access hampers my blogging progress (sigh). We wrapped up the first year living full-time in our LCC on the road, leaving our Boise home on 11/6 to begin making our way south again…finally. Since our activities of late summer/fall are old news by now, I almost didn’t finish this post. But, I just couldn’t resist sharing a few — actually a few dozen — photos from the time between leaving South Dakota and arriving at our first stop on this winter’s adventure, The Slabs. Most of the photos are from our time in beautiful Idaho. I hope you don’t mind…

GRAND TETONS – When choosing our route home from the midwest, we couldn’t pass up the chance to see the majestic Grand Teton mountains and connect with some friends we made last winter. We camped about four miles off the highway near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, elevation 8,000 feet.

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IDAHO – We were at our old stomping grounds in and around Boise for a couple of months attending birthday parties and loving on our Idaho grandkids. BLM sites tend to be our favorites in the area. We parked up on a ridge overlooking the city, moved out to Initial Point (the original marker used to survey all land in Idaho) and then to Jim’s favorite spot in the desert east of Boise. While there, we took time to explore the “neighborhood” as well as the Snake River at Celebration Park and Blacks Creek Canyon. Sometimes I forget just how scenic our state is.ย The desert really doesn’t have much over on Idaho when it comes to sunsets.

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So now we’re back at Slab City (near Nilnd,CA) where we plan to stay put for a bit while we pay off the expenses of a few truck repairs and our 20,000 miles of travel. I’ve traded in my boots for flipflops. Ahhhh…I *do* love the sun. Here’s to another year of our Big Adventure…chasing rainbows and sunsets.

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6 thoughts on “Playing Catch-up”

  1. Oh ! there you are, I was getting concerned. I have not been keeping track, but I feel like it was a long time. Happy to see (thank you for the beautiful photos) you are both well, and pushing forward.I dont have anything new to share at this time. But keep the journey going, I am living vicariously thru your experiences…have fun, live long, be safe.

    1. I was thinking we hadn’t heard from you in a while. Good to know you’re still doing well. We’re currently at brother Greg’s house in Eatonville, WA — tricking out his custom 20′ toy hauler to get ready for a main event in Salmon, ID which begins July 12th. Of course, we have to touch base with all our friends and family up here before we leave — don’t want to waste fuel to come back up. Always good to hear from you Maine — we’ll definitely have to do lunch and catch up when we get back in the hood — looking forward to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Busy times & adventures with a tow truck!
    I hate getting stuck… I watched a guy pull a truck & boat on a trailer out of Lake Mead a few years back, he had a really long cable so he was nowhere even close to the soft stuff.

    Safe travels!

    1. Good to hear from you Rob. After our experience, I was looking into electric winches on a platform which plugs into a standard 2″ receiver hitch. That is what the truck which pulled me out did. He stayed up on terra firma, blocked one rear wheel with a huge block and used the cable to do ALL the work. He had the advantage of a tow truck with the boom up high which moves all the weight down on the rear wheels of his tow truck so once all the cable was back in, he pulled forward a bit to get *me* on terra firma. My idea was that with a hitch-mounted winch and a long enough cable, I could charge 50 bucks a pop and get my money back before too long. ๐Ÿ™‚
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