Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Road Trip - favorite new place: Big Bend National Park in West Texas


Been on the road for a couple of weeks in what has to be the best way to travel: Cab-Over Camper on a diesel pick up. We picked up the cab-over in Phoenix Area - no small feat in the land of giant rv's - for $900 through Craigslist - yes, a few technical bugs but that is where the handy BF saves the day - 6' x 8' plus full size bed over cab - you can imagine my new ideas: sell everything and hit the road. Quite a few steps between where I sit today & being able to be on a mobile adventure. The most astonishing fact I discovered (though do your own work on details :) is one can buy a year pass for the National Parks for something like $80 - and you can stay for up to 15 days in one site - now that would be a great blog!

Should be back to No. California this weekend - might have to re-think the dial-up/satellite connection and readjust budget accordingly.

Mid February Update: Cab-over resold on Craigslist to a gentleman hoping to find gold. Still believe in the beauty of fitting everything for living in an area the size of a cab-over - be it a tiny house or whatever - As you can see, this was a little bit much on the Beverly Hillbilly side of life.

2 comments:

Steve Austin said...

I wonder if the rent for the National Parks could be bargained down like a landlord these days. ;-\

Jane's World said...

Steve - Good point! But there are a few areas I don't mind paying taxes: libraries & parks. Oops, don't plan on paying taxes in 2009 - but maybe I will donate my some time for those two sensible institutions.