Free Camping in Florida During the Winter

We had almost a 3-week gap in our reservations between the time we left New Orleans and when we arrived at Fort Wilderness at Disney World for our wedding. Money was running low because the Canadian dollar decided to take a nose dive this winter, so we decided to see what we could do about boondocking in Florida in winter. Now that you have all stopped laughing and cleaned the coffee off your monitor, I can tell you we found 3, yes 3, different places to boondock IN Florida IN the winter that were available!

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New Orleans and Mardi Gras

A while ago I posted a blog about listening to that inner voice, you know the one that is telling you when something isn’t right. Sometimes that inner voice just isn’t doing its job. Maybe it is and I just wasn’t hearing it. It was a long driving day, and one of the 2 GPSes we used was giving us the wrong directions to the state park we were heading to. So I stopped on the side of the road twice to check the directions on the map. The first time, we ended up at the back entrance to the park, which we obviously couldn’t get in. The second time, I finally figured out where we needed to be. There was a street that went straight to the road we needed to be on. So great, I’ll scoot down there. Just as I’m making the turn, I see the No Trucks sign, as does Trish. Being from Toronto, where a No Truck sign usually means they don’t want commercial trucks going through residential streets and not that commercial sized vehicles don’t fit, I figured this was the same. Continue reading

Quartzsite, AZ – The Boondocking Mecca

While we were getting healthy enough to travel again, we were trying to figure out where to go next. The original plan was to go to the SKP park in Yuma, KOFA Ko-op Retreat, then on to Quartzsite. We knew we needed to get to Quartzsite to join the Escapees Happy Hour and XScapers Convergence and to visit with some friends from home, but we also wanted to visit Yuma. To add to the dilemma, we needed to be back in Gold Canyon, AZ for a meeting of RV Inspectors. That left us with only a week to see Yuma and Quartzsite. Continue reading

The Continental Divide

The next leg of our trip took us west of the Continental Divide and we didn’t even realize it until we crossed the divide! We were on our way from Deming, NM to Casa Grande, AZ across I-10 and all of a sudden there was a sign, Continental Divide Elev. 4585 ft. We missed it and the photo op. 😦 Oh well, life happens I guess. Continue reading

Always Listen to Your Inner Voice

Have you ever had that little voice in your head that is telling you something, but you aren’t quite sure what it is? Well, on our trip from Pecos, TX to Deming, New Mexico that little voice was there just nagging at the edges of my brain for the last half of the trip. I had no idea what it was telling me until about a mile from the exit for the Escapees Dream Catcher RV Park. That’s when the voice became crystal clear, “You should have gotten gas at the last gas station!” Continue reading