Pipe Spring – Water. A very powerful force for humans. Pipe Spring has drawn a succession of peoples on their journey or settlements. The Arizona strip is where it is located. The Arizona strip is located at the foot of the Vermilion Cliffs, and is famous throughout southern Utah as a watering place. The fort and outbuildings were built by the Mormons who needed food and water. They arrived in the mid 1800’s. The Mormons built the fort called the Winsor Castle. By the time the fort was finished the wars with indians were over. It is a must see place to get the feel of what it was like to live in those harsh conditions. All shot with the Sony NEX 5n camera. I left […]
This morning I am in my little trailer staying warm and cozy inside. It is light rain this morning. 46 degrees outside with a high of 49 today. I won’t be doing much outside today. It is supposed to be cold rainy and windy. What a combo. And I am warm inside with my wi-fi working watching movies or working on a clients website. Not a bad way to spend the day.
Here are some photos taken while walking around the campground. This is one of the best campgrounds with views that are outstanding. As I was walking I noticed a Mercedes and a Teardrop trailer. Interesting combo. What ever works. Images taken with Sony NEX 5n. Click on images for larger images.
The adventure began at 1:50 AM on Monday morning. I wanted to get an early start across the desert before the heat comes. Picked up all of my mouse traps around the truck and trailer. No mice. Good!! Started driving and loved it going across the desert at night. Beautiful. I drove until I got to Cedar City, UT. Nice weather but windy. Nothing new there. Did my obligatory Wal-Mart shopping and then hit the road for Red Canyon. Hwy 14 over the mountain is still closed due to a landslide about 6 months ago.
I have camped for 22 months now. Living this lifestyle makes me feel like the B/W movies I remember watching from the late 30’s and 40’s of how America lived in america all across the united states. They traveled, camped, lived in cars, and some towed travel trailers of all types and sizes. Some trailers were made from masonite board for the exterior walls because the manufacturer could not find the proper supplies. The war effort was using up all the available supplies. I sure have an affinity for those years. I wasn’t even born yet and still I just love those years. I think it has to do with the american wanderlust for seeing sights and enjoying the outdoors. Then the outdoors were basic […]
It will be exciting to leave the Oak Grove Campground in San Diego County. Heading out on the 14th to Cedar City, UT. Might stop for the night at Lake Mead. Depends on how hot it is when I get there. If it is too hot I will just keep on to Cedar City where I can stay overnight at the Wal-Mart. I love that place. You can also stay at the Home Depot next door. They seem to let people stay there as well. I stayed there two times myself with no problem. The Liquor store is just down the street. Do some shopping while in town and pick up my mail. Then it is off to the Bryce Canyon area. 7000 feet. Temps […]