Good story. The past few weeks were interesting and fun. I was camping from Dec. 24 th, 2010 to Jan. 1 st. at Boulder Beach campground. Had a blast. But! My nine month old Coleman Instant Hot Water Unit died permanently. Nothing would bring it back from the dead. Tried resuscitation, charging the battery Nada! While it worked, it worked pretty well. It does need a bigger battery. The battery does not last all that long before you have to recharge. I have a Honda 1000 watt quiet generator that works just great. Then the Coleman unit just quit. Nothing. To get a replacement I had to smash my wonderful water heater. I loved the shower attachment. Took some great showers. The big question is, […]
Well, here I am camping at Boulder Beach on Lake Mead in NV. Beautiful, simply beautiful! But cold. Last night it was down to about 26 degrees. A bit nippy. I however was a warm puppy in in Teardrop camper. I had the heat on and I was under the covers and cozy. There are a few hardy soul’s here camping in tents. Yikes! We are having fun regardless of cold. We sat around the fire last night socializing. We all went to bed pretty early. Once inside of my Teardrop I was a warm puppy. I cruised the web using my Verizon wireless card. Get very good coverage with Verizon. I find it is the only carrier that works out in the boondocks. I […]
Camping with other teardrop trailer campers at Buckskin Mtn. State Park AZ.
Cedar Pockets campground in the Virgin River Gorge and other locals. On my way to Cedar City, UT. I need to take care of other business. So, Cedar City is where I go. I loved the drive to Utah from Orange County. CA. The desert is fantastic looking in the winter – I get to the Virgin River Gorge on the Arizona strip on the way to St. George, UT and check out the camp ground. Very cool. No water available but they have nice heated bathrooms. Interesting! A very beautiful area to camp. The weather is a bit cool. A stiff breeze is blowing. Getting into my trailer and snuggling up inside is what to do. I get up early the next morning and […]
While you are in Red Canyon, UT. You might want to check out this trail. It is right at the visitor center. An easy hike and beautiful. From there you can go in a number directions and add to the hike. There are lots of fun hikes that don’t have the crowds that Bryce Canyon has. It is all good.
Checking out Pine Lake Utah for camping. Checking out Pine Lake Utah for camping. I just took a drive the other day to check out Pine Lake for future camping. It is just north of Hwy. 12 at the Bryce Canyon turnoff. Go north for about 10 miles. Then turn right to Pine Lake for another 7 miles. When you get there you are in heaven. Photo shows the lake which is about 1/4 mile from the campground. There is water, pit toilets and the site are spread out so you are not to close to your neighbors. It is recommended for a great place to camp and fish. One interesting thing I discovered is that it seems to be a hangout for Mormon Polygamists! […]
Kolob Reservoir area of upper Zion National Park. If one has not traveled up Kolob Reservoir road. This drive is great if you are in the area. You can start your trip at either end – Cedar City Hwy 14 Rt. Hand Canyon turn off or Virgin on Hwy 9. Around the lake is primitive camping. Trout is in the lake so you can catch some big ones. Spring and fall are the best times for color. In the spring you will see amazing fields of flowers everywhere and in the fall you will have your mind blown by the fall colors everywhere on the mountain. So go out and enjoy some of the most amazing scenery you will ever see. If you are lucky you just […]
Wow! Just got back from my second teardrop camping trip. I went to Red Canyon campground near Bryce Canyon. The campground location is about 5 miles west of Bryce Canyon. This is a Forrest Service Campground with showers and bathrooms. Showers are $2.00. It is a beautiful place. Nice and peaceful place to stay. The teardrop is a very cool way to camp and travel if you like simple.
Just came back from my first camping trip with my Teardrop Trailer. Wow, what a blast. I love tear drop trailers. The bed inside is just fantastic. The kitchen in the back is perfect. This teardrop takes me back to when I was a small kid. 9 or 10 I believe. My grandfather had a teardrop trailer they went camping in. I would ask when at their house if I could sleep in it. And I thought that was great at the time. Little did I know I would end up with one. These are great to tow with a regular car. You get nicked in the mileage department very little. You could not ask for a better camper.
I just purchased a Teardrop trailer. The classic design from the 1930’s and 40’s. I am getting it ready for my first camping foray. I have had to install a hitch on the Jeep, and that has taken a bit of time. The weather has been uncooperative at best. That sucks. It has slowed down the forward movement of getting outdoors. For those unfamiliar with a Teardrop trailer, they are small. Sizes vary from 4 x 8 to 6 x 10 feet. They have a sleeping cabin in front and a kitchen in the back which you get to by lifting the hatch to the galley. The teardrop is about 5.5 ft tall, so you can not stand up in it. There are thousands of […]