Nov 19-26, 2023 – Palm Desert, CA, to Gila Bend, AZ

Nov 19, 2023 – Palm Desert, CA So, what to do back in civilization? We took advantage of a Sunday breakfast buffet offered in the main clubhouse by our campground. The breakfast was good but very few people took advantage of it. In fact, the campground is probably half empty and it will become much … Read more

Oct 15-18 Parker, AZ, to Palm Desert, CA

Nov 15, 2023 – Parker, AZ We needed to make some important phone calls do some work online and shop for food for the next few days. While Buckskin Mountain SP claimed to have WiFi, and it did, the connection was spotty and very slow. The nearby town of Parker had shopping, a public library … Read more

Nov 1-4 – Grand Canyon NP to Parker, AZ

Nov 11, 2023 – Grand Canyon NP, AZ We’re camped in Mather Campground which is close to the main visitor center. It’s a large campground without electric or water at the campsites but has nice bathrooms. Pay showers are available in an adjacent service area. The campground is nicely spread out and is shaded by … Read more

Nov 6-10 – Picacho Peak SP to Grand Canyon NP, AZ

Nov 6, 2023 – Picacho Peak SP to Sedona, AZ Another bright & sunny day!  We decided to next head to Sedona, which has long been on our list of “to do’s”. So, we headed north through Phoenix via I-10 and I-17. We noticed lots of big campers heading south.  We drove through a massive … Read more

Nov 3-5, 2023 – Tucson to Picacho Peak SP, AZ

Nov 3, 2023 – Tucson to Tombstone, AZ Finally, it’s time to leave Tucson. We headed south through the seeming never ending urban sprawl that we’d observed a couple of days earlier from Mt Lemmon. Near the southern edge of the city we saw a cluster of high rise buildings, something we hadn’t seen before. … Read more

Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2023 – Catalina SP, Tucson, AZ

Oct 27, 2023 – Catalina SP, Tucson, AZ We got moving in the morning, dumping our waste water and filling our fresh water tank in preparation for five successive days of “dry camping”, which means without access to electrical hookups or water spigots. Then we headed the half mile to the group campsites where a … Read more

Oct 22 – 26 – Amarillo, TX, to Tucson, AZ

Oct 22, 2023 – Amarillo, TX The coolest thing in the Amarillo area may be a state park about 25 miles south of the city. We decided to find out. Palo Duro Canyon State Park is both the largest and the most visited state park in Texas. It contains the second-largest canyon in the United … Read more

Oct 17, 2023 – Memphis, TN, to Amarillo, TX

Oct 17, 2023 – Memphis, TN, to Little Rock, AR We were frustrated by highway construction detours when we headed out to see the Bass Pro store that our Uber driver recommended last night. The detour and, possibly, Bill’s navigation error somehow landed us on the bridge across the Mississippi. So, intended or not, we … Read more

Oct 11, 2023 – Boone, NC, to Memphis, TN

Oct 11, 2023 – Boone, NC, to Nashville, TN We were headed for Nashville, today, and it’s on the other side of the mountains from Boone. So our day started by relying on our navigation system to guide us through a complicated series of state and county roads across those hills and valleys. It was … Read more

2023 Peregrination Tour – The Beginning

per·e·gri·na·tion a journey, especially a long or meandering one. That’s our intent, a return to the kind of pre-COVID19 camping. Back then we’d have a general idea of where we were headed but no specific plan about where we’d stay or exactly when we’d return. Arrangements were made on the fly as we traveled and … Read more