With Dutch Harbor in the rear view window, I am camped out in Louisville, KY. looking for employment and a new chapter.
By: joealaska , 5:33 PM GMT on February 27, 2014
Ok, Ok, everybody settle down and take a seat...
Just back from the evening walk. It was calm and 21 degrees.
The first three records I ever bought (vinyl 45s) were The Rolling Stones SATISFACTION, HENERY the 8th I AM Hermans Hermits, and DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS by Billy Joe Royal. I checked, good to hear Billy Joe is still alive at 71 years. Working at a GAS N GO down in the boondocks maybe...
Well today I did a lot of reading up on BOONDOCKING. It refers to the practice of RV folk trying to camp for free, or very cheaply. Parking at Walmart or truck stops, that type of thing. Not very appealing to me. But further, there are remote “dispersed camp sites” that are also free. And probably the BEST sites. You can park in national forests for free. Safely off the road. Leave it in better shape than you found it. There is no electric, water, or sewer. Deal with it. Oh, and probably no neighbors. You can stay a couple weeks before they want you to move another 25 miles, just to avoid little squatter towns from forming. There is a lot of info on the internet about potential spots, as well as a network of users. I told you the internet was catching on!
I like the idea of using the typical crowded parks at first just to get used to the routine of setting the RV up for camping and breaking it down for the road. But after that I am looking for one of these remote spots, with a great view, and setting up camp for a few days. Take a lot of pictures at dusk and dawn... The first thing I would do at the tourist parks is meet my neighbors and find out what parks they liked best.
Looking into parks near Louisville for staying in May, and there are a few decent options. All are about an hour away from the folks, plus or minus. Most are not yet open officially for the season, so it will be hard to arrange something for a few weeks. Options are Taylorsville and Carrollton, Kentucky. Also Crawfordsville, Corydon, and Leavenworth, Indiana. Looking for a nice day to take a ride and check them out. Really would prefer KY. They are building two new bridges over the Ohio River now, one right down town. Going through there is a real mess.
Dealing with getting satellite internet, phone, and TV. Will probably put that off for a while. OH, I will have no permanent address for some time... Yes Ylee, correct with the hydraulic levelers. Yes Dave. There is a rear view camera so I can see, and hear, when I run over someone.
I will be using cat harnesses for a while. I want to see them run to the RV when a grizzly approach, versus attack or play with. Need to buy another grill, probably another SMOKEY JOE as in Dutch.
Lotis2 God Bless You. I WISH I could play Augusta. When I drive up to the front gate, they laugh and call security. After 10 or 12 times it gets old! I just saw an ice storm forced the club to take the Eisenhower Tree down. It was famous as a hazard on the 17th hole that stuck out in the fairway and had to be avoided. Dwight Eisenhower was a member there while he was President. He often hit the tree, and asked the club to take it down. They told The President NO. Since then it got even bigger. Augusta National, home of The Masters Golf Tournament, can afford to do whatever they want to replace it. They could have another 65 foot loblolly pine in there in a week if they choose that option.
Dave, I will be towing the Camry. Still have to buy a tow-dolly. No more toys for now.
The UK floods are not in the Evening News lately, hopefully there is some drainage going on.
Oh, I ordered a Go Pro Camera from Amazon and it just arrived. (Did I mention that my sister in Boise and her husband got my Christmas presents from Amazon one MONTH late? That, after I took Amazon Prime as an upgrade.) The Go Pro is unique. High quality HD. Small camera that can strap on your head, or whatever, and you can film doing anything...skiing, cycling, bowling, golfing... WHATEVER! Or driving down the open road. AND, it is waterproof. Wanted to do live streaming, but that is so expensive or impossible, so I will record and put the results on you tube for watching at your leisure. The angle will be SEASONED ROAD WARRIOR GOTS A NEW TANK. It will all be documented.
I know my photos have dried up, looking forward to getting back in focus.
The Dutch Harbor angle is fading, but a lot of USA road pictures are coming into view.
LEGS came from the fact it is an ALLEGRO. My wheels.
My little sister YELLAFELLA is having a birthday today. Dinner at a local German restaurant tonight, which JOEKENTUCKY will enjoy.
And there’s the bell!
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