Author Archives: janispaqu

Birthday and Other Stuff

I made it through my 70th birthday!! And what a strange and wonderful birthday it was. I got some gifts of money that will go a long ways towards getting my roof done, and four of my camping friends threw … Continue reading

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I’m insulated!

Big News! I got the floor repairs done! I decided to try it on my own. I put down a plastic tarp, then an ensolite foam camping pad on top. I thought I could lay on that and it would … Continue reading

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Early November

I’m still alive! Sorry for not blogging in a while, but there’s not much new. Last week I hauled the camper to the RV place in Show Low and got the fridge’s propane system cleaned for $60. The guy said … Continue reading

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No Joy

No Joy On the Home Front We’ve had some very strange weather here. The week I got home it was too hot (in the low 80’s), the next week was really nice (in the 70’s) and the 3rd week it … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

I left Silverton on 9/21, stopped for some much-needed groceries in Durango (they are hideously expensive in Silverton) and headed for home. I stayed overnight at a nice little camping area between Mancos and Cortez, CO. It was just two … Continue reading

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Heading Home

Well I guess I’ll be heading towards home tomorrow.  I’m having a lot of trouble with my camper door. It’s  trying to fall apart, and if it succeeds, I’d rather be home than in bear country. I guess it started … Continue reading

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Still in Silverton

In this little camping area there are only 7 or 8 sites. Seven are filled, and we have an interesting array of camping styles. There’s me in my mini-A-frame camper; a truck camper, a Class C RV, a cartop tent … Continue reading

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Return to Silverton

I’m in Silverton! I decided not to go to New Mexico this trip, but just head towards home. Silverton is about 50 miles out of route, but I love it here and I wanted to see the fall colors. They … Continue reading

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Poncha Springs and Salida, CO

I’ve moved again; this time about 60 miles south, to Shavano Wildlife Area near Poncha Springs, CO. I was shocked at how many campers were already here on a Tuesday!! I guess it’s because of Labor Day weekend coming up? … Continue reading

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Leadville Again

I finally moved away from Centennial, though I sure do love it there. Getting groceries is problematic though, as the nearest grocery store is 35 miles away. And since I don’t have a freezer, I had to go to town … Continue reading

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Clean!

We had another really pretty sunrise this morning, not that I ever want to be awake early enough to see them! This morning I drove 50 miles to Saratoga to visit the Hobo Hot Springs! There are two cement ponds … Continue reading

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Runaway!

We had the MOST traumatic experience the other day! The sky got dark and it started to thunder. Roxie was in her little exercise pen outside and she’s terrified of thunder, so I got her and put her in the … Continue reading

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Snowy Range, WY (still)

I’m still camped near Centennial, WY. I had to move at least 3 miles away so I can stay an additional 16 days. I found a nice spot up one of the side roads, and it’s higher in elevation (9780′!) … Continue reading

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Snowy Range, WY

I got kicked out of the Arapaho National Forest! The sign says you can stay for 14 days but the ranger came along (on my 13th day) and said the stay limit was 7 days. He also said they’d been … Continue reading

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Rodeo!

I was going to try to drive through Rocky Mt. National Park today, but I wanted to leave at about 6 a.m. to avoid all the traffic jams. But Roxie woke me up to go out at 4:15 this morning … Continue reading

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Grand Lake, CO

I left Leadville last Monday. To back up for a minute, when I left home, there was a road detour less than 25 miles from home. They were working on the detour road as well, and they had sprayed water … Continue reading

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