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John Monica
Former IT guy, former Oilfield Trash, ALWAYS a Spartan!
Former IT guy, former Oilfield Trash, ALWAYS a Spartan!

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As I mentioned previously I camped my way from the Midwest to Arlington, TX to attend my daughter's graduation from the University of Texas at Arlington and her after-party held at her uncle's home in Arlington.  My daughter Nickelle, all smiles before the ...

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The "Mini Effect"
One of the main reasons I traded the camper in for the Mini (besides the camper almost falling apart) was that I wanted to have the ability to detach the pickup from the Mini and be able to go places around my campsite. The Mini squeezing under a large oak ...

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Campground Review: Table Rock State Park Branson, MO
When I headed into southern Missouri I originally planned on staying at the Escapee's Turkey Creek Village campground in Branson.  They always had space for me in the past so I didn't bother calling ahead for a reservation.  The campground there is on Turtl...

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Inside the Mini
Still camping my way down to Arlington, TX, I just got through three days of torrential downpours in Southern Missouri.  Waiting for the rain to end I got a chance to take some pictures of the inside of the new Mini: The queen bed is at the front of the tra...

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I'm Trailer Trash
My living arrangements have undergone a "slight" upgrade: A shiny new 2018 Rockwood Mini Lite! I drove from Grand Junction, CO to Troy, Ohio to buy it because the dealer there gave me a $2000 trade in on my old camper which I feared I was going to have to s...

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Return to Rabbit Valley
After I had Larry Pike measure the Tank for the replacement roof hatch I  had ten days to kill waiting for the hatch vendor to ship it to Larry's business.  Remembering back to 2014 and how much I enjoyed it when I stayed on the BLM land at Rabbit Valley I ...

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Campground Review: BLM Land Near Mexican Hat, UT
I left Arizona and traveled up Highway 191 into eastern Utah on my way to Grand Junction, CO to have RV repairman extraordinaire Larry Pike repair the Tank's roof hatch which had gotten torn off by an intense "micro burst" of wind.  The previous summer Larr...

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Chasing the Goldilocks Zone
This time of year is always sort of a challenge to stay in an area of the Southwest that isn't too hot and isn't too cold or rainy.  Casa Grande, AZ where I had stayed for ten days had a stretch of mid-90's days that forced me to run the AC in the Tank duri...

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Taco Salad
I'm still at the Rovers Roost Escapee Park in Casa Grande, AZ.  If you pay for a week the friendly Escapee's here tack on an extra three days free!, so I'm working on my three free days here now.  Here's a picture of one of my favorite lunches that even I c...

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Return To Buckeye Hills Buckeye, AZ
One of my favorite places to boondock in Arizona is the Buckeye Hills Recreation area which I reviewed a year ago here:  Buckeye Hills Review .  This time I camped the Rec area for thirteen days although I cheated once and drove into Buckeye itself after ab...
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