In between my journeys I am going to write about the blogs I follow myself. I plan on telling you about each blog and the particular reasons I happen to be following them. The first blog I would like to mention is “Life’s Little Adventures” . This blog is written by Jim and Gayle who have been on the road fulltiming with 2 cats since Oct. 2008.
I first met Jim and Gayle in Albuquerque, NM during the 2010 Balloon Fiesta. We were all introduced to each other since we were with a large group of Lazy Daze owners. If you have never attended a Balloon Fiesta you are really missing out on a great time. Lots of wonderful fun people, great food and of course the hundreds of balloons that go over us each day. It was one of the highlights of my fulltiming adventures and I will be attending again this year.
After the Balloon Fiesta we each went our different ways and I didn’t catch up with Jim and Gayle until January, 2011 at Quartzsite. Again it was a Lazy Daze group that was organized to meet by my good friend Roger. We spent about a week boondocking about 1/2 mile from the big tent and everyone shared their experiences of the day at the campfire. Again it was a great time.
After that there was a 4 day SW Lazy Daze Rally in Benson, AZ over Feb/March where we met up again. It is amazing how you happen to meet up with perfect strangers and become great friends in just a matter of months.
I had scheduled to have my teeth cleaned in Palomas, Mexico by my new-found dentist some time in April, 2011 so spent a few days at Pancho Villa State Park. Just before I was going to leave I got an email from Jim and Gayle. They mentioned that they were staying at Rockhound State Park about 30 miles away and wondered if I would like to meet up with them there. I agreed and met them there the following day. While there we did a lot of hiking in the park and in the nearby parks as well. It was great fun.
At the time this post was written they are camp hosting at Lake Wappapello in Missouri. I don’t think they were planning on attending the Balloon Fiesta this year since they will be going to a Lazy Daze rally instead.
They are great friends and I have enjoyed both camping with them and reading about their adventures in their “Life’s Little Adventures” blog. By the way I am horrible about remembering names but their names were really easy for me. Jim and Gayle are the names of my parents. How could I forget them? LOL!!!!!
Thanks for the nice post. Our blog entries have been a little sparse lately since it is pretty boring here in Missouri, but once we head east in August I should be writing more. Hope to see you out west next winter so we can try to kill you again with some more hiking!
I have been dreaming about going to the balloon fiesta in Albuquerque for years. I would think about it during the holiday season and think, “damn….. missed it again!” Now I am out here enjoying my freedom and have only one thing on my agenda that has a specific date or dates attached to it. October 1-9, Albuquerque New Mexico. I won’t be staying for all nine days, but I will at least try to be there for their minimum requirement of three.
Looking forward to seeing you in person, if we don’t bump into each other before that.
P.S. Ii found the elk this morning!
Glad to hear you have the Balloon Fiesta in your plans. Yes we will have to get together when there. I too am really looking forward to it.
What a great idea to introduce the blogs you follow with some background info!
I won’t be at the balloon festival this year, but hope to make it in the not-too-distant future.
I also hope to see you in person one of these days. In the meantime, I’m following you through your blog.