There are many destinations I want to tour and visit, but there are times when family and friends call upon me for assistance. One of those times was this past fall.
No, it was nothing related to covid-19, but as we all age, ailments are diagnosed issues, cause outpatient surgical tweaking. So, I cared for a friend who needed medical attention, not from me, but a real doctor. 😊

So, I parked Maxy for two months, and the Beast sat idle with occasional trips as we became “mooch-dockers.” I did tour thenearby ‎⁨Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest⁩, ⁨near Spring Creek⁩, ⁨Nevada⁩⁩, which is where the above and below photos were taken.

The phrase “Mooch-docker” refers to an RV or van parked in a friend’s driveway or in front of their home. It’s sort of like couch surfing but bringing your couch or bed.

So, for almost two months, I cared for another, which coincided with my Annual November participation in the National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. Yes, I completed the month-long event writing my 50,000-word novel titled “Baby Boomer Blues, Caregiver.”

But, on December 1, I pulled up stakes, driving southbound to the warmer temperatures of southern Arizona. I’m currently seated at a table in the looking out of a window onto interstate eight’s traffic from the interior of the Foothills Library in Yuma, AZ.

Since arriving in early December, I have continued my rewrites, and editing of 35-40 short stories while enjoying the desert warmth while missing the beach sounds of Southwest Florida 🧐

Some reader may have noticed, that in November, I deleted my two Facebook accounts, but I intend to re-establish only the Expedition, Overland, Nomadic Adventures Facebook site. because, maintaining social media sites can become a distraction for an old guy with an attention deficit who needs to write and read.

A close author friend, mentor, influencer, and writing sister Sue Ann Jaffarian arrived to stay in the Sandbar RV campground bringing along her close friend and a Winnebago Travato travel buddy. Sue Ann, has fallen in love with the quiet RV campground surrounded by agricultual fields, to use as her wintering base to write.
She is a prolific author of multiple serial novels across several genres along with being a full-time RV traveler driving her Winnebago Travato, named “Novella.”
I recommend you follow her writing progress at The Novel RV or The Novel RV Journal.

So, as the month of January closes out, with happiness in my heart, I’m excited and looking forward to more writing in February along with some Geocaching, photography, and day-hikes.

Take care, stay safe, and enjoy life! 😊👌🏾

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

5 thoughts on “Wintering Nomad”
  1. Great to meet you Marty! Hope our paths cross again.

    1. I’m sure our paths will cross and I look forward to discussing your writings.

  2. Thanks for introducing me to the term Mooch-docker! Also, is that a T@B trailer I see? I’ve always wanted one!

    1. Mine is a Little Guy Max.

      1. Looks like fun to use 🙂

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