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“Rubber Tramp Rohndeveou.” aka RTR


My attempted winter destination for 2019 was the Quartzsite Arizona in Western Arizona. It is also the winter destination for several thousand RV’ers, Van dwellers, and everything in between. I first experienced this destination a year ago, as I rendezvoused with several thousand traveling nomadic and many wannabes converged on this destination to fellowship and learn how to live the lifestyle. Classes covered every aspect … Continue reading “Rubber Tramp Rohndeveou.” aka RTR

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“Tombstone Arizona.”


After driving through falling snow during the day, I figured a quick side trip to Tombstone Arizona would be great since I could not imagine many tourists visiting in the near-freezing temperatures I expected the town to be a tourist location and it was all that and more. The history of Tombstone is a remarkable time in American history of gunslingers, cowboys, and citizens, trying … Continue reading “Tombstone Arizona.”

It’s been a while. :-)


Ok, ok, I know it has been quite a while since my last blog posting, and many have emailed me with concerns of “where the heck am I?” Well, let me begin. (2019-plans) A lot of my writing time is being shared with my participation in the 2019 Goodreads.com reading challenge where I have committed to reading 30-novels this year and so far I’m off … Continue reading It’s been a while. 🙂

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“2018 Key West Fantasy Fest.”


Before I created this blog post, I took time organizing my thoughts to shape the narrative for the photos I captured during the 2018 Key West Fantasy Festival. I was ambivalent because none of the images represent any form of wildlife, wilderness landscapes or US National Parks. Since I began my nomadic travels around the US, I have captured photographs of the natural essence of … Continue reading “2018 Key West Fantasy Fest.”

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“Some fun Mountain biking time.”


It has been three months of writing, editing, re-writing, editing, and a repeat of all with an occasional blog post. I recently took time for some mountain biking in Florida, at the Santos Trailhead, located south of Ocala Florida. Now, after riding the dirt trails in state and national parks in the western US, I was really impressed with the 23-miles of trails, with 12-beginner, … Continue reading “Some fun Mountain biking time.”

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“Their love is with me forever.”


I recently viewed the movie trailer “Green Book” scheduled for November 21, 2018, release in the US, and it triggered my thoughts about my travels across the US during my lifetime. I was moved emotionally as I thought of my parents who suffered through their fears, worries, and concern for my safety in the 1980’s when I began traveling across the country on my first … Continue reading “Their love is with me forever.”

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Regular routine?


For the past several months, I have struggled with a writing routine as I traveled but, summer has eased into autumn, and I draw inspiration from quotes, by Gustave Flaubert. Capturing photos from around the US has been inspirational. I’m discovering a routing for my writing. 🙂 “Passionate happiness.” With many years of discovery, passion and happiness are life desires. Combining both with something you … Continue reading Regular routine?

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Traveling soothes the soul.”


Recently while I was touring and photographing the West Rim Drive of Crater Lake in Oregon, I met a New Zealander in his late twenties, and a 66-year-old couple all of whom were northbound hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I first noticed them descending a mountain using their trekking poles to guide and control their descent into the scenic pullout where I was parked. As … Continue reading Traveling soothes the soul.”

“Travel dreams crossing the U.S.”


  It has been a little over a month since I last posted a blog simply because I’m enjoying the time of my life fulfilling my dreams. The photos displayed in this blog post and the next couple to follow identify my destinations across the U. S. from Grand Isle north of Burlington VT, to Cape Disappointment State Park in Washington State along with everything … Continue reading “Travel dreams crossing the U.S.”

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“Womens Rights Museum.”


There are many unique museums and places I want to visit, learn and further understand American history. Many tourists and travelers see and reveal in video and blog postings the visual beauty of the locations they visit without explaining the history of the location, the people, their dreams and more importantly what we can learn from this knowledge to improve our world. The Women’s Rights … Continue reading “Womens Rights Museum.”

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“New tent and picturesque islanding camping in Vermont.”


During the last couple of years, I have traveled mostly in the western US and back home to my much beloved Florida beaches and the Florida Keys, I have seen and witnessed many forms and types of camping, but the new phenomena is the roof-top tent. I have viewed thousands of Youtube videos about roof-top tents mostly in connection with the Overland travel community. There … Continue reading “New tent and picturesque islanding camping in Vermont.”

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New Mexico; Trail Days.


My freedom is traveling nomadically, one destination to another, exploring, discovering and learning. (MJL)   In April I attended the 2018 Continental Divide Trail Days held on the Campus of Western New Mexicos University in the town of  Silver City NM. The quaint little town is situated at 6000-feet above sea level and is an escape from the summer heat of the arid southwest desert. … Continue reading New Mexico; Trail Days.

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“Meteor Crater.”


Many things in life are comfortable assumptions, like night or day, green light or red light, and a massive crater in the middle of a desert created by a meteor. About 50,000 years ago an unbroken stretch of the flat desert landscape was suddenly disturbed when a meteor streaking across the day or night sky at 26,000 miles per hour impacted with the desert floor … Continue reading “Meteor Crater.”

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“2018 Overland Expo West.”


I attended the 2018 Overland Expo West gathering that brought people together from around the world to Fort Tuthill County Fairgrounds in Flagstaff AZ. This event is organized for anyone who is interested in everything connected and associated with short or long-distance overlanding any part of our planet. The expo has been etched on my calendar for more than a couple of years since my … Continue reading “2018 Overland Expo West.”

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Arizona’s Route 89A,​ a scenic drive.


Everyone who visits Arizona always recommends the Grand Canyon and their next recommendation is usually the city of Sedona AZ  to see the picturesque red mountains surrounding the town. Many travelers use some form of an electronic map on their cellular phone or the built-in mapping system in their vehicle providing the most economical way to travel an arrive safely. One aspect the map exclude … Continue reading Arizona’s Route 89A,​ a scenic drive.

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“Petrified Forest National Park.”


Oh yes, the Petrified Forest National Park has been on my must-visit list for years, and my recent scenic drive tour has only conjured up plans for a re-visit to backpack the backcountry overnight and hike some of the incredible trails. The park was initially dedicated in 1906 and became a National Park in 1962. The 28-mile scenic drive gives each visitor the visual excitement … Continue reading “Petrified Forest National Park.”