Canyon de Chelly

Making our way back to the US we stayed at Desert Paradise in Yuma for a week to re-provision with trips to the massive supermarkets, Walmart, and delivery from Costco. Our next stop the Verde Valley RV Park in Cottonwood, AZ near Sedona, and the awesome red rock hiking trails. We were headed to New […]


From Goosenecks we headed Southwest to Cottonwood outside of Sedona. We had stayed last Spring at the Verde Valley Thousand Trails and it was one of our favorites but a little hard to get into because many people feel the same way. Jaime managed to get us a two week reservation which went by pretty quickly. […]

Lake Powell

After getting smoked out of our Grand Canyon boondocking spot, we headed North to Lake Powell. We had stayed a night in Page, AZ in 2009 on our Tango Trailer tour but hadn’t really explored the area. This time we camped at Lone Rock just across the Utah border. The Park Service lets you camp […]

The Grand Canyon

Our northward migration continued to the Grand Canyon. We found another great boondocking site on Campendium just outside the park borders. I did a hike  into the canyon on the South Kaibab trail. This is a pretty steep trail and the 7,000ft elevation at the canyon rim make for a difficult hike. Maybe a mule […]


After Baja we started heading North as temperatures started to creep up in the desert and made plans to meet up with friends Kirk and Anya in Sedona, Arizona. We had read about a great boondocking spot outside of town on Sedona and the area in general was pretty crowded as Easter approached but […]

The Last Tango

Our plan was to move into The Tango, spend a few nights shake down / test camp at the Thousand Trails Palm Springs since we haven’t actually used the camper since February 2011, then to Hope, AZ with the parents (and to visit the Winnebago!) for a bit, Sedona for a couple nights and then a week […]