Category Archives: Arizona

2019 Year in Review: The West 2019 Part 8: Lake Havasu City, Oatman, Kingman, and Laughlin

We make Lake Havasu City our home base to explore a particularly scenic segment of Route 66.


We stayed at Islander RV Resort $74.52 / night

We visited:

London Bridge

Havasu Landing Casino

Oatman, AZ

Cool Springs Camp

El Trovatore Motel

Laughlin, NV

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2019 Year in Review: The West 2019 Part 7: Burning Van, Big Tent, Desert Bar

We return, briefly, to the RTR, in order to experience Burning Van. We also visit the Big Tent, in Quartzsite, and the Nellie E Saloon, also known as the Desert Bar, before continuing north towards Lake Havasu City.

We stayed at

Scaddan Wash BLM, Quartzsite Arizona

We visited

Beer Bellys Adult Day Care

Nellie E. Saloon “The Desert Bar”

Blue Water Resort and Casino

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2019 Year in Review: The West 2019 Part 6: Fun in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Apache Junction

After almost six days boondocking in the desert, I was ready for some full hookups and a long shower, so I checked into an RV park in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear. Join me for two days of breweries, saloons, butte climbs, and tacos in Tempe, Scottsdale and Apache Junction. We also drive the Apache Trail to Tortilla Flat.

We stayed at:

Destiny RV Resort

We visited at:

Saddle Mountain Brewing Company

Loco Patron

Goldfield Ghost Town

2019 Year in Review: Quartzsite and RTR – West 2019 Ep 5

January 11, 2019, Quartzsite, Arizona

This video, of course, takes place in its entirety in Quartzsite, most of it at the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, or RTR.

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This video is going to be slightly different. I’m not going to show you a different place every single day, or hour, or minute, for that matter. It is a true chronological account of my almost six days at the RTR. I did do different things every single day, but some of it is repetitive, as life often is.

Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

The RTR was overall a positive experience. I am just not the kind of traveler to stay put in the same place for days on end. I am restless and every two to three days I get the itch to hitch and move somewhere else. So if I got “bored” by my fourth day at the RTR, it was really me, not you. The rain didn’t help either, since on that day I had plans to leave already, and hangout with the Xcapers in Lake Havasu City. Will I do the RTR, or Quartzsite at all again in the future? Perhaps. Not next year though. For winter 2020 I have other plans. Until next week, I hope you enjoy the video. See you on the road!  

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The Grand Canyon: A Perfect Overnight Winter Road Trip

In February of 2013 we did a road trip to the Grand Canyon, as part of a Valentines Day Vegas getaway. The following video illustrates our visit to this National Park and natural wonder of the world.

We stayed at the Bright Angel Lodge 
We ate at The Arizona Room 
We visited the Desert View Watchtower 

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Original music composed in Logic Pro, performed by Robert Morales

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