Dirt, Sunshine, and lots of Donkeys

Well, we made it to Parker Dam and are loving it out here. For $370.00 a month, you can get yourself a nice site right on the Colorado River. There is nothing like being able to go swimming in the middle of December. We have been averaging the mid 80’s for the temperature out here the last few days with lows of 40’s. Getting out here can be a bit nerve racking since you will have about 230 miles of nothing but desert and no cell service, with 1 gas station averaging every 60 miles if your lucky.

Ok… there are wild donkeys everywhere out here, and they have no fear of humans. You need to have your food inside, or they will be over looking for a Cheetos or 2. Yesterday I was opening wrapping to finish up the wiring on my solar panels. We had a donkey come right up to see what I was making, then he decided he wanted to make himself a home and try to enter our trailer when Brandy opened the door to get pictures. At least Raine had the opportunity to pet the donkey. We hear them all night also. Just for your information, if you do end up out here, its a $1,000 fine for feeding the donkeys.

Last night we had a get together with some others from Washington around a campfire, and just talked about our ‘adventures’ getting here of the good and bad. Its always a good laugh looking back on it. Met some great people out here. Some are seasonal part timers, some full timers, some just started like us, and others have been on the road for over 40 years still hitting the highway. We got some good advice from many folks out here. Most of the advice is because it was us screwing up… The awning doesn’t come out with an extra bar, and using regular toilet paper may cause a clog. Seems like everyone here has some sort of donkey story. We had one guy telling us that when he first got here, he was walking around checking the place out, eating a bag of chips until he started getting bumped. He turned around and there was a donkey trying to eat his chips with a sticker on his head saying “DONT FEED ME”. Good times.

We will be here for a month, so we will have some of these posts based on other topics for people interested in getting into this life style, or are just interested in learning what we do, and how we are able to live this life at a younger age. Stay warm this winter, and have a good day.


I just wanted to give my respects to my grandma Sawyer that recently passed away. Unfortunately I cant make it back for the funeral. I love you grandma, and you will be missed.

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Have you ever wanted to chase your dreams but couldn't manage to get your foot out of the door to do it, due to money, or fear of the unknown? We decided to take a gamble at it by selling everything, buying a truck and trailer, and figuring out how we are going to manage having a family of 5 with a cat and dog fit in a trailer full time while we travel the country. We hope you will follow us along on our journey.

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