Working on Exploring

Retired life where he’s just the driver


What’s in store for 2023? We’re not quite sure how much we’ll be traveling in 2023. Much depends on our future build project in Idaho moving forward or not. I’m definitely antsy to get underway! Plus with the current state of fuel and inflation, it may be a good year to squat in one place longer than usual!

So far we’ve traveled round trip toArizona for the 4th Annual Truck Camper Rally in Quartzsite, AZ. After a few days in the Phoenix area, we head towards the northern end of Lake Pleasant which is just north of the Phoenix area.

What a fun discovery. We landed in BLM managed Bradshaw Foothills. We had a great time just relaxing and hiking here. We look forward to a follow-up visit when we have our jeep with us.

The Map!

All our adventures over several years shown on this cool interactive map. We embarked back in the fall of 2018 to take a journey in the Ford F350 + 2000 Lance Camper test bed and continue onward in our custom camper, Maximus.

Camping, site seeing, hiking, kayaking places!

It’s like a master index of our Harvest Hosts overnighters, Boondocker’s Welcome stops, great boondocking finds, kayak trips, hikes and more.

Favorites by Year


  • Sturgis, SD This was our first Boondockers Welcome host stay and we loved it. They were brand new hosts as well! The stay is etched in my memory bank
  • Bryce Canyon National ParkNeither of us had been to this park yet and I very much want to return with time to hike and even backpack
  • Camping off of Spencer Flats – one of our earlier hunts for free dispersed camping landed us here with a spot overlooking the Capital Reef Valley. Wow.


  • Canadian Parks! All the iconic sites in Banff and Jasper plus a few more as we drove east towards WA
  • Camping near Sedona on FR525We spent 5 nights up here in a beautiful site 5 miles from the highway. Enjoyed hiking and jeeping throughout the area.
  • Glacier National Parkthe full journey is very memorable, traveling in, camping outside the park, the park drive, several hikes
  • Grand TetonsMost favorite kayak overall along with enjoyable USFS camp area, wildlife and site seeing
  • South Padre Island National Seashore / North BeachOur 2nd time here and with less humid, cooler weather, it was grand



Here’s our Highlights of 2021 travel plus video!

IdahoSpent quite a bit of time here in 2021 working in exploring and camping while we were back and forth to a new property we recently purchased. We continued working to deliver videos in addition to the blog posts throughout the year. What started out as a few camper build videos has now morphed into life in Maximus.

WyomingWe finally found opportunies to kayak and discovered two beautiful stretched of the North Platte River.


Here’s our 2022 Best and Worst Moments video!

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