Posts Tagged‘Tiny Town’

Weed, CA

After reviewing Jake’s in depth expense reports (yes, we track our $ flow quite closely), we decided that if we could find a free place to crash for a bit before heading up to Eugene, OR for a month, we should do that. Also, free is awesome (I feel like I say that a lot). We researched into options that a.) wouldn’t be too far off of our trajectory from Lathrop, CA to Eugene, OR b.) would be free or damned near close to that c.) wouldn’t be too far up some windy road where Dyna could fall off a cliff due…

Monahans Sandhills, Texas

We stayed 2 nights at Monahans Sandhills State Park. We played in the sand. It was awesome in the kind of way that living on another planet might be awesome. You might not want to stay forever (due to the ability of the sand of this other planet to creep into every nook and cranny of everything, the inconvenience of lack of conveniences, and the possibility of aliens bothering you). After playing in the sand, we quickly figured out that there is literally nothing going on in the town of Monahans (hence, lack of convenience). Well, ok, that’s a little bit…

Galveston, TX

After a ‘sorta’ month in Houston, we were hoping for a bit of a reprieve from city slicking. We headed to Galveston, TX, just a bit more than an hour south of Houston by car. Or more like 2ish hours by Dyna (life in the slow lane). We got that bit of reprieve. In mid January, the beaches of Galveston are empty of people, free from most litter, and the brown water laps up onto the sorta smelly sand ceaselessly.  We stayed at Galveston Island State Park, first for a week on the ‘bayside’ and then for a few extra days…

Tomball, TX

Tomball, TX. A town with a German Christmas Festival, few sidewalks, and a fountain in the shape of an oil platform. And also, free RV camping with full hook-ups. H2O, sewer, 50A. FREE. So, if you were wondering “why the heck did Jake & Liz choose to stay in a town called Tomball that is lacking in the sidewalk department” (sidewalks are important for running safety), well, there it is. Free RV parking.  Tomball has a cute little town area sporting ‘The Depot Plaza’ (which proudly boasts ‘the oil fountain’ as well as some train related stuff), a sculpture of a…

Marathon, TX & a marathon in TX.

We had plans. Big plans. To go to Big Bend National Park. Because its the ‘playground of Texas.’ And we like playgrounds.  So we booked a spot at the Marathon Motel & RV Park. Because we need internet. And Texas’ playground does not come with internet (its old fashioned or something).  We also needed groceries. Because we’re hungry people. The town of Marathon, TX has exactly one grocery store. And its about the size of our RV.  Regardless, it was an excellent little grocery store.  It had all the things we needed, like ice cream and chorizo. And a flyer…

Carlsbad, NM & Our First Real ‘Wildcamp’

After surviving the alien infested city of Roswell, we decided to spend a weekend checking out the bats near Carlsbad, NM.  We also decided that it would be a great opportunity to test out our ‘wildcamping’ or ‘boondocking’ skills (which typically involves finding some public/friendly land, parking your rig, and living out of it) since there didn’t appear to be too many great RV Park options nearby.  Plus, we really like the word ‘free’.  We’re finally getting the hang of the whole ‘not run your engine battery/house battery down’ when not plugged in deal (Jake is still playing with the…

Roswell, NM

Welcome to the city of believers! From October 9th-16th, we were surrounded by conspiracy theorists, a ton of bugs, and possibly aliens.  We decided to stay a bit outside of the city of Roswell in a State Park called Bottomless Lakes.  We chose to stay there because it was pretty cheap for full hook-ups, it touted FREE wifi (so much uploading happened during our stay!), and we tend to like the State Park scene better than the RV park scene. We got lucky because this particular State Park also happens to be one of the two things to do in…