Our 50th (sorta) Campiversary

One night I was pondering all the campgrounds we’ve been to since we started this adventure and realized that when we got to Tucson it would our 50th campground. I started thinking wouldn’t it be cool to throw together a slideshow of all our campsites? Followed by, “dangit, I should have paid more attention and taken pictures of our campsites.”

However after searching through our photos I found my habit of randomly taking pictures of everything paid off and I was able to find a campsite picture for almost every campground we stayed at.  I also found out that Tucson wasn’t our 50th, but 54th. Whoops.

Most of the state park campgrounds were pretty nice. RV Parks were hit or miss, some were nice and some were just parking lots with everybody crammed in like sardines. Gulf State Park in Alabama was our favorite, and Florida takes honors for both the best and worst campgrounds.

Anyway here’s a slideshow of our 54 campsites since July of 2017. Enjoy!

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

January 12-20, 2019

Our first Xscaper’s convergence, the 2019 Xscapers Bash

So much fun stuff




Then the rain came.


After several days of cold and rainy weather we took advantage of a break in the weather to hike up the tabletop mountain, a.k.a. Lizard Peak.

Hiking, that’s how it’s described in the brochure but this was certainly mountain climbing territory and I had the bumps, bruises, and scrapes to prove it!  

Yes, there actually is a table at the top!

The Bash was filled with informative and entertaining presentations.

Jim preparing for the Margarita Throwdown!  His mixology skills earned him 18 gold coins landing him somewhere in the top 5

Last but not least the Rave!

Apache Junction , Arizona

Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, AZ was a pleasant and very scenic park.  Convenient trails leading from our campsite were a bonus, both us and the dogs throughly enjoyed them.  

The sunsets did not disappoint

Aside from the park the Goldfield Ghost Town was their main attraction.  

A trip to find the nearest breweries took us to Chandler, AZ.


But we just got here!

It’s the end of November, that means it’s time for us to leave Gulf Shores. I can’t believe we’ve been here almost a month, but at the same time we’re ready for a change of scenery.

The State Park has been a great experience for us, the place is a huge!
With nearly 500 campsites and over a mile drive from the entrance to ours, it felt just a bit too far from the places we wanted to go. That being said the park offers a ton of walking/biking trails, a beautiful pool (which was unfortunately closed), a nature center, daily activities and close proximity to the beach. It’s been decided that we would enjoy coming back here but probably not for an entire month again.

Just finished making reservations through the middle of January. Destination Bradenton, FL with a few short stops along the way. Finding campgrounds that were not completely booked, didn’t discriminate based on age, didn’t allow dogs or didn’t cost $1,500+/mo proved to be a frustrating task, but we managed!

Look out Florida, here we come!

The Gulf State Park Campground

Here we are, a week into our stay at the Gulf Sate Park Campground already. Our site is nice, semi private and quite spacious. There is a small drainage ditch next to us that I’m convinced is full of alligators. Though I haven’t actually seen any yet, something did get into our trash one night. It had to be an alligator… or a bear! I’m sure of it. Weather has been unseasonably warm and humid! Oh the humidity!!!