Friday, December 23, 2016

Prepping



Getting Scampy Ready!

7am - When the Lone Wolf office opens this morning, we will tow Scampy to the RV washing pad here in the park. Scampy needs a washing. Even the rain did not completely do that job. While at the pad, we will do our clothes washing at the building just across the way.

Then Scampy will park at Twayler's site and do prepping.
  • Turn on refrigerator
  • Load George's stuff
  • Fill fresh water tank
  • Propane was filled yesterday
Before Scampy and The Team head out, the little quartz heater will be set to 55℉. Just in case an unexpected cold snap arrives. We do not want Twayler to freeze.

Last thing: We will all say, "Bye bye, Twayler! See you in a couple of weeks!"

Then we will head out for the trip to San Diego!


9:30am - Breakfast
Here in Apple Valley climes, one of my favorite breakfasts is Quaker Oatmeal and a cup of hot chocolate! Yummm!

I used to do oatmeal cooking in the microwave. But that makes such a mess! Now I cook oatmeal the old fashioned way. On the stovetop. Also, it is enjoyable watching the oatmeal cook and stirring it to perfection.

PS: This 9:30am Blog post will likely be our last from Twayler until our return from this Scampy trip. In a short while, we'll be heading out!


1:30pm - Rest stop in San Bernardino
Old George needed a rest. So, we have stopped on a dead-end street in the City of San Bernardino.

Our Rest Stop location link is: [HERE]

PS: We are NOT resting on the roof of a building, as Google Maps shows [slight GPS deviation]. We are in the dead-end street, next to that building.



5:30pm - Street Camping Story
In 2003, when MsTioga and I began our great adventure, an RVer was able to Street Camp almost anywhere. As the years went by, Street Camping became harder for RVers to do. It was kind of like, homeowners said, "We don't like RVs staying in our neighborhood." And they would turn it over to police.

Local laws came on the books. Street signs followed. Soon, desirable places like San Diego County, crushed Street Camping.

That was when the TiogaRV Team developed into an indomitable force. We moved Street Camping into an art form. That was when Stealth Camping was born!

One of our techniques to avoid detection, was to make our Street Camps in unexpected locations. We are in one of those locations right now. It is up on Claremont Mesa. In a commercial/industrial zone.

For several years when we Street Camped on Claremont Mesa, we were the only RV doing Street Camping in this entire area. However, recently when we began RVing again and went to make a Street Camp here on Claremont Mesa, we found dozens of RVs doing the same thing!

How did other RVers find out about Street Camping being OK here? Could they have gotten info from our Blog Posts? Wondering?

6pm - Evening Street Camp
As is our practice, we do not go to our Nite Street Camp until later in the evening. Late camping minimizes the chances of complaints from nearby homes.

We first make an Evening Street Camp where we make supper, and mess around until around 10pm. Then we move to our already scouted Nite Camp.

Below is a link which shows where we are right now:

Elevation: 422 feet

7pm - Supper!
A delicious bowl of Campbell’s Chunky New England Clam Chowder. Wow! That soup was sooooo good!

For music: Pavarotti’s Greatest Hits Album. The one that I just go crazy for is: “Turandot: Nessun Dorma!"

Baby Boid is hopefully sleeping. I am keeping the music pretty low. Boid's cage cover is black, from the material for our Stealth Curtains. That should keep light from bothering Boid.

Clam Chowder


9pm - "Dances With Wolves"
This is the movie for this evening. Have you seen it? It's an all-time great!

I just started watching it. It has a 3-hour, 1-minute run time. That means that I will not get to my Nite Camp site until after midnite.

That's OK! I can sleep-in. 😀



11pm - Time for bed
I have made a commitment to myself, to stabilize sleep my habits. That means that I go to bed and get out of bed at the same time each day. 11pm go to bed. 6:30am get out of bed.

The iPhone just alerted me that it is now my bedtime. I wish to keep that commitment. So, I have shut down the movie and am going to bed.

The place of my Evening Street Camp seems to be OK for our Nite Camp. It is very quiet here. Not much traffic noise. Lot of wind though! So, we have decided to remain here for the nite.


Elevation: 422 feet



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10 comments:

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    1. Hi OAT!

      Thank you!

      And...... Merry Christmas to you!

      Tioga George

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  2. Merry Christmas George, hope you and Scampy have a great trip!

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    1. Hi Stephen!

      Scampy and I thank you for your comment/hope!

      Merry Christmast to you!

      Tioga George

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  3. George, This goes with your movie blog. I'm not sure that there would be a reason for you to go back and reread comments for earlier posts. OK. Sugestions, in no particular order: Doctor Strange (I love Benedict Cumberbatch and we quite enjoyed the movie), Fences (not here yet, but sounds good), this one not here yet either but has great reviews, La La Land (or something like that), Sing (going this weekend), and Manchester by the Sea. I'd like to see Assassin's Creed, but not thinking it would be a George movie. That will get you started with some ideas for movies with a story or happy musicals. Drive safe, don't forget Scampy is with you, and very best wishes for the holidays.

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    1. Hi nD,

      Thanks for the "movies to see" heads-up! 😀

      Actually, I only rarely go to a movie theater. Prefer to buy a movies on iTunes and download to a big hard drive.

      Thanks for "Best Wishes." And back at you!

      Tioga George

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  4. Find somewhere safe for your overnight camp, and keep your doors locked there. That is a high transient area, that in n out is the only one i have been to with security guards in the parking lot.

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    1. Hi Grace,

      Thanks very much for your warning. We take threats very seriously on the Scampy RV Team!

      BTW, did you know that we employ a protection service? It's "Ruger Protection." 😎

      Tioga George

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  5. Happy Hanukkah, George, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, enjoy it all and Happy New Year, too.

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  6. Good camping George. Happy Hanukkah. We are very near you at Mission Bay RV park. Here for the a month, exploring San Diego.

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