Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Camping



New Way to Nite Camp

7:30am - We are using a more adaptable way to make Nite Camps. This new way uses time of day as the main feature.

Before, we used to cruise around searching for a Nite Camp where we would not be spotted by local residents who might report us.

Now, we locate our Nite Camp site inside a residential neighborhood. We do this locating during the day. When it is 11pm, we return to that previously picked Nite Camp site. Our iPhone alarm is set to 6am. Then we go to sleep.

This method works because local residents are unlikely to see Scampy between 11pm and 6am.

Explanation
In the past, we have been criticized for violating government regulations concerning sleeping in a vehicle.

When we first began RVing in 2003, good Nite Camps were numerous. As the years rolled on, government issued regulations to prevent RVers from Nite Camping on the street.

We on the Scampy Team, do not like being put in a position of being law breakers. However, government in our opinion, is in many cases, arbitrary. Unrestrained and autocratic in the use of their authority.

10am - Jojoba Hills
The Scampy RV Team has just arrived at our future home. Jojoba Hills SKP Resort. We are staying here for two days. Leaving on Friday, April 14th.

During the trip here, while driving thru Temecula Valley, we were sooooo happy to see how the rain has changed the flowers. There are so many flowers now!

Flowers of Temecula Valley




Elevation: 1,987 feet













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10 comments:

  1. Ah, secrets of a "camping ninja". Very nice...

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    1. LOL! So funny. Until an early morning dog walker or a late night dog walker spots you with his or her barking dog.

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    2. Hi John,

      Camping ninja!

      Yes! We love that!

      George

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    3. Hi Dee,

      You like this Nite Camping method! Thank you!

      Over the years, we have heard the knock on our door during the nite.

      Not a huge problem. We ask the police at our door for the OK to stay the nite with the provision that we will be gone before 6am.

      If we do NOT get that OK, we move our Nite Camp.

      George

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  2. I agree George, government has become quite arbitrary.....it is no longer responsive to the average citizen.

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    1. Hi Clarke,

      In the 1750s, the frontier was just west of the Hudson River. A person was able to camp anywhere!

      Even back then, the British government was ordering people around. Conscripting men into their army. Often against a person's will.

      Government has always had a view that the people it rules, are subserviant to the wishes of the political persons in power.

      In 1787, Thomas Jefferson wrote:
      "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."

      We need a rebellion now!

      George


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  3. Unfortunately, times have changed. Seems like since the severe recession of 2008, more folks are being driven to adopt old, used campers as their home. Here in San Diego, we see them in many places - parks, residential areas, etc. In many peoples minds they represent the threat of robbery, child snatching, drug use, etc. They are a scary unknown - as many other things are in society.
    Then they make laws against RV parking as a way of feeling more secure.

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    1. Hi John,

      I agree with you idea about the recession prompting folks to use campers as their home.

      What I do not comprehend, is why the community does not come to the aid of these poor people. Instead, they call the cops on them.

      These poor camping families need help. What do they get instead? They get hounded by police!

      George

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  4. In Europe, and to some extend in America, the Romani people (Gipsies) have a bad reputation. They park their trailers where ever the like, often on municipal or private property. They are also known as disrupter of peace and worse.
    This probably the reason that the authoritys are not allowing people in trailers on the street. I always prefered the lighted and security parking lot of Uncle Wally to spend the nite and do shopping at the same time.

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    1. Hi Geromio,

      In Mexico, a widely used phrase is:
      Bienvenidos Amigos

      This translates to:
      Welcome Friends

      It is my feeling, that this phrase should be adopted by ALL countries!

      George


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