Friday, March 16, 2018


We on the Scampy Team wanted you to know that we are OK. I took a day off blogging. Spent the day at Ventura Cove. A gorgeous day too!

Scampy at Ventura Cove


Thursday, March 15, 2018


My 24 Hour Fitness routine got changed this morning! By 7:55am, I was soaking in the spa. After soaking for 10-minutes, I exercised. I usually do exercising first, then the spa. Mixing things up is good for me.

The 24 Hour where I work out is on Clairmont Mesa and is one of the best clubs that I have used. The machines here are really high quality. And there are lots of duplicate machines so that it's not necessary to wait.

In the future, I may begin to use free weights to do my exercising.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


From a very early age, I was taught to love work. My sister and I cleaned the house. Made our beds. My Dad owned a machine shop. I swept the shop floor and cleaned the machines.

The value of work remains in me to this day. This morning I prepared breakfast. I will clean up the kitchen. I love to clean the kitchen. Every day I sweep and clean Scampy's linoleum floor. Love to do that too.

Preparing nice looking eggs is a goal of mine

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Loving life

Being a street person
I've been living in an RV for since February 2003. Except for the two years after my big accident in 2014, that would be 15 years, on-the-road!

I love this life. Moving around as I do is something that I've enjoyed from the very first day. It's a challenge for me, and I seem to be particularly suited for this life.

It's not that I cannot afford to live in an apartment or RV park. Twayler my 29-foot trailer waits for me at Lone Wolf Colony RV Park in Apple Valley, California.  It's just that I love this vagabonding life.

Monday, March 12, 2018


No RV parking
Here in San Diego, after the downturn of 2007 hit, the city passed regulations forbidding RV parking on the street. Residents are not inclined to share their neighborhood with street people.

Where are the people who are sliding down the economic ladder going to live when the giant economic reversal hits? And how will the City of San Diego handle many more 1000s of RVs and homeless coming here?


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday chores

Our Nite Camp location was on Clairmont Mesa. Nice quiet Nite Camp.

This morning, the Scampy Team is heading to downtown San Diego to U-Haul where our propane tank will be filled. The tank went empty late Friday afternoon. Since we have two propane tanks now, going empty is no longer a terrible event.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


Solar Power and Clouds

We have encountered the longest period of cloudy/rainy weather since arriving in the San Diego a few months ago. This weather is a challenge for our solar power system.

Checking the meter on our solar charging device this morning, the meter read 12.8 volts at 8am. Just now the meter reads 12.3 volts.

We will not know how the battery will do until we get into the nite time. Our inverter sounds an alarm when incoming 12-volt power gets too low. If that alarm sounds early in the evening, we may have to resort to using our Honda generator.


Friday, March 09, 2018


Rose Marie Starns Park

This morning we are heading out from our Coronado Island Nite Camp. The Rose Marie Starns Park has a dump station with fresh water. Scampy needs her fresh water tank filled. The park is near. Only 11 north of Coronado Island.

Our Coronado Island Nite Camp was pleasant. On a quiet street with very little traffic. The Scampy Team is a bit spoiled. We like to sleep where it is peaceful and quiet.

The park is close to Pacific Beach where Slomo skates on the beach walk. Maybe we will hang out there and watch Slomo!

Thursday, March 08, 2018


Loving What I Am Doing

When I viewed the Slomo video, it came to me that I was not actively enjoying what I do! When I saw Slomo's face and his smile, I realized that often, my face was not a smiling face.

Could it be that I was falling thru my days? Am I be taking my life for granted?

I determined that I would end being like that forever more! I would live in the moment. And I would make living in the now of time, my way!

Wednesday, March 07, 2018


The Man Who Skated Right Off the Grid

Dr. John Kitchin quit a medical career to pursue his passion: skating along the boardwalk of San Diego's Pacific Beach. He calls himself "Slomo."

My friend John Porter sent me this email:
"Slomo (his nickname for his unique skating style) is the coolest guy I've ever met.  He hangs out at Mission Beach in San Diego, and I've seen him there for maybe 15 years on my biking visits to the beach.  

I first thought he was just another schizo who frequents the boardwalk.  Then I talked to him - and found a very thoughtful and articulate guy.  

This video of him explains a lot and has some kernels of wisdom for us all. 

It's about 15 minutes long, but may be worth your time. He's one of life's little gifts."

Click [Here] to view the Slomo video!

Tuesday, March 06, 2018


Meditation Garden

Temple Site
[Described on the plaque above]


Monday, March 05, 2018


Self-Realization Fellowship

Last Nite the Scampy Team Camped in the City of Encinitas. We are close to the Self-Realization Fellowship founded by Paramahansa Yogananda. We will be going to visit SRF today.

The garden of SRF is so very gorgeous. You may have read my Blog posts about my prior visits there. The SRF garden has a view from high over the Pacific Ocean. Water streams and falls in the garden give the visitor a sense of peacefulness and serenity.

Click [Here] for a MsTioga Magazine story about the Self-Realization Fellowship.

Sunday, March 04, 2018


My Blog Posts

I would like make a Blog post to you every single day. With that said, however, I often find that I lack something new to Blog to you.

Please know that I continue to live my vagabonding life. Making each Nite Camp in a different location so as not to be a discomfort to my neighbors.

Maintaining Scampy and Señor Tránsito in good condition. A little maintenance each day works well.

Studying history is a passion which gives me great comfort.

I used to love to prepare meals for myself. However, in recent years my appetite has decreased so much, that I now am satisfied with snacks. A carrot. Some nuts. Cereal with milk. Occasionally a breakfast of matzoh and eggs. Not too often, a Belgian waffle. No more bacon or sausage.

Every other day I go to 24 Hour Fitness.

Playing with Baby Boid.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Missing glasses

Found My Eyeglasses

The Scampy Team is at the dump station at the South Shores Boat Launch Ramp. After dumping both black and grey water tanks and filling the fresh water tank, I was returning the hoses to their place in Tránsito's storage area.

My luggage bag was a little out of place. When I went to move the bag, I saw my eyeglasses sticking out from under the bag. At first, I thought the these were my replacement eyeglasses. Reaching into my pocket, I found the replacement glasses.

The glasses that were under the bag are the lost glasses. Now I have two pairs of prescription eyeglasses!

Lost now found!


Thursday, March 01, 2018

Street camping

Santee Lakes

My friend Pete Olson sent an email asking about Santee Lakes. Would I live at Santee Lakes again? Probably not.

I am now living on the streets for free.

When I was living at Santee Lakes I figured that I would be dead now. No need to be conservative with cash.

But then in 2014, I had that big accident with MsTioga, and the doctors fixed my bad heart. Now I am so healthy!

Who knew?!