Thursday, May 17, 2018

Olden Days

7:35am:
Back in the olden days when we went to camp in a national park, we just showed up. Even Yosemite and Yellowstone. There was no reservation system! It was so very easy.

Lately, we have been thinking about those days. Because we were so carefree back then. We just headed out. We would travel perhaps 30+ miles and camp. After 10-days, we had traveled 300 miles. On and on we would go. No destination in mind.

We just wandered around, searching for adventure.




1:04pm:
Mike Fousie
Do you remember my friend Mike Fousie? He was an RVer who used to be a summer helper in Zion National Park in Utah.

I have not heard from Mike for a couple of years. He went thru a period of serious medical issues. During that period, I was not able to contact him.

This morning my phone rang. It was Mike Fousie! He is better now. And I am so glad about that!

[Here] is a link to Mike's Blog. Mike has not been an active Blogger since 2015. But he told me today that he wants to Blog again.

Mike Fousie
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13 comments:

  1. George - that sounds like heaven! I wish it was still like that. Even here is Wisconsin at the state and county parks you have to reserve a spot or you might as well forget it. That's a pet peeve of mine - everything nowadays had to be so planned out - no spontaneity!

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    1. Hi Jules,

      Perhaps we should avoid all parks and just head into the wild places.

      George

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  2. Now the national parks are absolute zoo's filled with thoughtless drivers. For 5 years I lived 20 miles from Glacier National Park and only went there twice.. and one of those times was to drive a family member through. People ruin places like that for me.

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    1. Hi Andrew,

      Yes. It is a shame things are like that in the national parks now.

      George

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  3. I’m glad you mentioned Mike as I also have missed his blog postings. I’m glad he is well. Maybe he will post again. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Gumo,

      Mike told me today that we wants to begin Blogging again.

      George

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  4. We freely boondocked all over Mexico for years. Things have changed and we have to be more selective of the states and areas within those states. We still boondock but some of the fun has been taken out of it. I guess the world is changing. I read a lot bad things about boondocking in the U.S., not sure if all the stories are true though. On our 2014 trip to Canada, we did find it more difficult to boondock through the U.S. I have to be thankful for the memories we have of those "good ole days".

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    1. Hi LBM,

      I myself never boondocked during the seven years I lived in Mexico. Never tried either.

      I wanted to camp where the Mexican people lived. Mostly in pueblos, not large cities.

      George


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  5. We gave up trying to boondock and especially for the reason of "saving money". After joining 1000 Trails Elite we have a huge selection of parks to choose from and can stay up to 3 weeks in each. Most of them are off the beaten path and border wilderness areas like Rancho Oso in the mountains behind Santa Barbara. The Los Padres National Forest is our front yard with 1.75 million acres to explore. We only pay $175/mo for full hookups, what more could you want and this is typical of most 1000 Trails...

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    1. Hi AC,

      Your description of 1000 Trails Elite sounds wonderful!

      George

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  6. Santa Ana River is a large river goes to Yorba Linda Regional Park and an RV camp up north of the park on highway express 91. Yorba Linda Blvd cross the river to East La Palma Avenue with a Costco nearby...it could be an industrial area to nite camp.

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  7. We've done lots of boondocking all over the Western U.S. & a fair amount in the SE national forests, and love it. Gorgeous places, not all crammed together, the way most parks are.

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  8. I remember Mike - When I was camped at Zion he helped me out with a mouse issue. I was very impressed by him and his blog. Thanks for the update. I'm glad he's doing well. :)

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