Thursday, June 25, 2009


During the first year MsTioga and The Team became vagabonders-supreme [2003], we worried about finding a place to make our Nite Camp. What would happen if we did NOT find our Nite Camp before sunset? What then?

We would look at maps trying to learn about what was ahead in this day's journey. We would try to guess where would be a good place to stop. Well, guess what happened?

Every nite, no matter how much we worried and were concerned, we always found our Nite Camp. So, we decided to quit worrying anymore!

MsTioga says:
"Today as we are writing about that first year and all that worrying about each Nite Camp, it seems so simple to just stop worrying. It did take more than a year to figure that out, however. So it was NOT that simple.

And that one thing changed our attitude about all worrying from then on!"

What will I do with all my stuff?

If you are thinking about becoming a fulltimer and giving up your stick home to live in an RV, you may be wondering about what you will do with all your stuff?

I'd like to share the story of my Franklin Planner with you. I was not always the easy-going guy who wanders around in his RV taking pics and writing stories. Once upon a time, I accounted for every hour of my day in a Franklin Planner. My Franklin was leather bound. I saved past planner months in an Annual Storage Binder. And I had several feet of these storage binders going back more than a decade.

Thanks to the generosity of Evie, my former wife, I stored a lot of my stuff including the Franklin Storage binders in the ceiling of her garage. After I'd become a fulltimer and when I was visiting in my hometown of Concord, California, Evie asked me what I was planning to do with all this stuff. As it happened, her neighborhood was having an annual clean-up day and a huge dumpster was available for all who wanted one placed in their driveway.

I filled up half of one huge dumpster with my stuff. This included all my once-valued Franklin storage binders. Guess what? I never once since that dumping day, missed any of that stuff.

6PM - Nite Camp.
We have made our Nite Camp in San Juan del Rio with a view looking down on a large tract home neighborhood. Tract homes such as these, are often found in Mexico. Tract homes that are small in square footage, affordable and very similar in appearance.

Little Mavicita has made this a very large image so that you may zoom in to get a close-up view of these tract homes.
View of our Nite Camp neighborhood from MsTioga's roof.