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I haven’t posted in quite a while, in fact, when I called GoDaddy for hosting support, they noticed I was running a super old version of WordPress – whoops! That is what you get when you have a WordPress website, but do not make the time to log in to check version control. I will fix that.

Three  years ago, I received the best phone call ever, it was Big Joe and he asked if I wanted to buy the truck/camper. My heart was racing and I spitted out yes as fast as I could. Little did I know that opened up so many doors for me for adventuring.

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The camper lets me explore places on a budget, which means I get to adventure even more!

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It is pretty easy to drive and parking is usually not a problem. You do have to factor in the pop-up height.

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The view while I was setting up the camper during our desert spring break trip at Goosenecks State Park in Utah.

Once popped up, it is super roomy and offers a refrigerator, three gas burners, a sink, a full size bed, and a pull out couch.

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Dressing up for BeanfeSSt from 2015 – single speeds and costumes seem to go together nicely!

Just this year, I put some money in the rig to make it even more sustainable: a 100w solar panel and a fan (to replace the vent). Since there is so much sunshine in Colorado (and the southwest where I love to travel) it just makes sense to go solar. Sure there are disadvantages to having a pop up, such as it is drafty, but I try to camp when it is 30 ºF or higher; mid 20s and it is just a bit too cold and the furnace runs all the time. So basically, it is a 3-season camper, which is just fine with me. Another disadvantage is you aren’t quite incognito; when you pop it up – it is obvious someone is camping inside. I was harassed once in the Snowmass parking lot, but I just told the cop it was popped up for the dog.

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The fun part of driving in the dark and waking up the next morning is you get to see your surroundings! Of course the funny part is that I heard the hot air balloons, but I kept thinking it was a heavy breathing cow, ha!

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One of the main reasons for the camper purchase, was Buddy. He loves to travel and the camper is his domain, just be careful where you place your bag!

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The camper also provides shade, when  you strategically park it! Buddy appears to be laying down, however he is actually rolling in the rocks. Nothing like a good back scratch.

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I look forward to many more adventures for 2017 and beyond!

 

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