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January 2, 2008

Back to the beginning (or, How we got to Belize)

Filed under: Travel,Travel in the U.S. — Heligypsy @ 12:22 pm

It seems like a lifetime ago already, but it’s only been eight weeks – that was when we put all our talking and planning into action (money where our mouth was, to be cliche). After a great deal of deliberation on how exactly we would pull off our winter in Belize, we decided to put in an Ebay bid on the “short but sweet” (later revised to “short but squeaks”) 19 ft. Jamboree C-Sport Motorhome. It is shorter than our truck!


We won the bid on a Thursday, picked the “squeakster” up on Saturday, packed on Sunday (so sorry I missed getting a picture of the two “rigs” parked side-by-side while we transfered a small sampling of belongings for this adventure…would have been a good shot!), handled business at the DMV on Monday, November 5th and left town later that same afternoon.

For the first day of many on the road, we didn’t go to far – stopped for the night at the Texas Springs Campground in Death Valley National Park, only 3 hours south of Bishop. It was dark by the time we rolled in, and there was some sort of event going on, so the campgrounds were full. We paid $14 at an automated machine and set out to pick a camp spot. There are no services at Texas Springs, and generators are not allowed to be used. What then, did we pay for? We still have no idea, and won’t do it again. We’ve boondocked a lot since then and paid a lot less for it!

Next stop…Arizona šŸ™‚



  1. Were the Death Valley 49ers in town? Hmm. I’ve been thinking of visiting Death Valley in the spring, heard it should have a fabulous flower bloom because of “all” the rain they’ve had. OK, looking forward to Arizona šŸ™‚

    Comment by JennH — January 2, 2008 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

  2. Well, I would have thought if it was the 49ers we would know that…meaning there would be flyer’s and information etc. There was none of that, but looking at their site, it was the right time of year! I’ll tell you one thing though, sure isn’t like the good ole days when Cal and Toni were at the Ranch. The witch at the front desk was really a hag, could turn ya off hanging out there, if you didn’t know better!

    As far as spring, ohhhhh when Death Valley has a good winter rainfall, the spring wildflower bloom is incredible! Keep your eyes peeled for reports in mid-February, early March. I’ll keep an ear out for you too!

    Comment by borderlinegypsies — January 2, 2008 @ 5:07 pm | Reply

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