Lost Dutchman State Park

Apache Junction, Arizona (near Phoenix)
Shopping: 4 miles to an awesome grocery, Fry’s
Signal: 1-2 bars Verizon LTE
Cost: $20 per night/no services | $30 per night/water and electricity
Services: Potable Water in campground, showers, flush toilets, full hookup sites, dish washing station, hiking, ranger-led hikes and lectures

Awesome campground right outside of Phoenix! The signal is so-so… a little draggy here and there, but totally worth it for such a great stay! Tons of trails, lovely views, close by groceries, water/ice at the ranger station, and tons of special programming and sessions like morning medicinal plants walk.


Top 8 Things Learned After Six Months Living on the Road with a Man and Basset in a Minivan.

It’s September and Jeff and I are heading back east, having recently celebrated an important #vanlife milestone… August 22, 2018, was our six-month anniversary of heading out to live on the road in our converted Honda Odyssey mini-campervan (take a tour!).

Since we ventured out, we’ve definitely learned a few lessons. We’ve relaxed on a few non-negotiables  (see also: how much dust on one basset hound am I capable of overlooking?) And we’ve probably gotten more uptight on a few topics that used to be taken for granted (how much drinkable water and usable wet wipes are on hand come to mind). 

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