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Dead on the Ground

One of the casualties of the Friday storm was my brother’s satellite dish. We had set it up the previous evening and anchored it with the spikes we normally set in the

The DISH dish dead on the ground

feet of the dish tripod. A combination of high winds and rain soaked soft soil resulted in the catastrophic failure of the unit. To add insult to injury, the plastic feed horn bracket was

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Boondocking on the Hard Side

Maybe I was just a little premature when I decided to set up camp here outside Calvert,TX prior to installing any amenities whatsoever.

No Water No Septic No Electric No Road

So right off the bat, I have problems with the battery bank which took a day to figure out. The first three items on the list are a known boondocking quantity which I have learned to deal with in one fashion or another

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Dancin' the Dance

When I got to the new jobsite on Tuesday I was whipped. By the time I bulldozed out the RV parking spot and got everything situated and hooked up outside my old Wrangler butt was draggin’ the ground. I was really looking forward to some satellite TV, a cold beer and a hot meal. According to previous experience, I ran the Generac generator 2 hours to top off the batteries. I watched TV a

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Some days you’re the bug…

Some days you’re the windshield…

I was finally on my way, just easing along, taking my time and being easy on the equipment. I had 3 good sized towns to negotiate with my 53 foot rig and I was being super, super cautious.

Several trips across Hwy 190 between Jasper and College Station have resulted in a practiced routine. I have my special pit stops. I stop at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Store to buy cigarettes,

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