Location-Location-Location

Over the 27 years that Gail and I have been married,we have traveled more than half a million miles together in one of three RVs. The first was a pop-up camper on a 1991 Ford pickup. The second was "Ed", a 1996 Scotty motorhome on a Dodge 4x4 chassis. Currently we travel in "Al",a 2012 Ford F-450,that carries a 2007 Bigfoot camper. To us, camping is all about location. Although we do admit to staying in truck stops,rest areas and, wven Walmarts, when desperate, we prefer camping in places where we can wake up to the peace and beauty of nature surrounding us. Our goal is to find a perfect campsite, and we spend a lot of time searching, often rejecting adequate spots for great spots. Our searches have yeilded some spectacular results.You are invited to journey back in time with us to visit some of these campsites in this photo gallery. For those of you who wonder where these places are, I will give locations for most, including  GPS coordinates, except for a few of our secret spots, that we want to keep that way.

Our friend Della, who knew us well, couldn't help but give us these napkins.
Our friend Della, who knew us well, couldn't help but give us these napkins.
This spot, south of San Quintin, Baja, was the first place Gail and I camped in Baja. We called it "Bomber Beach", because of the loud, crashing waves.   N30.256W115.797
This spot, south of San Quintin, Baja, was the first place Gail and I camped in Baja. We called it "Bomber Beach", because of the loud, crashing waves. N30.256W115.797
Out first year, we camped with artist friend Ralph Parker on Bahia de los Muertos. N23.909 W109.822
Out first year, we camped with artist friend Ralph Parker on Bahia de los Muertos. N23.909 W109.822
We loved this spot on the Pacific, midway between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos. N23.138W110.127
We loved this spot on the Pacific, midway between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos. N23.138W110.127
Actually, I was painting a SD winter scene at this campsite on the south end of Bahia Concepcion. N26.563 W111.696
Actually, I was painting a SD winter scene at this campsite on the south end of Bahia Concepcion. N26.563 W111.696
A great spot to camp along 87 miles of HORRIBLE  road south of San Felipe, Baja in 1996.  N29.572 W114.367
A great spot to camp along 87 miles of HORRIBLE road south of San Felipe, Baja in 1996. N29.572 W114.367
Back at "Bomber Beach" for lunch in 1997. N30.256 W115.797
Back at "Bomber Beach" for lunch in 1997. N30.256 W115.797
Back on the south shore of Bahia Concepcion in 1997. N26.563W111.696
Back on the south shore of Bahia Concepcion in 1997. N26.563W111.696
Near Punta Coyote, north of LaPaz, with Sierra de la Giganta as a backdrop.   N24.698 W110.705
Near Punta Coyote, north of LaPaz, with Sierra de la Giganta as a backdrop. N24.698 W110.705
Camped overlooking Ballenas Bay, near Punta Abreojos.  N26,796 W113.497
Camped overlooking Ballenas Bay, near Punta Abreojos. N26,796 W113.497
The cliffs that are above this beach, south of  Bahia Asuncion, are made of large fossilized clam shells.  N27.076 W114.082
The cliffs that are above this beach, south of Bahia Asuncion, are made of large fossilized clam shells. N27.076 W114.082
Above the Pacific, south of Todos Santos.
Above the Pacific, south of Todos Santos.
Interesting rock formations in the Catavina Boulder Fields. N29.815 W114.774
Interesting rock formations in the Catavina Boulder Fields. N29.815 W114.774
On the bluff above La Bocana. Jack Smith wrote a delightful book about building a house near here, called GOD AND MR. GOMEZ. We strongly recommend it. N32.536W116.660
On the bluff above La Bocana. Jack Smith wrote a delightful book about building a house near here, called GOD AND MR. GOMEZ. We strongly recommend it. N32.536W116.660
We found this great spot above Lottis Creek, northeast of Gunnison, Colorado. 
N387663 W106.5778
We found this great spot above Lottis Creek, northeast of Gunnison, Colorado.
N387663 W106.5778
Our massage therapist,Paula (AKA Elmerita), gives me a massage on Playa Los Cocos.  She followed us in Baja in 2002, saying she would stick to us like glue. Thus the name Elmerita, after Elmers Glue.  N26.473 W111.899
Our massage therapist,Paula (AKA Elmerita), gives me a massage on Playa Los Cocos. She followed us in Baja in 2002, saying she would stick to us like glue. Thus the name Elmerita, after Elmers Glue. N26.473 W111.899
Camped with our friend, Elmerita, high in the Sierra de la Giganta. 
N25.5654 W111.19
Camped with our friend, Elmerita, high in the Sierra de la Giganta.
N25.5654 W111.19
A lighthouse campsite at Punta el Conejo on the Pacific Ocean.
A lighthouse campsite at Punta el Conejo on the Pacific Ocean.
From this spot, we could see the lights of LaPaz at night, 25 miles away.                               N24.315 W110.642
From this spot, we could see the lights of LaPaz at night, 25 miles away. N24.315 W110.642
Camped near Ligui, south of Loreto.  N25.743 W111.260
Camped near Ligui, south of Loreto. N25.743 W111.260
We call this spot, "Fish Rock", because there are always local fishermen up on the rock in the distance.
We call this spot, "Fish Rock", because there are always local fishermen up on the rock in the distance.
Another view of of Fish Rock.
Another view of of Fish Rock.
Camping among the dunes at Tecolote, north of LaPaz
Camping among the dunes at Tecolote, north of LaPaz
Sun comes up in Puerto Agua Verde, flanked by the glowing Sierra de la Giganta.
Sun comes up in Puerto Agua Verde, flanked by the glowing Sierra de la Giganta.
Camping under the palms in Puerto Agua Verde, Baja.
Camping under the palms in Puerto Agua Verde, Baja.
The remote beauty on the south end of the Bahia Concepcion, Baja.
The remote beauty on the south end of the Bahia Concepcion, Baja.
A great spot in the desert, north Lake Havasu, AZ.
A great spot in the desert, north Lake Havasu, AZ.
Overlooking Badwater, in Death Valley.
Overlooking Badwater, in Death Valley.
Death Valley.
Death Valley.
Camped south of Moab, Utah.
Camped south of Moab, Utah.
A beautiful morning (aren't they all?) on Texas Creek, Colorado 
N38.8558 W106.5362
A beautiful morning (aren't they all?) on Texas Creek, Colorado
N38.8558 W106.5362
Crossing Missouri River, Virgelle, Montana 2003.jpg
Crossing Missouri River, Virgelle, Montana 2003.jpg
A beautiful camping spot above Lizard Head Pass, in southwest Colorado.
A beautiful camping spot above Lizard Head Pass, in southwest Colorado.
A different view, near Lizard Head Pass.
A different view, near Lizard Head Pass.
Painted Rock Campground, near Gila Bend, AZ, is one of our favorite layovers on our way south/north
Painted Rock Campground, near Gila Bend, AZ, is one of our favorite layovers on our way south/north
A happy "Happy Hour" , at Agua Verde.
A happy "Happy Hour" , at Agua Verde.
Great camping spot on Lottis Creek, north of Gunnison, Colorado. N38.7702 W106.5778
Great camping spot on Lottis Creek, north of Gunnison, Colorado. N38.7702 W106.5778
Camping on the Pacific, near El Tomotal.
Camping on the Pacific, near El Tomotal.
One of our favorite spots in Baja, in the Catavina Boulder Fields. Sorry, I can't say exactly where it is.
One of our favorite spots in Baja, in the Catavina Boulder Fields. Sorry, I can't say exactly where it is.
Same spot, different view.
Same spot, different view.
Surrounded by the stark beauty of the Badlands of South Dakota.
Surrounded by the stark beauty of the Badlands of South Dakota.
The Never Summer range, in northern Colorado lives up to it's name, We have seen frost there in early August a number of times.
The Never Summer range, in northern Colorado lives up to it's name, We have seen frost there in early August a number of times.
Jon photographs our campsite at Palisades State Park in eastern South Dakota from a hot air balloon.
Jon photographs our campsite at Palisades State Park in eastern South Dakota from a hot air balloon.
Camping on a hill above the Pecos River in south Texas.
Camping on a hill above the Pecos River in south Texas.
A good place to camp in the desert, with I-10 in the distance, west of Phoenix.
A good place to camp in the desert, with I-10 in the distance, west of Phoenix.
Camped right on the Pacific at Carpenteria, California.
Camped right on the Pacific at Carpenteria, California.
Camped on Bull Creek, in the Bighorns, many years ago.This area is now closed to camping.
Camped on Bull Creek, in the Bighorns, many years ago.This area is now closed to camping.
Close to home, on Oahe Reservour.
Close to home, on Oahe Reservour.
Right on the Missouri River, at Judith Landing, Montana.
Right on the Missouri River, at Judith Landing, Montana.
Another great spot on the Missouri River, in Montana.
Another great spot on the Missouri River, in Montana.
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