Boogers, not.

For the last week we’ve both been leaking goo from the holes in our heads and coughing up a storm. Such is the life of getting sick in an RV. With all the drainage I haven’t been terribly motivated to keep the blog up to date.

But that storm of snot and all-night coughing has passed, so we’re back in the game.

This post is a collection of odd socks we’ve found since leaving California.

The Tribe – Sometimes we’re alone, sometimes there are 15 members of the tribe circled ’round. Some tribe members are just passing through (like us), some live in their vehicles, some follow the rules (we do) and some blatantly don’t.

Yep, the tribe that stays overnight in Walmart parking lots is an odd bunch, so we fit right in. The Walmart in Buckeye, Arizona is very popular, since nearby Phoenix has zoned the practice to death.

By the Book – The secret to appreciating our new book, “The National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways”, is to actually use it.

So we did.

In Phoenix, we had a wonderful visit with our counterpart Grandparents, Murray and Andrea, then headed up Hwy 87 bound for Payson, AZ. Stunning, mountainous drive through Tonto National Forest, which is actually a forest of boulders and huge cacti.

Taste of Home – Yes! A Culvers located across the street from our RV park in Payson! Our withdrawal symptoms from this guilty midwest addiction went away shortly after.

My Ass is Draggin’ – Why are there abrupt curbs at many RV parks? Here’s hoping we don’t screeeeeeeeech another gouge into the road.

Snowball – This is the most snow we’ve seen all trip… and all we hope to.

Soloing – The RV park in Payson was serene, scenic and solitary. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. Winter is their off-season, so…

… we didn’t have to wait in line in their laundry room!

Siri, You B**ch! – Well, it was Google Maps, not Siri.

And it was my fault for leaving the “Avoid Highways” option checked.

Nonetheless, Google introduced us to the joy of off-roading with a 54′ rig going to the Escondido Lake campground near Socorro, NM.

Tight Squeeze – Leaving the park, with Google Maps correctly set up!

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