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Old 03-21-2020, 02:28 PM   #1
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How to enjoy a Pandemic.

I want to thank China and California's crappy governor. (no, this isn't a political posting)

Living is California is a challenge. People from all over the world want to come here so, foreign diseases are a given. Further, people are stupid. the result? The governor of the state has us all on lock-down. My employer closed, we have to stay way from each other., yadda yadda...I live with other adults in my house.
But I have a trailer
So now, I'm self-quarantined camped next to a river with abundant trout, great phone service (which is amazing since there's practically no civilization around here that I know of), Internet hot spot, and a few cases of Corona.
So peace and quiet, fishing, internet, streaming TV, and no one to bother me...
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Old 03-21-2020, 03:35 PM   #2
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Sounds like you are making the best of it!

We are leaving for state park in Colorado Springs tomorrow (hopefully it stays open).This was a previously scheduled trip while the kids were supposed to be on spring break. Even though we just got some snow, the weather is supposed to clear and we can do some hiking and throw the ball around. Loaded up on beer as well!

Happy camping!
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Sounds like you are making the best of it!

We are leaving for state park in Colorado Springs tomorrow (hopefully it stays open).This was a previously scheduled trip while the kids were supposed to be on spring break. Even though we just got some snow, the weather is supposed to clear and we can do some hiking and throw the ball around. Loaded up on beer as well!

Happy camping!
Im assuming you have already called... but Id make sure theyre still open before departing home.

Most all National Park Service campgrounds have CLOSED, and campers that were there were given 2 or 3 days to depart. Not sure if your state parks are doing likewise, but might be good idea to make sure.
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Old 03-21-2020, 08:14 PM   #4
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I’m in North Carolina and have the same scenario and about to go fly fishing about 50 feet from me (where the water gets deeper).
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ATCGuy is right

I live directly adjacent to the Joshua Tree National Park.

Gates are closed, no cars or camping.. you can walk or bike in but there's no services. get hurt and you better hope you have lots of friends with you...
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Old 03-22-2020, 03:41 PM   #6
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Here in the lovely *GASP* state of IL, we are on "lockdown" too. Unfortunately, my company has work from home ability. No traveling though, as police are enforcing it here. Gas, Groceries, Pharmacy, and services like home centers and repair people are the only allowances, so pulling a TT, they pull them over and send them from whence they came unless enroute to home.
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Yeah, this thing has altered my plans a bit...

Was supposed to end my winter stay in Bullhead City, AZ on April 1st, and tow the rig back to the factory in Elkhart, IN to replace the floor and/or outer wall of the main slide out that I posted about a few months ago. But while things are still relatively "normal" here... I'm reading nothing but doom & gloom about places back east.

A friend of mine departed southern AZ last week, returning home to PA to deal with a serious family medical issue (not virus-related). Spoke with him yesterday, and he advised me not to go unless I really had to. Said the truck stops are open for fuel, but limited services otherwise all along the way, including 2 campgrounds he had reservations for, but were closed when he arrived, forcing him to find other places to stay. He also said that he had to pass thru some Highway Patrol check-points here & there... and while he said that he couldn't be sure, as they allowed him to continue since he was headed home, he said from the questions they asked that they appeared to be inclined to turn people back if they didn't have reason to be passing thru.

Last thing I wanna do is get halfway there, only to be stopped & either turned around, or forced to remain in place.

So I guess I'll just be extending my stay here for another month... and then decide whether to head east, or just make my way north up to Yellowstone again for the summer, and then worry about the repair later.

Fun... fun... fun...
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Fortunately there is still a small amount of sanity left in AZ and we're not on lockdown. We're loading the RZR in the trailer and will be boondocking all next week southeast of Tucson. It'll be warming up next weekend no rain in the forecast. Gonna be hitting the trails.

One other thought: I would to to hear the legal, Constitutional authority to force we free Americans into lockdown and to turn we free Americans around at state borders. So far the Minions are just accepting it and not resisting government control over their lives.
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One other thought: I would to to hear the legal, Constitutional authority to force we free Americans into lockdown and to turn we free Americans around at state borders. So far the Minions are just accepting it and not resisting government control over their lives.

Yup.. I drove into town yesterday to replenish my snack supply and stumbled on what looked like a sobriety stop. When I told the cop I was heading into town for more Cheetos he proceeded to pontificate that the governor had ordered everyone to stay home and not make unnecessary trips and all that crud.. I told him Cheetos were necessary. He wasn't amused. I didn't care (and I still don't care) - and asked him which law was he going to cite on the ticket? He just told me to go back home.
I proceeded to the little country store, bought my Cheetos (and some beer, jerky, and other survival items) and went back to the trailer, waving as I passed him on the way back.
What you call Minions, I refer to as lemmings.

Some things I learned during my first week of isolation:
  • The freezer in my trailer keeps ice cream at the perfect temperature!
  • 20 pound weighted blankets are very warm and feel like a whole-body hug.
  • It's very hard to shoot flies with a BB Gun.
  • Harbor Freight Solar panels are doing a superb job of keeping my house battery charged.
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We got word yesterday that North Carolina is not allowing anyone from out of state to stay in campgrounds. We're leaving here on Friday to head back to Florida... going to be fun!
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Fortunately there is still a small amount of sanity left in AZ and we're not on lockdown. We're loading the RZR in the trailer and will be boondocking all next week southeast of Tucson. It'll be warming up next weekend no rain in the forecast. Gonna be hitting the trails.

One other thought: I would to to hear the legal, Constitutional authority to force we free Americans into lockdown and to turn we free Americans around at state borders. So far the Minions are just accepting it and not resisting government control over their lives.



That's because unfortunately, majority of people lack common sense. Case in point, all the younguns down in Florida defying the 6' rule crowding the beaches. Now quite a few have tested positive. The whole point of stay at home is to reduce the spread so that it can be handled in a controllable manner, not like what happened in Italy. They were told, stay home from work, so instead they went out and partied, brought it home to their elderly parents and grandparents and it cascaded.



While there are no laws and it is against the Constitution, sometimes some people just need a knock upside the head because they are too stupid to understand.


Then again, there are those in law enforcement who get a big head and like to throw their badge around and THEY could use a good knock upside the head as well, as well as some Mayors, Hello Lightfoot you Sid lookalike, yeah, talking to you!
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We are still wintering in Az, thinking its safer here than back home, riding in the desert enjoying the desert blooms etc. not sure when we are leaving but sure getting a lot of peace and quiet since quite a few have left for home, by the way in case we do get bored where are you located if there is a corona problem we could help you with that if need be:
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Yeah, I was keeping my options open... but yesterday paid the rent to stay here thru the end of April. Not sure I'll stay the entire month, but... well, better the conditions I know, than those I don't if I should leave.

Some of my winter neighbors have left, but well over half of them are still here. Most were scheduled to leave on April 1st like me... and it'll be interesting to see how many are still here Tuesday night.

All in all, if I gotta be tied down somewhere... this place ain't bad at all. Beautiful desert scenery to the east, portions of the original Route 66 just a few minutes away, and views of the mountains in Nevada & California just across the Colorado River to the west. The place is a gated resort, so it's secure... the pools are still open... the ATV/UTV clubs still has rides twice a week... and the weather is warming up nicely.

I can think of worse places to be...
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