Freedom Express & Tahoe

Freedom Express & Tahoe

Thursday, February 13, 2014

BOONDOCKING - A NEW ADVENTURE

I follow several blogs whenever I get the chance and decided to take a break to do just that. While checking out RV-dreams.com, what do I read? A boon docking rally being held in FL. "Hey, Mike", I say, "where is Ft. Ogden?" "About 2 hours away, he tells me. So I found the next leg of my journey. Off to Ft. Ogden I go.

It has been my intention from the beginning, to do boon docking. However, I don't know what equipment I need for it, batteries, generators, solar, etc. After reading several blogs from people who do this, it's even more confusing. What better way to learn than from those who have been doing it 
for years and can pass along some advice!

Today is Thursday and I have been here since Sunday. It has been a great experience despite a few problems. I have learned a lot and met some wonderful people. As a solo woman RVer and a newbee,  I appreciate all the advice and help I have gotten from the people I met here: Howard 
and Linda of RV-Dreams.com, Bill & Nancy, Monte & Rose, Louise and many others. Since I have a stock trailer, not specifically made for boon docking, I will need some upgrades (which I knew from the start). Now I have a better idea of what I need and why I need them. Batteries - all important to keep systems charged either by the generator or solar or both. They will be my 1st 
upgrade. Then I will be getting a better generator. There are 7 other solo women at this rally with more women doing this every day. They are having a ball, enjoying life. I highly recommend attending any rally, seminar, or learning experience you can. I will be doing just that. Everyone is so willing to help out others who need it and share their experiences (good and bad). You 
can often learn from other peoples mistakes so you don't make the same. 




















We have shared appetizers, pot luck dinners, campfires, a cruise and beach day, seen dolphins swimming, eagles flying overhead and, tomorrow, will go kayaking. (This will be new experience for me). 


I am looking forward to the next few days as we conclude this rally and my next step along the journey. In the meantime, to my fellow RV bloggers friends: safe travels and to friends and family in PA (where they are getting hit by another snow storm), stay safe and warm.

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