I will just say that 2022 has been a roller coaster year for me for sure. I
started off the year hitting quite a few parks. I went a few places alone with
my furry companion and some with my dancing/camping group of friends and a
couple of them with just another couple and/or my guy. Pepper was included in
most of these trips, of course.
It was such an awesome summer!!! One of the best ever!
THEN things fell apart! I lost my guy and I started getting sick and
there were trips to doctors and more needles than I ever needed to see and
then the Cancer diagnosis and then
chemo started up... ☠️
I have a chemo week which zaps my energy and gives me several other side
effects for days and then I slowly climb back up on my "off" week and have
managed a few short trips (with the help of my family and dance group). Then
back down to the bottom of the roller coaster again the next week. If things
had not taken a turn for the worst, there would have been quite a few more
trips on this list!
Even though my travels have slowed since mid-August and I have not posted many
blog posts or videos, you can still follow me on most social media with
🔹🔷 The 2022 Recap 🔷🔹
24 Adventures - 47 Nights
As you can tell, most of my travel is over a weekend. Got that J-O-B so I
can afford to keep travelling. I prefer multiple night stays, but
sometimes the calendar or the weather or my health only allow one night
and I jump on it if I can.
Parks with an * were new
🏕️ Types of Parks
1 place only for 2 nights
Had more plans for some in the summer and beyond, but...
2 parks - 2 stays - 5 nights
Good Sam: 5 parks - 9 stays - 20 nights
Others: 4 parks - 6 stays - 13 nights
Guadalupe River RV Park & Campground
- Site 34
They do have Good Sam discounts, but ask about Anhalt event discounts if
you're attending those
3 parks - 6 stays - 8 nights
Lake Somerville is less than 30 minutes from home and is home to 6 or
more parks - Private, COE and State. This is a good place for "Let's see if there's a spot open
". Don't forget to ask about "Walk Up" sites. Even if everything is
booked, there may still be spots available when you just HAVE to get
away. I love being able to use the Texas State Parks Pass
for free daily entry fees, discounts on camping and supplies in
the park stores, etc.
9.56 average MPG
In January, Matilda Mae got new shoes so 4372.8 of those are on the
new tires. I am only including towing miles for the camper itself, so
this does not include truck travel to side trips, sight seeing or
heading to the dances...
$2125.16 (Saved $215.38 using discount memberships)
Which averages $45.22 per night
$3.565 average price per gallon
$1755.13 for total gas costs
Which averages $82.56 average per night
If I was staying in motels, the cost per night probably would have
been more, but my gas mileage would have about doubled in most cases.
BUT...there's something to having your own stuff in your own space.
Your own food, utensils, sporting equipment, etc. You KNOW who has
slept in the bed and when the last time the sheets were changed.
Bless your heart! I think God will give you a special
crown in Heaven for changing out RV sheets!
If you're like me, you have the "camping" wardrobe that mostly stays
in the RV along with the RV supplies in the bathroom, so there's
usually less packing to do. Most hotels don't allow or have facilities
for building a campfire either.
If I'm not able to be out camping, It's definitely on my
I love camping with my group of friends. We like hitting Texas
dancehalls and honky tonks and collectively we make a mighty hearty
"brunch" and a pretty awesome BYOSteak night. They have been awesome
at helping me set up and tear down when I'm not feeling 100%.
Caravanning with them makes me feel much better. I'm like the baby
sister that everyone checks on to make sure I'm safe.
Check out my
page for a map of my adventures and more
I have also hosted 7
guests at my home place on the farm in 2022. For the commercial side,
like breweries, farms, museums, golf courses and more, check out
. Use my link to get 15% off your annual membership fee.
😢 Sad Announcement 😢
Sadly, at the time of this post, I have to announce that
my precious Pepper has been hit and killed on the road at
the end of my driveway (and left lying there) this week.
She was an AWESOME travel partner and I couldn't have
asked better of a rescue dog! Our time together was short,
but it was packed with love and quite a few adventures
(even beyond the camping listed here). Future trips will
be a little more lonely and the trails will feel empty.
Yeah...the hits just keep coming. 😭
🛒 Be sure to check out my Gadgets & Gear page to see some of my favorite RV and Camping products from
Amazon. If you use those links, I get a little kickback and it doesn't
cost you any extra.
It might buy me a beer on my next trip. Thanks!
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