Welcome to Sailing On Dry Land!

Welcome to Sailing On Dry Land. Annie and I and our two large cats — Inyo and Cody — have been full-timing in our RV since 10/24/15. We live this new life on a rather modest budget so we gravitate to all things FREE — or at least very low cost. So far, we haven’t […]

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Four Corners

Mesa Verde NP to Four Corners Monument is only about 50 miles out of our way as we head toward Moab, UT so we took a day and adventured to the monument–not much around there but a unique destination nonetheless. One can crouch–using their hands and feet–and be in four states at the same time […]

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Petroglyph Point Trail

I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Balcony House at Mesa Verde NP and even though we had been climbing ladders and crawling through tunnels AND it was late afternoon and quite warm when we are finished–knowing we are leaving the area next day–I want to fit in a hike afterward. The Petroglyph Point Trail piques […]

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Mesa Verde National Park

First up on this year’s national park “spring tour” was Mesa Verde NP in Colorado. We camped in a rather precarious FREE camping area very near the entrance to the park. We managed to get our house level side-to-side without too much trouble and, of course, the electric landing gear legs let us dial in […]

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A Photo Diary (of sorts) – Spring 2017

 A note about the photo above:  I usually take all the pictures with my phone but lately I’ve asked Jim to take a few with our digital camera as well. He caught this shot that I think is so beautiful it inspired me to write poetry. Not only is he a skilled writer, obviously he’s also […]

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Our Claim to Fame

We’re Famous! Well kinda’ sorta’. A while back, Bob Wells from cheaprvliving.com spent about two hours recording video of us and our rig. He then edited it down to two 15-minute videos which we think turned out quite well. We’ve had a ton of comments on YouTube, lots of views, and overall it has been […]

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South of the Border

I know I said I planned to introduce you to more Slab City residents, but I guess I must have been caught up in helping Jim paint the “barn” and didn’t make the rounds like I had intended. Maybe when we return in the fall our friends will still be there. But for now, let […]

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Building Our “Barn”

As we prepared to head south for the winter, I took stock of some materials I’ve been storing outside in the desert near Boise, ID for too long and decided it would be fun to do something with them — to actually use them to build a building somewhere especially now that we’re retired and […]

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One January Day

In an ongoing effort to stay fit and ready for the next hike, I’ve been walking several times a week while Jim is engaged in his saw and hammer therapy sessions. (I’m sure he will be blogging about his project at some point in the near future.) Since I walk alone, I walk along the […]

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Adding Our 3,000 Watt Go Power! Inverter

Living seriously offgrid as we do has many advantages and low-cost pleasures but one of the challenges we haven’t enjoyed so much is not being able to vacuum our floors as often as we would like. We have a regular house size upright vacuum cleaner which is very nice but we have just never had […]

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Personal Reflections

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour […]

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