Southern Comfort

So I left all my winter gear in storage somewhere in Chicago. That means I will spend the winter months in the warmth of California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. It also means very few blog updates for the next couple of months. In the meantime, be sure to follow me on Twitter!

Here are some of the sights on the “quick” westbound drive from the panhandle of Florida to the coast of California.

Mississippi/Louisiana Highlight: Leaving (to be fair, didn’t go to New Orleans — yet)
Texas Highlight:
Salt Lick BBQ (yes, it is that good)
New Mexico Highlight: Carlsbad Caverns (never have I seen anything like it)
Arizona Highlight: Catalina Mountains (not bad for a desert)
Nevada Highlight: Wolf Creek Golf Club (jaw-dropping vistas)

Work day at $3 beach parking spot in Perdido Key, Florida
Work day at $3 beach parking spot in Perdido Key, Florida
Gulf Shore sunset
Gulf Shore sunset
Decent food at Darwell's BBQ in Long Beach, Mississippi
Decent food at Darwell's BBQ in Long Beach, Mississippi
Nothing — and I mean nothing — at all in Balmorhea, Texas
Nothing — and I mean nothing — at all in Balmorhea, Texas
Lone Saguaro cactus (one of thousands)
Lone Saguaro cactus (one of thousands)
Catalina State Park
Catalina State Park
Nevada Treasure RV Resort in Pahrump, Nevada
Nevada Treasure RV Resort in Pahrump, Nevada
Great $10 haircut in middle of desert
Great $10 haircut in middle of desert
Very, very, very cool Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nevada
Very, very, very cool Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nevada
Peggy Sue's Diner near Barstow, California
Peggy Sue's Diner near Barstow, California
Best value Monterey Bay area golf course, Pacific Grove Golf Links
Best value Monterey Bay area golf course, Pacific Grove Golf Links
Overnight rest stop just feet away from Highway 101
Overnight rest stop just feet away from Highway 101
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Sunset at Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Sunset at Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Entrance to Carlsbad Caverns
Entrance to Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Catalina State Park
Catalina State Park
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Just to show that not every day in a San Diego campground is bright and sunny.
Just to show that not every day in a San Diego campground is bright and sunny.
  • Vida

    Kyle, what is your plan? Have you found the place to settle down?

    • Kyle Bolstad

      Vida, I still have a handful of places to check out before I make a final decision. My plans are to stay in sunny California for a few months, then head back over to Florida and visit the Keys. Thanks for following!

  • Syed

    Hey Kyle, just picked you up in the Spectrum newsletter; congratulations on the life-changing decision? Glad to see your LFC degree coming in handy!
    I will eventually make it through your numerous posts and photos (my wife & I would like to do this when the kids are in school), but I wonder if you can field 3 ‘burning’ questions for me:
    – how successfully have you been in reaching the web (ie. the rest of the world) with your varied tether points?
    – what determined your stopping points; my first thought would have been a less repetitious, more comprehensive tour?
    – have you found a few candidates for “home” and you’re still enjoying the ride, or as so may RV lifers say, the road is now home?

    Take care, and keep posting, so those of us stuck in chi-town can live vicariously through your adventures!

    Publius43