|July 1- July 31, 2016 Budget|
The entertainment was for a breakfast in the Sipapu Lodge and a breakfast in Taos. I didn’t count any of my non smoking celebration, it was from “gift” money. The camping expense was way higher than budgeted. I spent a couple of weeks in National Forest Campgrounds. They were lovely and cost about $9.00/night with my Senior Access card. The joys of getting older! I still managed to save $32.10 over the budget, even splurging on camping.
I don’t think I will stay in the National Forest campgrounds again. I found that within a few miles of any of these campgrounds I could find a free spot. Here is a spot that is about ten miles from the Junebug campground. Up about 3/4 mile on a single lane dirt road. Free and next to a beautiful stream and 1/4 mile to a great hiking trail. Next time!
how do you eat on $80 a month?
Not too well, but enough. Lots of crackers, cans of beans, peanut butter, hot sauce, and fruit cups. I seem to have lost interest in the food, so eating once a day seems enough. But I must have coffee!
Can you explain how you find “free” spots? What do you look for when searching for free spots? How do you replenish your fresh water tanks? Thanks.
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Hmm. I tried to respond by phone. Didn’t work. Sorry. Most rewarding on the free sites has been the National Forest MVU maps. I just drive around and look. I want a place that is somewhat out of the way, clean enough (no more than one garbage bag of trash). Some concerns are wind, shade and wildlife. I want some kind of wind break, some shade and lots of wild life.
Thanks for your kind comments, Fred. It is a fun game to make it all woprk. Satisfying on so many levels!
It is so impressive as to how you make this all work. The art of fulfillment You bring a life time of practice.