The Science Behind Pixar & Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California ScienCenter (VIDEO)

The Science Behind Pixar & Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California ScienCenter (VIDEO)

This past Saturday, we ventured into downtown LA for the first time to visit the California ScienCenter. In addition to CSC’s permanent exhibits, we were especially interested in the special exhibition “The Science Behind Pixar”, as well as the new pavilion dedicated to the decommissioned Space Shuttle Endeavour, OV-105. The Science Behind Pixar is a fascinating 12,000 sq. ft. interactive exhibition that showcases…

Upgrading our RV’s Toilet (VIDEO)

Upgrading our RV’s Toilet (VIDEO)

We spent nearly a full day at the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show last week while we were at the Xscapers Convergence. The “Big Tent” at the show is full of hundreds of booths with vendors hawking gadgets for RVers: flagpoles, decorations, tow bars, tire pressure monitoring systems, LEDs, solar panels, folding chairs, and more, as well as a healthy dose of state fair-type wares like mops, cookware, dip mixes and essential oils. And out of all this cool stuff, what was the first thing we bought?

A new toilet.

Yes, that’s right. A commode.

Xscapers Quartzsite Convergence (January 13-27, 2017)

Xscapers Quartzsite Convergence (January 13-27, 2017)

Yesterday, we came to the end of an amazing two weeks with the Xscapers group of the Escapees RV Club.

We gathered in the Arizona desert on Bureau of Land Management land west of Quartzsite, Arizona. There were about 65 RVs in our group at its peak size (just a few of the hundreds of thousands that flock to Quartzsite every year in January). There are no water, sewer or electric hookups in the desert–just beautiful, wide-open spaces. The good news is that dry camping (or “boondocking”) is free for up to 14 days.