Sister Visit at the Sumpter Gold Dredge

This and That By March 13, 2022 Tags: , , , , , , 5 Comments

One of the most fun things about being a full-time RVer and having a sister who works as a flight attendant is the number of places she’s been able to visit me on the road. Let’s see, she has stayed with me in Fredericksburg, TX; Desert Hot Springs, CA; Long Beach, WA (the first time […]


Sumpter Oregon and Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge: Photo Essay

West By March 6, 2022 Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments

Workamping in Sumpter Oregon at the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge was my favorite workamping experience to date. I enjoyed the work, the people, where I parked, the weather and the entire area. The picture highlights from the two months I spent there follow. Outside the Dredge It’s funny. Have you ever done this? I would […]


Events at the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge and the Town of Sumpter

West By February 28, 2022 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

Last week, I introduced my two month workamping experience at the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge in Sumpter, Oregon. Today, I want to share some of the special events that took place while I was there. For such a small town, half way up a mountain, your first thought was probably the same as mine. How […]


Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge Workamping

This and That By February 20, 2022 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

I spent two months in a tiny mountain town in Eastern Oregon called Sumpter. Population 200. It marked my fourth workamping assignment, my third in Oregon with Oregon State Parks. I left my month in John Day, Oregon, where I workamped at Kam Wah Chung and arrived at the historic Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge on […]


Alaska Shelter: E-Book or Paperback Book?

Writing Life By January 30, 2022 Tags: , , , , , , 7 Comments

Tomorrow my first ever published book, Alaska Shelter, is released. An event 35 years in the making. It’s been an exciting journey since I got the email last May from Wings ePress Executive Editor saying they wanted to publish my book. If readers are interested (since I know most of you follow this blog for […]


Book Cover Reveal…Drum Roll Please

Writing Life By January 2, 2022 Tags: , , , , , , 20 Comments

Less than one month from now, it will be official: I will be a published book author! As promised in the post where I announced I sold my first book, I will be writing posts about the experience of going from a wanna be published author to a published author, including the step-by-step process from […]