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Why do Randy and I prefer boondocking?

I think these three photos say it all:

Boondocking campsite

This is boondocking.


View from camp

This is the view from our patio doors when we boondock.


RV Resort

This is the view from our patio doors in a $30.00 campsite.

Once again, it's all about the view. Did we really come on this trip to have our view of the sunset blocked by another RV?

While it's true that it's not for everyone, we prefer boondocking in a remote location to staying in established RV campgrounds and, believe it or not, it's not only because it saves us money.

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