Category Archives: Camping in a Honda Element

What to take?


It’s already December 3rd (my daughter’s birthday – Happy Birthday!), which means we have only 28 days to go… and I’m starting to think about what to take with me. I’ve got the beginnings of a reading list together (will … Continue reading

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Counting down the days…


It’s hard for me to believe that in a little over a month, my four-footed friend and I are heading out on this adventure. Max went to the doggie spa last Tuesday for his first ever professional grooming. He got … Continue reading

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Deep into Steinbeck country…


Still planning the big road trip with Max. I’m deep into Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. I’m reading the good dog passages aloud to Max – and there are many good ones. Reading about Steinbeck and Charley dog driving … Continue reading

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Testing the tent


We picked up the tent at Charlie’s Honda on Thursday. It’s heavier than I expected, but I’ve never owned a 10×10 tent you can stand up in so what do I know?? Took it out of the box this afternoon … Continue reading

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Up Next… Travels with Charley (?)


I’ve been a voracious reader since I learned to read and got my first library card in grade school, so I always have at least one book that I’m reading, and a couple of backups. Beginning when I was in … Continue reading

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Another decision made: we’re going for the tent


Although I knew I wasn’t going to put the rooftop tent on the Element, I did take a few days to fantasize about it. Meanwhile, the idea of a tent that would attach to the Element (or be free-standing) and … Continue reading

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Sleeping on the roof…


My friend Peter D sent me this link to a fabulous pop-up addition to the Element, which would allow me to sleep on the roof! It’s made by Ursa Minor, a company in Chula Vista, CA – south of San … Continue reading

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