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July '23 Update

Matt Mayo
Trip dates: April 16 - June 25, 2023

Hello folks! What a whirlwind month it has been! I can hardly believe all the incredible experiences I've had in the past few months. From the west coast to the middle of the country, I've embarked on an unforgettable journey filled with unique places and thrilling adventures.

First on the list was my unforgettable RV caravan experience at Lake McClure. Nestled amidst the ridge of a lake reservoir, I found myself surrounded by stunning vistas that took my breath away. And let's not forget the magical "superbloom" that graced the area, turning the landscape into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. If you're curious to relive the magic, check out a more detailed account, RV caravan at Lake McClure during the Superbloom
As if that wasn't enough, my wanderlust led me to the mesmerizing oases hidden within the Joshua Tree National Park. From surreal rock formations to captivating desert flora, every step felt like a journey into another world. The tranquility and natural beauty of Joshua Tree left an indelible mark on my soul. If you're yearning for an escape to nature's desert embrace, take a peak into my enthralling adventure, Journey to the Oases in Joshua Tree.

After spending some time in California I embarked on a roadtrip to Missouri, my final destination.
Roadtrip from California to Missouri with my camper
But hold on tight, because there's more to come! I've still got a treasure trove of thrilling tales waiting to be shared. So, stay tuned as I prepare to unveil my next escape. Get ready to immerse yourself in the majesty of the pinnacles, a cross country road-trip and desert camping. Here's a preview.
I embarked on a trip half way across the country staring with Pinnacles National Park in California.

I stopped off at many Love's Truck stops to rest including this one in Boron, CA.

I camped out in Arizona at a Homolovi State Campground.

Stayed a night at this RV park in New Mexico.

I drove right through thunderstorms in Texas and Oklahoma before making it to my final destination in Missouri.

After arriving in Missouri I went out for a mini trip sans camper in Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. I stayed in a few hipcamps glamping tent, bike motel, and storage container. I also made a stop in Oklahoma City, which gives me Phoenix Arizona vibes. For reference I lived in Phoenix for almost 15 years so it's my goto reference for hot urban sprawled cities. The highlight of my trip was visiting the Oklahoma City Memorial which spans across 3 floors. I learned about the connection to incidents that occurred in Waco, TX. Must visit for history buffs!

I stayed on a farm in Southern Missouri and ventured into Bentonville, Arkansas.

I rented a Sea-Doo and took it for a couple hours on Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma.

Rented a mountain e-bike in the US capital of mountain biking, Bentonville, Arkansas

Oklahoma City Memorial - Remains of the Murray Federal Building

My next road trip will be to the vibrant and electrifying city of Las Vegas! I'm thinking of doing some tent camping in Colorado or Utah along the way.