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Getting and Giving Directions

When I first started out on the road I had no idea what “drop me a pin” meant. You may not either but it is a common way to share your location with others. I have an Adroid phone so those are the directions I can give you.

Pull up Google Maps on your phone. You will see a circle with a dot and 4 lines (marking N, E, S, W) on the right hand side of your screen. Mine is blue. Touch that circle and it will zero in on your location and show you a solid blue dot on the map. That is your location!

Touch the Dot and You may get one of two options:

  1. at the top of the screen you will see your gps location points. Use your finger to scroll from the bottom of your screen up and then you will see more options. Choose “Share”. At the next screen you will see a bunch of icons of your apps. This is where you choose how to share it. If you want to use Facebook, click on that icon. I normally use Messenger (not Facebook messenger) and send it directly to someones cell phone. The app will automatically insert the gps location and send to whomever you chose to receive it.
  2. You may have an option right on your screen that says “Share your location”. Click on that and it may ask you how long you wish to share it for.  Choose the app you want to use for sharing and enter the name(s) of the recipients.

I hope this helps. The receiver of the coordinates will only have to touch a link on the message they receive and it will automatically pull up Google Maps and give them driving directions.

 

Forum Added

We added a Forum to our website for our members to join in on important discussions and to help communicate with you for upcoming events, educational gatherings and cleanups.

If you are looking for  a Forum to use as a meetup or for other topics please go to cheaprvliving.com as Bob Wells has an extensive forum set up to answer most questions you have.

Feel free to suggest other important topics.

 

Life Changes

We all know about life changes and how it can happen in an instant. Poof – snap your fingers – blink your eyes and there ya go – a whole new life or perspective. My how quickly that can happen.

It doesn’t have to be negative, it can just be another phase of your life on this earth. It could even be exciting. Sometimes “exciting” comes AFTER you go through the “I’m scared” stage. It IS stages you know.

My own “snap your fingers, etc” moment that happened in the past year began on December 5, 2017 when, while in camp, I got a phone call that instrumented the next moment. My only daughter passed away suddenly. Thank goodness I had close friends in camp with me and they helped me so much! Then came the long drive to Tennessee from California and all that came next.

In April, 2018 I got the second call. The placement of my granddaughter had not worked well for both parties. In the blink of an eye and without hesitation I agreed to take my granddaughter and to fully adopt her. I packed up again and drove off to retrieve her. What a delight it is to have a 12 year old around again! Oh my. The final adoption took place on June 27, 2018. I am now Grandma/ma. LOL. I absolutely LOVE having her in my life! I look so forward to sharing her youthful energy with all of you.

Unfortunately what all of this has meant is that Boondockers United had been put on the back burner. I am almost to the point of getting it revved up in full force again. I sold my small camper and am now looking for one with bunk beds to accommodate her and her needs. As soon as I get that (of course I have to consider towing capacity of my 1/2 ton truck and available cash so it takes a little bit of time to get the right one) I will be on the road again. I look forward to “Roadschooling” her and she’s pretty excited about it as well.

Stay tuned because there is excitement in the air and life is good and things are looking up! You will see a Forum come onto the site very soon and notices of educational gatherings as well as social ones.

National Forest Notices

The Members Only page associated with National Forest Notices is almost done. This is a VERY important part of what we do.

We urge ALL members to check out the page because there are some Notices related to Arizona – fee proposals.

 

Member Registration glitch – fixed

If you are a paid Member and have not received your login user name, please contact us: login@boondockersunited.com

We have fixed the “Join Us” membership registration portion of the website. If you have any issues, please let us know.

Here is an alternative link to pay in case you do experience problems:

Click here to pay $20 by debit or credit card

Comments error fixed but we lost some

Part of growing pains are errors and for some reason we have not been receiving any of the messages sent through the “Contact Us” link. That has been fixed but in the process we lost all of them that were there. UGG!!

If you have recently sent us a message via Contact Us – please do so again. Your opinion and comments are VERY important to us.

Thank you so much

CheapRvLiving does a video on us!

Bob Wells has uploaded an interview he did with me about Boondockers United and the outpouring of support is overwhelmingly positive.  We ordered more bumper stickers and they should arrive by the 8th. We do  have some email addresses that are being returned to us so if you have not received your “Welcome” email please email us directly.  We are in the process of obtaining our 501c(3) non-profit status and plan to have that in place within the year.

Watch the vido here: CheapRVliving Video

Quartzsite cleanup with the BLM

On January 18, 2018 Boondockers United members and others came together and helped the BLM clean up a site in Quartzsite, AZ. There were around 19 volunteers and 3 Rangers who spread out and picked up an entire trailer load of trash! There were mattresses, abandoned clothes and tents as well as a lot of trash strewn over about 5 acres of public land. Thank you to everyone who joined us!
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Update on Quartzsite cleanup

Hello Everyone! We hope you all had a great holiday season! We’re gearing up for 2018 and looking forward to doing some awsome things! As you know, our members are ready, willing and able to lend a hand and help out the BLM and the National Forest Service with cleanups and site service. We do this voluntarily because we cannot stand seeing our public lands being treated unkindly.
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