Are you a fan of Google Earth? I am. Google Earth allows you to inspect areas to explore before you arrive. You can determine which dirt roads are best to travel, view ruins of forgotten places and find boondocking campsites. The best part of Google Earth are the “Blue Squares” which indicate pictures posted by other users. Clicking on the blue squares reveals areas of stunning beauty, hidden canyons, old ghost towns or something else out of the ordinary. Most of these places are worthy of a visit.
Use blue squares to enhance your next RV trip.
After planning the route for my next RVing Adventure I always check out the blue squares on Google Earth to see what else lies along the route. When I find something that appeals to my sense of adventure, I load the coordinates provided on Google Earth into my GPS receiver and them I am ready to find and enjoy the site when I am in the vicinity. Need some examples: for a unique adventure check out the plethora of blue squares at 33 37.034N 116 00.150W in the California Desert. Discover a rarely visited covered bridge in Oregon at 43 45.506N 116 00.150W
Plan a blue square adventure on your next RV outing and enjoy!
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
Leave a Reply