Lake Mead Fees

Our daily cost of camping has been pretty awesome this year, and then our National Parks Pass expired! Earlier this week Brian bought a new annual pass for $80 and I keep forgetting to add it to our total spent on camping. It’s there now, and our daily average this year is now $1.35 a day.

Dinner Last Night:
Last night’s dinner was just so so. I liked it fine, but Brian poked at it with his fork a lot. So, no need to share the link. Instead, I’ll share a salad we had earlier this week that was delicious.

Chopped Salad with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes + Apples. The photo might not look like much but this salad was awesome!


2014 Cost of Camping:
1 night paid camping
71 nights free camping
72 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $97
Daily average cost of camping: $1.35

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  • Reply gary simpson March 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    if i were you i would try to find a cheaper way….if your rate were to remain at$1.35 per day i figure you’ll spend roughly $400.00 on fees this year…seems rather outrageous to me….enjoying your blog and love your header pics. You have that talent….

    • Reply Leigh March 15, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Haha! Thanks Gary! Unfortunately we’re going to start paying pretty regularly starting in April.

  • Reply Steve April 30, 2014 at 5:44 am

    My wife and I are “sortavegan/mostlyvegetarian/flexitarians,” did you get all that? Anyway, we are planning our full time getaway in a year or so and are wondering about eating healthy on the road. Were we live, in upstate NY, we have a local grocery that has about everything we need or could want. We we travel, we find much less as far as options. Any advice?

    • Reply Leigh April 30, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Hi Steve! Groceries can definitely be challenging depending on where you are. If we’re going somewhere we haven’t been before, I usually google (and yelp) for grocery stores. Depending on the part of the country we’re in there are certain chains that I can rely on. If we’re going to a spot without good groceries, we stock up the week before. The worst place we ever camped for groceries was Quartzsite, AZ at which point I relied on the clean 15 list since there wasn’t anything organic. Since then we’ve learned to stock up on organic frozen veggies when we know we’re going through more rural sections of the country.

      Here’s an interesting list:

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