Nothing But Sand, Waves, Stars, & The Moon ~ Beachdocking

Nothing But Sand, Waves, Stars, & The Moon ~ Beachdocking

you good afternoon everyone
days two and three out here at Padre Island National Seashore on day two when
I woke up I did have somebody attempt to literally park right there I was up
drinking my coffee in the morning and I came out and I as politely as possible I
said hey guys did you know that there are 17 miles of beach here where you can
park your RV take a look 17 miles you would think
that would be pretty obvious but I have this thing where everyone is drawn to me
to park next to me despite the natural beauty of 17 miles
of camping coastline here just laughing about it but did have to point that out
at least I love it out here I’m sad that I have to leave tomorrow
but I have been notified that it’s time to go back to Livingston to pick up a
few things and take care of a few things so since this is my last official day
and night Padre Island one of the best free camping places I’ve been to in 2020
at least probably in the last six or seven months
tell you what though it sure is nice having Sun and solar at the beach so
that I can just live comfortably out here and not have to run the generator
or anything that is cool I know it looks like there’s a plenty of sunshine and
warmth out here but it’s not the warmest I’ve been out here
daytime highs struggling to hit 55 and the nights are down into the 30s however
tonight I’m gonna watch some TV outdoors once it gets dark I’ve already got my
projector screen back here and I’ve set up my little van key oh I had to tape it
down because it’s windy at the beach obviously so it’s taped bungeed and then
down here something new I buried the legs about three inches
covering him back up with sand got my milk jug pushing down and I’ve been kind
of testing this out here for the last couple hours to see what it’s doing the
device itself really isn’t moving so I think we’re good
just wait till it gets dark hook up my HDMI cable that’s over there and
everything and I’ll have the waves to my back while I watch TV on the screen here
I think it’ll be nice I never claimed to be roughing it guys he kidding me no and
I’ll enjoy it I’m out here to make memories I can look back and laugh say
well I was cool I’m all bundled up layered up so I can spend a few hours
outside and I got the TV hooked up over here although it’s obviously not dark
enough the projector is it’s getting there though another 30 minutes here
it’ll it’ll look good it’s not bad it’s just not as clear as it will be later so
I’m just like okay get it set up and I’ll fine-tune focus it later but and
this is living man as funny as it is this is living I’m camping y’all
whatever man Eric all campers are supposed to be minimalists I don’t know
where you heard that ain’t me here’s a better shot of what it really looks like
guys as it gets dark just want to show you but it’s too dark to film outside
so I’ll catch you in the mornin join the race you’re just bathing in the sand
before we leave well as we leave there’s there’s two more pieces of the whole
camping on the beach type situation that needs to be taken care of and one is the
sand now yes a lot of people like to sweep as they go or vacuum as they go I
literally don’t even see a point so I don’t mind if Jack’s roles are down in
the sand during our 3-4 days here but eventually
when it’s time to go and I come in and brought all my stuff inside and I’m not
going out to the beach again it is time to literally
I’ve got sand everywhere in the RV because every time you open a window it
comes in but you kind of tackle the sand issue funny thing is the sand is the
same color as my floor so it really blends in and you can’t even really see
the sand very much but if we look at the blood right there yeah it it’s covered
and it’s it’s everywhere another good example if we go into the bathroom you
can see the shower mat right there the toilet mat yeah it it’s everywhere help I’ll do it myself thanks and it doesn’t really matter because
even after vacuuming I’m still going to be finding Padre Island sand for years
to come it’s still worth it though alright I am all showered all cleaned up
in the RV packed up ready to hit the road kind of sad and they got to be
careful out here with that wind you really don’t know what this microphone
does to help me be able to record usable audio so got some beach to drive on but
low tide has left we are now working our way towards high tide so obviously got
two lanes yeah alright but we’re not done so gotta take care of a few things
so get out of here hang on a couple things I want to show you here at this
dump station real quick first of all my neighbor there in a 32-foot ish classe
here and it’s not your typical class a look at the tail-end how it goes up it’s
a class a toy hauler you really don’t see too many of these
beautiful now I dumped my tanks there’s no drinking water right there also
there’s a sign right here vehicle rinsing or washing prohibited
the reason why that is there well more more later but they have clean water if
you drive up here it says clean drinking water with a blue nozzle right there so
I will top off on the way out but yeah the second thing besides vacuuming and
cleaning the inside of your RV the second thing you must do in my opinion
is at least rinse off the undercarriage of your vehicle when you leave the beach
because that sand and insult underneath there can cause rust and and issues if
you don’t take care of it and I want to take care of Miranda so they don’t allow
you to do it here because too many people are doing it and it’s a waste of
water in their opinion here even though you can use the other water and fill up
as much as you want so I’m gonna hook up Google Maps on the way out of here I’m
gonna look for a self-serve carwash obviously they’re not all going to work
because they have clearance issues at most car washes so you can plan this out
probably a little better and go on Google Maps and do Street View and try
to see how tall it is but you can’t zoom in and see the clearance you know
13-foot my idea is just to pick four or five that are on the way out of here
towards Corpus Christi and kind of stop by and just see do they have one truck
bay or do they they have no roof on one which that’s not gonna be that’s not
gonna happen but ya want to pressure wash the underneath not gonna wash the
RV today but I want to put some quarters in a machine and wash the entire
undercarriage of the RV get all that sand in saltwater here’s another look at
this outlaw look at that thing that’s sweet what fun okay I’ll get back
on the road after I fill up my water tank you know what did my absolute best
to try to find a car wash somewhere around here and I struck out eight or
nine times they’re all either closed broken down the hoses and the brushes
are gone or just weirdly closed off with cones and and then of course a bunch
that don’t fit RV so honestly a great business opportunity would be to open up
an RV car wash your Corpus Christi or similar near Padre Island cuz you make a
killing out here I’ll keep trying I’m gonna close this video out guys had a
blast at the beach like I said gotta head north real quick so I’ll see you in
my next video bye guys

100 thoughts on “Nothing But Sand, Waves, Stars, & The Moon ~ Beachdocking”

  1. Howdy! We’re the couple that came up on ya just after you got set up and was doing some video work. Video came out great! Safe travels and greeting from Memphis now. We’ll Catch You Down The Road! Kelly & Kathy “Away We Go 2.0!”

  2. That happens to me also, people camp right next to me. There’s all kinds of shoreline and sure enough they park next to me. People!

  3. Look for truck washes usually in close proximity to truck stops – also some larger RV "resorts" have 'em…on I-35W in COrinth, TX (just south of Denton) they used to have one…it even had elevated platforms to allow you to walk along the sides and get the roof cleaned off too… Ask the folks at Escapees, they should know.

  4. Great camera angle on the RC truck!! At first shot with wheels turning back and forth, I thought "that guy is gonna get stuck if he keeps…. oh crap! It's not full size!!"

  5. For sure Jax is a very lucky indoor house cat. HAHAHAHA Every 2 days he can see different scenario and smells different odours.

  6. Eric another awesome beach video…You have a cool radio controlled "Blazer"? So much fun watching…Safe travels guys 🙂

  7. Beautiful scenes and video looks like your having a blast and the weather is looking good Jax looking good also just a super video as always

  8. The shots with the RC really make me want to build another scaler. As for the washing, you could probably find a truck wash at a truck stop. Lots of them have them and do RVs too. I am guessing you know that and looked. It wasn't mentioned is all so thought I would.

  9. #511 Good morning, Eric. I would worry about a rogue wave hitting the beach and really messing up your camp! Being a sailor I have seen large waves come out of nowhere. The Ocean is a Fluid Surface.

  10. Wow, Eric! This was a great video. Which camera did you use? The images were so sharp and crisp especially on the opening. I loved seeing Jax Man on the beach. He is such a good companion for you. 🐱 If you're ever in the Boulder, Colorado area check out Jax Fish House on Pearl St. I was there recently and thought of you and Jax. Keep on making memories! 🐱🐈🐱 Oh yeah….your polo shirt looked really good on you.

  11. Just a idea for ur next trip! Go to a SEMI TRUCK WASH!!! They have a AWESOME UNDERCARRIAGE TRUCK WASH!

  12. Editing skills are on point with the intro!! Nicely done! I'm sure you have answered this a million times, so I will apologize in advance…. Do you have a link to what type of video cameras you use and editing platform(s)? Thanks in advance, a loyal follower. Peace, love, and happiness!☮❤😊

  13. If you take enough sand in the RV you can bring the beach with you wherever you go! That's a good thing, you like the beach, right? 😏

  14. Awesome video! Two thumbs up! I posted to Facebook for my 4500 friends and 800 followers! Safe travels!

  15. Loved the night time time lapse in the intro Eric and so glad to see you rinse off the RC truck once you finished playing in the surf

  16. WOW – Eric, you successfully made a nice location look spectacular "excellent video work"! I see a new video in the making "Rust – Rust – Rust all over your rig from the sea salt".

  17. BEST LIFE EVER!!!!!! ❤
    You're AWESOME!
    Congrats on the weight loss challenge.
    What a GREAT day…you, Jax, toys and the beach.
    THANK you! 😁

  18. I think sometimes people park close to others for safety. They are afraid to out in the open by themselves. I know because it's happened to me and I asked them why? Fear.

  19. Hit 90* here in Daytona Beach Area… Beach was nice & looking forward to Bike week to start…Did I say Spring Break? Coming soon to a Beach near you!

  20. It must be your smile that draws them around you to be your neighbor.I do wonder why people do that parking so close to others that's why your there enjoying the serenity of it all get a air horn and when people park close set it off like umm no

  21. Awesome beginning, I love the photography and music, very professional. I got a kick out of that radio-controlled truck, I thought it was a real one for a minute, looked like fun. Jax sure had fun on his walk. I don't blame you for being sad about leaving, I felt sad too. Well, LOL, you will have the sand from there with you for many a day to come. 🙂

  22. I’d b creeped if someone pulled in next to my rig with 17 friggi*g miles of beachfront. All I can think of are the RV’ers from New Hamshire who were robbed and murdered at Padre Island 3 months ago? Their bodies found buried in sand dunes.

  23. Really cool on that beach 🏖 peacefulness and a great place to think and plan you next chapter in life. Jax really had a great time.

  24. Eric it's how the human brain works. Every time a driver or a rider sees a vehicle of the same category as the one he is driving he is inherently inclined to park right next to it.

  25. Hey Eric look into Woolwax undercoating it is amazing I've done all 4 of my vehicles it's also a lubricant YouTube it👍

  26. I did the over night on Orawan beach on Okinawa. My cousin woke me up at 2am to tell me there was water over our legs. High tide, an SUV and a beach sleep over on Okinawa is a no go. Be advised! Semper Fi!

  27. Eric, I was in a local movie theater during the day and it was empty. Can you believe a man came and sat next to my hubby and me…..right next to us in the far back row. CREEPY! We got up and moved. Same thing happens when we camp also.SMH

  28. All around, a beautiful video! You are one of the single most inspiring people I've ever seen. God bless!!

  29. LOL I thought that was a real truck Eric OMG your too good!!!! Nice to see you have fun with NO Rain!!! Yes they woulod make a killing $$$$$$ if they put a car/truck/rv wash out there, I do agree with that!!! Be Safe,,, LOVES/HUGS to you & Jax!!!

  30. I have enjoyed your vids. If you ever want to come visit here in San Augustine, Texas about 80 miles north of Livingston, I would love to show you around. We are home of James Pickney Henderson, first governor of Texas, were the site of the first Episcopal Church and Presbyterian church west of the Mississippi.

  31. Eric, all we can say is wow, loved the intro with the timelapse. We replayed it 3 times, the moon raising looked like the sun. One heck of a long timelapse with the camera all night. Another point is your looking great in a collared shirt, fit and healthy, wear those type of shirts more often. What camera did you use for that timelapse with the stars? The GoPro if so which one? Love your creativity on your opening scene lately. You've inspired me to lose some weight also, down 5 lbs in a month, it starts. This year it's an all improved channel, well done! Keep up the great work! Come and boondock in our property in Chicago, we have 4 acres for you and Jax. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Mark and PJ and our cat Bosco (he's a fan also!)

  32. Did you ever think of installing a Catalytic heater to save propane and electricity? I did. Huge savings.

  33. Would it be possible to get the info on the outdoor camera. I'd love to get one. I really like the one you got. Looks like great quality.
    Thank you

  34. 🇨🇦 Damn Eric, you is lookin pretty sexy, bet the ex is missing your sweetass now-lmao!!! Thanks for a great fun video.

  35. Where did you get 17 miles? It’s 70 miles of beach highway or you can go to the channel ! That’s a lot of beach highway. Looks amazing, I tent camped last year with my daughter in March and we did see high tide come to the dunes, however, we loved our bonfires!

  36. 🚌Nice to see your into RC as well. That's what my channel is all about, though I would like to combine the two, RV + RC💨

  37. Some people like community….to be close to another person's campsite, kind of like in a Walmart parking lot at night. So, they forget that they need to be on their own away from you 1/2 mile or so.

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