Been there done that
Actually, I'm going back to the Colorado River, where I have been wintering for the past three years. I have been really homesick. Oregon is nice, but it isn't home. Next summer I will be in the high country somewhere in Arizona, I am pretty sure.
First I'll stay in Golden Valley for 2-3 weeks, staying with a friend. I have to drive my Jeep down there first, with the kayak and bicycles. (I'm not able to tow it with my rig.) Then I will fly back to Oregon to get my motorhome. I'll be back living on the riverbank in Needles, where I love to spend the winter.
Keep your fingers crossed for me. My motorhome is almost 30 years old. It made it to Oregon, but it broke down on the way, near Bakersfield. Turns out it had the ORIGINAL fuel filter and fuel pump! Amazing!
Maybe I should start a Go Fund Me! It's going to cost me a bundle to move back.
I did have quite the adventure up here. I grew a market garden of vegetables in a giant greenhouse. (Yes, other people were growing other stuff nearby, but that doesn't interest me.) Today I took 72 pounds of cucumbers, lemon cucumbers and tomatoes to the farmer's market and sold them. I also have acorn squash, string beans, melons, kale, chard, crookneck squash, etc.
Planning lots of hiking, biking and paddling adventures in the desert this winter!