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Beep…Beep…Beep

We interrupt our travelog for an important message:   SEVERE WEATHER IS COMING. A hurricane warning has been issued for the entire Florida coastline…including the one that’s 2 miles directly east of our house. I had ‘one of those hunches’ last Friday when I saw…

Got My Eye on Zion…And Sugar

Sugar’s been a bit of a troublemaker… Sugar at Port Huron last summer But you’ll have to wait until the end of this post to get the scoop. First, let’s go to Zion, OK? Rob and I left our free campsite in the Mojave and headed east…

An Oasis in the Desert

We left Yosemite promising to return. Bye Yosemite!  We hope to see you soon. With Labor Day weekend on the horizon, the park was beginning to fill up.  We wanted to make some mileage as we headed toward our next destination:  Zion National Park, located in southern Utah. We loaded…

Oh Yosemite!

Oh Yosemite, You’re elegant, you know. Sweet towering peaks, Giant redwoods below. Buck eating reeds, Next to calm river flow. Ducks swim by, As the sun falls low. I ride my bike, Much Valley to explore. But this little one, Calls out, “Wait, one more!” So…

To Russian River with Love

I’m glowing as I write this.  We have a new Daughter. Peter and Sarah’s wedding was beautiful.  I cried as I watched my children Peter, Joel, then Joy walk down the aisle.  By the time Sarah got to the altar, I was a sweet happy mama…

I Promised a Recipe…But Let’s Go For a Walk In the Woods First

My daughter Joy calls me almost every day. Today, she called with news of moving to a new apartment in Los Angeles.  She lives in UCLA student housing and was able to find an ‘inexpensive’ 2-bedroom apartment that cost more than our entire house payment when we…

Chillin’ at Nason Creek

Oh, the Cascades are beautiful! We’re in an idyllic campground in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State as I write this, but before playtime, we had to get a few things done. After we left Sandpoint, we headed west on US 2 to Spokane to a fancy RV…

A Tight Squeeeeezzzzeee and a Rodeo in Idaho!

Sugar had a rough night. It was 48 degrees at our camp on Thompson’s Bluff when we woke up. She’d moved from her bed and had wet herself. She was huddled, shivering but immobile on the rug next to my bed. We got her outside and cleaned up…

A New Camp at Thompson’s Bluff

You won’t believe it—We moved camp! We thought it couldn’t get any better at our last camp, but we found an incredible site high on a bluff across the lake. Here’s the story behind the move… Lower Thompson Lake, a quiet oasis It was a…

Living Well on Thompson Lake

Time to do some exploring! We have the luxury of no firm plans until we need to be in Santa Rosa, CA on 8/20 for our son Peter’s wedding festivities.  But where to go?  Before we left Glacier, we looked at our camping options. Montana’s a…

A Tale of Two Campgrounds

“Just take a left turn after the Mackinaw Bridge” That’s what we’ve done when you look at the map of our trip.  Since our departure from Port Saint Lucie just over 3 weeks ago, we’ve driven over 2600 miles. Our last two…

Enjoying the Moment at Smith Lake

…We interrupt the Italy re-cap to give you an update on our current travels… I will finish up the Italy trip summary, but many people have been asking for an update on our summer adventures, so we will divert today’s post and return to Italy…

Boondocking in Myakka State Forest

  Our backyard view–Wilderness as far as the eye can see! Now that our irrigation system is working, we can  leave the house without our vegetable garden wilting away in the sunshine and heat.  Why not take a trip in the camper? We’ve wanted to head…

RV Camping Reviews–An Introduction

You’ve got to know what you want in a camp site…and do your homework. We have been camping since before we were married, when we’d go car camping with tents in Northern Michigan.  We made the leap to a pop up camper when we…