• Thoughts About Life
  • 500 days later

    Raton, New Mexico April 12, 2018   In November of 2016 we were waylaid in Albuqueque, NM waiting on a trailer part to arrive to repair a leaking tank.  While we waited, we ended up having a fantastic 3+ weeks exploring the interesting city, and made ourselves at home at one of our favorite campgrounds, […]

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  • A Day Trip to Mono Lake

    Hawthorne, Nevada & Mono Lake Tufa National Reserve, California November 18-20, 2017 Yesterday we drove over 500 miles from the cool, wet, dark forests of the California Coast redwood groves, over the snow covered Sierra Nevadas through Donner’s Pass, and into the rugged, stark, vastness of western Nevada.  We paid $6 to sleep next to […]

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  • The Hoover Dam, Poverty Flats, and contemplating my worth as a human

    October 18-19, 2016 Moapa Valley, Nevada After tearing ourselves away from our very comfortable little home in Pahrump, NV, we headed for a 1-night boondocking location called Poverty Flats, right outside the Valley of Fire State Park.  This mid-way point between Pahrump, NV and Kanab, UT afforded us several opportunities – a route that allowed […]

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  • Checking In

    October 6, 2016 Three Rivers, California Do we really want to live life on the road in a trailer, or do we just want to escape? That’s a question we asked ourselves a lot last winter & spring as we wrestled with whether or not this adventure was a good idea for our family. Here […]

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  • Foreboding Joy

    August 27, 2016 Monitor, Washington So this is it – tomorrow is our big departure day.  We’ve been living in our camper for a week now, but just 5 minutes outside of our hometown – we’ve been finishing up last minute errands, goodbyes, and Amazon orders.  We will check out of this campground at noon […]

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  • Downsizing

    August 19, 2016 Wenatchee, Washington This week a nurse came to our house to do a health exam for our life insurance application, and she left with a box full of girls’ clothes, shoes, and books for her grand daughters. Encouraging both friends and strangers to take all my stuff is a new experience for […]

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  • Nostalgia

    July 29, 2016 Wenatchee, Washington On Monday, March 28, 2005 I started my first “real job” out of college at age 22 at Wenatchee Parks & Recreation.  I had been married less than a year, had a Bachelor’s Degree with no dust on it, and had just moved across the country to start a life. […]