• Trip Updates
  • Alabama Hills

    Alabama Hills Recreation Area Lone Pine, California November 20-22, 2017   The online reviews of boon docking sites in the Alabama Hills Recreation Area were beckoning us to this spot, but the real draw for me was seeing Mount Whitney.  I’d never realized until last year that the highest point in the contiguous 48 (Mt. […]

  • Thoughts About Life
  • 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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  • Oregon Coast

    Florence, Oregon November 2-10, 2017 We spent one rainy week camped on the Oregon Coast at a mostly-empty county RV park right outside of Florence, Oregon. It felt good to be back on the road again after our month in Wenatchee, but it was also jarring to go from the busy, logistically-complicated month of happy […]

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  • Methow Valley

    Winthrop, WA September 5-7 We have visited the Methow Valley a number of times during our time living in Washington. It’s beautiful and quaint and offers a host of outdoor recreation opportunities. We hoped to have a basecamp in the area for a week or more to see more of area that we’d never had […]

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  • State 48!

    Interstate 90 West from Montana to Idaho August 26 There is maybe no other day on our entire adventure so far that so completely captured the highs and lows of RV life better than this day. The video below was taken at noon as we drove west on I-90 into Idaho, marking our 48th state […]

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  • Yellowstone and Bozeman

    Yellowstone National Park Bozeman,Montana August 7-11 Because we had been to Yellowstone National Park before, and because everything that we read described insane crowds during the summer months, we decided not to make it a major destination on our trip. In fact, Brad voted to skip it all together. But since it was adjacent to […]

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  • Casper, Wyoming

    Casper, Wyoming July 27-August 1 After a couple of nights of dry camping we learned 2 things about our trailer: our water pump needed some attention before we could go off-grid for a week in the Tetons, and our 6 year old batteries were leaking battery acid through the floor of our forward compartment onto […]