Gear for Cats 1

I recently posted this picture on social media and was asked where we got it and how the cats like it, so I thought I’d post the info here.  We purchased it several years ago on Amazon and, while the design has changed slightly, it is still available: ABO Gear’s Happy Habitat is a nice […]

Chillin

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Georgia. Or, “Good Lord, We’re Full-Timing!” 2

After an emotional farewell with our friends in NC, we headed a short way into north Georgia.  Tallulah Gorge had been on our radar for awhile: we found out about it in a book someone had given us outlining scenic drives, and had intended to camp there in 2013 before being re-routed by the prospect of […]


Franklin, NC and Wayah Gap 1

Finding some quiet time today to catch up on blog posts. We have been having far too much fun socilaizing, and I haven’t spent enough time working. Life is good, isn’t it??? But Eric is working today so the cats & I are enjoying some outdoors time to give him peace & quiet. After leaving […]

View from Wayah

The Brew Ridge Trail

My brother Mike and his wife Toni have the most scenic driveway surfing we’ve yet encountered: a flat site on the banks of the Rockfish River, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with wooded hillsides on 3 sides of us.  They have a little slice of heaven in Nelson County Virginia, and […]

Silverbacks

so much stuff

We’re on the Road! Or, “I have no idea where to put that.” 4

After years of dreaming, wishing, and planning, we’ve finally done it!  We sold our house, got rid of 90% of our possessions, and are living full-time in a 29′ Holiday Rambler Traveler motor home!  This has been a huge transition for us: we have each lived in the Keys more than 20 years, the longest […]


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RV Solar Part 2: Installation

Part 2 – Installation   As mentioned earlier, UPS damaged one of the panels, so there was a delay while AMSolar shipped another one. In the meantime, I laid out all of the other components on a table like a big schematic and walked through all of the steps I had ahead of me and […]


RV Solar Installation – Part 1: Planning 1

Last year, after some thought and planning of future trips in our RV, we decided to install solar power on our 29’ Holiday Rambler Traveler class A RV.  This document is going to cover my experience with my DIY installation and the decisions I made in the process. About me: I have no professional training, […]

RV Solar Power Schematic (1)

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Big Changes for JenEric! 1

Dear Friends and Family, After years of dreaming and planning, we are finally doing it: Eric & Jeanette are moving into their RV and are going to travel full-time! We will be hitting the road to adventure in mid-December. As we enter this final month of preparation, our emotions are all over the place. We’re […]


What’s up with that duck??? 4

We are often asked, “So what’s the deal with that duck??”  That duck hails from Britain and is a seasoned world traveler who has become such a part of our family that the bar in our house has been christened The Rubber Duck Pub.  So grab a pint or fill your glass and settle in […]

Windrush

Viair400P-RV

Viair 400P-RV Air Compressor Review

The tires on my 29′ Class A are 245/70R19.5 and need to be inflated to 100 to 110 PSI, depending on the load, so this is significantly more difficult than a normal 35 psi car tire. Many coin operated compressors at gas stations aren’t up to the task and we plan to camp in remote […]


Cedar Key for the Holidays

I’m not the first one to say it, but there’s Something Special about Cedar Key, FL.  Originally, we were planning on just Christmas, but after hearing about the place from online friends and realizing we had the opportunity to meet a community of other travelers, we decided to stay for an extra week. We’re glad we […]

Low Key Hideaway bottle wall

Hey! They've got a MM0 (okay, well a KM0) too!

Madrid and Final Thoughts

June 22, 2012 We spend our last full day in Spain exploring in Madrid, the capital.  It’s a large, modern, bustling city.  We are frankly running out of steam and can’t do it the justice it deserves, so decide just to have a quiet sort of walkabout day.  We head for the Royal Palace and […]


Flamingo and Ibex and Hoopoe, OH MY!

June 21, 2012 Sadly, it’s our last day with Sterling and Teresa.  We got an early start and headed off to the Reserva Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, a large, shallow saline lake which is home to one of the largest nesting colonies of flamingos in Europe.  During good years, upwards of 20,000 pair of […]

Pinnacles at El Torcal