RV Upgrades – Switching to Lithium 16

When we purchased our RV in Nov. 2012, one of the first things I did was replace the old batteries that were in the RV. They were corroded and tired, reaching the end of their useful life. I considered sealed batteries, but at about twice the cost of flooded cells, […]

Jeneric Rambling #2 In an Emergency, Seconds Count 6

WHAT?? A post 2 weeks in a row!? I’m trying to catch up, but this work thing is really interfering with my blogging and social life (haha). How many times have we heard “in an emergency, seconds count.”? We’ve heard it because it’s true, but as nomads we live a […]

Bryce and “The Grand Staircase” at Kanab, Utah 4

It’s been nearly six months since we were actually in Utah, and sorting through these pictures today has reminded me just how visually stunning it is. If you can only visit one state in the southwest, Utah should be it! Our previous post was all about our adventures near Zion […]

Utah Will Always Be With Us…

Southern Utah is an absolutely stunning place: red sandstone as far as the eye can see in vast mesas, towering cliffs, and hoodoos. Your beauty will be with us forever! And I mean that literally, since your red sandstone weathers down to the finest red sand I have ever seen. […]

A look at the stats: 19 months on the road! 1

Oh I’m so far behind on my blogging! I have been working a few more hours and, since June 1 we’ve been staying with family, doing chores for them and doing quite a bit of work on the RV. So I promise I’ll get a travel blog out before too […]

Jeneric Rambling #1 3

I’ve decided to shake things up a bit by starting a new feature: the Jeneric Rambling. These will be short posts – rambling thoughts on random things. This first is about laundry day, the laundromat, and finding balance in your life. Until we went to Morocco, I really hated having […]

Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam 2

Following our exploration of Death Valley, we headed off to another iconic destination: the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Hoover Dam. Our friends Susan and Robin were staying at the Government Wash campground, so that’s where we headed. The creation of the Hoover Dam, completed in 1936 to […]

Painlessly Extending a Boondocking Stay – Part 2 10

AND ALL THE REST And now for the fun stuff – tank management! Running out of power could be far more serious, but you’d never know it from the way all boondockers try to avoid the dreaded black tank burp! Our tank management skills are thus perceived to be far […]

Painlessly Extending a Boondocking Stay – Part 1 2

If you’ve followed our blog for very long, you already know that we prefer boondocking (also known as dispersed or dry camping) to staying in campgrounds and there are a whole host of reasons why: unobstructed views, peace and quiet, more wildlife and fewer people (or people that we’ve chosen […]

Joshua Tree & The Salton Sea 3

Following our Arizona boondocking stay in January, we headed west into California to visit Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree NP is known for its concentration of iconic Joshua Trees and is loved by rock climbers for its concentration of fascinating formations and, due to its proximity to Los Angeles, […]

Death Valley Super Bloom – It’s Alive! 4

We had been camping and four-wheeling in in the desert with our friends Brandon and Kerensa of DriveDiveDevour, and decided to head to Death Valley to catch the Super Bloom. There are always spring flowers in the desert, but only perfect conditions such as those of the winter & spring of […]

Boondocking Bliss 11

We had just completed our first full year on the road, and it was quite the whirlwind. We logged a ton of miles and moved a lot. We thought that when we got back to the Lower 48 in October we would slow down significantly, but Washington and Oregon were cold, wet […]

Year 1 By the Numbers 4

Our first year on the road is over, and what an amazing year it was! We are so fortunate to be able to travel at this point in our lives; travels that have allowed us to meet so many great new people and to reconnect with family and friends we […]

A White Christmas! 4

No matter what the holiday, they are always more festive if you’re with family and friends, so we left northern California and headed to New Mexico to spend some time with Eric’s brother and sister-in-law. Teresa is currently an interpreter at Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, NM, so they […]

A Whole Year? Already?!? 21

Well it’s hard to believe, but we’ve been on the road a year already! We left the Keys on December 20th of 2014 and it seems like only yesterday. And what a year it has been – we will have a hard time topping this one I think! Our lives […]