Fairbanks, the Midnight Sun, and the Arctic Circle. 1   Recently updated !

FAIRBANKS and the SOLSTICE We arrived in Fairbanks on June 18, 2015 just in time for all of the summer solstice festivities! Fairbanks schedules a ton of activities including a huge street fair, the Midnight Sun Baseball Game, the Midnight Sun 10K run, and even a midnight golf scramble. There […]


Phase 4: Alaska. So far we've driven 1703.4 miles in 35 days and have stayed in 13 different sites.

A look at the stats after 7 months 5

JULY 20, 2015 Today marks 7 months to the day that we drove out of the Keys to begin our Big Adventure! Eric and I can hardly believe it – the time has flown and it seems we’ve hardly blinked. We have been having a fantastic time and have taken […]

Alaska: We Made It! Also, “The Whole Danged State’s on Fire!” 4

We crossed back into the U.S. at Poker Creek, Alaska on June 16, 2015! The Poker Creek border crossing facility is both the northern-most in North America as well as the one at the highest elevation (4,127′) and is shared by crossing guards from both countries. I can’t remember where […]

Alcan end

Living the WILD life 1

We are constantly getting requests for more wildlife pics, so this post is all about shameless pandering and making you say “squee”! In addition to the critters captured here, we have also seen (but have either been unable to pull over or unable to get an in-focus shot) big-horn sheep, […]

western meadowlark

Jasper wildflowers

Jasper National Park and the Icefields Parkway 3

We continued our journey through Canada down the  stunning Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park where we settled into Whistler’s Campground. The following day, we hoped into the Jeep and drove into the town of Jasper for brunch. Then we headed back down the Icefields Parkway to explore. First stop was […]

O Canada! The crossing, Alberta, and Banff National Park 2

After spending nearly 3 weeks in Great Falls, Montana prepping the RV for the Alaska trip, we finally headed north on our big adventure! We reached the Canadian border on a Sunday evening about 6PM, in Sweetgrass, MT. There was only a single car in front of us, and the […]

Athabasca getting a drink


To Montana, and beyond! 3

Skipping ahead a little bit because our trip to Canada is about to begin! I thought I would get more blogging done while we were in Montana, but we have been busy!  In just a few days we’ll be embarking on our journey to Alaska. It’s something we’ve both wanted […]

Wyoming: Free Camping, Cowboys, and Lots & Lots of Boots

Our time in Colorado was fun and also marked the end of our planned visiting/socializing schedule. Time for a change of pace and boy did we get it! I’m an East Coast girl and, until last December have lived there all my life. I’m used to a certain amount of […]

Deadmans' view

Jumper Connected

An Inexpensive LED add-on for our Fluorescent lights

Once we got on the road and have spent more time dry camping ( no hookups ), we’ve become more energy conscious. Yes, we have solar power, but if you don’t use the power at night, you don’t have to put it back the next day. And while its not […]

Did you know April is the 3rd snowiest month in Colorado?? We didn’t!

It was snowing when we left Great Sand Dunes NP and the weather over the Colorado mountains was supposed to deteriorate as the day wore on, so we filled the propane tank & the fridge and high-tailed it toward our destination: Cheyenne Mountain State Park just outside Colorado Springs. We […]

Denver bocce

Guadalupe Mountain office view

A look at the stats after 4 months. 6

After 134 days on the road, we are currently boondocking at Grayrocks Reservoir near Wheatland, WY. We have driven a total of 5,347.2 miles in the RV through 13 states and have stayed in 35 different “campsites”. Whew! We have spent $2,207.20 on our campsites, which averages out to $16.47 […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

We had a great visit with Mo in Durango and could have easily spent another week there, but the road to Alaska beckons and so we headed on. Having seen the twists and turns on the Million Dollar Highway heading north out of Durango (and not seeing many guardrails!), we […]

GSD snow

There's trouble!

Mesa Verde National Park 5

Our last day in Durango, we drove out to Mesa Verde National Park with Mo. What an awesome Park! The scenery is beautiful, and the cliff dwellings are amazing. Many of the larger community sites have been partially restored and I spent all day marveling at the ingenuity and tenacity […]

Colorad- O those mountains are big! 4

We left New Mexico and our free prairie dog entertainment and headed for the snow-capped peaks of Colorado! Our good friend Margaret (Mo) lives in Durango and we planned an entire week so we could visit. Most of the campgrounds in the area don’t open until early May, so we […]