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

August 2016: 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 […]

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 12

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 […]

Valdez & McCarthy – Saving the Best for Last! 4

I know, I know! We crossed back into the lower 48 on October 1 and I haven’t written a blog post since then. I’m afraid that Alaska completely wore me out! I know it sounds funny but we did maintain a pretty frenetic pace from the time we crossed over […]

Day Trips, Little Whales, and Big Bears! – The Kenai, Part 4. 2

From our base at Deep Creek, we had fun exploring the west coast of the Kenai. We took a day trip to the town of Kenai and Captain Cook State Recreation Area with the Wynns, stopping of at Kassik’s Kenai Brewing for a flight of tasty concoctions. We were impressed […]

Hope and Whittier – The Kenai, Part 3. 5

I suppose that by definition all full-time RVers have chosen “the road less traveled” but among those full-timers you’ll find a full range of preference for the places they choose to explore. We have friends who enjoy exploring urban areas and stealth camping in cities, and others who want to […]

Beaches and Sunsets and Eagles, Oh My! The Kenai, Part 2 8

We bid farewell to Seward and headed toward the west coast of the Peninsula. We had hoped to spend some time camping right on the Russian River with its gorgeous green waters and fantastic salmon fishing, but we visited near the peak of salmon season and this part of the […]