Yesterday was a hellish day. We packed an overnight bag and set out in the morning from San Jose heading 4 hours north to Fort Bragg to explore for my birthday weekend. I’d found several dog friendly hikes and beaches along the coast and we were all eager to see a new . 1 hour… Read More


I fear I lack the strength to spin this saga into a well-written, thrilling adventure story animating all of the ridiculous circumstances we’ve faced over the last two months so, instead, I’ve decided to retell events in the manner of my Historian background and let the list of chronological occurrences speak for themselves. -January 3rd:… Read More


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It’s difficult to even quiet my thoughts enough to get something on paper. The last week – even more so the last two days – have been nothing short of insanity. On Friday morning, we were all set to take the RV down to the dealer to have the large slide out fixed for the… Read More


As most of you know, July did not go as planned in any way, shape or form. We’d intended to spend the month exploring the fabled beauty of Michigan, beginning in the Upper Peninsula and working our way down through Traverse City and along the coast of Lake Michigan. Most of those plans were dashed… Read More


It’s been two weeks since a deer collided with my car and set off an unbelievable chain of events that left my car totaled, upside down in a ditch, but me and my dogs miraculously unharmed. In other words, Two Weeks AD (after deer). This is a follow up post with more images and explanation.… Read More


white sands national park sunrise adventure

Just two days after we left Houston for our 2018 chapter of life on the road, we found ourselves in New Mexico and decided to lose some sleep to spend another sunrise in White Sands National Park. Despite the fierce, freezing February wind, White Sands still offers some of the most unique and outstanding national… Read More


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During our time in Colorado, we knew we wanted to explore the lovely Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this park boast large red rock formations and plenty of fun trails to wander down. This was also Otis’ first official hiking experience and, I have to… Read More


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During the winter and spring we took a break from life on the road and decided to cool our heels in Houston to spend some time with friends and family and enjoy the holidays and the short season of lovely weather that the city never fails to provide. Instead of moving into an RV park,… Read More


While Texas will forever hold a special place in my heart, there are few feelings that surpass the exhilaration of finally hitting that stateline! There was an overwhelming wave of relief yesterday when I (at last!) returned to my primary element of exploration.  And, although the route through west Texas & northeastern New Mexico holds… Read More


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It is difficult to put into words just how much travel means to me. It is an all-encompassing, roiling wave that directs my life. It is the core of all plans, direction and inspiration. But it doesn’t just begin and end with myself. There is a deep-seated conviction inside me that others should experience travel and participate… Read More