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

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

What can I say  about the Olympic Peninsula? Well, about 10,000 terms of endearment and descriptions of the symphony or gorgeous weather and scenery. Distilling those down to a few simple ones is the trick. 2 years ago, on Melody’s insistence of her love for the area, we took a 10 day trip out to… Read More

red rocks, colorado springs, park, garden of the gods, hiking

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

before and after home makeover renovation painting katy texas birch

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

One of the main reasons we stayed in Bangor, Maine this past fall was the town’s proximity to Acadia National Park just a short drive away. As a national park junkie, Acadia represents the north-eastern most pilgrimage along a rocky coastline of pointed firs and lighthouses. For me personally, Acadia has stood as an elusive,… Read More

The decision to spend September and October in Maine was an easy one. Visions of autumn leaves and pumpkin patches danced in my head along with dreams of hayrides, corn mazes and apple orchards. Once we arrived in Bangor, Maine and set up the RV and trailer at a place called Pumpkin Patch RV park… Read More

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There is a little place, nestled a few miles off the highway in the coastal region of New Hampshire, that became very dear to us over our summer and fall in New England. From my very first visit to Applecrest Farms in 2013, I was hooked. Years later, I was so pleased to have the… Read More

After a rollercoaster of a year travelling the north eastern US and even up into Nova Scotia, we have returned south for the winter! We’re not quite at the annual snowbird level just yet, but for lots of reasons a return to Houston just seems to make some good sense for now. On the way… Read More