I recently made a little post about changing the oil and filters in the RV ‘van’ and the Jeep.  I also mentioned doing the same to the Generac QP40 generator in the RV, but noted that would be in a later blog post since there were extenuating circumstances. Here is that post. Where do I… Read More


The easy access from the road just a block off of the highway, made it a dream come true when we wanted to pull over and get stopped nice and quick after a white-knuckle drive through fierce cross-winds across north Texas. The lanes were wide and open and the pull thru spots were quite long.… Read More


Hidden in the Rockies is a gorgeous little church

In these weekly update posts which I hope to keep doing, you’ll find links to posts about the more noteable events. If they seem interesting but aren’t linked, they will be when we get that post done! This way, we’ll have a semi-chronological way of keeping events straight on the blog. Otherwise some things get… 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


Oil changes are a thing I used to plan an entire afternoon around. Not because I had to clean up a work space and do much, but just to get my car over to a dealer and dropped off for the ordeal of watching crappy TV in their lobby while waiting 4 hours before they… 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


container store household improvements rv happy shopping

Spending time in the RV, you notice things about it. One thing you get the sense of is that the RV industry is typically really good about putting just about every inch they can to some kind of use. This helps maximize space quite a bit with creative cabinetry and such. What they can’t really… Read More


That’s how the saying goes, so I’ve heard. Well, the RV DEFINITELY feels like mine now after just a few years. I guess technically I didn’t break (all of) the things that have needed attention along the way, but I have been getting really intimate with how to fix stuff. On the list of things… Read More


fog mountains hill country texas austin san antonio

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