I am really excited to write this blog post. Not only will it be the first entry in our “The People” category, which is set aside for those characters we’ll cross paths with in this adventure through life – but it has also just been really awesome to get to know the Shays from Matamoras PA!… Read More


Over the last year or two my interest in night sky photography has really evolved. From the first little try on the beach in North Carolina to a surprise glimpse of a faint milky way in the dark abyss of Bryce Canyon, the elusive universe has slowly wrapped it tentacles around me. As my camera… Read More


One of the things that our house requires as regular maintenance that stick-and-brick homeowners never have to worry about is tires. Much like the foundation below most peoples’ houses, our tires are the cornerstone holding everything else up, and they’re pretty much forgotten most of the time. You just assume they’re there, doing what they do, and… Read More


Having two job offers in the bag by the time you get home from a third interview is a pretty fantastic feeling – especially after the nightmare of the Houston economic downturn last year.  So, it was time to debate the options and make some life-changing decisions…which has begun to feel fairly routine for the… Read More


April and May passed in a blur of long, empty days. I would focus on photography as much as possible (still without a drop of internet!) and Russell would waste the majority of his waking hours at a company who had reneged on all their promises and betrayed all trust. We would live for the… Read More


It’s been 125 days since we left our comfortable lives in Houston and set out for adventure, eyes bright with the prospect of a semi-nomadic, blissful future touring the States and creating a life of our own pace and choosing. Russell’s IT job would be loosely based in New York City, allowing us to experience… Read More


On the way back from Austin to Houston after a 2 month stay at a dealer getting the larger bedroom slide fixed… we blew a tire. That sucked. Immediately after having said tire replaced in the driveway of a random apartment complex we were forced to pull into… the toilet sprang a leak. That sucked even… Read More


When I bought my RV in 2012, one of the features of it was a fabric pattern clearly stolen from someone’s grandmother’s home in the late 1980s. While I can definitely see that browns and blacks go well with some accent colors… Gold is not the one I would choose. Also not in the quantity… Read More


With the prospect of leaving Houston fast approaching, I was fully aware of just how much I would miss all of my friends & family and my fantastic, spacious apartment with whom my little love affair had steadily grown over the last year. These are the losses you understand and prepare for. You spend extra time with… Read More