Big Bertha and the Bad, Bad Barrel

Due to the catastrophic flooding in Southeastern Kentucky, we had to alter out original plans, and took a more northern route across the Bluegrass State. Although route 64 remains high and dry, a great deal of it is under construction. It can be unnerving to pilot the RV down long stretches of one lane highwayContinue reading “Big Bertha and the Bad, Bad Barrel”

Lusting for the Lakefront Life

We want to live on a lake. That is why we started this convoluted, continual camping trip! This deranged desire has caused us to do some fairly idiotic things, like selling a perfectly wonderful home and moving into a truck. We’ve been vagabonds for nine months. There have been countless sacrifices made to obtain thisContinue reading “Lusting for the Lakefront Life”

Family Fun and a Diving Dog

“Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.” Unknown Nothing is better than when family members are true friends. Time spent together is precious and there never seems to be enough of it. Thankfully, our traveling lifestyle enables usContinue reading “Family Fun and a Diving Dog”

The Scorching Southern Plains

“It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.” Yogi Berra After leaving the refreshing Rockies, we headed South to Trinidad Lake in Southeastern Colorado. We descended into desert-like conditions. It was hot. I don’t mean warm, I mean fires-of-hell hot. I’m a fan of summer. I don’t easily wilt, even in the dog days, but IContinue reading “The Scorching Southern Plains”

A Remembrance in the Rockies

My brother-in-law loved Colorado. He liked to hike and bike and enjoy the splendor of the majestic, Rocky Mountains. Sadly, the time allotted to him for indulgence in these passions was far too limited. He spent the last decade of his life battling various malignancies, to which he eventually succumbed. He endured multiple surgeries, tediousContinue reading “A Remembrance in the Rockies”

Bertha Loves Byron ~ An RV Repair Romance

Our RV, Big Bertha has not been big at all, lately. In fact, she has been far too slender. If you have been following the saga, you know that her slide has been hopelessly stuck in the retracted position. Numerous attempts, and plenty of money, have gone in to troubleshooting the problem, but to noContinue reading “Bertha Loves Byron ~ An RV Repair Romance”

Resorting to Prayer for a Repair

The first thing you notice about Independence, Missouri is the tremendous numbers of steeples, pointed skyward. There are plenty of historic churches of all denominations scattered about the historic downtown. Joseph Smith led Mormon missionaries to Independence and declared this frontier town to be Zion, the City of God. it seemed like a good placeContinue reading “Resorting to Prayer for a Repair”

Saddles, St. Louis and Sleeping Sideways

With slide out and jacks down, we thought we were hopelessly stuck in Woodbine, Maryland. We had enlisted the help of the RV manufacturer, and an onsite service tech. Neither were able to fix the power source problem that was plaguing Big, Bad Bertha. Through some divine intervention, my husband hit a reconfigure button onContinue reading “Saddles, St. Louis and Sleeping Sideways”

Music, Milestones and Majesty

“If music be the food of love, play on.” William Shakespeare Who doesn’t love late Spring? It is a time for recitals, graduations, baseball tournaments, pool openings, long, warm days and outdoor entertainment. It is my favorite time of the year. Let’s face it, RV existence is a seriously claustrophobic experience, but our living spaceContinue reading “Music, Milestones and Majesty”