A Puking Lesson

January 12 Wow, I am doing my morning pages two mornings in a row. What is wrong with me? It is 6 am. I woke up again at 5 and laid in bed a while. My thought was to do some visualization on my neck area. I was really sick yesterday from intense neck pain that morphed into a migraine. It was bad enough that I took half a dose of hydrocordone, which didn’t touch…

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RV States Map

camping map of states

I picked up this map from a Camping World store that we happened onto. I was hoping that it would subtly help persuade my husband to stay on the road more than the six months we had planned. I’m not sure if it had any influence, but it has now been over eight years since we first started out. The map we bought is starting to peel away on the edges of the states, so…

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Camping With Baby

ella in travel crib

Traveling with a baby is definitely possible, but it does pose some challenges. There is just not enough room in most campers to handle all the typical baby paraphernalia, such as a crib, changing table, rocker, high chair, rocker, etc. However, with a little bit of effort, you can certainly overcome these small issues. Where Does Baby Sleep? All of our babies slept with Mom until they were at least a year old, sometimes older….

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National Parks Passport

national park passport

The National Parks Passport is a great program for kids (and adults!) to participate with. It is easy and fun. Get Yourself A Passport Basically, you buy an inexpensive Passport book and every time you go to a National park, you can stamp your book. I like this better than squished pennies, because it doesn’t cost anything after you buy your book. No patting pants pockets or digging into purses looking for quarters and pennies….

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Why Our RV Is Like A TARDIS

the TARDIS

What is a TARDIS? The word TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space. In other words, it is a Time Lord’s main vehicle for travel. Seen in the many episodes of Dr. Who, it is greatly sought after by my daughter and many other Whovians around the world. While visiting my son, we discovered he had put together a TARDIS for Halloween last year. So, of course we had to rebuild it in…

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Slow Down

lazy dogs

If there was one piece of advice I would give to someone just starting out their journey living on the road, it would be this: Slow down and get off vacation mode. Vacation Mode As a society, we are so conditioned to getting a week or two of freedom in our lives that we seem to start out automatically on vacation mode – that is – to squish in as much experience as possible in…

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How To Boondock at Wal-Mart

camping in walmart

Boondocking is another word for camping overnight somewhere for free. Although you have no camping fee, you also have no amenities. No hookups, for example. Many folks stay on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land, which can be beautiful. However, today we are talking about hanging in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Our Experience Camping in Wal-Marts We boondock in Wally World quite often when we are trying to get somewhere quickly. It just seems silly…

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5 Top Tips For Moving Day

bikes on a camper

Moving day comes around quite often when you live on the road. I’ve found that the day can be a bit stressful. Packing up, making sure you haven’t forgotten anything (see Dropped A Drawer) can be frazzling if you don’t have a routine. Here are 5 tips that I have found very helpful. Load up the day before. For example, we like to get the bikes put up on the back of the trailer the…

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Halloween Can Be Tricky

jedi knight halloween

We have been out on the road on Halloween for five of the last seven years. Unfamiliar towns can pose a dilemma on this holiday, as we learned the hard way. One year we found ourselves in Gulf Shores, Alabama on October 31. We scoped out the local newspaper and found that the town of Foley (about 20 minutes away) was having a Harvest Festival. So we ducked in a couple of thrift stores that…

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Saying Goodbye

traveling goodbyes

One of the wonderful things about traveling is meeting so many wonderful folks. The other side of the coin is that at some point, you have to say goodbye. We’ve just spent over two months traveling with one family and then another family joined us both for two more months, which was awesome. We got to hang with them for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The kids had a ball and the adults enjoyed good coffee,…

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