If you’re new to the blog, welcome! This post from Cape Cod comes from our travels back in July 2020, near the tail end of our initial summer escape from Florida’s heat. I encourage you to check out our travels from 2018 in our Dodge Ram conversion van (all the way to Seattle and back!) … More Cape Cod: Pandemic safety measures done right
After our last night in the Williamsburg and Richmond area, we only had a loose plan for our trip north to Cape Cod. We faced a drive through several of the county’s biggest cities: D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and, gulp, New York. In an RV. The plan… I repeat… the plan was to avoid as much … More The D in Washington, D.C., stands for Disaster
This week’s blog post is a bit of a departure from our typical faire of RV repair, mountains, lakes, streams and beaches. We are living in remarkable times: A pandemic, an election year that is sure to impact the future of the country as we know it, and the civil rights protests that have swept … More Look ahead, Dixieland
Great Smoky Mountain National Park has become one of our favorite places to camp. When we planned our third visit this summer, Monica picked out a site at the Cataloochee Campground on the North Carolina side of the park. Great Smoky Mountain National Park is dotted with former settlements from the days before the park … More Is the park ranger a psychopath? A new kind of ‘shower scene’ in the Smokies.
Normally, as we travel, I use my spare time to write about our experiences. But that hasn’t been the case so far this summer of 2020. But what has been normal about 2020? In fact, I’m writing this from home, and not from one of the many stops on our recent month-long road trip. There … More Road Trip, Pandemic Style
If you follow our Instagram account, you might have noticed a slight – okay – major change in our method of road tripping. Yes indeed, it’s the third summer of Don’t Make Me Turn This Van Around and we’re hitting the road in our third vehicle. This time, it’s not a van at all. We … More Don’t Make Me Turn This… RV? Around
I began writing this post long before coronavirus became a constant factor in daily life. I’ll certainly have something to say about the pandemic from the perspective of someone with a serious medical condition. For now, enjoy this break from 24-hour coronavirus programming: Most days, Monica wakes up at about 4:30 in the morning, sneaks … More Need to run a faster marathon? Snickers really satisfies.
This blog has been quiet through the fall and into the winter. Not because we aren’t busy, but because our lives are consumed with the every-day habits of a family with two kids. As much as we love the road, we like being home just as much (if not more). Tempting as it may seem … More End of the Year Review
You may have noticed some cosmetic changes to this page. The banner photo at the top has changed, and now features our van du jour – the Westfalia. I’ll be honest. Buying a 1995 Volkswagen Eurovan Camper last spring was an impulsive move. We already had a 2002 Dodge that was hard to beat. But … More Goodbye to the Ol’ Dodge
This post is a couple of weeks delayed, as I’ve been focusing on some volunteer projects since we’ve been home. As I write, I’m about two months removed from the last days of our summer travels. Much like last summer, we finished our trip with a visit with family (my in-laws) at a lake house … More Lazy Lake Days and the Best Worst Place To Have Car Trouble