The other day I was doing a little family research and found an interesting piece of lore that reveals a family habit of extreme road-tripping. I already knew that my grandfather took an around-the-world trip after finishing junior college in the mid-1920’s. He traveled on steamships from California to Japan, through “the Orient”, to India, … More Vaxxed and ready to roll. But where are we going?
As Monica’s body reached peak marathon racing condition, the actual races were getting cancelled in cascades. For the past six months, Monica has been training in hopes of taking a chunk of minutes off her personal best of 3:34:44. She’s 10 lbs. lighter and she’s got me massaging muscles she never had before (my toil … More Weather or not to race
When I was 15 years old, my dad, my stepmother, and I moved from Orange County, California, to Florida. My siblings were already out of the house and living on their own. One might think that trading California for Florida wouldn’t be much of a change. I grew up in a land of palm trees, … More Down the final stretch of marathon training, we find that the most beautiful State Park in Florida is…
Ok, I know I promised that Monica was going to write the next blog post, but she has been up to her ears in a book on the 100th anniversary of a local organization, so I’m going to keep driving this rig. She’s got something coming soon though. After we left Cape Hatteras, we set … More Field Trip for a Class of Two
One of the best places to camp is at the beach, but it isn’t that simple. Before our RV, when we were tent camping on Florida’s beaches and islands, we had to find the sweet spot when the weather and water temperature were warm enough to want to swim, yet still cool enough at night … More Empty Beaches Full of History
Before I jump into this week’s post, I want to share a fun interview we did with one of our favorite local media outlets back home. We spent almost 45 minutes chatting with Bill DeYoung about everything from parenting, to VEDS, to work and life on the road. Having pretended to be a journalist more … More Walk a mile in our shoes: VEDS, homeschooling, and the road
There’s a lot to read about COVID-19 out there. No one is unaffected and it’s unlikely that I have a completely original thought about the current “shelter in place” order that most of us find ourselves under. We’re healthy, we have a full pantry, and hopefully enough toilet paper to last until people realize we … More Applying some of life’s lessons to Sheltering In Place
Kids, welcome to home schooling. First, this school needs a janitor. In an alternate world, I’m a 46 year-old man with excellent health insurance and the coronavirus is something that I need to avoid so that I don’t infect “high risk” people. Right? Wrong. Until shortly after my 42nd birthday, I believed that I was … More Coronavirus – The Blog