Lil Quail

Over the past few months, I’ve been in search of and finally purchased an RV. I took delivery of the Coachman Orion 20CB (aka: Lil Quail) on April 10th and have been learning the routines of RV life, setting up house and filling it with all my stuff.

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Decisions, Decisions (Part 2)

On New Year’s Day 2018, I knew one thing for sure: I like the nomad lifestyle and want to continue for as long as I am able.  Little did I know I would be faced with so many decisions and challenges before spring.

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Decisions, Decisions (Part 1)

In the photo above you see my beloved Katrina parked at the Buffalo Bill State Park in Wyoming.  I have a lot of pictures of this tiny home parked against stunning backdrops but this is one of my favorites.  Looking at this photo today makes me a little sad.  Here’s why…

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Tucson and Beyond

My last post Chasing The Sun and WINning! brought you up to speed on my quick visit to Mexico, the chance encounter with the RV singles group Wandering Individuals Network, and the injury which resulted from a clumsy tumble I took on a Puerto Penasco sidewalk.

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Chasing The Sun and WINning!

February 19 dawned with flannel-grey clouds pulled over the rising sun like your grandmother’s nightgown.  My time at Roosevelt Lake CG was up and I was more than ready to find some sun!

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Arrived, At Last…

After several months of planning, downsizing, dreaming, hunting for and finding the perfect vehicle; fretting, buying stuff, getting rid of stuff, giving stuff away, and turning over my business,  I was ready to hit the road – or so I thought!  Now, after nine months of riding the roller coaster of semi-retirement, I feel like I finally arrived at my full-time RV destination. Read More

Arizona Gems & Grumblings

A few months ago I remarked to one of my friends that I wondered when my adventure was going to begin. Sure, I’ve been on the road since last June.  But it seems as though all my travels thus far were orchestrated – planned or not – to give me only the best of this vagabond lifestyle.  I spent the summer of 2017 working at a job I really enjoyed and then was able to take autumn and part of the winter to connect with friends and family (some I hadn’t seen in years).  But now I was faced with the reality of making my full-time RV life a reality. Read More

Sedona Surprises

The holidays had come and gone and although I had a general idea of what I wanted to do in January, I didn’t have a definite plan, so I waited for a “sign”.  Sure enough, on Christmas day I found out that my cousin, who lives in Sedona, had fallen early in December and broke her ankle and foot.  The injuries and resulting surgery put her in a rehab center for a few weeks, but by Christmas, she was eager to go home.   Since I was planning to go to Quartzsite later anyway, I offered to stay with her for a few days to help her get “on her feet”.  Suddenly the perfect plan was born (in more ways than I knew at the time)! Read More

California Dreamin’ (Part Two)

As you might recall from my last post, California Dreamin’ (Part One), I was “stranded” in Winnemucca, NV while a storm blew through.  I was on my way to Colorado for the holidays and fortunately, the snow was gone the next day so I could continue eastward.

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California Dreamin’ (Part One)

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All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey.  I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day. I’d be safe and warm if I was in LA. California dreamin on such a winter’s day.

This 1960’s song by the Mamas and Papas flashed through my mind early this morning as I woke up in a Winnemucca, NV. KOA campground (picture above). Brrr…    Read More

From Pines to Palms and Pondering In-Between

Once upon a time, I sat at my desk and wondered what it would be like to have little responsibility, no deadlines, unlimited time, and vague directions.  Now that I am living that dream, I gotta tell you – it is a little daunting…and very fun! Read More


I felt like I was floating away from the mothership last week as I packed the van and headed out of the North Yellowstone Lodge and Hostel gate for the last time.  It has been a wonderful, golden summer and I was sad to see it end.  Read More