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.
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.
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…
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
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
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
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.
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