Tag: camping

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

California Dreamin’ (Part One)

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…

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…

Untethered

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…

Expectations and the Unexpected

“Is that it?” the disgruntled-looking lady asked after watching Old Faithful’s show of hydraulics and vapors.  “Yes, mam.  Did it not meet your expectations?”  the park ranger patiently asked.  “If that’s all there is to it then yes, I am disappointed!!” she replied.

30 Day Report

A little over a month ago I loaded the van and left Colorado on my way to a much-anticipated vacation in Oregon before landing in Montana for a late-summer job. It is no secret that I experienced some crazy concerns and emotions beforehand, but…

Ready or Not…

Have you ever been on a blind date?  If so, you’ll remember the jittery feeling in your stomach as the little demon in your head flashes images of all your short-comings, flaws and fears on the screen in the back of your mind ….