Halloween Treats

One of the interesting aspects of the RV Life is choosing the type of place to stay along your journey.  There are a wide variety of places to park a motorhome, from “resorts” complete with water parks and putt putt to simple wooded areas with few amenities.  We have stayed in Corps of Engineers campgrounds,…

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Oh what a time!

As we wind down the trip, we have learned many things and had a wonderful time. We so appreciate all the lovely comments and having you “along” for this ride. As we wrap this trip and look to the future, stay tuned to this site as the journey might not be over.  This trip was…

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Route 66

Route 66 For a lot of our trip, we were near or on the historic Route 66. A lot of it is gone now, but pieces remain and some spots are even thriving. We started seeing part of it as we passed through Amarillo and the famous buried cars. Barry shared his experience in Winslow,…

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Cooking with Gas

You learn a lot when you live in a camper. One of the more interesting adjustments is learning to cook and clean up after in a space the width of my kitchen sink at home. We had a small sink and two burner stove with about one inch of space between the two. To have…

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Sedona Photography – Part II

When traveling with a professional photographer, you get a bit spoiled, knowing he will capture great memories of your travels.  And when you are traveling in a place like Sedona with so much natural beauty, it is hard not to stop photographing.  One thing I have learned though about photography is that it isn’t about…

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Spirit of Sedona

The rocks tell stories, the crystals heal, and the people proudly discuss their connection to the earth.  Sedona is a town well known as a place for great spiritual awakening and attracts many people for this aspect of its history.  I was excited to open myself to these possibilities and explore the many aspects of…

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Art of Sedona

As you can imagine from a city surrounded by natural beauty and very spiritual energies, the artist scene is a key part of Sedona.  In fact, there is one section, Tlaquepague, that was built and curated specifically as an artists’ haven.  It was built to resemble a Mexican village and has beautiful architecture with lovely…

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Hiking Sedona

Sedona has beautiful vistas, iconic rock formations, and electromagnetic vortexes, which are said to have great energetic power. Many of the vortexes were located near the famous rocks, so we were excited to hike and experience both the sight and the energy. Now, let’s also set the record straight – when I say hike, I…

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Photographing Sedona – Part 1

Sometimes, plans just don’t go as planned! With such gorgeous scenery, we were looking forward to hiking and capturing beautiful images. However, Mother Nature was feeling a bit mischievous during our stay and didn’t want to cooperate with our schedule. It started with our first morning when we got up early to capture sunrise at…

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Sedona by Afternoon

I have been so excited to get to Sedona and see this place known for great spiritual energy and beauty.  So far, it has certainly lived up to expectations and we haven’t really even done much more than get our bearings! Due to my flight back from California into Phoenix, we didn’t get back to…

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Weekend Away

As noted by Barry in his post, I flew off and left him to drive Route 66 on his own this weekend.   As some of you know, I am training through the Martha Beck Institute to be a life coach or as some call it a Wayfinder – someone who helps others find their…

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Santa Fe

Note:  We forgot to post this last week so forgive our tardiness.  This was written last Friday, Nov. 3. One of our favorite places is Santa Fe.  There is something about this town that refreshes our spirit and inspires us.  While we did not do a long day of hiking in the desert mountain today…

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Home Alone…

Debra doesn’t make too many mistakes. However, she did the time…she left me the username and password for the blog. I dropped her off at the airport on Friday morning. It was a nice drive in since the trip from Santa Fe to ABQ airport was a pretty decent drop in elevation. I ventured into…

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Taking the Plunge

Well, we finally had to do it.  The time had come, the campsite we chose for Santa Fe had shut down their showers and bathroom facilities for the season.  Our only choice was to shower in our camper bathroom. I cannot tell you how much I dreaded this.  The space of the shower is 2…

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Tale of Two Days

Monday was a nearly a perfect day.  It was the right blend of work and play with the right mix of society and nature.   It was the type of day we envisioned when planning this trip.  The weather was chilly and beautifully sunny.  We worked in the morning, took care of a few life…

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Hoodoo

Today’s new word –  Hoodoo.  No, not voodoo (you are thinking about Halloween), but hoodoo.  A hoodoo is a tall thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland.  Essentially, it is a tall column of hard rock where the softer rock has eroded away, leaving these dramatic…

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Lessons so Far

Driving to Wichita Falls to boondock does not count as a first day so today is our true Day One of the trip. Destination – Palo Duro Canyon. A few things already learned: Waze does not understand that when pulling 3000 pounds, one cannot go faster than 63 mph so estimated arrival times are misleading…

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Boondocking

Today’s vocabulary word, children, is boondocking.   Boondocking is when you camp somewhere in your recreational vehicle with no water or power hook-ups. As in, spending the night in the parking lot behind the Cracker Barrel in Wichita Falls, Texas.   If you had told me 26 years ago (when Barry asked me to marry him) that…

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Flexibility Starts Now

When we first starting planning this trip, we knew we would have to be flexible and expected surprises along the way. I just didn’t think they would start before we even got the RV. We rented a trailer from a very nice guy here in Plano through Outdoorsy, a sort of Air BNB for RVs….

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