11/15 #solTuesday We’ve had this camper for almost a year, and we are still learning about it. One question we had was whether we would be able to boondocks – camp without any access to hookups, especially electricity. Picture a remote area (with drivable roads) but no campground. You set up and enjoy the beauty … More We Failed our Test (aka Another lesson learned)
October 25, 2022 #solTuesdays In the last few weeks I’ve been reminded that there is always more to learn, and to watch for what is surprising. This has happened both when we’ve been camping and when I’ve been subbing, which I started doing about six weeks ago. Here are some of my camping lessons from … More Life & Learning
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 #solscTuesdays Plinking on the RV roof, helping me sleep.Showering the lake that we kayaked on yesterday.Splashing up from the road as we drove home.Drying up into little dirty spots on everything.Rubbed away when we have to wash the RV. Again.
Tuesday, August 23 Many people, including myself, talk about camping as a way to unplug – limited cell service (if any), and usually no internet. So, no tv, no news, no social media. Sounds lovely for a nice long weekend! I find some irony in the fact that the very first thing we do after … More The Joy of Unplugging. Sort of.
Tuesday, July 26 Let’s face it. No matter how you plan to travel, there may be issues. The last time I flew, I had my flight changed, one leg cancelled and my flights moved to the next day before I even got to the airport. I went to the airport on my regularly scheduled day … More The Trouble with Travel
Tuesday, July 19 I didn’t have many fears as a kid. I picked up the garter snakes, played flashlight tag in the dark, wandered around campgrounds with my sister, and laughed & screamed my head off on the tallest rollercoasters. I’m not quite that fearless anymore. I have the common fear of heights – or … More Facing Fears
Tuesday, June 28 #solTuesdays Every time I got in a car with one of my parents, we took the back roads to get where we were going. They both said it was faster and avoided more traffic. Let me tell you, sometimes it seemed we drove out of our way, just to take the “quicker” … More The Shortest Way
May 3, 2022 Since our camper is new-to-us, we decided our first trip should be somewhere nearby, so we could run home if we forgot something. (We did.) We highly recommend this, as we had so many items to put away. Luckily we already figured out what was going where in the basement areas. When … More The Learning Curve Hurts (literally)
Tuesday, April 19 Words and MORE words! Who knew there was so much camping terminology? I surely didn’t… Here are some words that you might not know. Can you think of any others? Make sure to see Camping Words Part One! (link) Parts of the camper or campsites Site – it’s the spot you rent … More Camping Words Part Two
April 5 #sol Tuesdays Have you heard this joke? How do you eat an elephant? The answer is, “One bite at a time,” of course! Well, the same is true when you ask, “How do you wash and wax a motorhome?” One bite, or in this case, one foot at a time. Our camper has … More How Do You Eat an Elephant?