Doing the Best We Know, Hiking the Amadahy Trail, Carter’s Lake, Georgia

We had Bird out of the pack doing some hiking when we finally got to a point on the Amadahy Trail where we could safely get down to the lake. The trail down was steep and slick with leaves, but we made it down with no issues. On the way back up, Bird was feelingContinue reading “Doing the Best We Know, Hiking the Amadahy Trail, Carter’s Lake, Georgia”

Hard Goodbyes and Hello New Beginnings, Spending the Holidays in Florida

For Christmas, we met my parents at a campground in central Florida. They booked a cabin, and our spot was just down the road from them. It was a quiet, relaxing, and very enjoyable week, and when it came time to say our goodbyes, I really struggled.  It had been 5 months since we hadContinue reading “Hard Goodbyes and Hello New Beginnings, Spending the Holidays in Florida”

I Did Not Want to Go Paddleboarding, Florida River, Florida

Going paddleboarding was about the absolute last thing I wanted to do, yet there I was, standing next to the river, Will getting the paddleboard in the water and ready for me to go. Sure, it sounds like he was forcing me to go, and in a way, he kind of was. But he alsoContinue reading “I Did Not Want to Go Paddleboarding, Florida River, Florida”

An Uneasy Feeling, Florida

It was our final day at Fort Pickens, and we were looking at 4 nights of boondocking followed by another week or so of unknown or partial hookups. Since leaving Lake Whitney a week and a half prior, we had been either boondocking or had partial hookups. While we were fully prepared for this longContinue reading “An Uneasy Feeling, Florida”

A Rainy Trip to the Beach, Fort Pickens, Florida

We were so excited to return to Fort Pickens after first visiting earlier in 2021. While it is very secluded and remote, it has beautiful beaches within a short walk of the campground. So, when Will was expecting a call one morning, Bird and I made plans to walk to the beach, even though thereContinue reading “A Rainy Trip to the Beach, Fort Pickens, Florida”

Boondocking with a View…TWICE!, Texas

After spending the summer out West, we became a little spoiled with the boondocking opportunities available around every corner. Once we turned East, especially once we crossed into Texas, we started having a harder and harder time finding free places to camp. Texas posed a particular challenge since much of the state’s land is private,Continue reading “Boondocking with a View…TWICE!, Texas”

A Quiet Thanksgiving at Lake Whitney, Texas

When we pulled into Lake Whitney, we had not spent more than 1 week in any campground in 6 months (aside from our time in Snow Canyon). In fact, this was our 54th site in 6 months (that includes Snow Canyon!). Even with a month in Snow Canyon, that works out to only staying anContinue reading “A Quiet Thanksgiving at Lake Whitney, Texas”

A Dog-Friendly Visit to Waco, Texas

Recently, when we have been visiting cities, we have opted to leave Daisy at the camper, since there are frequently not many places where dogs are allowed. It is especially challenging if we are running errands or hoping to go see a particular attraction. However, when we started planning our day trip to Waco, Texas,Continue reading “A Dog-Friendly Visit to Waco, Texas”

Missing Our Sense of Community, Midland, Texas

We limped into our campsite in Midland, Texas. On the outside, everything looked fine. The truck was running well, the camper looked as she should. Except, when we pushed the button to extend the slide on the camper, we only heard the motor whirring underneath. We pulled in knowing we had a project on ourContinue reading “Missing Our Sense of Community, Midland, Texas”

Finally Finding Our Way to Santa Fe, New Mexico

I was ecstatic to finally visit Santa Fe. As we drove into the city for the day, I rattled off all that authors, artists, and musicians who have visited or lived in Santa Fe and the amazing creative works that the area has inspired. I was so excited to walk the streets, immerse ourselves inContinue reading “Finally Finding Our Way to Santa Fe, New Mexico”