Survival Mode

For the past few months, it has felt like we have been operating in survival mode. We left Georgia with big plans to upgrade our truck and rig, and while we eventually achieved those goals, it was not without a lot of headaches along the way. Technically, we should have had our new truck whenContinue reading “Survival Mode”

Mother-Daughter Adventure to Etowah Indian Mounds, Georgia

Since coming to the mountains of north Georgia, I have been wary of driving. The ice and snow and rain that descended upon us as soon as we arrived played a part in that wariness, but mostly it was my anxiety. I had been to town a couple of times on my own, but forContinue reading “Mother-Daughter Adventure to Etowah Indian Mounds, Georgia”

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”

Mama and Bird Head South, Florida

As soon as we knew we would be spending 3 months in Georgia, we started making plans for Bird and me to spend some time with my parents in south Florida. I had planned to continue to work during our visit, but once I realized I desperately needed some time off, this trip was theContinue reading “Mama and Bird Head South, Florida”

Giving Ourselves Grace and Breathing, Georgia

For us, camp hosting is a unique time in our adventure when we are stationary for a big chunk of time. This 3-month stay in north Georgia far surpasses any length of time we have stayed in one place since we began this adventure. It also means we are stationary long enough for family toContinue reading “Giving Ourselves Grace and Breathing, Georgia”

Bird Starts At-Home Preschool

With 2022 bringing more stability to our life through Will’s current camp hosting opportunity and similar plans lining up for the summer, we decided to start the New Year by beginning an at-home preschool program for Bird. When we were at Snow Canyon for our first camp hosting gig, the weather was generally beautiful, soContinue reading “Bird Starts At-Home Preschool”

Preparing for Winter Camping in Georgia

We arrived at our new camp hosting position in time to ring in the New Year. We knew going into the mountains of Northern Georgia that we had the potential to face winter weather during our 3-month stay. However, we did not imagine that we would face fog, rain, freezing rain, 5 inches of snow,Continue reading “Preparing for Winter Camping in 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”