Northern California – Marin & Redwoods

So many wonderful things happened while we stayed in San Rafael, California. Many thanks to Bry, our good friend who invited us to stay with her and her Oma there. We love you two 🙂 Marin County is full of beauty. The flora of the region is spectacular and the weather is perfect. The most…

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Packing For CBCG American Road Trip

When the weather gets warm in my neck of the woods I tend to get the travel itch. It gets positively HOT/HUMID by April 15 on the Gulf Coast so I like to head to less humid areas. So far, some of my favorite destinations have been NorCal and the Pacific Northwest. They have such a vibrant culture, great food,…

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California RV Park Reviews

Needles, CA Desert View RV Park was very nice for an overnight stay. Easy check in, clean, organized, quiet, with privacy shade shrubs on both sides of every pull though. Has a suitable dog run. Offers Wi-Fi, electric, water, and sewer. Pool at the small, dated clubhouse. Only $35. Desert view TV.com Bakersfield, CA River…

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It’s An RV Life For Us!

So… this happened 🙂 While at Grand Canyon we saw amazing sights and felt tremendous awe at the natural landscape around us. We envied those in the campgrounds that got to sleep even closer to nature. We started thinking about boondocking and RVing and, well, we decided to look for an RV. We *had* actually…

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Free Camping and Boondocking Websites and Apps

In our new Forest River R-pod 180 we hope to be able to camp on solar power out under the stars away from RV parks. Honestly, the amount of food we can store may be the only limiting factor. We already have a dual battery system, solar hook ups, a small generator, and an inverter……

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Las Cruces, NM to Phoenix, AZ

We left Las Cruces, NM pretty early so we could get into town, check in, change, and go to the Mid-Week Meeting in Phoenix this evening (Hebrews 10:23, 24).  On this portion of I-10 we drove through dust storm warning areas.  We passed the Mae West Peaks and saw some awesome rock formations.  We also…

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Las Cruces, New Mexico

The drive from Fort Stockton, Texas to Las Cruces, New Mexico was lovely. Driving west on I-10 gave us nice views of the Sierra Blancas to the south and the Organ Mountains to the north.  I want to go back and hike there.  Driving through El Paso was crazy. Lots of people in a hurry.…

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Cotulla and Fort Stockton, Texas

We chose the Microtel Inn in Cotulla, TX and were pleasantly surprised that an inexpensive Hotels.com choice turned out to be perfect for us and our service dog while in town. Their complimentary breakfast included eggs and bacon.  Early morning started out rocky… or didn’t start as it actually happened. We have a dual battery…

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Trip Gear 2017

I went a little crazy ordering gear and clothing for our 3-month trip through Mexico and Belize this summer. I read a lot on how to combat going through multiple climate zones with minimal luggage and decided to try a couple of base layer ultra lightweight wool t-shirts for some of our trip through the…

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Smokey the Beast – 1999 Ford Expedition  

For our trek across the country we outfitted our first generation Ford Expedition.  It’s a 1999 “Expi” 4×4. We are building it for long and harsh road trips, off-roading, and overlanding. Its has just about everything replaced from the engine to all the suspension. Lots of accessories have been added including a dual battery system,…

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