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Discovering the Magic

I’ve now had five days to recover after the shock of my first day volunteering at Enchanted Rock SNA, this rather perplexing little park out in the hill country of Texas that receives an incredible number of visitors in a year. And during that time, I’ve gone out to explore a little and see what […]

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Pinnacles National Park, CA

Wednesday, December 24 After a slow morning spent puttering around inside the RV and a leisurely walk around the campground to admire more of the redwoods at Big Basin, it’s time to pack up and move out. Last night at the visitor’s center we’d gone up to the ranger desk to try to find an […]

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

Tuesday, December 23 We skirt around north of San Francisco today, but there is still traffic naturally. This part of the state is highly populated. I80 is left behind for a smaller highway, and then a smaller road, and then a smaller road – the now infamous Bear Creek Road. Oh, Bear Creek Road. Our […]

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Donner Pass and Jelly Beans

Monday, December 22 Julie and I are up bright and early at 8 am. Okay, maybe 8 am isn’t bright and early to some of you, but for those of us who’ve been working nights the past two months, 8 am feels alien and unnatural. The fact that we got to bed at 8:30 pm […]

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Photo: Camping and Dishes

I’m curious, what’s everyone’s take on doing dishes in a campground bathroom? Acceptable, or gross? In campgrounds that allow tents, I take it as a given, since they have no kitchen to do them in. In RV parks, I get the feeling it’s frowned upon, especially nicer parks like Sparks Marina. In our defense, it […]

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Full-time RVing Won’t Change Who You Are

Here it is, the number one thing I have learned from full-time RVing that I wish someone would have let me know beforehand. Oh, there are other lessons I’ve learned from life on the road, but the big things can all be traced back to this one simple fact. It’s taken me some time to […]

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Get Togethers

Met up with two IO readers today (yesterday I guess, for those folks who sleep at night), Rayn and Jonathan from Holding Intentional Space. When we arrived at the local park in Sparks, Rayn asked Julie and I if we were the kind of adults who still enjoyed playing on playgrounds, and I knew right then […]

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More on Sparks Marina RV Park

As nothing exciting happened this week aside from a lot of work, today I’ll finishing telling you about the RV park I’ve been calling home, and talk a little about Reno. It’s a niiiiiiice place. For someone who always chooses the cheapest possible accommodations when I’m paying myself, Sparks Marina feels like the Ritz. Level, […]

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South Dakota RVer Health Insurance Changes

South Dakota has served me well as my state of residency since I became a full-timer RVer over two years ago, but in 2015 it’s going to become less ideal for us younger nomads. The reason is health insurance. With the Affordable Care Act (more commonly known as Obamacare) swinging into full effect next year, […]

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How To Caulk Fiberglass RVs

How is it that I’ve written 349 posts (not including picture, video, and brief unplanned updates) and never done a post on caulking before now? Maybe it’s because I’ve thought of caulking as a relatively easy chore once I figured it out for myself. Which was the first time I needed to fix a leak […]

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