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Dreaming of Spring

Tuesday, March 3 Today is both a work day and a jogging day. In the morning, Julie and I head out to clean the Clevis Multrums – the back country composting toilets. The park has just acquired a brand new gator, only one and a half hours of run time on it. It’s green and […]

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Embarrassing “First Day in the RV” Moments

I was filling up my fresh water tank yesterday, wondering what the heck I was going to write about for today’s blog post after being sick for the past few days, when I remembered with a smile the very first time I hooked up to a water connection in my RV. It was a sunny […]

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Keeping Entertained as a Working-age Full-timer

I know what you must be thinking, what kind of topic is this? Going RVing is synonymous with being entertained, right? No advice necessary? But wait; as a full-timer, especially a working-age one, it’s not always that simple. For years I’ve been pointing out to future full-timers that unless you’re truly rich, treating this lifestyle […]

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Cozy

Monday, February 16 Winter has made a comeback in central Texas today, like in much of the rest of the country. Our grand ambition of going jogging despite the cold was tempered by 20 mph winds and intermittent drizzle… and now sleet. Eh, some other day. Instead, we’ve been doing laundry and relaxing inside the […]

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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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