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  • One Year Later

    April 2020 And just like that…it’s been a year since we arrived in Spokane. A year since the whirlwind of arriving in our new city, making an offer on a house 5 days later, and starting my new full time job the day after that. The most shocking thing about this one year mark is […]

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  • 6 Months Later

    October 2019 And just like that…it’s been half a year. Since I last wrote, we sold our beloved 5th wheel, Stumbo, to a sweet couple from Cashmere and sold our truck to a contractor in Western WA. We bought 2 Subarus and got library cards with our real address. Brad started his full time Occupational […]

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  • What’s Next

    April 12, 2019 Three years ago today I responded to a Craigslist ad: “Hello, I’m very interested in the 5th wheel you have for sale. My husband & I & our 2 young daughters plan to downsize this year & move into an RV for 1-2 years and travel the country. Your RV has all […]

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  • Peekaboo

    Escalante, Utah May 23-25, 2018 We drove a jaw-dropping section of Hwy 12 through a landscape with surprises around every curve, to our next site near the tiny town of Escalante. This camping area was right off the beginning of a dirt road named “50 Mile Wash”. We read that at the end of 50 […]

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  • More Moab

    Moab, Utah May 15-22, 2018 After Clay went back to Chicago, we had another week in the Moab area.  Without the pressure to show off our favorite places to a guest, our pace slowed down drastically.  But we did continue to make the most of this amazing place, where no amount of time ever seems […]

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  • Sedona

    Sedona, AZ April 30 – May 4, 2018 Brad found a fantastic boondocking site for us on National Forest land right outside of Sedona. I had never really heard of this crunchy little town, located in what I found to be the most beautiful part of Arizona so far. Sedona is named after a woman […]

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  • Labs: A Report by Sunny

    Labs There are a lot of things to learn about labs. A labs life begins with its litters. There are usually seven to eight puppies in a litter. They drink their Mom’s milk until they can eat soft puppy food at 5 weeks old. They can leave their Mom after 8 weeks, but continue to […]

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  • ABQ 2

    Albuquerque, New Mexico April 23 – 29, 2018 We met a new force during this stay in NM that we hadn’t been previously familiar with – the spring winds. The wind in ABQ doesn’t seem like mother nature’s usual routine based on father time’s queues. It seems more like a mischievous cousin that waits until […]

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  • #RoadLessons

    We recently celebrated 700 days on the road. By “celebrated”, I mean I wrote “Happy Day 700” on the white board the night before, but we left the house early the next morning and returned late, so no one else saw it until the day after.  “Oh, it’s day 700?” Coral asks.  “Um, yeah…it was […]