Mt Rainier and Mt Hood

August 23, 2018 | 11

August 7, Tuesday Mt Rainier, finally! I get up in the morning and check the weather for my current camping location near Randle, WA. Another hot day, low 90’s perfect. It’ll be much more pleasant up in the mountains, I’ll be effectively escaping the heat. 12 climbs steadily out of the valley heading east, and…

RVing and Wildfires

August 16, 2018 | 26

Mid August. Out east this is simply late summer. Out west however, this is the height of fire season. And if you’re going to be RVing out west this time of year, it’s good to pay attention to what’s going on with the fires as they can seriously impact travel plans. Having lived east of…

Above the Clouds

August 9, 2018 | 16

On the weekend of July 14th, fellow Xscaper and solo full-timer Amber comes out to join Joni and I at Hoh Oxbow Campground, in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. We record a video together (which will be going up on YouTube soon), and have a good couple evenings chatting. On Monday July 16th, Joni and…

Traveling Up the Coast

July 31, 2018 | 35

Note: blog time has fallen quite a ways behind real time, I am no longer near any of the place I’m writing about today! July 8, Sunday Coastal Oregon is not the easiest place to find free camping, especially on a summer weekend. After leaving Joni’s friend’s property after a nice quiet 4th of July,…

South Dakota RV Residency Update – My Dakota Address Going Out of Business

July 26, 2018 | 70

This post should have been a travelogue about my journey up the coast of Oregon and Washington to the Olympic Peninsula (don’t worry, it’s still coming!) but a recent development with my mail forwarding company has thrown life into chaos the past two days. On Tuesday the 24th I first heard whispers that My Dakota…

Rules and Respect

July 18, 2018 | 39

I was talking with two fellow solo women full-timers recently and the conversation turned to how we all got started RVing, and one of the gals brought up a point that really stuck with me. She said she had been struggling with downsizing out of her house, and how overwhelmed she was feeling at the…

North to Oregon (Finally!)

July 11, 2018 | 24

Last travelogue left off with me arriving back in Fresno, CA by plane after a two week family road trip by car. After picking truck and trailer back up, I spent a night in a Walmart parking lot nearby, then set my sights north to Oregon. It might seem strange to head back up to…

What It’s Really Like Living in a Casita Travel Trailer

July 4, 2018 | 17

First off: Yes, I am still getting the teardrop and I can’t wait to have it! But, as I’ve been saying since the original announcement, it won’t be ready until this fall. So in the meantime, I’m continuing to enjoy my Casita and today I have an answer to a question I get asked often:…

Family Road Trip: Columbia River and Mt St. Helens

June 26, 2018 | 14

This is part 4 of my two week, no RV, family road trip, travelogue. If you’ve missed any of the previous parts (part 1, part 2, part 3), you’ll want to read those first! June 5, Tuesday Yesterday was spent visiting relatives here in Oregon. But today my parents, brother, and I are up early…

Saying Yes! to Challenges

June 22, 2018 | 9

Going full-time RVing. It’s a scary goal, paved with a lot of hard work and uncertainty. Deciding what RV to buy (and then actually buying it), downsizing out of a house, getting the logistics of mail, banking, and insurance sorted, not to mention the question of how to earn a living on the road, it…

Family Road Trip: Redwood and Crater Lake National Parks

June 19, 2018 | 10

This is part 3 of my two week, no RV, family road trip, travelogue. If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2 yet, you’ll want to do that first! June 1, Friday The drive from our hotel at Fort Bragg, CA to Redwood National and State Parks isn’t terribly long, and we get more…

Family Road Trip: Yosemite National Park and Highway 1

June 15, 2018 | 20

This is part 2 of my two week, no RV, family road trip, travelogue. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, you’ll want to do that first! May 28, Monday The drive from Merced, CA to Yosemite National Park on 140 is a bit long, but the scenery is nice. Being Memorial Day, the park…

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