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City Museum, MO

April 14, 2015 |

Monday, April 7 (backlog) I like saying that I visited a museum, it makes me sound worldly and learned. Well before you start getting any high ideas, this is not the typical museum. It’s a work of art. Made to be played in by children and adults alike. Totally my kind of place. Located in…

An Unusual Spectator Sport

March 3, 2015 |

Sherwood Forest Faire is technically a medieval festival instead of a renaissance one, since it’s set (roughly of course) in the 1100’s. I consider the difference to be negligible though, for the purpose of my long-term goal to visit a ren fest in as many states as I can while I’m on the road. And…

Cozy

February 17, 2015 |

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…

Photo: Out Early

December 19, 2014 |

Last night at Amazon, we got about three hours of work in before running out of stuff to do. The managers called all us campers down to the standup area, and while they couldn’t legally tell us to “go home”, they strongly suggested it. So after confirming that we still got our bonus if we…

Photo: Black Friday

November 28, 2014 |

When Julie and I went into work yesterday, we thought about how we were going to need to pick up salad stuff on the way home for our lunches. And then we remembered, oh yeah, it was going to be Black Friday. Grocery shopping at WalMart at 5:30 in the morning is great most days…

Photo: Sunrise

November 7, 2014 |

Nope, that’s not a sunset. It’s an extremely rare IO sunrise picture. Take a good gander at it folks, because this may be the only time such a creature ever graces the pages of this blog. With 11 hour days and a 45 minute drive tacked on either side, we’re literally working sundown to sunup. Gee, there sure…

Something Bout A Campfire

September 27, 2014 |

On a chilly night, with a gathering of friends, or in a new place you’ve never visited before, there’s just something special about a campfire. For me, it’s the epitome of the camping and vacation experience. Much of the fondness for them likely stems from my childhood. I have very good memories of family camping…

Cleaning Day

August 6, 2014 |

A little humor for your midweek. I present to you: Cleaning, a drama. Day 1: “Hmm, it’s starting to look kinda bad in here.” Day 2: “When’s the last time I did anything more than sweep the floor? Before I got to Utah.” Day 3: “Ugh, I hate cleaning. Well, maybe tomorrow.” Day 4: “Now…

An Empty Village

April 25, 2014 |

I’ve had an enjoyable week here in Fairburn. More time to read, work on various projects, and get Cas spick and span now that I’m not having to drive state to state every weekend. The weather has been gorgeous too, highs in the 70’s, and I almost hate to say it for fear of jinxing…

Your Most Anticipated RVing Destinations

March 8, 2014 |

The prospect of heading out West this fall has got me thinking about all of the neat places I want to visit while I’m out that way: the Rockies, the Grand Canyon, redwood forests, the northwest coast, boondocking in the Southwest desert and checking out Quartzsite, and just about every National Park in Utah. I…

Video Catchup

February 13, 2014 |

Now that I have a real internet account with the University of Florida (after a few false starts – they didn’t have a category for “stay on volunteer” until I showed up), I can down and upload things at will. The WiFi here is so much faster than at the various campgrounds I’ve stayed at…

RVing Warning Label

December 21, 2013 |

Warning: Life on the road may lead to adventure, a sense of wonder, and a greater understanding of the world at large. Side effects may include but are not limited to: learning new things, meeting new people, and discovering more about yourself. If you should experience excitement, joy, or peace, do not stop and see…

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