Blog post 009, Part 1 introduces our epic 9 1/2 weeks in Texas with a focus on our time in El Paso and San Antonio. Blog post 009, Part 2 is all about our observations on our stay on the Texas Gulf Coast. And now, moving on to Part 3, Austin. **** I had Austin on my list […]
009: Part 2 – Texas Gulf Coast
Blog post 009, Part 1 introduces our epic 9 1/2 weeks in Texas with a focus on our time in El Paso and San Antonio. And now, moving on to Part 2, the Texas Gulf Coast. And oh! check out Part 3 on Austin! “GALVESTON OH GALVESTON!” (Title song by Glen Campbell) After wintering in the […]
009: Part 1 – Seduced by Texas, in 9 1/2 weeks!
Yep, totally under the spell of The Lone Star State, we are! Who knew?! I like to think of our time in Texas, all 9 1/2 weeks of it, as a story that slowly unfolded, and the more it did, the more it became a captivating tale to us. There is so much to cover […]
008: Our life, six months in!
We’re coming close to our 6-month anniversary as full time RVers. After three months on the road, I wrote a blog on the lessons learned to date. At the half year mark, here are some of the key things that affect our daily lives: SEEKING THE FAMILIAR AMID THE UNFAMILIAR! Whether on the road or […]
007: Beautiful, Dusty Big Bend and West Texas
“Ter… what??!! Terlingua? Is that a place or a disease? It’s not even on the map! What is there to do for 6 days in a place that’s not even on the map?!!!!!” These words eminently spoken by my dear husband and travel partner on the eve of our departure for Terlingua, TX. It was […]
006: Oh to be a ‘mountain person’ in Cochise County!
I’m a ‘mountain’ person in that I tend to re-energize or recharge best surrounded by mountains. If water is nearby in the form of an ocean or a lake, that’s a bonus, but truthfully, get me near mountains any time! The past few months, in the desert of California and Arizona, have certainly delivered on […]
005: The Zen of RVing?
Since purchasing our new rig three weeks ago, Mr. Bond II, we’ve been hovering around Phoenix to be close to the dealership in the event of any issues that may arise during the initial break-in period. In order to do this, we purposely planned a varied itinerary to test all the new bells & whistles. […]
004: The New Mr. Bond II – or – If it‘s not the right fit, change it!
In my previous blog post, “Twelve weeks, twelve lessons learned”, Lesson # 12, “If it’s not the right fit, change it” has arguably been for us the most important RV life lesson learned. And yet, it’s not like the opportunity of learning this lesson didn’t present itself sooner in other life situations! I can recall […]
003: Twelve weeks, twelve lessons learned
Today (Feb. 13) marks our 3 months on the road! Seems way longer than that as the learning curve was steep. We left Redmond, WA on a crisp November morning in our beautiful, shiny new RV-Sprinter, Airstream Interstate. Learning how to operate our new machine was first on the agenda of course. But equally important […]
002: Quartzsite, AZ… A culture shock that’s good for the soul
Way back when we were planning our ‘big adventure’, people often inquired about our itinerary — to which we usually replied by pointing our index due South . But there is one place we knew for sure we wanted to hit…. Quartzsite, AZ. First, in case you wonder where the heck is Quartzsite (as I […]