Tag: Travel

Quick Update

Happy Spring! Although, it feels like we’re quickly approaching summer here in North Carolina. The trees have been fully open for nearly two weeks, and the flowers began blooming in early March. Seed planting still doesn’t occur until after Easter though because we get… Continue Reading “Quick Update”


I hope you’re enjoying the cooler weather and had a nice Thanksgiving! We were on our own this year, but we had a nice quiet fall day starting at our local park. We prepared an early Thanksgiving feast and played games while everything was… Continue Reading “Forty”

Busy Bees

I definitely waited far too long to write an update, and now I’m overwhelmed at where I should begin. So, here’s a quick recap of what we’ve been up to since May. Most recently we made our way back to Maryland, for the first… Continue Reading “Busy Bees”

Virginia: Alpacas, Philpott Lake, and an Early Exit

Ridge Valley Alpacas – Fairfield, VA (1 night) Salthouse Branch Campground– Henry, VA (5 nights) Box Office Brewery – Strasburg, VA (1 night) Home via Harpers Ferry Our September trip to Virginia didn’t exactly go according to plan. During the planning phase, we were… Continue Reading “Virginia: Alpacas, Philpott Lake, and an Early Exit”

Pennsylvania: Ohiopyle and Keystone State Parks

Ohiopyle State Park – Ohiopyle, PA (4 nights) Keystone State Park – Derry, PA (4 nights) HOME! We recently returned from a trip to two Pennsylvania state parks. Initially we intended to go to the Finger Lakes in New York, but they had a… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania: Ohiopyle and Keystone State Parks”

First Major Trip Report: The Mitten State and Beyond

Ohiopyle State Park – Ohiopyle, PA (2 nights) “Ohio Green Acres” (Harvest Hosts) – Helena, OH (1 night) Family Visit (Andy’s side) – Tipton, MI (2 nights) Family Visit (my side) – Grayling, MI (5 nights) Log Lake Campground to visit more family (my… Continue Reading “First Major Trip Report: The Mitten State and Beyond”

Happy Camper

We’re currently planning a long trip in our RV, and I figured it was probably time that I wrote about the first trip. I’ll backtrack just a bit first. Just over 6 months after my retirement, we brought our new RV, dubbed Homie Roam-o,… Continue Reading “Happy Camper”


As we near 70 days of quarantine, things have slowed down for us considerably. During the first 30 days, we were hopeful about being able to go to Montana, so were hustling to ready the house and Jeep. We were really bummed about cancelling.… Continue Reading “Onward”


I’m stranded at the edge of the worldIt’s a world I don’t knowGot no where to goFeels like I’m stranded It seems fitting that Van Morrison was playing as I gathered my thoughts to write. The line, “and nobody’s gonna tell me, tell me… Continue Reading “Stranded”

It’s a Mad World

Welp.It has been an interesting couple of weeks. Our travel plans are ever-evolving, but that’s okay. We’re remaining flexible and optimistic. Flexibility.That’s the key and benefit to retirement. Last week we flew to Colorado. Initially Vail resorts intended to remain open, and they put… Continue Reading “It’s a Mad World”