Tag: Travel

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”

3-Month Milestone

I can’t believe I’ve been retired for nearly 3-months now. I have to admit the first month was a whirlwind of travel and the holidays, the second was largely spent adjusting to change and prioritizing to-do lists, and the third has been focused on… Continue Reading “3-Month Milestone”

Gearing Up

This year promises to be a busy one for sure. We finalized the 2-month rental in Montana last week, and Andy is nearly finished prepping the Jeep. We ordered and installed a weatherproof mat for the cargo area, and Andy swapped out half of… Continue Reading “Gearing Up”