Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – ESSENTIAL TIPS & TOOLS – RV Essentials & Toys for Kids

This week's Friendly Friday Photo Challenge comes from Sandy at The Sandy Chronicles. The theme this week is Essential Tips & Tools so I've decided to combine and re-post two posts that I wrote over a year ago: 17 Essential Items for Living in Your RV and The 10 Best RV Toys For Kids. Thanks … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – ESSENTIAL TIPS & TOOLS – RV Essentials & Toys for Kids

Happy Father’s Day! & We Sold the Winnebago!

In honor of Father’s Day, I’ll begin this post with something that my dad recently told me, “the 2 best days of owning a recreational vehicle [be it a boat, motorcycle, or class A motor home] are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.” 1982 – my parents, my younger sister … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! & We Sold the Winnebago!

Do We Have What it Takes to Take on a Fixer-Upper?

We just bought our 5th home in 12 years of marriage! Four of our homes were “fixer-uppers”. We really don’t intend on buying “fixers”, or buying and selling houses so often. It’s just always worked out that way for some reason or another. For anyone who doesn’t know, we lost our home in the Paradise … Continue reading Do We Have What it Takes to Take on a Fixer-Upper?

Coming in for a Landing

(The featured image for this post is the sunset from my parent's deck in Paradise, California, before the Camp Fire.) We have an exciting update! In April, we made an offer to purchase a house here in California, and we just got the keys to our new home! It is with mixed feelings that I … Continue reading Coming in for a Landing

2017 Winnebago Vista For Sale

The police just came to our front door to inform us that we can’t park our RV on the street in front of our rental house. Apparently, someone complained about it, and there is a city ordinance we were unaware of. We have 24 hours to move it. This was our home for 10 months … Continue reading 2017 Winnebago Vista For Sale

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ to all 100 Followers!

Happy Valentine's Day and thank y'all so much for following our Camp Fire displacement adventure! I'm honored that 100 people have found my blog interesting enough to follow! It's a great joy for us to share our journey with you. I've found writing and photography to be very therapeutic and it means the world to … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ to all 100 Followers!

The Cure for Anything is Salt Water – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

We decided to take a mini vacation to test out the RV. We finally got it back from the shop in mid-January. E and I have been feeling pretty "blue" the past couple weeks and we thought that seeing the ocean might be a nice short-term remedy. We used to have a piece of artwork … Continue reading The Cure for Anything is Salt Water – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎉

As 2019 comes to an end, we want to say "Thank you" to everyone who follows or visits our blog! Blogging would be so boring without you! Thank you for bringing joy to our journey with your prayers, love and support! 2019 started off pretty rocky for our family. Our lives were turned upside down … Continue reading Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎉

One Year After the Paradise Camp Fire

My friends and I sang This Used to be My Playground by Madonna at our high school graduation from Paradise Adventist Academy in 1998.  I couldn't help but find the lyrics appropriate for my state of mind today. "This used to be my playground This used to be my childhood dream This used to be the … Continue reading One Year After the Paradise Camp Fire

House 🏡 Hunting With Your Spouse After a Natural Disaster

If you read some of our recent posts, you saw that we recently visited Bend, Oregon. The purpose of our trip was to look at real estate. House hunting is not my favorite thing to do. It always seems like the perfect house is sitting out there, just outside of our price cap... If only … Continue reading House 🏡 Hunting With Your Spouse After a Natural Disaster