“Dryveway Camping” – Crescent City, California 2-Day Itinerary

Another week of unhealthy air quality spurred us on to another weekend getaway. This time we traveled to Crescent City, California and “dry camped” in the driveway of some favorite relatives. Crescent City is a small coastal town near the California/Oregon boarder. It is surrounded by natural beauty and is delightfully off the beaten path. … Continue reading “Dryveway Camping” – Crescent City, California 2-Day Itinerary

“Chasing Waves” – Mac Kerricher State Park – Fort Bragg, California

There are so many wildfires burning in California right now, and the air quality is so unhealthy from all the smoke. Several times these past couple of weeks, I’ve found myself wondering, “Why did we decide to move back to California anyway?” This past weekend, we decided to take our Minnie Winnie on its maiden … Continue reading “Chasing Waves” – Mac Kerricher State Park – Fort Bragg, California

One-Way Ticket to Vegas ✈️

My husband bought a one-way airline ticket to Las Vegas, Nevada. As is often the case though, things aren’t always what they seem... We heard about a really good deal on pre-owned Minnie-Winnies. At 23-feet, this Winnebago will fit in our driveway. We decided to purchase an RV that had previously been used as a … Continue reading One-Way Ticket to Vegas ✈️

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!

Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park – California

We could’ve spent so much more time at Yosemite National Park. We are grateful that we were able to visit this amazing place before COVID-19 was spreading here in the US and the Shelter-in-Place directives were in effect. Yosemite is a really crowded park and I don’t think it would be possible to practice social … Continue reading Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park – California

Earthquake Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/8/20 After being sandblasted off Limantour Beach we headed inland for some better weather. We made ourselves lunch and ate at picnic tables next to the overflow parking lot at Bear Valley Visitor Center before heading to Earthquake Trail. At the very start of the paved path, keep left at the fork so that the … Continue reading Earthquake Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, California

This post includes two trips to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, California. On the first trip, I took the kiddos and my mom (01/08/19). On the second trip, E and I took the kiddos (01/05/20). The self-guided tour is free and runs every 15 minutes or so. It's definitely more fun to go during … Continue reading Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, California

Extended Working Vacation – RV Preparations Checklist ✔️

After months of debate and discussion, E and I have finally made a decision about the next step for our family of five. [drumroll please] 🥁🥁🥁 We are leaning towards delaying making a decision by going on a working vacation to see some of the National Parks in California. 😂 It won't be a real … Continue reading Extended Working Vacation – RV Preparations Checklist ✔️

RV Living Quarterly Report (December 2019)

We officially moved into our 35-ft Winnebago on December 14, 2018.  After the Camp Fire, we decided that living in a tiny house on wheels and traveling around to see the Western USA would be the best thing for our family of five.  Like thousands of other families in Paradise, California, we'd lost our house … Continue reading RV Living Quarterly Report (December 2019)

Dutchman Flat Sno-Park ⛄️ – Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

When Wanoga Sno-Park ❄️ - Bend, Oregon didn't have enough snow to sled on Monday afternoon we headed further on up to Mt. Bachelor. Dutchman Flat Sno-Park is for snowmobiles and cross-country skiing, it is not designed for sledding but we had a marvelous time just the same!  Something about playing in the snow just … Continue reading Dutchman Flat Sno-Park ⛄️ – Mt. Bachelor, Oregon