Take Time to Smell the Roses

Then take time to process the pictures! Our summers are so precious to us, filled with wandering, wonder, resting and lots of love. I see so much during these times and strive to capture as many memories as possible. I see the new world through my husband’s sense of excitement, my son’s careful considerations and… Continue reading Take Time to Smell the Roses

Grousing about Grouse Mountain

nounnoun: grouse; plural noun: grouse a medium to large game bird with a plump body and feathered legs, the male being larger and more conspicuously colored than the female. verbverb: grouse; 3rd person present: grouses; past tense: groused; past participle: groused; gerund or present participle: grousing complain pettily; grumble.”she heard him grousing about his assistant” Grouse Mountain Dispersed camping is part of the Wyoming Forest Service land.… Continue reading Grousing about Grouse Mountain

Our Cup of Tea

Say the words “Let’s go camping,” and each person will conjure up a different scene in their head. When I was younger with small children, camping meant pulling out the tent, sleeping bags, coolers full of ice and goodies and of course, lots of bug spray. Not any more. I’m too old for sleeping on… Continue reading Our Cup of Tea

Hipcamp Craziness

It saddens me that one of the first post for this summer’s trip is going to be a sad one. But, unfortunately, that is the way it is sometimes with this way of life. Can’t all be sunshine and Kumbayas. We have had many days of point A to point B travel. We’ve stayed at… Continue reading Hipcamp Craziness

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

Stayed overnight at a really cool Harvest Host. Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. Took tour this morning. The docents were amazing and so passionate. Kaye and Roy were so kind and really knew their subjects. And, yes, Kaye you made me tear up a little. You watch a short video that makes you understand what… Continue reading Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

Cherokee Rock

After a great fail trying to get to Chief Ladiga campground Captain Jim used freecampsites.net and found Cherokee Rock Campgrounds (Alabama.)  It wasn’t far from where we were and had promising reviews.  Hmmm? Although we did not encounter anymore Bridge Out signs we did have to endure a quite steep, narrow entrance road to the… Continue reading Cherokee Rock

Campground Nowhere

Last night we stopped at a county park campground in Bastom, Alabama, called Neal’s Landing. This campground was an unmarked almost free campground. We found it on the site https://freecampsites.net/. We had to use their directions because Google tried to take us somewhere else. That somewhere was an exercise in determination and patience for Capt.… Continue reading Campground Nowhere

On the Road Again

Another school year done, another summer to begin.  This year promises to be quite interesting as we are changing things up a bit.  Normally, Capt. Jim prefers to make reservations for the whole summer.  This year we are “winging it.”  NO RESERVATIONS!  We plan on heading north, northish.  (Originally we were to go to Colorado… Continue reading On the Road Again

Boondocking and Internet

Current Temperature:  57 degrees Current Location: Ellsworth, Maine Current Campground: Seawall Campground Acadia National Park I will keep this short as we are sitting in a Laundromat waiting for clothes to dry.  One of the problems with camping, especially boondocking, is the lack of internet opportunities.  No, we do not have a hotspot.  If we… Continue reading Boondocking and Internet

This Place Could Be Dangerous

* A better late than never post. Sunday June 7, 2015 Current Temperature: A Pleasant 72⁰ overcast Current Time: 9:00a.m. Current Location: Fredericksburg / Washington D.C. KOA Kampground Okay, so we are not boondocking, but Man does not live on bread alone and this is our Manna and Nector. After approximately 8 hours on the… Continue reading This Place Could Be Dangerous