Our second month of adventuring in Colorado this summer was just as awesome as the first. If you haven’t learned about the campgrounds we stayed at, food we ate or activities we enjoyed in Colorado Springs, Golden and Yellowstone (okay, not exactly Colorado)…read all about it now! [Read more…]
Since we began fulltime RVing, so many of our fellow travelers raved about the beauty of Colorado and how much they enjoyed their time here. It didn’t take us long to catch the bug. Breath-taking natural wonders, a culture that revels in healthy, outdoor activity…what’s not to love?
When all is said and done, we’ll have spent more than two months in Colorado this summer. Hopefully this rundown of our activities will inspire your own travels, and it will surely keep the memories fresh for us! [Read more…]
We had a week-long stopover in Memphis, TN from March 28-April 3rd as we made our way northeast to Kentucky. I had only ever driven through Memphis and it never left a good taste in my mouth. I remember being appalled when I first found out how much it costs to visit Graceland. I decided to visit in my imagination instead.
But our week stay this spring erased the bad taste in my mouth, replacing it with craft cocktails and amazing fried chicken. Apart from the foodie pleasures, the historical worth of the city of Memphis is heavy. I’m glad we had a chance to appreciate it.
Without further adieu (and because I’m almost two months behind), behold! 8 of our best memories of Memphis, TN. [Read more…]
Our week in Hot Springs has come to an end. From the start of our adventures to the day we rolled down the road once again, we had a wonderful visit. Hot Springs, AR is most definitely one of my favorite stops on our RV journey so far.
If you’re considering a visit of your own, make sure you catch up by reading about our first day on Bathhouse Row and our RV park, Catherine’s Landing. We packed a ton of other activities and restaurants into the rest of our stay. You may want to add some of them to your own itinerary. [Read more…]
One of the most interesting things we’ve ever experienced on our RV adventures so far was the Buckstaff Bathhouse in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
We were staying at Catherine’s Landing RV park, just 10 minutes away from Bathhouse Row. We left the park around 1:15pm, found street parking and arrived promptly at the Buckstaff by 1:30PM.
There are no reservations at the Buckstaff; it is first come, first served. They close for the lunch hour and reopen at 1:30PM, so we wanted to be first in line. We weren’t. We were about fourth in line even though the doors had just opened, but the short wait allowed us to take in the lobby which is grand. Immediately upon arrival, you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the golden age of public bathing. [Read more…]
We’re on our way to south central Kentucky where we’ll be spending about two months with Eric’s kids. After leaving Austin, we were planning to stay around Mt. Pleasant, TX for our first stop. The only reason was mileage – it was a logical resting point when we divided the total distance we had to travel.
While running our travel plans by our friends Jason and Kristin (the Snowmads), Jason insisted we push a bit further to Hot Springs, AR. Even though getting here meant a looongg nine hour travel day yesterday, we are already so glad we listened to Jason!
One day in Hot Springs, and I’m a fan for life. It has been an amazing day! This is one of my top five places we’ve been in our 13 months of full-time RVing. [Read more…]
Brittany and I started our RV adventure at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin, Texas just over a year ago. Today we find ourselves here again. It is sublime. Simply put, we love this place and it’s time to get back into our RV blogging groove…
We’ve received so many messages from folks, asking us to update our blog. Thank you for that! It means a lot to us to know y’all follow our adventures. You are truly our family out here on the road and we’ve been blessed to meet so many of you in person!
I know we haven’t updated our blog in awhile and this year we resolve to do better. We’ve actually hatched a plan… [Read more…]
When we saw our friends at Watsons Wander publish a blog post about their 2014, we wanted one too! We don’t think they’ll mind that we’re borrowing their idea and format. After all, we did help them find some pretty yummy BBQ in Gulfport, MS in 2014!
Since the start of our life as full-time RVers on February 21, 2014, these statistics describe our travels in a nutshell:
Number of States: 10
Number of Overnight Stops: 38
Where We Stayed: 1 state fairground, 1 national forest campground, 2 county parks, 4 state parks, 2 parking lots (visitor center, Lowe’s), 2 service center campgrounds, 9 military bases and 15 private campgrounds.
Free vs. Paid: Staying free isn’t our goal, but 3/38 locations we stayed in 2014 were free.
Monthly Average: $654.50 [Read more…]
Fishing poles and Blues. Peanut butter burgers and baked potatoes. Straw hats. Daiquiris and cover bands on Bourbon. Shrimp po-boys. The way everything smells after the rain. Beignets and cafe au lait. Decatur and Esplanade. Street art for sale. Haunted tours at night.
One of my favorite books, 14,000 Things to Be Happy About, reads just like that. Pages of lists of simple life things that make the heart smile. For a while, Eric and I would read a page of that book each day, putting an initial by the one thing on the page that made us happiest.
Today, my list of things to be happy about comes straight from a page in my life’s book, set in New Orleans. [Read more…]
We spent last week in Galveston, TX. Looking back, I have to say it was possibly my favorite stop during our RV journey so far. It was a mixture of some of my favorite things: good food, relaxation, historic sites.
The beachy/laidback atmosphere was exactly what we needed after our three harrowing (albeit productive) weeks at “home” in Austin.
Here’s a collection of what we did (and ate!). I hope you’ll use our fun experiences to plan your next trip. If I’ve left any questions unanswered, or I don’t mention your favorite Galveston stop, please let me know in a comment! [Read more…]