Last week when we decided to evacuate Savannah as Hurricane Irma approached, I wasn’t happy. The next day as we drove west to Macon, GA, we found out Rivers End Campground on Tybee Island, where we had been staying, had [Read more…]
Eric was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes on July 31. Earlier this month when I shared the news on our blog, we were still trying to get his blood sugar in the normal range of 80-130. Thank you for the outpouring of encouragement and advice. The least we can do is give you an update on how things are going here. [Read more…]
It’s been public on social media since last week when we made the announcement, but we’ve been adjusting to a medical diagnosis given on July 31. Hard to believe it’s been less than a week and half, considering how much our lifestyle has already changed.
Fulltime RVers aren’t immune from “normal” challenges, sickness being one of them. But we’ve joined a courageous band of travelers who don’t let conditions or diseases keep them from traveling. There are still unknowns, but we’re determined to protect our life on the road.
In the process, we want to encourage others who are facing unknowns of their own. So here it is–transparent as always–the beginning of our fight against [Read more…]
We knocked out our work this morning to get packed up. By 11:30 a.m., the RV and Jeep engines were running, and Caspian was in his carseat. I happened to look under Meriwether before telling Eric, “The front jacks are still down.” [Read more…]
Some of you have probably been wondering whether we’re ever going to get back on the road. Now that we have a baby with us, maybe we’ll decide to put down roots and abandon the fulltime RV lifestyle.
Eeeek! Even writing that sentence grates my sensibilities like fingernails on a chalkboard. We have been dying to start traveling again!
Let’s backtrack. We arrived in Central Texas at the end of July 2016. I was at the end of my second trimester and needed to be close to my OBGYN for appointments. After Caspian Theodore was born on Dec. 3, 2016, we had to stick around for his doctor’s appointments and vaccinations.
…We were itching to travel somewhere around August.
Oh, we’ve ping-ponged around a bit. San Marcos, Austin, Fredericksburg, Corpus Christi, back to San Marcos. It’s all been good and necessary, but we haven’t sniffed out any new trails in forever.
So we’re definitely traveling again. That’s settled. But when, and to where? Plans for the rest of 2017 are still tentative, but we have an idea of our general route. And we’re ready to share it! [Read more…]
Babies are associated with stuff, lots and lots of stuff. If you’re an RVing couple considering a new addition, or have a baby in the family already and are weighing the pros and cons of RV life, you may wonder whether your dreams are remotely realistic. Can you even wash the dishes without waking the baby when your home is 40 feet long or less?
Eric and I have a two-month-old son, Caspian, and are beginning our fourth year of full-time RV travel. We had a lot of discussions about making room for baby in an RV. Some things we could plan for, but other times we couldn’t do much better than, “We’ll figure it out.” We’ve always said the RV lifestyle requires [Read more…]
As we enter the month of February, we close out three years as full-time RVers, and enter our fourth year! These stats describe our travels from January-December of 2016, the year of our “Grand Loop Trip:”
Number of States: 8 (6 new states with the RV: Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington and Montana)
Number of Overnight Stops: 26
Where We Stayed: 1 BLM dry camping, 1 national forest, 1 national recreation area, 1 county park, 1 state park, 1 service center, 4 parking lots (hotel, restaurant, Walmart), 4 military bases, 12 private campgrounds [Read more…]
Our lives changed forever on Dec. 3, 2016 when Baby Nomad made his grand appearance. Since we’re celebrating his first month of life tomorrow, it’s about time we shared him with you here on our blog. [Read more…]
Well, this is it. Baby Nomad’s due date is this Saturday–only five days away. He seems pretty cozy in there, so I won’t be surprised if he shows up late. But one way or another, I expect to have a little boy in my arms this time two weeks from now. [Read more…]
This past Monday morning, we said goodbye to Trogdor the Burninator, our sandfire bearded dragon who was Eric and my constant companion for almost eight years. [Read more…]
Welcome to RV Wanderlust! We're Eric and Brittany Highland and we're on a pretty amazing adventure. As of 2017, we're starting our fourth year as fulltime RVers and we've been transparently documenting the journey all along the way. In December 2016 we … Keep reading