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…]
We have an RV travel rule. We don’t go farther than 250 miles in one day, and then we stay put for two weeks.
But there’s an exception to every rule. And for us, family is it. We had a campground reservation in the Seattle area through July 23, where we were spending the summer with our kids and Eric’s mom. But I had a long overdue OBGYN appointment scheduled in Austin, TX for July 28. With these priorities in place, we had no choice but the insane: cover 2,300 miles in only five days. [Read more…]
Pregnancy and child birth are two things people tend to picture a certain way. As I anticipated my first pregnancy, I had no frame of reference other than what I knew from word of mouth, limited research and maybe a little Grey’s Anatomy. As a full-time RVer with no plans to stop RVing, my main question was how is this going to work? [Read more…]
So, where were we. Portland, Oregon. It’s Monday around 12:30 p.m. We’re back at our RV park with a broken Smaug (our tow vehicle) and a rental car. We have six and a half hours before I have to be at the airport. We have five days before we have to move to Seattle and pick up our kids from the airport there. No pressure.
Vehicle Shopping Is Way Fun
As we set out on a lighting fast vehicle shopping tour, we had two options: [Read more…]