Travels with Pickles

Soap Nuts or Why We Gave Up Commercial Laundry Products

When we decided to go fulltime, I knew that I didn’t want to lug liquid laundry detergent and fabric softener around.  I also knew that spilled powder detergent would just be a pain to clean up should it spill.  So,…

TV Box: Curse flipped into a Blessing]

That’s us during the PDI process sitting in front of the TV box for the outdoor television.  We ripped out that box this winter with gleeful abandon.  Not only did it disguise a water leak from the TV box (only…

One Nighters between Stops

There are times when no matter how well I plan we can’t get from Point A to Point B in one day.  Our preferred stop-over on these occasions are Cabela’s along our route.  I always call while route planning to…

Introducing: Fireball

When Wally passed we knew we would get another dog eventually, we just didn’t think it would be less than two weeks after his passing but life had other plans.  As we pulled out of Winchester Bay, Sangria, Leo, and…

Excellent Service: Juneks

Two weeks into our lovely stay in Spearfish this spring, Lana began throwing check engine error codes.  First two, Dave drove her into the local dealership, Juneks, to have the error codes cleared.  They quickly cleared the error codes, related…

In Loving Memory, Wallaby 2001-2017

This will be one of the hardest posts I will ever write.  On April 3rd in Reedsport, Or Wally suffered a stroke in the wee hours of the morning and passed away mid-afternoon.  He was the most amazing dog and…

First Quarter 2017

We spent the first quarter at Winchester Bay RV Resort.  Several months on the ocean sounded like heaven after a blazing hot summer and chilly late autumn.  What we didn’t anticipate or expect was the tremendous amount of rain this…

Carpe Diem

It’s a mere moment in a man’s life between an All-Star Game and an Old-timers’ Game. ~Vin Scully I’m an avid baseball fan and Vin Scully is the voice of baseball for me.  His quote beautifully encapsulates everything below.   A…

Back to Regularly Scheduled Programming …

It’s been a couple of hectic months since we departed South Dakota for holidays with family.  We are currently comfortably parked on the Oregon coast enjoying campfires, sunsets, and crashing waves at our back door.  We did a lot of…

Hidden Gem: Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort

Late August and Early September were stressful and tense.  We had a month long reservation at Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort and decided to keep that reservation.  Best single decision we have made in months! From the moment you turn into…