Travels with Pickles

The Basilica of St. Mary and the Swiss Guard Exhibit

Wednesday we went to The Basilica of Saint Mary in downtown Minneapolis.  We went to view The Life of a Swiss Guard exhibit specifically and to visit the Basilica in general. A couple of quick logistic tips first.  The Basilica…

Ramsey Park Redwood Falls, MN

When we stayed in Morton, MN we talked about going to the Ingalls Homestead which is located in the area.  We decided against it in part because of weather conditions, Fireball at three months was still to young to be…

Regional Gems: Tequila and Ginger Liqueur

Meet Burt, our crazy frog that holds the open bottle in this house.  As you can see, Burt truly enjoyed the CasAmigos Tequila.  Admittedly, agave doesn’t grow in South Dakota but since we discovered this tequila in South Dakota we…

Mount Roosevelt Monument

The second Saturday after Fireball joined our family, we decided to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and go for an easy hike.  We decided to take the dogs to Mount Roosevelt Monument which was reasonably close and was supposed to…

Farmers, Ranchers and Consumers

Warning: this post may come off a little preachy but it is a subject we both feel passionately about. We are blessed and privileged to live the lifestyle that we do.  We have traveled and experienced so much in the…

The Surprise New Tab – Catholic

Recently the subject arose in one of the RV Facebook groups wondering if anyone knew of or maintained a RV group for Catholics, Roaming RV Catholics.  No one knew of one and so I volunteered to establish one.  The purpose…

Everything You Hate About Your HOA, but in a KOA

Every year we make the pilgrimage to see Dave’s father and step-mother and this time I booked us into Hidden Valley RV Resort for two weeks at the beginning of June.  It had recently become a KOA, literally during the…

Our One Year Anniversary

One year ago today we moved out of the house permanently and into The Gump.  So, after a year what has the experience taught us and do we have any regrets?  Regrets Let’s knock the bad out first, regrets do…

Stay Tuned…

Over the last two weeks inspiration has struck and there are some additions coming in the following weeks to the blog.  The first addition will be our detailed campground reviews.  Don’t worry we will still post general reviews on Campendium…

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,…