Travels with Pickles

Gardening and the Fulltime RV’er

I loved being able to grow stuff when we still lived in the house.  Didn’t matter if it smelled good or tasted good, there was this innate pleasure making something blossom from nothing.  Those lovely hyacinths were grown this winter…

Fool Hollow State Park

Fool Fool Hollow State Park will always hold a fond place in our hearts.  It was our first camping trip ever and the first time we ever used The Gump.  Scary, exciting, and mesmerizing all at the same time are…

Regional Gems: Dot’s Pretzels

All images taken from the Dot’s website since a box never lasts long enough to snap a photo of and we haven’t yet found them in NE Minnesota. I know what you are thinking, it’s a pretzel how can it…

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…