Travels with Pickles

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,…

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…