Travels with Pickles

Dave

Fool Hollow State Park

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 just…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hidden Gem: Sky Ute Casino RV Park

I’m conflicted about even sharing this hidden gem in Southwestern Colorado.  Quite honestly we’d like to keep this one to ourselves but that wouldn’t be fair to the wonderful people of the Southern Ute tribe. Originally we weren’t impressed by…

The Window: or How We Accidentally Discovered A Miracle Product

There it is, our busted window.  There was broken glass everywhere.  In fact, a month and a half later I am still finding the occasional stray shard that has worked it’s way loose from the sofa.  The ensuing stress was…

September 2016 Travelogue

This picture taken when we drove Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway is an accurate depiction of our September.  September saw us leave Southwestern Colorado and head to Northern South Dakota.  Just before we left Colorado we had the front awning spontaneously…