Travels with Pickles

Dave

August 2016 Travelogue

August saw us leave New Mexico and slip into southwestern Colorado.  We have fallen in love with the Cortez/Durango area of Colorado.  The landscape is a beautiful mixture of farmland and mountains.  Temperatures and weather patterns agree with us.  We…

A Most Adventurous Birthday

I confess, I am not the adventurous one in this marriage.  Dave is willing to try almost anything at least once.  He will dive in head first and damn the consequences.  I on the other hand, have always been content…

Mid-June and July 2016

The first month and a half has been a learning experience but we wouldn’t change it for the world.  It has been filled with more ups than downs which is a blessing.  We have been to four campgrounds, two states,…

Pickles vs. The Fly Paper

Before this post goes any further, I would just like to EMPHATICALLY exclaim that I am the victim here!  Dad caused all of the ruckus and I, the world’s most handsome bird, was forced to be slimed by vegetable oil…

AHHH, Our new bed

One thing that is common across styles of RVs and manufacturers is that they all come with incredibly thin and crappy mattresses.  We replaced ours on July 9th and it has been heavenly! A couple of years ago we replaced…

Pickles: His kit and living arrangements

Mum tells me that there are other cool birds like me out and about traveling the country with their parents too.  First off, I’m the coolest bird there is and secondly, woohoo nice to meet ya!  I over heard her…

Five Unexpected Full Time Discoveries

Well, two weeks plus of full timing qualifies me to write this post doesn’t it?  Yep, three weeks and Mom knows everything there is to know about full timing.  I’ll leave you to read her drivel, I’m going back to…

Introducing LeRoy

When we first decided to jump in with both feet and pull up roots to wander the country, we knew we had a very large problem awaiting us.  The house had a beautiful 110 gallon aquarium that housed African Cichlids…

It’s a good thing despite initial impression

As you know, we spent a couple of weeks in New Mexico at the beginning of May on our final shake down trip after picking up The Gump from La Mesa.  We needed fuel and food and so we stopped…

Learning Experience and curve

We thought ourselves smarter than the average bear when we decided to purchase The Gump last December.  After all, we had done a lot of research, looked at a lot of different models and manufacturers, we knew what we wanted…