Travels with Pickles

Dutchmen

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…

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…

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…

Our Thousand Trails Experience

While The Gump was still stuck in the shop getting the last of the shake down items worked on, we decided to purchase a two zone Thousand Trails membership. We did so because they had parks located near Dave’s father…

Five Things We Don’t Miss about Suburbia

Sticks and Bricks homes are supposed to be the American Dream that we are supposed to strive to attain at any cost.  Yet, that dream isn’t what it once was.  So, here are the top five things we don’t miss…

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…

Well Deserved Shout Out

When we failed to stow the satellite, we were lucky that we ended up at the KOA across the street from our dealer, La Mesa Tucson.  I sent out service advisor, Carlo Englise, an e-mail Sunday night describing the problem.…

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…