Travels with Pickles

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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…

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…

Hidden Gem: Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort

Late August and Early September were stressful and tense.  We had a month long reservation at Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort and decided to keep that reservation.  Best single decision we have made in months! From the moment you turn into…

Clearly Up Some Avian Misconceptions, Misinformation, and Lies

A recent post on a closed group on Facebook for Fulltime RV’ers was asking about keeping birds, parakeets, as pets in a RV.  The comments were full of misinformation, misconceptions, and lies about birds and RV parks.  The following information…

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…

Exceptional Discovery: Kindness Animal Hospital

We all love our pets and we all worry about finding medical care for them as we travel across the country.  Sure there are national veterinary hospital, Banfield immediately comes to mind, but those are really only located in medium…

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…