Travels with Pickles

Fifth Wheel

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: 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 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…

Our first week as Houseless but not homeless

Well, it’s official as of last Friday we are fulltimers which is when we surrendered our keys to the sticks and bricks world.  This morning marks the seventh day we’ve awoken on The Gump without a “safety net” to return…

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…

“A rose by any other name…” or Wherein I Rename “Dry” Camping

Romeo and Juliet has produced some of the most memorable lines of Western literature, including the oft quoted “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  The quote is incredibly apt because the connotation of dry camping, wild…

The car snack conundrum

What do you do when you are on that long drive between point A and point B and stopping to pick-up a sandwich (or pop into the fifth wheel and make them) just isn’t feasible?  This is a common problem…