Travels with Pickles

Full TIme

Gardening and the Fulltime RV’er

I loved being able to grow stuff when we still lived in the house.  Didn’t matter if it smelled good or tasted good, there was this innate pleasure making something blossom from nothing.  Those lovely hyacinths were grown this winter…

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…

Farmers, Ranchers and Consumers

Warning: this post may come off a little preachy but it is a subject we both feel passionately about. We are blessed and privileged to live the lifestyle that we do.  We have traveled and experienced so much in the…

The Surprise New Tab – Catholic

Recently the subject arose in one of the RV Facebook groups wondering if anyone knew of or maintained a RV group for Catholics, Roaming RV Catholics.  No one knew of one and so I volunteered to establish one.  The purpose…

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…

Stay Tuned…

Over the last two weeks inspiration has struck and there are some additions coming in the following weeks to the blog.  The first addition will be our detailed campground reviews.  Don’t worry we will still post general reviews on Campendium…

Soap Nuts or Why We Gave Up Commercial Laundry Products

When we decided to go fulltime, I knew that I didn’t want to lug liquid laundry detergent and fabric softener around.  I also knew that spilled powder detergent would just be a pain to clean up should it spill.  So,…

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…

Back to Regularly Scheduled Programming …

It’s been a couple of hectic months since we departed South Dakota for holidays with family.  We are currently comfortably parked on the Oregon coast enjoying campfires, sunsets, and crashing waves at our back door.  We did a lot of…