Travels with Pickles

Leo

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…

Introducing: Fireball

When Wally passed we knew we would get another dog eventually, we just didn’t think it would be less than two weeks after his passing but life had other plans.  As we pulled out of Winchester Bay, Sangria, Leo, and…

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,…

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…

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…

Our Overall Review, impressions, & wish list

While The Gump is in for service, we thought we’d share our overall impressions about the design and things we would change in a perfect world with unlimited finances.  For reference, here is a floorplan of our Voltage 3970 (ours…

FUNNY Things we miss

Two weeks we’ve been home and I’ve been trapped in this huge house without my evening sunsets!  Seriously, what are Mom and Dad thinking?  They know I’m a solar powered bird, why did we come back to this miserable house…

Lessons Learned This Trip (So Far)

We’ve been gone five days this trip and the first three were filled with lessons learned. Dave decided he could back The Gump in alone just using the truck mirrors.  He forgot to account for the tree on the passenger…