Travels with Pickles

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Waterloo KOA

Waterloo/Lost Island Resort KOA is located in Waterloo, Iowa.  This was an overnight stop for us between northern Minnesota and Southern Missouri.  We had reserved a Deluxe Patio Pull-Thru site, it gave us a quick easy in and out and…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

One Nighters between Stops

There are times when no matter how well I plan we can’t get from Point A to Point B in one day.  Our preferred stop-over on these occasions are Cabela’s along our route.  I always call while route planning to…

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…