Travels with Pickles

Voltage

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…

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.…

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…

Learning Experience and curve

We thought ourselves smarter than the average bear when we decided to purchase The Gump last December.  After all, we had done a lot of research, looked at a lot of different models and manufacturers, we knew what we wanted…

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…