Travels with Pickles

Wally

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…

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…

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…

In Loving Memory, Wallaby 2001-2017

This will be one of the hardest posts I will ever write.  On April 3rd in Reedsport, Or Wally suffered a stroke in the wee hours of the morning and passed away mid-afternoon.  He was the most amazing dog and…

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…

The Window: or How We Accidentally Discovered A Miracle Product

There it is, our busted window.  There was broken glass everywhere.  In fact, a month and a half later I am still finding the occasional stray shard that has worked it’s way loose from the sofa.  The ensuing stress was…

September 2016 Travelogue

This picture taken when we drove Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway is an accurate depiction of our September.  September saw us leave Southwestern Colorado and head to Northern South Dakota.  Just before we left Colorado we had the front awning spontaneously…

Exceptional Discovery: Kindness Animal Hospital

We all love our pets and we all worry about finding medical care for them as we travel across the country.  Sure there are national veterinary hospital, Banfield immediately comes to mind, but those are really only located in medium…