Travels with Pickles

Dave

Ramsey Park Redwood Falls, MN

When we stayed in Morton, MN we talked about going to the Ingalls Homestead which is located in the area.  We decided against it in part because of weather conditions, Fireball at three months was still to young to be…

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…

Excellent Service: Juneks

Two weeks into our lovely stay in Spearfish this spring, Lana began throwing check engine error codes.  First two, Dave drove her into the local dealership, Juneks, to have the error codes cleared.  They quickly cleared the error codes, related…

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…

Hidden Gem: Sky Ute Casino RV Park

I’m conflicted about even sharing this hidden gem in Southwestern Colorado.  Quite honestly we’d like to keep this one to ourselves but that wouldn’t be fair to the wonderful people of the Southern Ute tribe. Originally we weren’t impressed by…

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…

A Most Adventurous Birthday

I confess, I am not the adventurous one in this marriage.  Dave is willing to try almost anything at least once.  He will dive in head first and damn the consequences.  I on the other hand, have always been content…

Pickles vs. The Fly Paper

Before this post goes any further, I would just like to EMPHATICALLY exclaim that I am the victim here!  Dad caused all of the ruckus and I, the world’s most handsome bird, was forced to be slimed by vegetable oil…

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…

The car snack conundrum

What do you do when you are on that long drive between point A and point B and stopping to pick-up a sandwich (or pop into the fifth wheel and make them) just isn’t feasible?  This is a common problem…