Travels with Pickles

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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…

The Basilica of St. Mary and the Swiss Guard Exhibit

Wednesday we went to The Basilica of Saint Mary in downtown Minneapolis.  We went to view The Life of a Swiss Guard exhibit specifically and to visit the Basilica in general. A couple of quick logistic tips first.  The Basilica…

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…

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…

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…

Clearly Up Some Avian Misconceptions, Misinformation, and Lies

A recent post on a closed group on Facebook for Fulltime RV’ers was asking about keeping birds, parakeets, as pets in a RV.  The comments were full of misinformation, misconceptions, and lies about birds and RV parks.  The following information…

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…

August 2016 Travelogue

August saw us leave New Mexico and slip into southwestern Colorado.  We have fallen in love with the Cortez/Durango area of Colorado.  The landscape is a beautiful mixture of farmland and mountains.  Temperatures and weather patterns agree with us.  We…

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…