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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…