The Maiden Voyage of Rosie, Baby and Me

In August, 2019 I made the craziest decision. I was going to pack up my home, rent it out, and become a nomad. In October, I bought 2015 A-Liner Classic to tow behind my 2012 Tiguan (affectionately named Baby, an homage to Supernatural). I named my new trailer Rosie, after the Riveter. Because we canContinue reading “The Maiden Voyage of Rosie, Baby and Me”

Gathland State Park, Maryland

We’ve all been feeling it right? The weather is getting warmer, and the walls are closing in on us. But, we have to protect ourselves and our loved ones by making smart decisions about when and where to go out. Armed with masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, a giant bottle of rubbing alcohol, and a desperateContinue reading “Gathland State Park, Maryland”

Thanksgiving On Eastern Shores

As much as I love to cook, the idea of having someone else prepare Thanksgiving dinner has become more and more appealing these past few years. My mom and I reprised our trip from the previous Thanksgiving (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it) and headed out to Rehoboth Beach, DE, early Thursday morning.  OnContinue reading “Thanksgiving On Eastern Shores”

Seattle – September 7 – 10

Excited to finally be on my way to Seattle, I spoiled myself with a delicious breakfast at the Leavenworth Golf Club before hitting the road. The trip to Seattle was a blissfully short one, with just one stop at a place called Deception Falls, and I arrived around 1:30 PM. Deception Falls runs directly underContinue reading “Seattle – September 7 – 10”

Leavenworth, Washington – A Pleasant Surprise

When I last left you, readers, I was cranky because I woke up in Steamboat Rock State Park believing I would end the day in Seattle. I was tired of cold food (due to the campfire restrictions caused by the wildfires) and ready for a couple days of no driving. But instead, I needed toContinue reading “Leavenworth, Washington – A Pleasant Surprise”

New Orleans – I Miss You Already

We arrived in New Orleans on Friday, March 16th as a belated birthday present to my apprentice traveler. While I’d only briefly visited the city years before, it clung to me like the swamp moss that surrounds the Crescent City, the Big Easy, Nawlins. In the hustle and bustle of the airport, we picked upContinue reading “New Orleans – I Miss You Already”

September 5, Part 2; The Most Extreme Grilled Cheese

After spending an hour amongst the Buddhas I continued west to my first real taste of mountain driving in the tiny stretch of Idaho between Montana and Washington. I suppose I’d been meandering up in elevation without too much thought, but as soon as the “Welcome to Idaho” sign appeared it was straight downhill alongContinue reading “September 5, Part 2; The Most Extreme Grilled Cheese”

September 5 – Part 1; Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

September 5th was a long day. I wasn’t going to leave the area without going to the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, an hour north of Missoula. Through some research, I found my breakfast spot; Paul’s Pancake Parlor in Tremper’s Shopping Center in Missoula. I was amused by the decor; all decked out in JamaicanContinue reading “September 5 – Part 1; Garden of One Thousand Buddhas”

Missoula, Montana

Before leaving the Towsend / Canyon Ferry Lake KOA, my new friend recommended I stop at the Avon Family Cafe on my way to Missoula. She said they took good care of her and the food was delicious. A warm home cooked breakfast seemed like just the right thing since this is what I wokeContinue reading “Missoula, Montana”

Yellowstone on Labor Day Weekend

I woke up the morning of September 3rd to my first chilly morning. It was 50 degrees when I woke up, and I was delighted to have packed warm sleepwear. On the agenda for the day was a drive back through the Grand Tetons into Yellowstone to see Old Faithful. When you’ve been on theContinue reading “Yellowstone on Labor Day Weekend”