Category: RV Lifestyle

2 Days, 2 Parks – Guadalupe NP

Part 2 of our travels through Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe area: We moved to the Pine Springs Campground in Guadalupe National Park after our long day in Carlsbad Caverns.  This was not by choice (that’s another story!) but it ended up being extremely convenient…

2 Days, 2 Parks

When Jim and I explored the southwest during the winter of 2017, we bypassed Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe National Parks twice!  On both occasions, the weather forecast called for cold temperatures (sub-freezing) and high winds.  As we headed west this winter, I kept tracking…

What’s in a name and other musings….

From our travels  through Arkansas and Oklahoma several days ago ….. We passed an uneventful night at a nice rest area just east of Forrest City, Arkansas.  The truck parking area was full so we opted to park horizontally across several spaces near a…

Spring Airstream Preparation

The tree sparrow’s song Pierce’s through the morning air Straight into my heart.   ~Lynn Thomas Amber   Spring has arrived and with that the time has come to get ready to depart for Maine and my summer job in Acadia National Park.  I’m never…

Workamper Series – Part I: Arriving at a New Workamping Location – Survival Tips

The other day I was hiking alone up to the summit of Pemetic Mountain.  Pemetic was the name given to Mount Desert Island years ago by the Native Americans who inhabited this region.  It means “sloping land.”  I’ve always wondered why we feel the…

Photograph Tales 5 – Amateur Photography Primer 3

It’s sugaring season in Vermont.  It represents, to me, the beginning of the end of winter!  I walked back to our sugarhouse a few days ago to shoot some pictures and reminisced about the days when we built the sugarhouse and started tapping our…

Photography Tales 4 – Amateur Photography Primer 2

“Buying a Nikon does not make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner.”  – Anonymous I love it!  I couldn’t resist this quote!  I’ve seen it written many times that it’s not the camera that makes a good photographer.   That seems like…

Photography Tales 3 – Amateur Photography Primer

“I think this is the most exciting time in the history of photography. Technology is expanding what photographers can do, like the microscope and the telescope expanded what scientists could do.”  – Richard Misrach I was looking for a quote that would help launch…

And So It Goes….

A very musically talented friend of mine recently posted a beautiful choral rendition of Billy Joel’s “And so it goes” tune on her Facebook page.  The song is a tribute to unrequited love, and an affirmation to try again. While this blog post has…

Road Trip Journal – 9.14.17 to 9.26.17

I thought it would be fun to chronicle one of our road trips in a diary format to illustrate how we travel.  Our current trip across country from Wyoming to Vermont is typical of the way we travel when we have a destination in…