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Twisting by the Pool

We haven't updated because we've been working on a project. It was a labor of love. And sweat (mostly not ours). And tears (particularly when writing the checks). But we love it. We have a kidney shaped pool. We knew we wanted a pool - pretty much one of the only "musts" on our list - but after moving in, we knew it needed "umph". Of the two of us, Chris is the visionary. He usually sees things others don't. While living in our first house, he saw how a big lawn with a few wimpy trees could become a…

Old Dogs, Old Tricks

After living in a motorhome for over 2 years (28 months, give or take a few days) we had to re-learn a few things. We spent about a week going in between spaces (the bed took 5 days to get major items ordered and some items to be delivered). It is fun to buy, admittedly. New stuff! More on that later. [caption id="attachment_250" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Our previous home for 2+ years[/caption] You forget despite living in a sticks and bricks for 40+ (grumble, *cough*) years, or take care to re-teach yourself quickly. When we first moved into the rig, for…

See You Soon

This has been an incredible four years. Four years ago Chloe and Brendan planted the seed of full timing in an RV in our brains. Three years ago, we sold our house and took the plunge by buying our 2016 Tiffin Bus. We toured the nation, seeing places (and falling love with them), seeing other places (and running as fast as we could away), making friends, making memories. By the end of year two in full timing, the best way we can describe what we were feeling was malaise. We started getting into a routine of going to Colorado, then…

Spare Tire On the Back

It happens. After spending a week in what we thought was an overrated and overpriced park in New Orleans, we happily left a day zcwearly to get to our next destination a day early. Yippee! Life then happened and then said "Well, not so fast, geeks!” While we were anxious to leave New Orleans, it was on the very infamous I-10, notorious for construction and potholes. We caught a shredded tire on the road, aka “road gators”, with our tow. No, we didn’t have the TPMS system (we have it but the one we bought wasn’t that good) but a…

New Year’s Day

We’ve kind of dropped off the face of the earth, so it seems, and don’t worry - we haven’t. We could use the same old excuses - we’ve been busy with work, we’ve been busy traveling, the holidays were crazy, the dog ate our posts - but in actuality we’ve just been lazy. Two months is an awfully long time but also a blink of the eye. For New Year's we like to keep it low-key. When you travel all the time and have excitement year-round, it’s a blessing to say "we're enjoying the quiet". We experimented in the kitchen…

Long Strange Trip

After we said goodbye to Breckenridge, we had a choice: take our time getting to Florida or power through. Powering through meant taking at least a week off of work and not ever taking time to see things. Taking our time meant we may need to stay a week in a place where we had no interest in staying and no relief of "we're here for a while, let's relax". It is one downside of working from the road is you actually work during the day, so you can't explore the biggest ball of string in the world because at…

Firewood

Chris was in Las Vegas for a conference at the Mandalay Bay. The night the conference was set to start, he met with clients and about to leave after just paying the bill. They started to head out around 10:15 pm. As they attempted to leave they were locked in by police. Everyone inside knew there was a gunman but no one knew how completely tragic the events would become. This is our second brush with an American tragedy that was too close for comfort. Kim was on 34th and 7th in New York on 9/11. Chris was in the…

The Hills are Alive!

Sometimes when you retrace your steps and return to places you've been before, you have your eyes on doing things you meant to do the first time around but didn't. For us, in returning to Central City for a quick stop. We liked the view from the KOA there (spots 1-10 only, if you're looking) so decided to spend half our long weekend there. There was a path where we saw bikers and hikers the year before so decided to check it out. [caption id="attachment_1188" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] In...ter...est...ing.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1190" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] View from atop[/caption] As we explored, we saw…