October Journal

We have been in the DFW Texas area for about four weeks, arriving here early October, to spend some quality time with our son, daughter-in-law and two of our grandsons.  It has been a whirlwind of activity is as typical to  most families with 6-to-9-year-olds. Baseball games and practices, church and friend activities, school and […]

King of the hill

Jeepin’ in Moab

Technology haters, listen up.

I know these days it is popular to hate technology, and how it has overtaken our lives.  While I’m not interested in arguing the point with anybody, I would like to say I am a 60+ grandmother who has embraced the advances of the digital information age.  In the past few weeks, I’ve: had a […]

Tourist or local?

August Journal – Week 4

Well, the smoke and fires began to overwhelm our time in Idaho in late August, and we made the decision to change our travel plans and head back to Colorado sooner than our original timeframe.  Seven land or forest fires broke out around us in the span of five days, making it incredibly hard to […]

The Terrifying Idea of Starting Over

The opposite of adventure is safety.  Or in the words of Helen Keller, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”  The opposite of my Gitan Heart is probably that even though I see myself as a gypsy, my comfort level pushes me to stay put in the same familiar surroundings that have been home […]

Opening day on Skyline Trail!

Biking in Wyoming and Idaho

August Journal – Week 3

Tuesday, Aug 23 – Well, we are carefully watching a fire that grew up very quickly about 6 miles south of our RV Park on Monday, being whipped by high winds and heat. The fire went from 500 acres to 25,000 acres in a little more than 48 hours.  Yikes! We are somewhat protected by […]


Mesa Falls Idaho

As the campers steadily rolled into the Campground on Thursday and Friday, we decided to take the advice of some other ‘full-timers’ and find something else to do.  People who camp for the weekend behave quite differently than those of us who are living full-time in an RV.  This is where we live, not necessarily […]

August Journal – Week 2

After a great week in Jackson Hole Wyoming, we moved on Sunday the 14th, to a small out-of-the-way RV Resort near Ririe Idaho.  Heise Hot Springs turned out to be WAY off the beaten path, down a few sketchy roads that a 40 Ft motorhome with toad probably shouldn’t be going. We made it anyway, […]

Another shot of Old Faithful!

Yellowstone National Park

It is one of those places one assumes you will travel to at some point in your life. The nation’s first Park dedicated to allowing the entire nation to enjoy nature and natural animal habitat. Even though all national parks are celebrating their Centennial year, Yellowstone has actually existed much longer. It was dedicated in […]

Jackson WY Explorateurs.us

August Journal – Week 1

We left GJ on the 5th of August, celebrating 33 years of marriage by driving off into the sunset! – or sunrise, as the case may have been. We were headed out on the first real journey since purchasing our motorhome in late May 2016. We had family traveling out from Virginia to Jackson Hole […]