Dignity Stands Tall

When we headed to South Dakota, our main task was to get our driver’s licenses as new residents. We had checked all the availability of DMV offices when we were planning our trip, and the only available appointments were in a small town almost in the center of the state – Chamberlain. We had never […]


Bison of Custer State Park

Cute covered bridge across the small canal to the street

Atwood, Kansas, just an overnight

We were on our way to South Dakota and needed a quick stop overnight. We mapped out our route and looked for some possible stops, but we were driving the smaller not-as-popular road but were lucky to find a small city park in the small town of Atwood, Kansas. The Atwood Lions RV Park is in […]

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

Sturgis, South Dakota

So iconic!

Mt Rushmore, South Dakota

We made it to Toquerville Falls

Jeeping in Southwestern Utah

What happens when you take your Princess Jeep to a beefy Jeep Crawler gathering? Surprisingly, you are met with (virtual) open arms! Such is the case when we met up with other members of the FMCA 4Wheelers group, a club of like-minded Jeep and motorhome/RVers, a group that has been around since 1995. Making our […]

My favorite Lighthouse

Lighthouses on the Lake

While visiting Lake Havasu City AZ, one of the most fun ‘touristy’ thing you can do is take an open-air boat tour of the Lighthouses around Lake Havasu, the Island, and lakeshores. Lake Havasu is created from the Parker Dam on the Colorado River, which serves as the border between western Arizona and eastern California. […]

Some of the cars in the JGR shop.

Making it fun at some NASCAR tracks

In the spring, we made a trek across the southeast to visit family in Virginia. (You can see our visits on other blog posts at) Washington DC Williamsburg VA But one of our favorite reasons (besides family) to be in the southeast US was to attend not one but TWO NASCAR races! If you aren’t […]

Elegant marble staircase to the basement.

Why Hot Springs Arkansas?

There wasn’t really a big reason to drive all the way to Hot Springs Arkansas, except that RVing friends had told us there was a great private off-roading park there, and epic mountain biking in the area. We had to make a stop somewhere on our way from Knoxville, Tennessee to Texas and it seemed […]

Dressed to attend the Ball!

Living history abounds in southern Virginia

It could be the cheesiest tourist trap in the world. Or the Disneyland of American history. But it isn’t. It really is an amazing living history museum that is an entire town, recreating what history shows was one of the most influential communities of the early pre-United States of America. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, is a […]

Obligatory Monument photo

We walked the Mall. And a bunch of other places too.

Recently, we visited rural Virginia and some of Marc’s family, and also took a weekend to go into Washington DC to see our niece. We had such a great time in DC with Autumn and her beau, Dave. We walked a lot and ate a lot! We rode the Metro into DC, after driving more […]

The Speedway offices.

It’s Bristol Baby!

When we started traveling, we didn’t actually put together a ‘bucket list’ of places we wanted to go, but knew from all the conversations we had over the years there were a few places we would definitely go. Bristol Motor Speedway was one of those places. We have been NASCAR race fans for many years, […]