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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 […]

Entry to Tropic Winds RV Park

A 55+ park – is it for you?

We have been spending the winter months (Dec, Jan, Feb) in South Texas, home of Winter Texans. Yes, this is a thing. People come from all the northern states and Canada to the southern tip of the big state to hang out in warmer weather for the winter. Having never been here, we didn’t quite […]

July Journal: It’s so hot!!!

We’ve been in Grand Junction Colorado for the past six weeks and it has been so incredibly hot!! Like 100+ degrees day after day after day. So, how do you deal with heat when you are living in a motorhome? Let me clarify: how do you deal with the heat when you are working all […]

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When the view isn’t glamorous.

Victoria Texas, the Crossroads

Ringing in 2018 in the crossroads of Texas

We migrated to south-central Texas the second week of January, landing in Victoria Texas. This medium-sized community is dubbed the “crossroads” for the coastal bend area of Texas. It is centered between Houston and San Antonio and about 30 minutes from the Port Lavaca, on the Gulf Coast. This is a working town. No real […]

January Journal: Ugh – the dreaded flu hit us

About a week after we arrived, we both came down with the winter, nasty flu. I actually tested positive and Marc did not, but they treated both of us with Tami-flu and antibiotics, as well as some cough suppressant. For almost 2 weeks, we did pretty much nothing more than the absolute minimum of work, […]

One of the Park Model streets at Voyager RV Resort in Tucson

Is it always windy in the Southwest?

Sunset On Plomosa Road, Quartzsite AZ

November Journal: Quartzsite

If you have been RVing very long, or even just reading the blogs of others who do, you will eventually come across “Quartzsite.” Quartzsite, Arizona is in the southwestern area, about 30 miles from the California border, and on Interstate 10.  It is a very small community, whose claim to fame is that it is […]