Living Free Means Hard Work

*Another update in my personal saga as I search for a means to commit mobile fiction. It's been a busy few months and, yes, my writing has slowed but not to worry - I'll be back on track soon. Eric and Spencer keep chatting in the back of my mind and my work in progress … Continue reading Living Free Means Hard Work

Minimalist Mindset

Last weekend we managed to squeeze in a trip in Discovery. We found a hidden gem of a state park only three hours outside the summer kiln of Dallas / Fort Worth. We lounged lakeside enjoying the thrill of doing absolutely nothing. I'd intended to file the usual Captain's Log for our trip, but lately … Continue reading Minimalist Mindset

The Road Ahead

  For our latest trip in Discovery, I wrote a fairly general post about encountering difficulties along the way. I'd meant to give my typical Captain's Log entry (or First Officer...there's likely some debate and a brewing mutiny) but as it turned out, I didn't have time. This was our first real test. Embarking from … Continue reading The Road Ahead

Bumps and Bruises? All Part of the Journey…

Every day on the road with Discovery we learn something new. For instance, did you know the side mirror is exactly six feet off the ground? I’m six foot two… I’ve been bludgeoned by this reality multiple times now. Each stop requires a walk around check and my eyes are always lower to the ground. … Continue reading Bumps and Bruises? All Part of the Journey…

Calculating for the Newb Factor

Tomorrow we drive to Minnesota for my son's college orientation, our first real road test. Nine hundred and thirty eight miles, the oracles at Google tell us we'll be on the road for 13 hours and 45 minutes. Unfortunately, they don't have an option for "RV Time." It would take a pretty simple algorithm tweak … Continue reading Calculating for the Newb Factor

Staying Connected

Toughest job on Discovery at the moment likely belongs to our communications officer. As mentioned, we aren't on perpetual vacation. We still need some way to pay for this adventure plus our recent graduate's college tuition. To make that happen, we require a reliable internet connection. The easiest method is to to locate an RV resort with … Continue reading Staying Connected

Working Holiday – Shuttle Bay Options for Discovery

Throughout this process I had intended to take pictures and, ambitiously, even considered a video. What I ended up with was one very drab photo which is probably for the best. (I'm not sure our antics overlayed with a sustained censor BLEEEEEEEEEEP would've been all that useful.)

The RV Time Continuum

Previously, I mentioned how our motorhome, Discovery, carries a pocket dimension, an extra-dimensional space sorta like the Tardis. What I hadn't realized is Discovery also has it's own rules for time as well. Maybe it's in the way it bends space which affects that continuum. Or the sheer mass hurtling down the highway gathers enough … Continue reading The RV Time Continuum

Giving It All Away Without Getting Scammed

A few weeks ago I wrote about scaling down our lives for our coming adventure. Decades of living "large" has presented the biggest challenge to moving into our new motor home. Whether through online listings, gifts to friends and relatives, or donations to charitable causes, the logistics of getting rid of all the extra stuff … Continue reading Giving It All Away Without Getting Scammed