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

Giving It All Away

Of all the preparation which comes with moving into a 40 foot by 12 foot box on wheels, the toughest thing is making it all fit.   We've been homeowners since 1998. Our first house was a modest (by Texas standards) 1200 square foot, single story home built in the late sixties. Five years later, … Continue reading Giving It All Away

Maiden Voyage

Captain's Log: Stardate 4-21-2018. These are the voyages of the USS Discovery. Our mission: to explore lands far from the nearest Starbucks. To seek out new cultures and alien lifeforms. To boldly go where only retirees and young families dared tread before...  This weekend we set out on our maiden voyage of the USS Discovery. … Continue reading Maiden Voyage

Taking the Leap

As you know, last week we signed the papers on our new home. With the exception of the 350 horsepower diesel engine and the four six wheels on the pavement, it's like any other home. A kitchen, bathroom, shower, bedroom, living room, breakfast nook, too many televisions, and...turn signals. Finding it however, wasn't like shopping for … Continue reading Taking the Leap

Not a Van Down by the River, but It’ll Do

Two years ago, my family decided to turn our lives upside down. We'd been living in suburban bliss for thirteen years. But somewhere along the way that bliss became an anesthesia. I'm restless by nature (see my resume...) but not impulsive. Every new direction I've pursued has been made with careful consideration and often for … Continue reading Not a Van Down by the River, but It’ll Do