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

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

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