March 2015

Here’s a recipe for an amazing day. Wake early. Pack camp. Leave Crescent City by 8:45. Drive south on 101. Admire the scenery. Stop at Redwood National Park. Stop at random places along the highway to take photos of the fog. Our morning drive was shrouded in shadows and fog Drive through Arcata and Eureka. […]


At long last, we’re on the road. Yesterday morning — on my 46th birthday — we left our home in southeast Portland and drove south and west to the Oregon Coast. Kim and I are both glad to finally be underway. The last week was stressful for both of us as we rushed to prep […]


As Kim and I prepare for our year-long road trip, the question we get most often is, “Where are you going?” My tongue-in-cheek reply? “Everywhere!” Kidding aside, we really do want to see as much of the United States as possible. This is a huge country (something that residents of other nations don’t always realize), […]


The Final Shake-Down

by jdroth on 12 March 2015 · 1 comment

Kim and I spent last weekend taking our RV for a final shake-down before we launch on our year long adventure. We drove three hours to the central Oregon Coast, where we stayed four days in an RV park just south of Newport. On our maiden voyage, we were surrounded by friendly folks who were […]

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As part of preparing for our year-long RV trip, Kim and I have been talking to as many people as possible about what life is like on the road. It’s fun to hear everyone’s ideas and advice. Each person has a different perspective on what to do and how to do it. In mid-February, for […]