One Night in Bisbee

May 5, 2015

New here? Sign up for free email updates. Or, if you’d prefer, subscribe to the RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Kim and I have finished the first stage of our journey — the “see lots of family and friends” stage — and have moved on to the next phase of our year-long RV trip across the […]

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Photo Friday: Across the Sonoran Desert

May 1, 2015

That’s right: It’s been another week during which we haven’t had time to post an update other than this photographic summary. Despite our best intentions, we just haven’t had time to write or edit photographs. That’s a good things, though. That means we’re getting out of the RV and living life. Last Friday, for instance, […]

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Photo Friday: In and Around Palm Springs

April 24, 2015

Wow! We’ve had a crazy week. Initially, we had intended to park ourselves for ten days in Idyllwild, tucked in the mountains between Palm Springs and San Bernardino. We were going to visit with Kim’s family while also taking several days to rest and relax. Plus, we were both going to get caught up on […]

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Photo Friday: From Yosemite to Santa Barbara

April 17, 2015

Has another week gone by already? Kim and I have both noticed that our sense of time on this trip has become very distorted. Days bleed into one another, and it seems sometimes like we’re barely moving. Yet at the same time, we’ve now traveled 1500 miles and the entire length of California! When we […]

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Photo Friday: In the Sierra Nevadas

April 10, 2015

Kim and I have spent the past week in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and its foothills. We’ve been visiting her friends and family, and now have moved up the mountainside to explore Yosemite National Park. Here, then, is the weekly photographic review of our trip. Last Friday (the tenth day of our trip) found […]

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One Week in Amador County, California

April 8, 2015

After a relatively quick start to our year-long RV trip, we’ve slowed the pace over the past ten days. First, we stayed four nights in Cloverdale, outside wine country. Next, we drove east to Amador Country, Kim’s “homeland”, where we spent nearly a week hanging out with friends, exploring the Sierra Nevada foothills, and making […]

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Photo Friday: The First Week of Our Year-Long RV Trip

April 3, 2015

Last night we pulled into Ione, southeast of Sacramento and on the edge of California’s gold rush country. We’ll be in this general vicinity for the next week or two, visiting Kim’s family and friends. As we pause for a bit, now’s a good time to share the first installment of “Photo Friday”, which we […]

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Ferndale, California (or, How to Be Happy)

March 28, 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. […]

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On the Road with J.D. and Kim

March 26, 2015

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 […]

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Mapping Our Route: Planning a Path for Our Year-Long Road Trip

March 19, 2015

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), […]

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