Too Much Southern Hospitality

It’s been a while since we’ve posted but it’s taken us some time to recover from our stay in Red Bay, AL before we could relive the experience. Then we got caught up in celebrating the holidays with our family and blogging went out the window. So now I’ve finally buckled down and I’m ready...
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DragonCon – Where Nerds Go To Be Normal

After the eclipse (we still haven’t been able to stop gushing about the experience), we made it to Atlanta GA in time for DragonCon, a huge multi-genre convention held every year over Labor Day weekend. Every year it grows larger, with an estimated crowd size of 80,000 people this year. This is our third time...
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Roughing It… Even More Smoothly

above: a completed 2018 Phaeton 40 IH waiting for final inspection In case you missed it, we’re upgrading to a new motorhome! In our last two blog posts we discussed what we’re doing and why, and how our new diesel chassis differs from Rover’s gas chassis. In this post we’ll talk about some of the...
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Welcome to Diesel Town

above: visiting the Tiffin factory is always a drool-worthy experience. If you read our last blog post, you know that we’re in the process of upgrading to a new motorhome! While our upcoming Tiffin Phaeton has DNA in common with our current Tiffin Allegro, there’s quite a lot that’s different. These differences fall into two...
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Farewell Rover

There’s a common adage in the RV community: “Buy your last RV first“. Maybe “second” will have to do, for us… After 3.5 years and 35,000 miles, we’re doing the (almost) unthinkable: buying a new motorhome! Don’t tell Rover, although I think he’s starting to catch on with all the cleaning, photos, and fixes we’ve...
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Jello travels

Other than Opie’s daily (bi-daily?) swim in the Colorado River in Grand Junction during the 100 degree days, we avoided being outdoors in that awful heat. Unfortunately we couldn’t enjoy the cool mornings or evenings either because the mosquitoes came out in force!! The first night we were there, I (no joke) got over a...
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Dinosaur country

After two weeks in mostly wilderness, it was nice to hit “civilization” again at Cody, WY (pop. 9700). While we still needed to wait until Denver for a Costco or Trader Joe’s, we were able to find nice supermarkets and Walmart again to stock up on food and supplies, plus a nearby dog park (with...
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Yellowstone: Part 2

After a couple of days fighting with the crowds on the west side, we drove to the north side of the park through Norris and up to Mammoth Hot Springs. We stopped at Artists Paintpot which contains a nice array of geological formations: fumeroles (stinky gas and steam, no water… we were making fumerole jokes...
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Yellowstone: A Completely Foreign Planet

Above: Grand Prismatic Spring While the views at our boondock site in Grand Teton were, well, grand, the warming weather brought out ridiculously large mosquitoes in droves so we were not sorry to pack up and head north to Yellowstone. Since Yellowstone is just north of Grand Teton, we didn’t expect our drive to take...
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