We Still Have a Few…

It’s been ages since we’ve updated our map!

Since the last update – back in April, I think – we’ve added a few states. In order traveled:

  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Ohio
  • Michigan

Alas, this will mark the end of our interstate travels for this year as we’ve reached ‘home’ and will be tucking in for a Pacific Northwest winter.

No, I Will Not Just Not Use the Safety

The SurgeGuard defends against dangerous under- and over-voltage. This is a good thing: electrical fires caused by bad power in an RV are pretty scary. It also protects against a few other types of problems plaguing RV parks and campgrounds: miswired, missing grounds, reverse polarity on single-leg applications…

So this week, our SurgeGuard has steadfastly refused to switch power on when the pedestal voltage is over 129v on either leg. Overnight the voltage here reaches 133VAC. Legs are out of phase–and drifting! And the park hosts say, “yeah, we know–we just tell people not to use their SurgeGuards.”

Do you really now?

Couple things:

– ours is hard-wired, and
– no


An overnight with full hookups after three weeks with 8amp service (you heard me) and water out on the Lunde ranch.

These spherical panoramas just don’t capture scale very well at all. For example, Pikes Peak rises above this particular fruited plain in its Purple Mountain Majesty but the spherical makes it look like a bump on the horizon.

8th Birthday

Birthday number 3 on the road. Myrtle turned 8 last Friday. We are staying on Amy’s property in Colorado. We have yet to miss sharing a birthday. This reminds me that I have yet to get a photo of the 3 of us girls this year.

I wrote a long note in 2009 on Facebook about who Amy is and how we got to here. She has been many things to us, to me. 18 year long friendship, past business partner, family, traditional surrogate mother to my daughter.

After 10+ years of failure in my attempts at becoming a mother she stepped in to make that happen. Her sacrifice helped make way for my body to work only once in creating and carrying to term my second gift, Odin.

What does this have to do with our RV journey? The fact that we have as much flexibility in our lives to park for 3 weeks in their driveway, spent quality time without interfering with normal life for anyone. We can choose where we want to be, when we want to be there.

Evening Hobby

TWO things you can’t do in campgrounds. #drivewaysurfing #rvlife #laundryday #bbguntargetpractice #colorado #friendsarefamily #kilt #utilikilts

EDIT: Can’t see the target at all in this shot, but I was plinking at a soda can about 80yd away up in the treeline with my daughter’s Daisy Red Ryder.