Happy New Year (Ooops, a Bit Late?) – Holidays in Melbourne & Arcadia Bus Rally

It seems like just last evening we were toasting each other with NyQuil (of the cherry vintage) to bring in the new year.  And wow, now it’s the 9th. Just how does the time fly so quickly?? Yup, we started our new years off ever so romantically, both of us fighting some sort of crud we picked up over the holidays. We’re just now really shaking it off actually. …

Looking for Peace & Quiet? Skip Lake Manatee State Park – Bradenton, FL

Snagging last minute spots in the high season is kinda fun if you’re willing to go with the flow. Sometimes you score big time with an awesome site (like our last stop – Oscar Scherer State Park), and sometimes… well… Lake Manatee State Park – Bradenton, FL Oops.. shoulda noticed the Motorsport Park. I was excited to be able to snag a reservation over a holiday weekend in a state park nearby…

A Dam Fine View at W.P. Franklin Campground – Alva, Florida

W.P. Franklin Campground Next stop would have us venturing into southwestern Florida to attend Looper-palooza – a convergence of those at various stages of exploring The Great Loop. The event was in Fort Myers, and we anticipated finding last minute camping would be a challenge. However a quick call to the local Elks Club confirmed we’…

From our Home to Yours..

Wishing you Happy Holidays! Kiki waiting patiently for Santa to fill her stocking with treats! We’re back in Florida for the first time in a couple years for the holiday season – having spent the past two in the desert Southwest far from family. This year, we’re soaking up quality time with both of our parents. It’s a true blessing. We still have lots of year end stuff to catch the blog up on, it’ll just have to wait for when we find …

Thanksgiving Stop in Spring Hill, Florida & Vacation Preps

Spring Hill Sunset Our timing of returning to Florida was of course, the holidays. The past two winter seasons we spent out west away from our family, always a tough call in this nomadic lifestyle. While we love Florida and love being near family, we also love being out in the wonderful desert southwest in the winter. And it’s a mighty big country in-between to cross back and forth to attempt to cram both into one season. At least, for these slow-pokes. This post covers November 22-29. Barrington Hills RV “Resort” – Hudson, FL…

Hiding out in Southern Georgia – Crooked River State Park

After our stop in Savannah to visit friends, our paths diverged from our buddies. The original intention was to stick together for a couple more stops with Nina & Paul, however with their unexpected RV & car repairs – they needed to adjust course. Parting ways with Nina & Paul We really had little interest in joining them at the repair shop (hey, we love them – but) – so we stuck with the planned stops already made. Which …

Giving Thanks

Today we focus on the many things we have to be thankful for this year. As we embark on our 10th holiday season on the road, we reflect upon the many places our wheels have found us in the past. From the deserts of the southwest, the islands of the Caribbean, …

Boat Shopping in Wilmington, NC – Carolina Beach State Park

As we continue to move down the coast, we look ahead on Yacht World for boats that are on our interest list. We’re working with a broker who has affiliates all over the place, so generally they’re able to have someone show us boats without anyone needing to travel to meet us. As we were leaving New Bern, there were a couple boats on our list in Wilmington, NC – a town that…

Our First Boat Shopping Stop – Elk Neck State Park (MD) and Lums Pond State Park (DE)

We were sprung free from our round of bus maintenance in Vineland,NJ at US Coach later in the afternoon than we were expecting. Our next stops.. We had reservations waiting for us in Maryland for the weekend, and an appointment in the morning to meet our boat broker for our first …

Hanging out with Loons along China Lake, Maine

We’ve kept a Google My Maps with all of the awesome invites & recommendations we’ve gotten. Handy for travel planning! When we announced we were spending this summer up in the northeast, we put a call out for tips for places to see and invitations for driveway surfing. MaineBob, a long time Technomadia fan, and his lovely wife Lynne were …

There’s Nothing Rotten About Groton

First.. thank you. Your outpouring of support for our upcoming new adventure totally blew us away. It’s always a touch scary approaching a new chapter, and announcing it is a big step. In the past, we’ve gotten mixed reactions to what seemed like departures from our course. Perhaps this led to over-explaining our decision which helped pre-empt the naysayers. Regardless, we’re overjoyed to have heard back from so …

Amazing Acadia National Park – Schoodic Woods Campground

Last May you may recall that we took a New England & Canadian cruise, and one of the first stops was Bar Harbor. Chris and I watching the Holland America Veendam (the very ship we were on back in May) leave Bar Harbor. (Photo Credit: Howard Payne / RV-Dreams) We opted at the time to not try to rush our short cruise port stop by touring Acadia National Park, as we knew we’d be up this way this summer with much more time on our hands. Well, we were finally here some four months (and…

Quick Stop in Trenton, Maine – Narrows Too RV Resort

We had no idea what we wanted to see or do while we were in Maine, but we did know we wanted to see our friends Betsy and Nancy of RV-A-GoGo. Betsy & Nancy and Spirit of RV-A-GoGo. During the winters, these two camp host in the panhandle of Florida. And for the past few summers, they’ve done the same in Maine. I honestly hadn’t paid enough attention to exactly WHERE in Maine they were, but I just knew wherever they were – we were…

Exploring the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Ashland to Hancock Campground – Such a long driving day Tanks flushed. Laundry done. Chores caught up on. We were ready to head out into the wilderness of the White Mountains for a few days of exploring. After reading a few blogs of nomads before us, we were not anticipating having much connectivity. And none of the Forest Service Campgrounds in the White Mountains offer electrical hook-ups. But yet are heavily wooded, so we weren’t anticipating …