Cabbagetown Firsts

May 27 – October 1, 2017. It is time for the Cabbagetown wrap-up blog. In case you have just started following along or have just been skipping the yearly blog or two about Cabbagetown, here is the deal – Cabbagetown is a small neighborhood in Atlanta. We used to own a house in Cabbagetown. Then …read more

Boondocking near Tombstone

February 9 – 12, 2017. We had Tombstone in our sights. Gunslingers, lawmen, and gamblers, the swinging doors of gritty saloons, marked cards, the smell of stale whisky, colorful dance hall girls, covered wagons on dusty streets, the Earps, Doc Holiday, the O.K. Corral, and visions of Val Kilmer saying “I’m your huckleberry.” Awesome – …read more

The Coronado Forest & Tumacácori

February 5 – February 8, 2017. For me going down is far scarier than going up. This is especially true when hiking up a steep rock face, but also when I am securely strapped into a tall rolling metal box, even though I am sure the peril is equal going either way on wheels. This …read more

Native Americans & Stuff Along The Way

January 21 – January 26, 2017. When we left The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous we only had one small plan for what was next. It was January 20th and the next day marches were bring held in cities all over the country and world. Since this march was somewhat political and I know you have heard …read more

Get Your Kitsch on Route 66

January 2, 2017. Way back when, when I first graduated from college in St. Louis I used to work as a hostess in a restaurant with a piano bar. One of the songs I heard almost nightly that has forever permeated the jukebox of my mind went like this… “Get your kicks on route 66…” …read more

Making Connections in the Middle of Texas

December 29 – December 31. One thing land travel has afforded us that traveling on water hasn’t is the ability to visit old friends. From New Orleans we next traveled through Texas. I have a handful of Facebook friends from my teens and 20s that live in Texas, so I made a little status of …read more

New Orleans

December 19 – December 27. I spent a lot time in New Orleans worried about rats. Worried they would get stepped on, worried they’d play with the cats too rough, worried they’d hide food in my bed, worried they’d get lost, worried they’d escape out the door. Their names were Buffy and Veronica and although …read more

Three National Parks

During our van build we took a little break at Thanksgiving time to visit some family in DC and Pennsylvania. We had our bed frame installed, so we decided to make it a mini adventure and do some boondocking and sight seeing. We spent a very cold night in a crowded Virginia hunting camp that …read more

Cabbagetown by the Numbers

Summer 2016. OK – so this blog was supposed to just be a couple of weeks late and now here it is some 3 plus months late. This year I am employing a blog format I stole from a friend who stole it from someone else. I have been counting everything up, so here is …read more