The Blog

  • Cabbagetown, Atlanta
    May 20 – June 6, 2021. If you have been following along with our adventures for a while you have probably read some mention of Cabbagetown, the little Atlanta neighborhood where we owned and lived in a house for 4 1/2 years before we went nomad. After our first season of sailing, we returned to…
  • June 2021 Cost of Being a Nomad
    On the road again! We finally started heading north after the first week in June. Our journey out of the south might have started way sooner but we wanted one more week in Cabbagetown (which still wasn’t really enough to do all the visiting that we wanted to do). So we decided to stay through…
  • Nesting Great Blue Herons & Other Birds
    April 30 – May 30. In the last month, Greg and I spent a lot of time dealing with doctor’s appointments and visiting friends. But in-between all this medical stuff and hanging with our pals we have done a little of that naturalist stuff we love to do – hiking through preserves, wetlands, and parks….
  • May 2021 Cost of Being a Nomad
    There were three police cars. As van dwellers, we are used to interactions with the police. But the last place we want to encounter the authorities is at a friend’s house where we are staying. As I mentioned before, our trip to Florida didn’t go as planned. We thought we could zip down to southern…
  • Big Cypress & More
    March 20 – 23, 2021. I believe I’ve mentioned before that we like to travel from one big green blob on the map to the next. These green areas tend to be protected lands – National Parks, Wilderness Areas, National Refuges, State Parks, etc. When we left the Everglades National Park in March we headed…
  • The Everglades Part 2
    March 16 – 19, & April 17 – 19, 2021. The Everglades National Park is 1.5 million acres of wetlands in Southern Florida. It is vast but unlike the vastness of a national park like the Grand Canyon you can’t just walk up to it, look out over the edge, and say – “yes, there…
  • April 2021 Cost of Being a Nomad
    April didn’t go as planned. We came to Florida (our state of residency) in March to have physicals (which we hadn’t had in over three years). I figured it would take a couple of weeks to meet with our primary care physician, have referrals for the kind of tests you get when you are our…
  • Cuban Bomber Crisis
    March 19, 2021. I’ve heard a lot about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, but I didn’t know that it was also a “bomber” crisis. Along with the nuclear missiles that Soviet Premier Khrushchev shipped to Cuba were the parts for 42 Ilyushin Il-28 bombers. And while 265 defensive anti-aircraft missile sites had been established already…
  • The Everglades Part I
    March 13 – 18 & April 17 -19, 2021. “But it all looks like — this.” It was both a question and a judgment. The woman who voiced it had just listened to a Park Ranger describe some of the things to see and do in the northwest Everglades. We were waiting behind her with…
  • Latta Nature Preserve
    February 27 – March 4, 2021. At the end of February, we found ourselves in Stanley, North Carolina at Greg’s parents’ house. We had decided to make a speedy 2200 mile trip across the country from the California/Arizona border to check in on them. It had been a long while (almost a year and a…