Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

January 20 – 26 & February 9 – 10, 2021. We were itching to get to a lake and break out the kayak. We were still in the Yuma area. Our Pandemic Pod we had spent Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years’, and had made multiple trips across the border for dental work with had split up …read more

2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

On January 1, 2020, Greg and I woke up in a cold practically featureless field in the middle of nowhere Louisiana. New Year’s Eve had been spent doing the usual, supper eaten on top of the fridge/dinner table, reading ebooks on our tablets, turning the couch into a bed, and then topping off the night …read more

Keeping Warm

December 25, 2020 – February 6, 2021. We didn’t have much of a plan for this winter. After doing lots of planning during 2020 I was more than ready to not think too much about where to go next. We did have to make some plans to visit the dentist but other than that our …read more

February 2021 Cost of Being a Nomad

February was about deciding what to do next. In January after all of our dentist visits were done. Our little Covid pod of friends broke up and everyone went their separate way. Our friends from Roaming About decided that they were too cold and headed south to Baja California Sur. They invited us to go …read more

Plunge in the Ironwood Forest

November 25 – December 1, 2020. Towards the end of November three couples and the lovely canine, Maya, converged in Tucson. All ex sailors (except for Maya). All now wandering around on the hard. We had met one of the couples, Scamper Squad, years and years ago after reading their blog and discovering they were …read more

December 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

December found us spending lots of time with our nomadic pod. The month before we had hooked up with these friends, 2 other traveling couples, for a Thanksgiving/Birthday/book launch celebration in the desert outside of Tucson, AZ. After the festivities, we all eventually went our separate ways but made plans to reunite for Christmas and …read more

November 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

We spent all of the month of November in the Tucson, AZ area and the majority of that time was spent house sitting – living in a real house with real running water, real heat, a real oven, real rooms, and all the other real conveniences of living in a structure that stays in one …read more

October 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

Our main motivation for traveling in October was keeping warm. We got waylaid in Rapid City, South Dakota waiting for some merchandise I ordered through Lowes to arrive. When we finally got on the road again the cold started closing in. We had been talking about going to Dinosaur National Monument for years but the …read more

Upper Missouri River Breaks NM

August 24 – September 3, 2020. When we first got to Montana in July I immediately started looking for places to visit and things to do in “Big Sky Country.” I opened up Google Maps and found a big green blob in the upper middle of the state called the Upper Missouri River Breaks National …read more

September 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

We have finally left Montana. Right now (9/30) we are sitting in a library in Rapid City, South Dakota This is our third day in the library and we will probably return tomorrow. Luckily, it is a really nice library. Very quiet and they seem to be taking social distancing and mask-wearing very seriously. Library …read more