Calling to transfer our travel trailer insurance coverage from one unit to the other, the agent discovered a 2-year-old claim. “Looks as if I have to remove your claim free discount.” “What was the claim?” “Looks like you had a glass chip repaired two years ago.” “So how much does this affect my rate?” with… Continue reading Windshield Glass Chip
It went something like this, “Let’s go out for breakfast.” “OK, where?” “Here’s one, the Ugly Café.” “OK”. We discover the restaurant was closed. I should have taken a photo, it was very ugly. A very busy restaurant was only 2 blocks away, Lea's. Lea Johnson had a good thing going at one point, but now… Continue reading Save it here, spend it there.
The open road, adventure, wonderment, it appeals to the romantic. No lawn mower, no mortgage, simply thousands upon thousands of miles of open road. My grandfather traveled around the world several times. Spain was his favorite. How did he do it, and keep his wits about him? Before we left MN our most wonderful Thursday… Continue reading High Speed – at Low Speed
Chicot (She-co) State Park is within the boundaries of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Now, I’ve never tried squirrel gumbo or squirrel head soup, so I can’t knock it, but it is a pretty big deal here. So much so the schools in Evangeline Parish are closed on the opening day of squirrel season. The event name "Squirrel Day" was… Continue reading Squirrel Head Gumbo
Stay - Type Cost - Amenities Dates Comments LA, Boyce, Kincaid Recreation Area - National Forest 9.50 Electric/water 11/6 – 11/10 Very quiet, wonderful hosts, great trails, still waiting for RV fan replacement LA, Alexandria, Indian Creek Recreation Area - Parish 18.00 Electric/water 10/25 – 11/5 (Campground Full) cancelation opened campsite for us LA, Ville Platte Chicot… Continue reading LOG BOOK 2018
Before we retired Deb bought a 2018 Flagstaff 26FKSB (Travel trailer) sight unseen. It was in Bossier City, Louisiana (LA). We transitioned into the new unit on Thursday 10/18, but because of a failed component we are still camped at Cypress Black Bayou Campground and waiting for Tuesday’s service appointment. Fortunately we didn’t motor on down the… Continue reading Keeping the joy, you betcha!
10-16-18 Tim and Eva, a very lovely couple bought a used tiny trailer, and are visiting the U.S. for several months. They were able to purchase the National Parks and Recreational Lands Pass even though they are residents of Ontario. The pass is good for one year, where as ours is for lifetime. (Approximately 40… Continue reading “Free!! No way, ay”
Our first day in Hot Springs, Arkansas (AR) was focused on hiking. We walked to town using a mountain trail right from the campsite, and had homemade banana pudding ice cream. Turn of the century Bathhouses is the tourist draw to Hot Springs, AR. They are part of the Hot Springs National Park system with an… Continue reading Hot Springs Arkansas
Relinquishing our Minnesota (MN) residency for the benefits of being South Dakotan's did not play out as I had imagined. I was expecting to leave MN with a warm pat on the tuckus and hearing “Off with you now.” Instead it was a cold wet slap in the face and hearing “Ha ha,,, in your… Continue reading We are South Dakotan’s
The past 5 months have been an uneven balance of decision-making and recreation time. To date Deb and I have retired from working for the man, sold “The Bohnarosa,” and purchased a very tall RAM truck to tow our travel trailer. Today we implement the final step… Continue reading Houseless