“2016 Nomadic Adventures & photos Part #1,”


It was the 1st of April when I decided to purchase a vehicle to replace my 1991 Ford Explorer, or as my adult son called her, “The Exploder.” He and several close friends believed that upon my retirement six years prior, I should have purchased a new car. I gave it some thought but buying another vehicle easily drifted from my frugal conscious mind. My … Continue reading “2016 Nomadic Adventures & photos Part #1,”

“Retreat!”


It has been six months of nomadic adventurous travels, and I have enjoyed every moment and mile. Yet, after three days of high humidity, extremely dense fog, and only seeing the sun twice in a week I realized I miss morning walks along the beach, riding my bicycle, and the morning visits to the local Starbucks/Snowbird hang out. Oh, how I miss the Sanibel Causeways early … Continue reading “Retreat!”

Migrating Settlers & Rv’ers


      Just like the early settlers who migrated west walking 20oo-miles, there is a current migration of travelers in recreational vehicles who criss-cross the US, Canada, and Mexico. However, during the fall many RV’ers follow the migratory birds south to warmer climates after the Labor Day weekend celebrated in the US.   Although some RV’ers stay through to October and November to see … Continue reading Migrating Settlers & Rv’ers

Happy Birthday US National Parks


Today the US National Parks celebrate their 100th centennial. Yes, being 100 is cool when you have the gorgeous historic beauty surrounding you when you are a Park Ranger. The very first National Park was Yellowstone signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Congress moved to set aside 1,221,773 acres of public land making it America’s first national park. Although … Continue reading Happy Birthday US National Parks

Youth


Two years ago when I began researching full-time RVing, my idea and belief were associated with retirees or people who have checked out of mainstream society. What I discovered were the issues of internet signal coverage, connectivity, and identifying cheap, clean, RV campgrounds. However, to my surprise, the most astonishing facts were the enormous number of adults between the ages of 20 and 40 who … Continue reading Youth

The Great Platt River Archway Monument


For the past two decades, I have traveled in both directions on Interstates 70 in Kansas, 80 in Nebraska, and 90 in South Dakota. Most people know of the area as America’s bread basket but, I have nicknamed it the void. The six or eight-hour drive depending on the number of times you stop to break up the boredom of the void depends on you, … Continue reading The Great Platt River Archway Monument

My Journey Begins


For the past three months, I have been adjusting to life as a full-time RV’er with stops in St. Louis Mo, Tavares Fl, Spotsylvania VA, Corning NY, with a return to St. Louis for a family reunion. My first adjustment was the weather and the forty degree nights in Northern VA where my little RV was stored. Because of the cold weather, I returned to … Continue reading My Journey Begins

“The things we leave behind.”


The things we leave behind are the things we collected because they were the must-haves of the moment. After fifteen trips to the local Good-Will store, to drop off the things I had not seen, or held, for several years, I asked myself and wondered why? It is ironic, the stuff I collected was based on a previous need, want, or desire, only to leave … Continue reading “The things we leave behind.”

Forgetful RV’ers


Jim aged 87 and Mathew, age 89 are retirees from Florida and have been full-time RV’ers for the past twenty years. Late one night they are seated around a campfire in Mesa AZ when their discussion turns to when they plan to turn their keys in for a sticks or brick home in a senior community. Jim: A couple of months ago my wife asked … Continue reading Forgetful RV’ers

St. Louis Mo.


My journey as a travel writer begins in the city of my birth St. Louis, Missouri the “Show Me State.” On June 4, 2016, I started living full-time in a small recreational vehicle to travel the back roads of America. Before I left Southwest Florida, April 30, 2016, I purged a lot of personal belongings, to include one 4 x 3 plastic container and three, … Continue reading St. Louis Mo.

“Purpose”


The purpose of planning and structuring is to accomplish a goal. My goal was to establish a nomadic life outside of Southwest Florida and like many things in life my first attempt to leave was hampered by mother nature’s colder than average temperatures along with the 18-21 days of constant rain in the US Mid-Atlantic. So, because I’m a warm weather type, (aka; Florida Beach … Continue reading “Purpose”

“The South”


  Many locations in the US south like the above morning sunrise photo taken in Tavares Fl with morning temperatures in the mid 70’s are considered warm temperate zones, but, mother nature can bring a chill to certain parts of the US South. With hurried excitement, I recently left Southwest Florida to begin my travel blogging nomadic lifestyle when mothers-natures weather decision of cooler temperatures … Continue reading “The South”

“Hope and the Westward Expansion Memorial”


The city of St. Louis is home to the 19-Acre Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, it is home to the Gateway Arch, the site of The Dred Scott Trail, the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the city of my birth. Since 1968, I have toured The Museum of Westward Expansion more than a dozen times and I always imagine the millions of settlers … Continue reading “Hope and the Westward Expansion Memorial”

“kick It”


What’s the 11th item on your bucket list? The number eleventh item on my bucket list is “Rock Climbing” and I plan on completing the listed item within the next two years when I take some beginner rock climbing classes. I want to eventually climb some rock formations in the National Parks leading up to an attempt of the rock faces in Yosemite National Park. … Continue reading “kick It”

“Unpopular”


Tell us about a time when you had to choose between two options, and you picked the unpopular choice. I have one decision, and I have narrowed my choices to two options. Either option provides the opportunity for a fulfilling life in the lifestyle I desire. My family has designated my option of leaving the country as an unpopular choice wish me to stay local. … Continue reading “Unpopular”

“Trains Planes Motorcycle & Automobiles”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles.” You’re going on a cross-country trip. Airplane, train, bus, or car? (Or something else entirely — bike? Hot air balloon?) I have crossed the US by plane, automobile, motorcycle, large truck, and half of the country by train. I plan to complete the train trip soon. During a motorcycle trip to Fairbanks Alaska one … Continue reading “Trains Planes Motorcycle & Automobiles”

“The Happy Wanderer”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Happy Wanderer.” What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide? My past travel style on a motorcycle designed specifically for long distances. I have traveled across the US from east … Continue reading “The Happy Wanderer”