A Family Far Afield: RV travel, kids, dogs and so much more!
This is the story of four Oregon adventurers who are spending the year traveling the US in an RV. We welcome you to follow us and visit our blogs, photos, and videos along the way. Questions or comments will be answered when we have the proper connections. We would love to hear from you! Also, if you know of any folks living in any of the 50 states we would love to get recommendations on where to eat, what to see (with busy boys), where to go (again, think…busy boys), and where to stay (campgrounds…free is good and/or a place with awesome amenities or close to natural attractions).
We hope to inspire you to get off the merry-go-round and do something that is on your bucket-list. Act now:) Plus, if you and your family would like to meet us along the way, let us know. We would love to catch up with friends and family during our adventure!
Back in September, we met Bob and Jadie, part of a wonderful family who lived in New York State. After meeting them at the campground in Leitchworth State Park, they were so interested in our trip that they invited us to park the camper in the back yard of their house for the night. Both families stayed up late into the night discussing our trip, … [Read More...]
As some of you may recall, prior to our leaving on our year-long adventure, we found a family of squirrels living inside a porch column. We were told that having squirrels nearby is considered a lucky sign or symbol. However, it didn't feel that way since the squirrel family dined on our wood, made a mess, and destroyed part of our column…just … [Read More...]
One year ago yesterday, we started our journey and it is about to come to an end. We are in San Francisco and will be back in Bend by the weekend. … [Read More...]
Most people have one or two New Year's Resolutions that they make each year, and in a similar vein, we had several goals that we wanted to achieve during our year-long adventure. Before we left, we had an idea of how the trip would go and what we wanted to see and do during our year on the road. One of our goals was to see all 50 states (okay … [Read More...]
My friend Suzanne gave us an ominous warning which we clearly did not heed. One of her specific suggestions, based on her six-month long RV trip, was not to pack too much stuff. Oh boy, I wish we had listened to this suggestion more…now we have to live with the consequences. Perhaps it would not matter if you were returning to the spot where you … [Read More...]
My Sprint account is still cancelled. They were supposed to temporarily reactivate but have not done so. I need a new wireless provider. … [Read More...]
Well, I knew that this might happen, but I thought I had escaped the executioner. I tried to make a call on my cell phone this morning and could not dial out. This did not worry me too much as this has happened before, and was usually corrected with a phone restart or, at worst, a call to Sprint. During such a call, they informed me that my … [Read More...]
This was in the news today: World's Oldest Cave Art Found—Made by Neanderthals? While on our trip, we visited about a dozen sites with petroglyphs and pictographs, although the ones we saw were only about 800 to 1500 years old. Most of the sites we saw were made relatively recently, reportedly, by Mogollon, Pueblo, Hopi or Anasazi, or by the … [Read More...]
It has been on the market for a couple of weeks, but I thought I would put the links up here, in case anyone of our millions of readers are interested. Craigslist ad is here: http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/rvs/3069621065.html And the RV Trader ad can be seen … [Read More...]