Monthly Report; March 2018
Imagining: March was Baja California Month (plus a quick stop in New Jersey). Besides snorkeling with whale sharks and eating tons of fresh seafood we were exploring. We wanted to check Baja California out as a possible place to establish a home base or, at least a place we’d return to winter. After two years of nomadic wandering, our main goal in travel this year is to find a base to travel from, and a place to return to. Continue reading
Follow this link to our 2017 travel route in umap; 2017 Route Map
Once in the map you can click on the blue location icons to open a drop-down dialogue box that gives the dates we were there, the specific location, and the title of the blog post where you can read about the area in detail (most blog posts are under CURRENT TRAVELS 2017). You can zoom in to see the specific roads we took, or zoom out to see the general area. Since umap doesn’t have a means to indicate the route’s direction, the map may appear confusing at first. So, here’s the direction we traveled for reference:
Starting in the Seattle area in March we moved to eastern Oregon, then west to the Oregon coast. Throughout spring we traveled south along the Oregon and California coasts into California’s wine country. In summer we traveled eastward over the Sierra Nevada and back north into eastern Oregon. By early September we turned east again to Yellowstone National Park and, as the snow flew in mid-September, we turned directly south through Utah and ended up in Tucson Arizona in mid-November.
OK, that’s it. Our 2018 reports will be coming in soon and posted under CURRENT TRAVELS; Travels 2018.
After traveling 20,000 miles through Oregon, California, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah we landed in Tucson Arizona. We reserved a spot in a RV Park outside of town, unhooked our truck from the trailer, lowered the trailer’s landing gear, and became stationary for the first time all year. Continue reading
Monthly Report; December 2017
We spent December in Tucson Arizona, in a friendly, funky RV park. Here we did some long overdue maintenance on the truck and trailer and planned out our travels for 2018. It’s going to be a busy year. We’ll store our trailer in the RV park and go to Mexico from mid-January through Mid-March, first taking care of some business in Chihuahua before flying to Baja California to snorkel and kayak with the whales in the Sea of Cortez. We’ll fly back to visit family in New Jersey before returning to Tucson to pick up our truck and trailer and start migrating northward through Utah, eastern Oregon and summer along Puget Sound in Washington State. Continue reading
Monthly Report; November 2017
We’ve landed in Tucson Arizona for the holidays, but already thinking about our next move. After New Years we’ll put our truck and trailer in storage, dig out our backpacks, and head for Baja California Mexico, staying in Air BnBs, kayaking with the whales, and exploring the mountains of the Vizcaino preserve in the middle of the Baja California Peninsula. After that we have business to take care of in Chihuahua Mexico before we return to Tucson, pick up our trailer, and migrate north through Utah, California and Oregon to spend the summer in the Pacific Northwest of Washington State. At least that’s the plan for now. Continue reading
Monthly Newsletter; June 2017:
The more we travel, the more our imaginations are stimulated and we find ourselves moving slower and slower, savoring each place we land. Sometimes we get tired of the inconveniences of constant travel. But then, a misty morning in a mountain meadow or an unexpected view around a turn in the road re-invigorates us and we think about all the spectacular places yet to see. Continue reading
After buying our fifth wheel trailer in April (see our post, The Beast and The Fox) and then equipping it, we were finally ready to hit the road in May. May turned out to be Oregon-month for us as we traveled from the mountains of northeastern Oregon down the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and then on to the Pacific coast. Continue reading
We discussed how and why we got into living full-time in a recreational vehicle (RV) in our post titled, The Hard Start. This article is about the hardware, the RV itself; the equipment needed to live in it, and how we figured out what to buy and why. This article is about The Beast and The Fox. Continue reading
In May of 2016 Sonia and I sold our house north of Seattle along with our cars and almost all our belongings and spent the rest of the year traveling through South America and Mexico with just carry-on size backpacks. You can read about these adventures in our Trip Reports section. But now we were ready for something different. Continue reading