It's been about seven weeks since we left The Golden State, but I honestly started feeling the pangs of leaving immediately after crossing the state line. I'm pretty sure that it's not the traffic congestion, high gas prices, outrageous camping fees, the gangster neighborhood we did our laundry in or the constant thought of earthquakes … Continue reading Californication
I write this post for three reasons.....to admit guilt, to redeem myself and to spread awareness. As a family of four, traveling (living) on only one income is very challenging at times, most times. Brian averages 32 hours per week working remotely. We always seem to make ends meet as we are simple people and … Continue reading Sugar Beet Harvesting in Montana
Summertime Blues just hit me. Not because of the weather as I do so enjoy the crispness of the autumn air and the beautiful colors the season brings with it. Here in Montana (where we are working a sugar beet harvest until mid-October), it's almost as comparable to Maine.....almost. But let's be factual here. Living … Continue reading Summertime
MOUNT RUSHMORE VS. CRAZY HORSE The Black Hills of South Dakota behold many miles of impressive scenery and a wealth of wild west history. It is also home to two majestic stone mountain carvings drawing millions of tourists annually to marvel at the beauty and perhaps embrace the history that so inspired these masterpieces. And … Continue reading The Black Hills…”Native” vs.” American” History
Believe it or not, Las Vegas can be both family friendly and affordable and with some diligence and planning we were able to spend four nights and five days taking in a little of the fun and craziness the city of sin had to offer. The total expenses for this family of four? $271....and … Continue reading Vegas, Rated G
America The Beautiful....The appropriately named National Park pass we purchased for $80 which has paid for itself 3 times over already. We love the National Parks and experiencing as many as we can on this journey is a goal we are trying diligently and joyously to fulfill. The campgrounds, the visitor centers, the rangers, the … Continue reading Deserts and Canyons and Arches…Oh My!
As our drive out of Austin took us south into some vast open land, my soul felt as if it was headed north into some boundless open air. This is not to say that I didn't enjoy our time spent in Austin. I most certainly did. I love city living. I love city working. I … Continue reading BIG and Beautiful BIG Bend