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We are full-time RVers who left the rat race in our early 40s to pursue a simpler, happier life.
Interests: Howard - travel,nature,hiking,biking,canoeing,writing,photography,golf Linda travel,nature,birding,hiking,biking,canoeing,crafts,geocaching
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A lot of people have been asking about a Boondocking Rally. Well, after taking 2017 off, we are putting it back in our 2018 Rally schedule. And since we'll be heading west for 2018, we're returning to the site of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Sunday So, Sunday morning I used the Blackstone griddle and cooked up an egg, bacon, and cheese scramble. It was really good. I'm still feeling my way through this griddle-cooking, but I'm enjoying it so far. Most of the rest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It's been a long time since we've sat outside in our loungers under our awning, but we've been doing that. It's been a long time since I've cooked outside, but I bought a new Blackstone 17" Table Top Griddle, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
From the time we started full-time RVing in 2005, we've been using a small Olympian propane grill. It is the perfect size, less than $100, and has a "smoker plate" that helps make the results great. But we've bought three... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, first thing this morning Linda announced "We got a mouse!". That meant I had to get up whether I was ready or not. After mouse disposal, I walked three miles and ran another as I'm easing back into my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Monday Well, we spent the morning getting the Patio Villa ready for tenants. It's kind of strange leaving your house and trying to erase all signs that you were there, knowing that strangers will soon be living in it. We... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
These were the last photos we received from RVs For Less as they put our rig back together. They re-built the closet, re-insulated everything, and included an extra layer of insulation. They replaced the front compartment doors and put the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
We're getting closer to being back in our rig. August 1 is the day! Our new house in The Villages is ready to rent after a couple of weeks of upgrading some furniture, painting, and re-decorating. We signed with our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
I've sat down to write a Journal entry several times in the last two weeks, but something always interrupts me or distracts me and before I know it, it's two or three days later. Staying focused on anything has been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
So, we arrived in The Villages a little before noon on Friday, June 30. A short time before that, we learned that the house we were selling in Louisville closed and proceeds had been wired to our account. Whew! So... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
On June 20 & 21, Randy Marcum from Martec Welding went to RVs For Less to work on our rig. He contemplated a plan of action .... and then he cut out the broken beams. This is what it looked... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, we have photos of our rig repair now - over 400 of them. I'm trying to pick out which ones best represent the process. The welding was completed on Monday. So now it's just a matter of getting everything... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
So, Linda has been drinking and sampling tea for the last few weeks, and she has decided she likes the Steeped Tea products enough to venture back into direct sales. Yep, Linda is now an independent sales consultant for Steeped... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Unfortunately, there still isn't a lot to tell on our rig repair. We haven't been sent any photos recently. All we know is the welder worked two days last week for a couple hours one day and about five hours... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Still not much to tell. The metal for our fifth wheel repair was supposed to arrive last Tuesday - it came in Wednesday. The welder was supposed to do the work Thursday or Friday, then it became Friday. But, because... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Not much has happened since the last time I gave an update on our rig. The metal for the repair will be in Wednesday and the welder will do the repairs Thursday or Friday (at that depends on the weather).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
So, this is a completely non-RV-related post. Feel free to ignore it ... unless you happen to like tea. Today, Linda and Sandy had a tea party. You see, Linda met Sandy many years ago (late 1990s I believe) when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, today was our 31st wedding anniversary. We decided to keep it simple, and just go out to dinner and invite our Louisville hosts, Dale & Sandy, along. But first, we had house issues to take care of. This past... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, we got several photos from RVs For Less updating us on the progress they are making on repairing our fifth wheel frame. They've got the whole crew involved. The following is sort of a step-by-step photo account of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Our friends over at the RV Safety Education Foundation (RVSF) are still looking for another weighing team to offer wheel position weighing services and weight & tire safety seminars at various RV rallies and shows across the country. So, we're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
As promised, we have opened registration today for the 2018 RV-Dreams Spring Educational Rally to be held April 23 - 29, 2018 in Pahrump, Nevada. Pahrump is about half-way between Las Vegas and Death Valley National Park. Each are about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Saturday So we got the contract on my Dad's house signed and returned. That made for a pretty good day. River Plantation was packed. Every site was full and there seemed to be at least two cars and a golf... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
So, we've been dealing with the emotions of our broken rig, and then we got the great news that it was all going to be covered by insurance. However, we still have the anxiety associated with being out of the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
The Progressive adjuster, Brad, showed up right on time at 9:30 this morning. He's a bit out of his jurisdiction, but the adjuster that handles this area happens to be on vacation, so we've been dealing with Brad. We had... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, as of today, we only have 10 RV sites and 22 people spots left for the RV-Dreams Fall Educational Rally starting September 25 here at River Plantation RV Resort. It's filled up much faster than we thought. We may... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal