Marry Someone Who Will Choke a Bloke Out for You

If you’re thinking about proposing to someone in 2018, take it from a guy who has been married for close to 10 years…don’t.  I mean, don’t forget the ring.  And when I say “ring”, I don’t mean the shiny thing with a freaking huge diamond from some jewelry store you will never visit again, I […]

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When A Friend Becomes Your Therapist

On Friday night, I came back home after having a couple of beers with friends.  Just before heading to sleep, I checked my phone and noticed an unread text.  I had received the following message from an extremely good friend of mine.  This is what it read – “Dude, you gotta checkout my new mountain […]

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Going Vegan Nearly Killed My Marriage

I love trying new things, especially those around nutrition, fitness, or adventure experiences.  There’s nothing better than getting a new idea in my head and fantasizing about how that idea is going to exponentially change my life for the better.  Usually the changes never live up to the expectation I set, but they’re fun to […]

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Retirement Party

One of the reasons we flew through the southwest was to make it to Oklahoma City by October 6th.  Why would we want to visit the thriving metropolis of OKC so badly, you ask?  Well, we had a flight back to the DC area to attend my Dad’s retirement party.  The expeditious driving and flight […]

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DGATWFWA in the Southwest

DGATWFWA or “Driving Gringo and Tin E While Female While Asian.”  Stereotypically, this would give others on the road some concern.  In our case, this was Jenny throughout the majority of our drive through the Southwest.  Lots of people have asked, “is driving our big rig hard?”  It took some getting used to, but it’s […]

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California Love

Are we legal residents of California now? Before hitting California, the most time we would spend in any one state was about a week or two, max.  From August 7th until September 17th, we’ve been enjoying all that California has to offer – and it has a ton to offer!  Our trip through the state […]

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Ask and You Shall Receive

I was asked a good question the other day, “what on this trip has surprised you?”  Other than finding it possible to live with and around my kids for 24 hours a day, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how kind everyone we have come across has been.  Back in April, as we got ready to […]

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In the Way of Calm

Is there such a thing as National Park overload?  If so, we might be hitting it. I’m typing this post from King’s Canyon National Park, an absolutely stunning park in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California.  This evening we took a hike through a Sequoia tree grove where literally people from all over the […]

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Doing it all in Oregon

What’s better than having 4 people live in a small trailer?  How about 5 people living in a trailer!  For our trip to the Portland, Oregon area, my mom courageously flew out to travel with us for a week.  Frankly, I’m still surprised she came because she certainly had enough information from this blog to […]

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Sunny in Seattle

When J and I were dating for about 3 months, we would talk about how it would be fun to live in a place like Seattle or a foreign country one day (the farther away the more exotic).  Looking back on those conversations, I can’t really remember why we wanted to live elsewhere – we […]

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Pho-nomenal Pho-amilies, Pho-real

After spending several weeks back home in Maryland, we travelled to the Lone Star State to spend some quality time with family in Houston.  J’s Grandma was celebrating her 89th birthday (90th if you go by the Vietnamese calculation where the newborn starts at 1 versus 0) and D’s uncle was celebrating his bday and […]

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The Silver Bullet Returns

I’ve done some things in my life that many people would consider adventurous, such as jumping out of a plane, climbing Mount Blanc or mountain biking in Moab. However, without question, the most adventurous thing I have ever done in my life is riding in the Silver Bullet with my family back in the 80’s. […]

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Easy Livin in Livingston, Missoula and Walmart

I can’t say we did much shopping at Walmart before this trip, but it is quickly becoming one of our most frequented stores.  I’m writing this post from the west-end of the Missoula Walmart. You’re only supposed to “camp” one night at a particular Walmart, but the boondocking and rv park options in Missoula weren’t […]

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Shrooming in Wisconsin

Recently, we’ve been introduced to the art of foraging by our good friends M and A back home (thanks guys!). Hiking is fun but kids tend to make the experience a little less “speedy”. That’s when looking for edible mushrooms can make things a little more exciting as your young ones collect stick and rock […]

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Cinco de Mayo in Ohio!

Having two great friends in Columbus, makes this our favorite midwestern city. Spent a lot of time catching up and trying to take care of “problems”. Oh yeah, our amazing beautiful Airstream doesn’t hold water in the fresh water tank. Disappointingly the Columbus area airstream dealer couldn’t fix the water problem but they were able […]

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