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After attending my Dad’s retirement party in Washington DC, we returned to Tin E in Oklahoma City.  It was anticlimactic to be back in the trailer.  Trips to National Parks, the Pacific Northwest, Wyoming, Montana, Canada, California, Arizona and New Mexico were all in the rear view mirror.  While there are great spots back East, […]

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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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Pretty Woman II

It’s hard to talk about San Diego without talking about the weather – it’s perfect.  We initially thought to spend 2-3 days here, but decided on 7.  Taking it easy, we continued to knock off the travel fatigue by way of pool time, Mexican food consumption, and workouts on the beach.  Switching it up a […]

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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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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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The 3 Stages of Yosemite

Everyone like pop music for a reason – it’s awesome. Remember the first time you logged onto Facebook and your friend is raving about the new Despacito song?  If you’re anything like me, you REALLY didn’t want to like it.  You wanted your tastes to be refined and “different” from the masses.  But then, you […]

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Going Big in Bend

Supposedly, tons of Californians move to Oregon each year to escape the high cost of living.  I know of a couple Marylanders who would love to move to Oregon…for the summer.  Driving from Portland to Bend, the landscape goes from the forested hills of the Mt. Hood range to something straight outta the moon and […]

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A Bear Story

If you have read the “about” section of this blog, you’ll see that I joke about getting eaten by a grizzly.  Not having many big bears back home, we knew it was a possibility we could run into such a creature on this trip.  After seeing a small grizzly in the Grand Tetons (from 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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The Magic is in the Hole!?

Think back to a time when you ate something that was “world famous”.  Something like Geno’s cheesesteaks, Hofbrauhaus beer, or Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston.  The tagline for these foods is usually something along the lines of, “the best ice cream in the world” or “the greatest cheeseburger this side of the Mississippi.”  Now ask yourself, […]

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