We left off with The 2018 “Where’s Waldo” Summer Tour (Part II) after attending our niece Abby’s wedding to Blake in Bozeman, MT so it was now time to turn this tour around and head east to Wyoming. Back across Montana we headed with another overnight in Hardin, MT ( and nope didn’t do any ladder climbing that night). Our destination in Wyoming was Devils Tower. Neither Lisa or I had ever been there before so we figured as long as we were this close we’d stop and check it out.
Well now on with the tour. If you remember we ended “The 2018 “Where’s Waldo” Summer Tour (Part I)” in Kansas City, MO. To start “The 2018 “Where’s Waldo” Summer Tour (Part II)” we hit the road again now heading west.
Our KARE (KremersAmericanRvExpedition) is now into it’s 6th year. We don’t travel quite as extensively as we did in the first few years and now just travel 3-4 months through the summer and spend the rest of the year in Ft. Myers Beach, FL. Our 2018 “Where’s Waldo” tour this summer took us many miles through many states. This is Part I of our 2018 summer travels. Our furthest destination would be to our niece Abby’s wedding in August. We left our “Winter Home” at Gulf Waters RV Resort in Ft. Myers Beach, FL June 1st and headed north . . . Bye, Bye GW . . . see you in September.
It was two years ago today that we drove away from our home and started our journey as full time RVers. Wow! Two years already? Where does the time go? Over the past few weeks, Bruce and I have done a lot of reflecting, both on our own and with our family and friends. The questions they asked us are similar to many of the questions that we get from our fellow RVers when they learn about our lifestyle. Since the same questions often come up, I thought I would take some time to share our answers with you.
When we started out on our journey, we thought that it would be like all of our other trips, just better because it wouldn’t ever end. As time went on though, we discovered that there are a few differences between taking a camping trip and full time RVing. So we decided to take a moment and point out how you can tell if you are a full time RVer in true “Jeff Foxworthy” style… Continue reading “How to Tell if You Might be a Full Time RVer…”
Bruce is a genius! We wanted to keep our bikes and kiddie cart protected from the elements, and our tarps kept blowing loose in the wind. Continue reading “Need A Cover for Your Bike? Try This Idea on for Size!”
It was a cold and dreary day in central FL, a bit too damp for outdoor activities. We decided to go shopping for a new outdoor rug for under our awning, pick up a few groceries and kill some time until the drizzle moved on and the Florida sunshine returned. Little did we know that day, that there was more ‘afoot’ than a new rug, and that our quest for flooring would turn into a two week adventure, ending with the purchase of a new home for these two rambling RVers…
Before we embarked on our journey, one of the uncertainties for Bruce and I was the cost of living on the road. When we lived in a sticks and bricks house, we were a two income family of two (plus fur-babies) with a mortgage, two vehicles, monthly payments on an RV and all of the associated bills that come with maintaining a household. We are now a one income family of two (plus fur-babies) with no mortgage, one vehicle and no monthly RV payments. But what about the rest??? Continue reading “The Cost of Living on the Road”
One of the biggest adjustments for us as new full time RVers has been figuring out what to do with our free time. As a home owner, it is amazing how much of your day is eaten up by maintaining a household. When you no longer have to mow the lawn and cleaning ‘the house’ takes 15 minutes, you find yourself with a lot more free time on your hands. The good news is that it gives me more time to write. The bad news is that right now there isn’t much to write about, so this will be a post about doing nothing… and it turns out that sometimes doing nothing can lead to a pretty full day too! Continue reading “Keeping Busy Doing Nothing”
Well, we had our tow gear installed and we have headed off for the great unknown. As rookie towers we made sure that we listened closely as Dillon at Blue Ox explained how to use our new equipment. He stepped us through hooking up the tow bar and breaking system, which we affectionately nicknamed ‘The Claw’. We drove back to our site, unhooked everything and waited until morning when we would have to do it all again… alone… on a Saturday… when the factory was closed… without any help from our new found friend Dillon. Continue reading “Our Encounter with ‘The Claw’… Our First Experience Towing a Vehicle”