Monday, March 18, 2013

How Long Has It Been?

March 19, 2013 marks the One Year Anniversary that Joan and I have been on the road living in our RV. We left Florida last year headed to Oregon and the start of our adventure. And what a year it's been. We've been trying to think of a way to share with you all the wonderful things we've seen during the course of our first year. But to be honest there's just too much to condense into a single blog. So we poured over all of our pics and selected the ones below just to give you a small snapshot..........

Triple Arch - Moab, UT
Mesa Verde, CO

Multanomah Falls
Colombia River Gorge, OR
Crescent City, CA Oregon Coast Trip

Mt Hood, OR
Crater Lake, OR
Trouble in Paradise
Oklahoma City, OK
Redwood National Park, CA

Hoover Dam

Mt Hood - Viewed from Larch Mountain

1 Mile from our Destination in Mt Hood National Forest

Tulip Festival - WA

Mt Rainier, WA

The Resort on the Mountain - OR

Stonehenge - Colombia River Gorge
Lake Mead NRA
Lake Mead NRA
Bryce Canyon UT
Zion National Park

Deschutes State Park, Or

Bagby Springs, Mt Hood National Forest

Our Home - Summer 2012
Mt Hood National Forest

Valley of Fire, NV
Rock Climbing - Lake Mead

Mt St Helen, WA

Colombia River Gorge, OR - (CRG)

Our Friends (co-workers)
Mt Hood National Forest
Bitter Springs Trail
Lake Mead 

Green Acres (not really)
Bagby Springs, OR

July 4th - Mt Hood

Sisters, OR

Mt Hood

Joan's Garden - Estacada, OR

Oregon Coast Line

Olympic Mountains from Puget Sound

Oregon Dunes National Park - Florence OR

Flying Kayaks-Clackamas River

Felling Trees - Mt Hood

We start our second year with two weeks left at Lake Mead. Then we're headed to Nathrop, CO to work at Chalk Creek Campground for the summer. And we're planning on returning to Lake Mead this fall as we've accepted a position Road Monitoring. Sounds fun. So we at least have an idea where we'll be, but neither one of us has any idea as to all the things we're liable to see and do during this next year.

Stay Tuned. More to Come


  1. Oh my you have such beautiful photos, I couldn't pick a favorite. But I love the one of the 2 of you in front of Mt. Hood, winter scene.
    Chalk Creek how cool we have been there and camped, that is going to make you blog so interesting.
    You are an inspiration to full timers!

    1. Thanks Tammy! Just'll be looking back and saying the same thing. A year just flies by!

  2. Thanks for commenting on our blog! I thought I would take a minute to check out your site. Boy, do we have a lot in common! I could have been following our blog. We've been to so many of the same places. And we use to trailer a motorcycle. We had a tandom trailer the held our Harley Ultra Classic across the front and our car front end. After two and half years of hauling it around and using it very little, we decided it was time for a change. So while in Bakersfield, CA we sold the bike and trailer on Craig's List and traded the car for a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. We've always wanted the Jeep but couldn't tow it on the trailer. I was never comfortable with the idea of a lift on the back of the MH. So we skipped the Jeep. But, boy are we loving it! We purchased it just before our trip to Sedona. Our travels for the last six months have been Jeep kinda things. We can still enjoy the surroundings with the top off the Jeep but we'll never get that same view we did with the bike. But for now we are glad we made the decision.

    Too bad we did see your blog before you came to Zion. We could have caught up.

    We will probably get to CO by the end of May, early June. Right now our plan is for three months visiting the parks in southern Utah.

    Travel safe and continuing the good life!

  3. What a great 1st year! Congrats! Looking forward to year two adventures! Be safe!

  4. What a great idea to recap your first year. Mark and I read back through the blog on our anniversary. We are home in NC now visting family then fly back to AZ on the 16th.

    1. It's great seeing family. I do miss mine! Not sure I can wait until December! Grandkids grow way too fast!

  5. Happy Anniversary. I'm sure your second year will be as good if not better...our was! Hope to see you around New Year's again.

    1. I'm sure we will have a great time at Chalk Creek this summer. Will have lots to talk about.

  6. I just found your blog, joined and added it to my blog roll. Congrats on your year of adventures. We are into our second year and like you, are loving the life! Some of your pics bring back fond memories of our past year and other pics of places on the list we are planning to go like Mt. Hood in Oregon.....just beautiful pictures.

    We travel with 4, no we are not too crazy, canine dependents. Hope you will check out good-times-rollin when time allows!

  7. Nice recap of your first year. You've really been to some fantastic places and have gorgeous photos to remember them by. Happy anniversary!

  8. So many beautiful places and great adventures after only one year! You two are doing great!