Showing posts from March, 2016

Road Trippin'

I'm going to do my best to keep this one brief because we are frantically packing after a split second decision to hit the road this morning. Brenda returned home a few days ago after 4 months away, she had a couple of days to decompress, and then she decided that she needed some fun to solidify her decompression. Not only did she want fun though, she wanted some warm sun to go with it. Since her last 4 months have been spent in Seattle, putting up with the constant gray skies and rain that permanently go with that city during the winter, who could really blame her for wanting warm sun and an adventure to thaw her out? Not me. I'm a pretty easy sell when it comes to an adventure. Even though I've had some fun being a ski bum for the winter in Bend, I am ready for a change of scenery. More than anything, I am ready to not stare at the 4 walls of our home on wheels at night. Our RV has been getting smaller and smaller and smaller these last 4 months. We never in


You may remember that roughly 5 months ago, we ordered a new mast for our sailboat. We sent a big fat check to some stranger in California (don't worry, it was sent to a reputable business...although it was still a big fat check to someone we've never met) and told him we were planning on sailing our boat down the coast this summer to Mexico. “No problem, we'll have it done before you need to leave” was the response I was given. I've had a slight tinge of trepidation for these past 5 months. Not because I didn't trust the business or the fact that it was a large sum of money we didn't plan on spending, but because without that mast, our sailboat wasn't going to take us to Mexico and beyond. Well, the good news is that a couple of days ago, I received a phone call that said our new mast is finally starting to be fabricated, and in another month, that 70 foot long pole will be shipped up I-5 on the back of a huge truck and be ready for us to install

Gato Amarillo

A couple of weeks ago I had said that I was going to try to do a better job of keeping up with this little blog. I just realized that a couple of weeks has gone by and I haven't done any sort of a better job. I also realized that I am heading out on a camping trip for about 10 days in the desert and I'll be pretty much off the grid while I'm out there, so if a better job is desired, I better get my butt in gear. When we are actively traveling and seeing new and exciting things, this blog is pretty easy to write. Inspiration is readily available during those times. When we aren't on the move and we are doing the same thing today as we did yesterday, this blog is a bit more challenging for me. Sure, I'm still having fun as a professional ski bum, but it seems pointless to tell you that I went skiing again today and had a great time, because that's exactly what I did yesterday, and yesterday I had a great time too. For some of you, being a ski bum m