Browsed by
Category: RV living

Camper Coffee

Camper Coffee

I used the same French Press pot for the last 17 years. I got it from Stacy – from Levittown, Long Island. Emerson ran stacked classes, so she was in a few of my undergrad New Media classes, as she pursued her grad degree. We hung out often, and after graduation, she was cleaning out her apartment in the Fens. I scored that French Press and a battle ax of a Singer sewing machine. Since moving into the trailer, I…

Read More Read More

Winter Water

Winter Water

I previously wrote about water here… Water in the winter is a whole new ballgame. At the end of the summer, I made an appointment to have heating pads installed on each of my water tanks, based on a suggestion from the Service Department I was taking Sylvia to. I had been going to Lazy Days, which is where I purchased her. I generally know that it’s best to find a local “mechanic” for those general maintenance items for typical…

Read More Read More

Teaching, post-Teaching

Teaching, post-Teaching

Teaching has woven it’s way through my career. I love the students, and this is how I will generally have a tie to Design as I move my career in to product based pieces, versus design/client/project. I moved back home to Maryland in 2001 after a lay-off from my first position as a web designer in Portsmouth, NH. I answered an ad for adjunct teachers for design media classes at the local community college and picked up 3 classes. I…

Read More Read More

Sylvia In the Shop

Sylvia In the Shop

I am a week and a half weeks of living out of a tent, minus two nights that I sprung for a firm mattress. Sylvia went into the shop finally for the collision repair on August, Monday the 7th. The shop and I had the hopes that this would be completed in a week. It has been longer, because I pointed out another concern. Over the July trip north to Montana, I noticed a wire hanging off the bottom of…

Read More Read More

Water

Water

The water pressure in St. Vrain State Park is downright phenomenal. The downside is that there is no laundry facilities. I have been making a mental list of the pros and cons of water in each campground; it is definitely feeling a bit like college because of the significant amount of quarters you need in this lifestyle.  No quarters; no dice. Yes, I do have a shower in my camper. During my hour and a half teaching session about the…

Read More Read More

Boondocking

Boondocking

Boondocking is parking for free out in the boonies. I had been nervous to just go somewhere and park. Lots of obvious reasons: number one on my list is that ever present desire to not get stuck. What if the roads are too narrow, what if I need to turn around? Another hurdle is that this is Colorado, and everyone in their mother is here camping in the summer. It has been a bit of a hustle finding regular camping…

Read More Read More

Hello Big Sky

Hello Big Sky

(… Sorry for the delay in getting this up. Half of it didn’t save, so I was dragging my feet for rewriting.) I’ll first off state that on this trip I think I tasted a drop of the midnight sun. (A teensy drop, and I may be hooked). I headed to Montana for the Fourth of July.  A little business and pleasure, if you will. A few months back, I was talking to a friend and mentor about long (……

Read More Read More

How We Roll – June 2017 Edition

How We Roll – June 2017 Edition

Musings from the Road I have some thoughts, and will compile them every so often for you to ponder as well. Why are the graphics so ugly on these vehicles? The swooshes are all so ’90’s metal band. I am designing some updates as I drive. Need to figure out how to remove the 4 year old decals that are baked on. In 8th grade, Mrs Hastings – in science class – showed an example of two bodies moving together…

Read More Read More

Between a Rock and a Trailer

Between a Rock and a Trailer

I left Girl Scout camp, and didn’t really have a place to go. I decided to head to where my Sunday reservation was, West Chicago Creek Campground, near Mt. Evans and Idaho Spring. It’s a Forest Service Campground in the Arapaho National Forest. I am having some serious hurdles finding information on some of these campgrounds. I think they should perhaps come with a level of expertise rating system. Frankly I had no business being up there, reservation or not….

Read More Read More

Badge Work

Badge Work

I left Golden Gate Canyon to head to camp. Girl Scout camp that is. As a counselor I noted a few weeks back that my CPR/First-Aid was due to expire, and while blood and guts stuff really makes me weak in the knees, I am pretty proud of myself for getting through it the first time, but needed to re-up. As summer resident camps kick off, GSCO certifies all of their counselors, and I asked if I could head to…

Read More Read More

Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
ErrorHere