It’s cloudy, cool and breezy in Ohio.  I am sitting on my deck huddled in a chair with my tablet on my lap and my dog at my exposed, blue-tinted feet. I am cold (but not freezing) and I should stop to put some socks on.  But I don’t want disturb my groove. I am officially inspired.  I hate to say it, but it’s been a while since I felt inspired to write.   Continue Reading

5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge (Day 5)

For my final photo of the challenge, I wanted to share this image of a penny.  It’s not just any penny, it is one of a series of pennies and dimes that have appeared at my house over the past few years during difficult times in my life.  There are a couple of schools of thought on the source of these found coins, one of which is that my children and husband are absentmindedly dropping a single coin in random, strange places.  This is certainly possible. Another thought is that the coins are messages from those in the afterlife.  Yikes!
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Meet The Roadsters

Hi, I’m Chris. For the past few years, my family and I have absolutely loved spending time together in Bessie the RV. Like most first-time RVers, we’ve had lots of great experiences (and a few not-so-great moments) along the way.

This spring will mark our third year of  RVing.  Although we wouldn’t qualify for a “RV Blackbelt” just yet, we are definately “Newbie Ninjas.”  We’ve learned a lot in the past couple of years and have some helpful insights to share, particularly for those who are just getting started in their RV journey.

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5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge (Day 2)

This is my son.  He goes through phases of dressing in wild get-ups for the sheer joy of making himself (and everyone around him) crack up.  I captured this moment as I pulled into the garage after work and he greeted me at my door.  It reminds me of a photo album cover from the 70’s.  Maybe Frank Zappa? Continue Reading

Campfire Cooking: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I’m not exactly Daniel Boone when it comes to cooking over a fire. I much prefer to cook my family’s meals inside of our small but comfortable RV kitchen or outside on an electric skillet. After more than my share of unevenly cooked food, burns and borderline asphyxiation, I am determined to master campfire cooking this camping season.

Really… how hard can it be to cook over a campfire? Well…  Continue Reading

Traveling To The Henry Ford Museum

We entered The Henry Ford Museum with only four hours to spend before closing.  For me, that was the perfect amount of time, but we could have easily spent a couple of days seeing all that the museum had to offer.

The biggest surprise was that the museum is not limited to Henry Ford’s incredible accomplishments.  Rather, the museum is an ode to american innovation and history. Continue Reading