Florida Adventures · Poodle Adventures

A Mom and Nikki Florida Keys Day Trip

My first trip through the Florida Keys with Nikki and Cookie was back in February 2016. That's when the annual Mom and Nikki day trip to Key West was born. From that point on, when I visited Nikki each winter, we'd take a day trip through the Keys to Key West. The last thing we'd… Continue reading A Mom and Nikki Florida Keys Day Trip

Florida Adventures · Poodle Adventures

Christmas Lights – Cookie’s Final Resting Place – Homestead FL

In early December I made the 5+ hour trip from St Augustine, Florida to Homestead, Florida. Normally, I don't like to drive more than a couple of hours in a day but the campgrounds in northeastern Florida were full for the Holiday's so I made the trip in one fell swoop. In the past, when… Continue reading Christmas Lights – Cookie’s Final Resting Place – Homestead FL

Florida Adventures · Poodle Adventures

St Augustine FL – Getting Lab Work Done While On The Road

I left rainy, dreary Kingsland, Georgia on the morning of November 29. It was about an hour and 15 minute drive to St Augustine where I would be spending a few days at Stagecoach RV Park. I was lucky to find a campground with an opening. Many campgrounds here are either booked solid or they… Continue reading St Augustine FL – Getting Lab Work Done While On The Road

Poodle Adventures

December Poodle Adventures – Old Dog Syndrome

'Twas the Thursday before Christmas and out on the back deck... Cookie was stirring and I'm thinking "What the heck!?" Cookie Staggers About... It was mid-late afternoon (December 19) and I let Cookie out back to go potty. He'd finished doing his business and was heading toward the door when all of a sudden... he… Continue reading December Poodle Adventures – Old Dog Syndrome

Illinois Adventures · Poodle Adventures

A Creek Runs Through It – Warren Illinois

Earlier this month the temps were in the upper 60's. The upper 60's is my most favorite temperature range. Sadly, in the house, Dad needs the heat on much higher than I want it set at and it's not comfortable for me. The house is super warm and stuffy (and I don't do well with… Continue reading A Creek Runs Through It – Warren Illinois

Florida Adventures · Poodle Adventures · Van Life

I Became A Full-Time Van Life Nomad 4 Years Ago

When I took on the role of Caregiver (back in March 2018) I knew my temporary hiatus from the road could be lengthy and I would need to find ways to get through it. What I didn't realize was how deep my nomadic desires ran. I've been missing the road a lot lately and doing… Continue reading I Became A Full-Time Van Life Nomad 4 Years Ago

Musings & Whatnot · Poodle Adventures

Cookie Has A Lump – I Have Gallbladder Surgery

Cookie Goes Back To The Vet... Cookie has cysts and lumps on his body. The Vet always told me not to worry about them and to just keep an eye on them. Mid-last week (August 7), seemingly out of nowhere, the lump on the back of Cookie's neck started growing. This happened the same day I… Continue reading Cookie Has A Lump – I Have Gallbladder Surgery

Illinois Adventures · Poodle Adventures

Cookie Got Hurt – How I Take Walks With A Lame Deaf Dog

Cookie loves going for rides and adventures. He enjoys seeing new things, smelling new smells and, occasionally, getting into a little mischief.                          Cookie Hurt His Leg... Several weeks ago... Following our usual pre-bedtime routine I had let Cookie outside to go potty before… Continue reading Cookie Got Hurt – How I Take Walks With A Lame Deaf Dog