Musings & Whatnot · Van Life

Why I’m Not Doing The Normal Van Life Thing

A few common questions I’ve been asked this summer are… “Why are you staying at a campground? They’re so expensive!”.“KOA’s are expensive, why not stay at the State Park?“Why aren’t you traveling more? You have a van, you should be going places!” Apparently I’m not doing the normal Van Life thing. Then again, I'm not… Continue reading Why I’m Not Doing The Normal Van Life Thing

Florida Adventures · Van Life

Hot-n-Humid South Florida Weather – Van Life

Spring has sprung in Florida! Well, sort of. Florida is where summer happens twice a year with each season lasting 6 months. There may not be snow or colorful autumn foliage but there are notable differences between the seasons - mostly the degree of heat and humidity. In this post, I’ll share some tidbits about… Continue reading Hot-n-Humid South Florida Weather – Van Life

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity · Trailer Life · Van Life

The End Of Trailer Life – Another Newish Beginning

Just a short post about a long story. These Past 8 or 9 Months… I've learned that I love the trailer but I'm not fond of towing it all around the country. I enjoy the extra creature comforts and added square footage but the trailer comes with more expenses, less simplicity and less flexibly. I… Continue reading The End Of Trailer Life – Another Newish Beginning

Musings & Whatnot · Van Life

A Not So Pleasant Night – Climate Control Escapades

On March 16, I took Bella to the shop in Kingsland GA to get 2 recalls and a minor taillight issue taken care of. The shop told me it would only take "a couple of hours". So, I was expecting to be back at the campground in the early afternoon. FIVE HOURS LATER... Bella was… Continue reading A Not So Pleasant Night – Climate Control Escapades

Georgia Adventures · Van Life

Van Recalls and More Tire Trouble – Kingsland Georgia

I've been hanging out in Kingsland Georgia since February 23. For the most part, the weather has been pretty nice but I swear it pours down rain (all day long) at least once a week. Recall Notices For Bella In early March I received a safety recall notice for the van. I may as well… Continue reading Van Recalls and More Tire Trouble – Kingsland Georgia

Illinois Adventures · Multiple Chemical Sensitivity · Van Life

Back To Nomadic – In Search Of My New Normal

The other day I thought to myself "I just want things to get back to normal". Then I realized... I no longer have a normal! Just for the record, I'm not normal to begin with. No matter how you look at it I've never been normal nor do I claim to be normal. My normal… Continue reading Back To Nomadic – In Search Of My New Normal

Van Life

Closing This Chapter and Getting Back To Nomadic?

839 days ago I arrived in the Homeland. I was about to embark on what I knew might be a long and difficult (yet equally fulfilling) journey as Dad's caregiver.   Being Dad's caregiver meant I had to forego my nomadic lifestyle (living in my cozy little home on wheels) and live a static lifestyle… Continue reading Closing This Chapter and Getting Back To Nomadic?

Musings & Whatnot · Van Life

5 Perceptions About Van Life That Drive Me Crazy

Winter decided to show up way too early and it's rendered the outside air too cold to be enjoyable. So... I sit here (indoors) reminiscing about my first couple years on the road (before becoming Dad's Caregiver). I look forward to hitting the road again someday but, as I ponder my life on the road, I… Continue reading 5 Perceptions About Van Life That Drive Me Crazy