Our Travels

Tuzigoot National Monument and Our New Found Spontaneity

Tuzigoot National Monument and Our New Found Spontaneity

James and I are trying something a little out of our comfort zone… the whole “spontaneous” thing.  I’m sure you’ve heard us talk about our Binders of Fun; you know, those extra thick...
BNR Rally In The Bag!

BNR Rally In The Bag!

RV rallies. They’re such a weird thing. It’s like summer camp all over again. Only you get to sleep in the same tent with boys! James and I just rolled out of “BNR”, the rally I’ve been...
Rhyolite Ghost Town: Bucket List Check!

Rhyolite Ghost Town: Bucket List Check!

James is obsessed with old abandoned things. Me, I think they’re pretty cool, too, but James? When we come across a crumbling structure, an old abandoned road to nowhere, or anything deserted...
Volcano Tour Begins: Lassen Volcanic National Park

Volcano Tour Begins: Lassen Volcanic National Park

It feels like eons ago we left the Pomona RV show and started our fall road trip. We’re still on it, actually… a few weeks later. I’m coming at you from a past-its-heyday RV park in Yakima,...
Why Won’t the Dutch Be Quiet?  – and other cycling stories from France

Why Won’t the Dutch Be Quiet? – and other cycling stories from France

The Dutch are truly lovely people, but they really need to learn to be quiet when other cyclists (like yours truly) are suffering badly up climbs… So, I’m back from France.  I actually have been...
Why Do These Roads Only Go UP??!!??

Why Do These Roads Only Go UP??!!??

Being from Utah, I’ve got a somewhat jaded perspective when it comes to cycling climbs. Many of the climbs that are accessible right from Salt Lake City top out at nine or ten thousand feet. In...
Complaining My Way Across France: Watch Me Suffer!

Complaining My Way Across France: Watch Me Suffer!

I’m convinced Lycra has some effect on brain chemistry. There’s something about putting on a cycling kit that makes people want to take a normally pleasurable activity, like riding a bike, and...
Park, Pedal, Play:  Buellton, California

Park, Pedal, Play: Buellton, California

We’re trying something new here. Stef and I recently spent a week in southern California using the RV as a base camp for cycling (and for work, but nobody wants to hear about that).  We liked...
Sea Otter Classic 2018 in the Bag: SIGH!!!

Sea Otter Classic 2018 in the Bag: SIGH!!!

Well, our first official hosting gig at Sea Otter Classic just wrapped up and I’m declaring it a success! We’ve camped with friends before at Sea Otter, but never as the official group...
It’s All Uphill From Here: Mallorca Ride Camp: Days 3-7

It’s All Uphill From Here: Mallorca Ride Camp: Days 3-7

Well, not to spoil the ending, but we’re back home from our Trek Travel ride camp.  The last few days of riding went by in a flash – just like my first 50 years.  Sigh…  ...