Meandering Through Minnesota

We were awoken to a thunderstorm at around 4 am on our first morning in Minnesota. We had already decided that because our camper has so much metal that we would retreat to our suv during any storm. So, we all stumbled out of bed into the wet darkness and took a seat in the car to wait out the storm. It only lasted about 30 minutes, and we felt it was safe to go inside. We curled back up for a few more hours. Because we had driven most of the day before, we had not had time to …

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A “Hitch” In Our Plans

A trailer hitch. It seems like such an easy thing. You just have it professionally installed, and then that is it, right? Nope. Well, not for us. This was our first trailer hitch and we were going in blind. We wanted to do this on our own. The 2008 Mercury Mariner can pull up to 3500 lbs only if it gets a “factory installed trailer hitch” (according to the owner’s manual). We wanted to do everything the correct way since we were going to be pulling a trailer for one year around the entire country. So, we contacted the Ford …

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It Never Goes As Planned…

Months ago my husband and I began looking at used RV sites to get an idea of what we could get in our price range. With dreamy stars in our eyes, we decided a Class C RV was the one for us. Not too large because neither of us had driven anything larger than a car. But not too small because we still wanted the comforts of home, right? And we were okay with needing to do some interior remodeling as long as it did not involve water damage or electrical work. Or anything to do with the engine. In February …

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It’s All About Timing

A strong desire to travel. That is the official definition of wanderlust. But those who truly have wanderlust know that it is much more than just a strong desire. It is a need. A yearning in the heart for places that you have never seen, and people that you have never met. It is a dream to not just visit the tourist spots, but to dive in deeper. Breathe in a culture. Eat the local food and drink at the local pub. Take the dusty backroads to the small towns that aren’t on a map. Ride the city buses and …

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