Pop-Up Remodel: The Beginning

My guilty pleasure…I LOVE watching HGTV remodel/rehab/flip shows. I’ll be honest- I can binge watch them for hours. Or days. I sit at the edge of my seat awaiting the before and after pictures. I love watching as bathroom and kitchen fixtures are chosen and new flooring is picked. As a renter, I have looked at houses online and imagined how amazing I could make them look. And now it’s my turn. Sure, it’s on a very tiny scale. But I am determined to make our pop-up camper feel just like home. Today Louie and I went to our pop-up …

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Supplies? Check!

It was like Christmas at our house a few days ago. We ordered every supply that we though we might need for our trip from Amazon, and $850 later we feel we are well stocked. All of the large items came on the same day. Some came USPS and some UPS. The delivery drivers had to make multiple trips to their vehicles to get our stuff. Our kitchen, dining room, and living room were so packed with boxes that we could barely move. It doesnt help that we are also packing up things to donate and put into storage. The …

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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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