Category Archives: On the Road

Below…Zero?!? Part 4

[Our January 2016 adventure into the depths of winter continues….without our RV, thank goodness!] It was 13 degrees BELOW ZERO when we left Sioux Falls on January 10. Good news: the new Jeep started right up 🙂 The frigid temperatures … Continue reading

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Heading South

If you’ve been following the long and strange 2015 journey of Bob and Ellen, you know we wound our way around the Western states, backtracking sometimes, avoiding hot temperatures and wildfire smoke when we could (dealing with it with a … Continue reading

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Sunshine, Blue Skies!

After spending the last three weeks of August (2015) amid the smoke from Montana and Idaho wildfires, we were thrilled to see blue skies ahead of us as we headed West. This same stretch of the interstate through central Washington … Continue reading

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Perfect Gifts for the RVer!

Full-timer? Friend or family member a full-time RVer? Wondering what in the world to get someone who has about three inches of space for non-essentials? Books have always made great gifts, but why give someone a book of RV repairs … Continue reading

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Packed Packwood

As we drove westward through Washington state this past July we were reminded of how varied this state is. With so much attention given to Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula, it’s easy to forget how much of the state is … Continue reading

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The Full-Timers Motto

Along Route 93, just south of the Montana border, sits the tiny town of North Fork, Idaho. The town has a small restaurant, store, and fuel. If memory serves, they’re all in the same building. And just south of there, … Continue reading

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Domicile Smoky Domicile

[Yep, this blog is behind again…. as autumn scatters leaves around us, the blog is still back in early July.] During our stay in Rapid City and on our hikes up Bear Butte outside of Sturgis, we could see the … Continue reading

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Where Is Everybody?!?!

Whenever we drive these lonely backroads (which is as often as possible!), we’re puzzled: Where is everybody?!? Oh, look! There’s somebody!!

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The Wisdom of It

Late June found us scooting through the Salmon National Forest from Idaho into Montana, climbing mountains amid lush trees, away — it seemed — from everyone else: Critters didn’t even seem to be around, leaving empty watering holes… …and quiet … Continue reading

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Idaho: Not Just Potatoes

Southern Idaho is farm country. The potatoes grown here are famous for good reason. And getting them locally is, of course, best. Whenever we could get them with our meal, we ordered potatoes and could taste the difference, whether in … Continue reading

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