• Destinations

    A Sentimental Stay in Nebraska

    My mother passed away a long time ago – 34 years to be exact. I was 29, married, and raising 3 daughters. And there are so many things I wished I’d asked her. But I doubt there’s anyone who has lost a parent who doesn’t feel that way. One of the topics I wished I had explored further was her childhood in North Platte, Nebraska. She was born there and didn’t move to Florida until she was 18 and had graduated from high school. Her grandfather, one of the last blacksmiths in North Platte, preceded the move in the 1920’s – traveling by buggy with his wife, Mary and their…

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    An Annual Gathering of Tiny Trailers

    Every year, since 2017 (well except 2020 but we just write that year off), the NuCamp factory in Sugarcreek, Ohio has hosted a rally for the owners of their tiny trailers. I have been attending since 2016 when it was organized by their former distributor and have been hooked ever since. As a rule, I dislike organized group events. I truly do. However, this event is a gathering of like-minded (in a camping sense) people who are there to learn, share, and enjoy these marvelous campers and I always have a good time. We even have attendees who used to own a T@B, or T@G and missed the group. On…

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    Cajun country & crawfish

    After a quick stop in Tallahassee for my 2nd COVID vaccination, I made my way across the panhandle to south Louisiana. My daughter, Jessie, has lived in this region for 11 years and fosters my appreciation for the history of both the Cajun and Creole cultures found here. It is also crawfish season, and I can eat these little mud bugs several times a week – which I did during my week here 😌 Jessie also patiently helped me find some sites that I had on my little list of things to do. I use the Roadside America app to find the more obscure places/things to see on my road…

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    Serendipity and Sugarcreek

    The timing of my visit to Sugarcreek, Ohio was purely based on desperation. Several months ago, some issues began with my travel buddy, Ameli@, that required a two thousand mile roundtrip up to her birthplace NüCamp RV in Sugarcreek, Ohio. While not in my initial plan since I will be here again in June, it turned out to be a magical visit. Despite driving through the freak snow storm to get here, I felt my blood pressure lower as I got closer to this charming village. I love it here. The landscape, the hills, my friends both Amish and “English” all provide me with a wonderful sense of belonging. But…

  • Destinations,  Solo Travel

    Part 1: Solo road trip in a camper van -North Coast 500!

    INVERNESS TO THURSO Let me preface this post by saying that all of Scotland is observing strict social distancing rule which include face masks & 2 meter distancing. So everything I’ve visited, has that in place. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿  After exploring Culloden Battlefield, I’m ready to begin my North Coast 500 road trip – 516 mile route that hugs the northernmost coast of Scotland. You can do the route clockwise or anti clockwise- I chose the latter and set aside enough time to take my time along the route and chase any shiny object that caught my eye. Here’s the route I took for the first half. I have circled my overnight stops…