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Our Experience with Thousand Trails So Far! Win Some, Lose Some

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Near the end of September, as Brian and I began our travels South, we made the decision to purchase our first Thousand Trails membership.  Knowing we would traverse the SouthEast, we decided to purchase the SE Zone as well as the Trails Collection since many of our upcoming locations were Thousand Trails parks.  In addition, we purchased the SW Zone (covering AZ, CA & NV) where we'll winter this year.  While the cost of membership is pricey, we figured after 25 nights (at an average of $25.00 per) and we'd break even.  At this time in the year, the daytime temps were still warm, and while we like to boondock, keeping our AC running for the dogs was a priority for us.  Electric hookups would be necessary and Thousand Trails fit the bill! We received suggestions from others to buy a membership from a camping outlet; however, we ended up using a discount code from a fellow YouTuber and purchased our membership directly from Thousand Trails.  It was a super easy process and d…

Maryland Bound, eBikes and our thoughts on Harvest Hosts

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Maryland Bound,  eBikes and our thoughts on Harvest Hosts

Hi All!  First of all, let me thank each and everyone of you for the love and support you showed my family and I during my Mom's illness and passing.  You filled our hearts!  Thank you so much!

After returning to Indiana, Brian and I eagerly hit the road in search of BEACH 🏖 time.  August was a bit of a stressful month and we knew the beach would be the answer to soothe our souls and fill our cups.  First stop - Maryland to see our oldest son, Eric.  You know him - recent ASU graduate and all!

But first, our Lectric XP eBikes FINALLY arrived after a much anticipated wait of two months.  We unboxed, set up and rode those bikes the very day they arrived and made a video of it.  You may have seen it? If you're interested, here's the video link:  https://youtu.be/c4QQT9zvq3w  Well, as luck would have it, our route to Maryland took us right past the Great Allegheny Passage trail and we HAD to stop.  Soooooo glad we did…

At HOME in Indiana and a GIFT from my MOM

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At HOME in Indiana and a GIFT from my MOM

After the treacherous storms and "excitement"of tornado warnings in SD, MN and IA, we finally arrived back in Brian's home state of Indiana.  Our plans were to spend a couple weeks (lot docking) on family's land while we attended a family reunion and got reacquainted with the area we used to live in some years back  While the weather was on the warmer side with a bit of humidity, we still enjoyed getting outside and taking our segways to discover local trails and parks.  We didn't know what to expect or what we'd find, but the effort was totally worth it when we discovered covered bridges, rustic/restored parks, waterfalls, corn fields, suspension bridges, tow paths, canals and "fairy gardens" (Shawnna's term).

In two afternoons, we discovered more in this small town of Delphi than we ever saw during the two years we actually LIVED in Indiana.  We'll attribute this to having the gift of time and the…
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Hey, I thought WE were chasing the weather? Not the other way around!

Well, I do apologize for taking so long to update this blog.  Looking back at our last story, so much has happened and changed since our first month on the road.  Can you believe (we can't), that we've been on the road for almost 3 months??? What??  Like they say... we now have proof that... time flies when you're having fun!  Literally!  Half the time we don't know what day of the week it is or the date.  Thank goodness for iPhones or we'd be lost.  Truly!

Brian and I have now traversed several states since our last blog.  We left New Mexico, spent a week in Colorado, a little time passing through Nebraska and almost a month in South Dakota.  We'd planned only 2 weeks in SD to get our domicile completed, but ended up falling in love!  More on that later!

Our plan had always been to follow the weather.  Stay out of the heat,  tornados and hurricanes and chase the 70's and 80's.  Since…
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Top Billing on the "The List" TV Show - Ditching the Office for an RV!

Mike Dunn, Producer of the Emmy-award winning TV Show "The List", did a fine job interviewing Brian and I on our decision to trade it all for a life on the road.  We set up a makeshift TV studio in our rig and met with Mike while we were in New Mexico.  The show did a wonderful job of telling our story and keeping it lighthearted.  @thelistshowtv  Youtube link below!






Watch the full episode!





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ON THE ROAD AGAIN!  1 Month of Full Time RVing!  Arizona, New Mexico and TV Show Interview - Oh My!!

Thank you to Main Street RV (Apache Junction, AZ) for getting Lyf Uninterrupted back on the road again!  They did a phenomenal job of getting our rig done quickly when others told us 1-2 weeks!  Pete and family - you are wonderful!

Once we were back on the road, we landed on the Mogollon Rim to soak up the pine tree smells and cool breezes.  We stayed on national forest service land which meant the price per night was FREE!!  We had an awesome campsite and soon found out we were staying on a celebrity site!  Stay tuned to Youtube for the video on where we stayed.  Hint, we put out the whiskey for his men and beer for his horses (wink).



The Mogollon Rim never disappoints.  We had temps in the low to mid 70's and practically the whole campsite area to ourselves for 5 days.  We were tucked in behind a group of trees and could barely hear our closest neighbor.  On Saturday, we visited…