How Not to Start Full Time RVing

Our friend Allen captured this beautiful photo of our RV while we were boondocking at Saddle Mountain, Arizona in January 2019. “Don’t worry about potholes or detours on your journey. Take risks. Have Faith in your ability to handle changes. Look for serendipitous opportunities. - Kay Peterson, Escapees RV Club Co-FounderI wrote a lot about … Continue reading How Not to Start Full Time RVing

5 Basic Tips for Taking Great Photos

I was asked to write an article about how to take good photos. I've been learning and improving my photography skills over the past several years. Here are my top 5 tips for beginning photographers! It is often said that the best camera is the one you have with you. Today, most cell phones have … Continue reading 5 Basic Tips for Taking Great Photos

What have we been up to?

April 11th, 2019.  Today marks the 2-year anniversary of "The Pipe Dream".  Two years ago we came up with the crazy idea to sell everything and become full-time RVers.  I still can't quite believe we had this idea and made a goal and then achieved our goal last December.  I'm pretty sure it's the biggest … Continue reading What have we been up to?

58th Escapade Re-Cap

We celebrated a few milestones in May! Katelyn graduated from kindergarten and we attended her kindergarten celebration program on May 18th. Her last day of school was May 23rd and then she was on her way to Joplin to spend a few days with my mom, my aunts and Bryan’s dad. The following morning Bryan … Continue reading 58th Escapade Re-Cap

Moving Day

We’ve been busy since we brought our RV home in March! Spring was late to arrive this year and we saw freezing temperatures well into April. We finally caught a break and had nice weather for our "official" RV move-in day on April 28th!   We’ve spent every night in the RV since then (except … Continue reading Moving Day

We Bought our RV!

It’s been a busy few weeks for us and we’ve been driving all over the state of Missouri! We have long been planning to make our RV purchase this March. We already knew we wanted the Highland Ridge 310 bunkhouse travel trailer. We wanted to find a nice used one and we checked RVTrader throughout … Continue reading We Bought our RV!

Regrets? I have one.

Happy New Year!  We are slowly working toward Launch 2018! We are now in touch with a realtor with the goal to get our house on the market in May.  I cleaned and purged the living room yesterday!  It's pretty satisfying.  The bookshelves were the hard part, we kept some books for now that will … Continue reading Regrets? I have one.

Farewell, 2017

2017, what a year it's been! I can honestly say we've been blessed with a good year. I hope 2018 will be good to us too. I started my new job in January and it was a lateral move but it's been far less stress than my previous jobs so I think it was a … Continue reading Farewell, 2017

The holding pattern

Hello!  This blog update is overdue.  Nothing much new going on, we have endless purging and cleaning we need to do.  I'm not making a lot of progress.  I hate to throw things away but it's difficult trying to meet people to piecemeal things for very little money.  We aren't ready for a garage sale … Continue reading The holding pattern

August 1st 2018

We have a launch date!  We are aiming for 8/1/18!  If we can go sooner that would be wonderful!  But that is our target date.  In some ways it seems like there is so much to do and it will be here before we know it.  In other ways it seems like an eternity.  We … Continue reading August 1st 2018