Day 21: Fairbanks, Alaska to Paxson Lake, Alaska (yesterday) We woke up to sun!! Yay! We started the day at the Fairbanks Visitor Center. We have found tje visitor centers to be a wealth of information on our trip. Even super small towns have had them and sometimes they are next to historical points of interest/museums. Usually super friendly people that want to make sure you enjoy their town. We toured their exhibits then headed out in the waterfront wall that started at the Antler Arch. A quiet morning stroll along the Chena River. The drive today basically followed along the Alaskan Range and the Alyeska pipeline! The mountain views were stunning. Mark allowed lots of stops for me to take pictures. ❤️ The pipeline is amazing how it dives underground and then appears later! It goes above ground when the soil is permafrost and wouldn’t support digging. The rivers are so wide and “braided”. A wide path with little rivulets of water winding through it. Love that phrase. We checked into our first BLM campground at Paxson Lake. No services (including a very weak cell signal) so we “boondocked”. Thankfully because we are small we could fit into one of the spots on the loop next to the lake. My favorite place we have camped so far. I was worried about mosquitoes but the Alaskan mosquitoes have not shown up! We got bit worse In Oregon and Washington on our way up. We caught up on our journals and had a Yahtzee tournament. I did not win. #alaskorbust#rvlife#ltvphotocontest2019#glaciers#fairbanks#paxsonlakecampground#alyeskapipeline#rainbowmountain
Living our best life today @yosemitenps. I could travel like this forever. This adventure seemed so scary and crazy when we decided it on it, now it seems like the only sane thing to do.
The end of our scheduled 2 month adventure is approaching and my heart is breaking. I want to stay out for another 6 months or even a year. We aren’t sure we can swing it, but, I think we may try. Or at least I’m going to attempt to make a really really strong argument to the husband...
What have you been wanting to do, but can’t seem to take the first step?
Quick appreciation post (sorry, not sorry) for this man. I know y'all already know I'm enamored with Mike and get sick of reading it but too bad haha
He drives me bonkers sometimes and our relationship is by no means perfect but I am so unbelievably blessed to call him mine. This many hours side by side on the road can test the best of the best. Then you add tending to the dogs and getting them out often enough to potty in weird places and yet he never complains.
From playing dress-up at the 1880s town, singing every genre that has been played, making sure I have drinks and snacks while driving, and setting up the RV hopkups as soon as we pull in, this man is everything I hoped for in a partner to share my roadtrips AND the rest of my life with ♡
Love you Michael, thank you for sharing this adventure and so many more to come, with me xo
Nights like these melt my heart...
I am not your typical RV loving mom but I have grown to LOVE it! I fret over the small stuff and like everything perfect...but my children light up at finding bugs, playing in the dirt, and camp fire s’mores. So I embrace the mess and let them be!
We’ve got a lot of great deals for your Dad this Father's Day, However a great grill is a clean grill, so don't forget to pick your Father up a value pack barbeque bucket, stocked up with everything your dad needs to have a cracking good time.
We spent the last 2 days in Glacier, Yoho and Banff National Parks! Oh my! Too much to see and do- we will need to come back. We saw snow capped peaks in the Canadian Rockies, rooms hikes to waterfalls -bear creek falls and natural bridge and saw the bluest waters we've ever seen at Emerald lake in YOho and Lake Louise in Banff! We even took at 15 month old Canoing (he hated it) and almost got lost because of Apple maps on a sketch bridge and dirt road! Adventure! And there are many bears 🐻 at our current campsite. I have yet to see one :( #rvthereyet#rvlife#camping#yoho#banff#glaciercanada#canada#ohcanada#wherethehellrv
Machupicchu, La ciudad escondida de los Incas, a más de 2.500 msndm, que desde su descubrimiento es una de las Maravillas del mundo.
Este capítulo es largo de tanto qué hay para contar, cómo llegar, logística, costos, historia, descripciones, etc etc
Me inclino por narrar mis sensaciones personales, por que palabras que salen del corazón llegan al corazón y Machupicchu, uno de los lugares que soñábamos en conocer ; planeando el viaje lo veíamos tan lejano, y de repente estábamos caminando por su suelo, observando la grandiosa obra maestra del Imperio, que vivió en armonía con la Naturaleza, las montañas y la madre tierra La Pachamama, agricultores por excelencia, criaban animales, tejían, lograron grandes niveles en astronomía; hasta que llegó la conquista, una cultura nueva impulsada por la ambición y codicia, aprovecharon sus recursos de mentira y fuerza para someter a un pueblo noble a sucumbir bajo su yugo amenazador. Los incas sabían que si los colonizadores descubrían Machupicchu la destruirían y por lo tanto bloquearon los caminos y abandonaron su ciudad dejándola perdida por casi 500 años.
Yo me pregunto: cómo sería nuestro continente, si no hubiera existido tanta barbarie y en vez de ser dominados por la colonia hubiéramos seguido los ejemplos de Los Incas y otros pueblos Originarios?
No viajamos para pasear y sacarnos lindas fotos, viajamos por qué queremos mostrarle a nuestros hijos el mundo que queremos para el futuro, no visitamos shopping, ni museos de guerra, visitamos ferias, pueblos, naturaleza y lugares donde haya Paz, Historia verdadera de la gente y sus ancestros no de Google ni wikipedia. Machupicchu es un capítulo más de lo que pudo haber sido un mundo de Paz y Armonía. .
. . #judaismo#judaísmo#judios#israel#religion#religiones#cultura#jews#jew#jewish#jewishfood#jewishmusic#jewishholidays#jewishlife#jewishhistory#jewisheducation#judiosenelmundo#jewishfamily#tora#torah#torahlife#judaismoenespañol#kabala#kabalah#parashat#rvlife#familiaviajera#shabat#machupicchu
Idaho was magical. And sure enough, I found a new 'favorite' place...Twin Falls. (I just may have to face the fact that with each step of this journey, there will always be another special place!) It started with a fun day exploring Shoshone Falls State Park. Wow! (I'll share those pics in my next post!) And when time to set camp? I simply turned to my Harvest Hosts app, that connected me to Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls.
Nestled deep in the canyon, adjacent to the Snake River, it was the perfect spot to soak in nature's beauty and reflect on my journey thus far. Check out these pics...first roadside view, driving down into the canyon, arriving at the course, and setting up "Louise", my T @B-320 teardrop camper along the banks of the river. I couldn't have enjoyed a better end to the day.
Friends, I highly recommend Harvest Hosts, if you are going to plan a roadtrip. For a small annual fee, you get access to a nationwide network of great hosts, including wineries, farms, attractions, museums, AND golf courses that allow you to overnight at their properties for free. It's my "go-to" app for locating the perfect spot to camp, especially when travelling on a budget.
Staying with family on this beautiful property was amazing!
We love that this lifestyle gives us the ability to bring our home to family! We had a great time visiting @earthsbeautyphotography, had so many laughs, toured more of the area and got to spend quality time with our new niece 🥰
This place fit our rig perfectly thank goodness! 😀 Thanks for having us guys!
So close to #canada I can smell it.
Smells like Pine and #huckleberry (I have no pictures of the huckleberries, they were devoured before I had a chance)
We often get the same reaction after we share with someone we travel fulltime & our home is only 260sq ft. Most likely they will ask how we do it without killing each other.
I laugh but I totally get it. We spend almost every minute every day together, everywhere we go.
Let’s be real our life is not a permanent vacation dream or an early retirement. Our plates are full. We work hard on our businesses🍕🍺🍷and roadschool our 5&6 year old sons📚🌎 The majority of people have it all so wrong. Going from 3400 -260sq ft has taught us these tiny walls unite us even closer together. A humble home forces issues to be addressed and dealt not swept away (we ALL have bad days) We can’t hide or storm away, literally there’s no where to go only GROW.. So I love this crazy life and family we created.
I never take it for granted that I can take risks and chase dreams with my best friend all day every day. ❤️
I love that we had the courage to hit the pause button so we could recalibrate our priorities. Our family is every thing. When 3 of our older sons flew away from our nest the last few years we learned how valuable time really is. 🚦
There is so much more I could share. But how lucky am I, this guy tells me every day. “I am still not sick of you yet”💋 Photo credit-
One more week until we’re spending our nights in our home on wheels again. We picked the camper up on Saturday after spending the past month in the shop. Main thing was a new seal around our kitchen slide. Every time it rained, we had water leaking in.
Best part though, we didn’t have to store it in our driveway (it barely fits) and everything was covered under the warranty! I’ll take it!
This week will entail getting it ready to go for a two week jaunt to the Twin Cities! We’ll be spending our time at a county park just south of St. Paul (MN) pretending we live there again. State fair, family, friends...So excited!!!! #rvlife#vermont#sunsetview#coachmenrv#forestriverrv#homeiswhereyouparkit#goadventuring#lifeiswhatyoumakeit
It’s been a week of rock collecting, beach walking, playing, laughing, sleep overs and making incredible memories.
There’s nothing quite like time with grandparents ♥️ This week we soaked up all the time we could get, especially since it’s not just a hop, skip and jump to visit one another.
Until next time!