Covid-19 Comes to Texas

As a rule Texans fear few things.  They respect funnel clouds and shotguns, and dread losing a football game to LSU or having a Democrat in the White House.  But the novel coronavirus has them sitting up, paying attention, and doing a lot of hand-washing, if not -wringing.  Yet as of March 7, 2020 the […]

Read More

Evicted

Around 10:00 Saturday, our 10th morning at the Gulf Islands National Seashore campground, National Park Service rangers began knocking on doors bearing bad news:  everyone has to pack up and leave before 4:00 this afternoon.  The campground is closed indefinitely due to lack of funding.   Yes, Kat and I were evicted from our paid for […]

Read More

What Did You Do During the Eclipse?

Kat and I are enjoying a mild Pennsylvania summer.  For most of the past two weeks we have camped at Penn Wood Airstream Campground near Clarion.  It’s a quiet, lovely setting amid a meadow with a clear creek running alongside.  They have full hookups, good wifi, showers and a laundry that’s only one greenback (no […]

Read More

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Some parks advise their visitors to bring lots of insect repellent. Others warn you about extreme winter or summer weather. Hatteras Seashore does none of that, but what the hey, we used to be Tarheels. We know that country. You don’t need to tell us nothin’.

Read More

Georgia, On My Mind

Then she saw a wildcat, a couple of bighorn sheep, a buffalo, and a family of white-tailed deer. All were of that peculiar sub-species, Goodyearicus.

Read More

A War Story

The Army made me an infantryman, and motivated me to the point I was slavering to kill old Victor Charles and use his blood as war paint. That motivation evaporated once I got there and noticed that so many of us were going to replace KIAs, or worse.

Read More

Third Year Roadies

We both pull our rig pretty well now, but it was not always so. Kat has become an accomplished trailer backer and I have learned how to communicate in ways that will not lead to shoulder bursitis. I can usually eyeball a site and know where and how many levelers to use under the wheels. We’ve mastered use of our generator to preserve battery life while reloading our laptops and phones. Water management has been mastered, and neither of us has crushed a wheel chock in almost two years!

Read More