Showing posts from 2018

Let's Go to the Beach in Alabama!

We traveled from Maine to Orange Beach, Alabama. I was hoping it would be warmer than Maine and I got my wish. (It has since snowed in Maine!) My husband is glad that I've stopped whining about the cold. Mostly.

We went to nearby Gulf Shores beach and we rode bikes at Gulf State Park where they have 'gators and venomous snakes just like we used to see in Texas. I had my eagle eyes open for them, but all I saw was a rabbit.

November is a nice time at the beach: fairly quiet and uncrowded. Next up, we're traveling even farther west!

Working at a Museum in Maine!

My husband and I took a volunteer workamping position at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum for 6 weeks, starting in late August of 2018. (Workamping is living in your RV where you work for pay or as a volunteer.) We loved working there, in Bradley near Bangor. 
I spent time in the gift store where visitors stopped to pay admission, in the garden and opening and closing the old buildings like the sawmill. 
Eric spent most of his days doing odd jobs outside. Taking drone video kept him busy. He brought the game cameras up to date and, surprisingly, saw an elk on one of them. If we had only had our RV window shade open the morning before, we would have seen the elk who was not far from where we were parked!

Although we did do some sightseeing, we loved our time there so much that we stayed there almost the whole time. It was a beautiful place to walk, explore the cabins and meet visitors from all over the world. I ran a little there, but because of health reasons, I've had to run …

Palm Springs, California, for a Week

This week, my husband and I drove our RV from San Diego to Palm Springs. We strolled through town and hiked on trails in the area. One of my favorite hikes was through Tahquitz Canyon, which is on an Indian Reservation.

We hiked to a waterfall with a chilly pool at the foot of it - a great place to wade in. The hike went along a creek for most of the way, which was nice to listen to as we hiked up the trail in the heat. Yes, it's hot! I don't mind, though. I know much of the country is freezing right now!

These jumbo rocks were all over the place in Joshua Tree National Park, where we did more hiking. The rocks were a lot of fun to climb on and we had a picnic on top of them.

We found an old miner's cabin along the Queen Mountain trail. By the time we drove to the next hiking trail, the Lost Horse Trail, I started doing more running then walking and ran most of the way.

I usually run in the mornings at the RV park where we're staying. This week we stayed at the Palm S…

A Week in San Diego, California

Last week, my husband and I drove our RV from Bakersfield to San Diego. Seaport Village is one of the first places that we visited. That's where we walked along the water, stopped for a bite at Frost Me Cupcakes and window shopped.

We did touristy things in San Diego and went to nearby beach towns, too, like Coronado Island to walk through town and sit on the beach. One of my favorite places was the Point Loma tide pools. I spent a lot of time balancing on the rocks while searching for little sea creatures like crabs. I was glad to come away with only one soaked foot! I also enjoyed our visit to the former aircraft carrier USS Midway where we were able to visit with some veterans who told about their former work on the ship.

We stayed at the nice San Diego Metro KOA. This park would be a great place to take your dogs because they have two dog yards with lots of fun obstacle course equipment. It's also a nice place to run. I ran there all week and sometimes took advantage of t…