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Washing Clothes on the Road

Oh, I have tried it all. At one time I had a large tub with a lid on it full of laundry and soapy water sloshing back and forth to the movement of the truck while we drove. Problem was we had to make many more toilet stops with this method. You see I don’t […]

How do we manage with young kids?

Traveling around the world is great but its even better if you can bring your kids along. A lot of people, like Mona who just sent me an email, see it as too much of a challenge to travel with young kids. Now granted our kids are no longer young. Our youngest is 11 but […]

Keeping food cold – off grid

We have been Finally getting some work done on the truck.  You know, trying again to take care of the essentials. We figure why not giving keeping food cool or cold another shot.  I am happy to say that we have made strides in this area.  As you know, we have chosen to live off […]

Up in an apple tree

I don’t want to climb up the apple tree. I am TOO OLD! I am older than the others. I am also more aware of my mortality. I don’t want to think about how long my bones would take to heal at my age. OK, So maybe I am not THAT OLD. But I am […]

Around the Wedding by Derek

The “Family Band” picking up Derek at the airport. Performed a very amateur production of “In the Jungle”. “Just returned from Sir Samuel and Lady Jenna Jones’ wedding in New Zealand! Some weddings have a frame already set up for the couple. This one required everyone to become, then build the circus. An organ was […]

Sam’s BIG News

It is official now. Sam is getting married. The date is set for February 16th. He is getting married to his best friend, Jenna. She is great. She has been popping in and out of our lives for the last 6 years. First in Orkney, Texas and then in Hungary and Romania. It is great […]

Andrew’s Big Birthday Gift

We already have 2 kids that have left home and now live in the city and we know these moments are not nearly often enough. Abi just got back from Europe a couple of weeks ago. We are so glad to have her back. Last weekend was the first time, since Christmas, we have had […]

Hello Grandma and Nana!

Can you believe we have been in New Zealand now for over 6 months and such a pathetic representation of blog posts. I suppose now that we aren’t traveling quite so much in “dangerous countries” there isn’t as much need to put up a blog post to say, “hey grandparents! We aren’t DEAD on the […]