Thanksgiving at Home

As things typically go around here, I find myself behind on all those things that you people want to know about. Who am I kidding, I am the only one who looks at this. In any case, the holidays came and went….quickly I might add. This year we held Thanksgiving at our house and Ali’s…

Time to Play Catch-Up

  I have been horrible at keeping this thing updated and for good reason….It seems finding the time is one of the biggest hurdles to actually sitting down and putting thoughts to a page.  There have been a lot of things that have occurred over the last few months that I think are noteworthy.  So…

Yep….

At what point does life start to get easier? When I was a teenager all I wanted to do is grow up and start my life. Now, I wish that I would have milked that period of time for all that I could have.  Things these days seem to grind on. It seems like a…

October is Here…..

After 5 Years of faithful service, The Green Machine was retired last month. I opted for a heavier duty model I have been looking at for some time. We hook up to the RV last weekend to give it a work out and what a difference moving up a truck class makes. Feels solid and…

Carlyle Lake Weekend

It’s been a while since we took a trip as a family in the RV and this past weekend we tried to play catch up. I managed to get a site at Carlyle Lake and it might be one of the best ones on the lake just because of the view. You need to book…

Summer Is Over. Boo.

This past weekend I got away my brother in law for a drinking/fishing trip. More drinking less fishing. Wouldn’t have mattered anyhow as the lake was so high things were all out of wack.  It was a good time however we struck out same as last year with the weather. It was either brutally hot or…

Shrimp And Grits

I have been working on this Shrimp and Grits thing for a little while and its become a little project. I love southern food and for some reason I really want to get this one down to perfection. I started with a few renditions of a recipes that are well known and started to tweak…

Post Trip Review of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

We made it home in one piece and a better understanding of what relaxation really is. We traveled 1,800+ miles, spent 11 consecutive nights in the RV, brought back 15lbs of Seafood in the Freezer and came away with a new appreciation for small spaces and two crazy kids. It was awesome. There are a lot…

Days….I lost count.

The best intentions usually go south and while I wanted to try to highlight each day of this trip on the blog….it kind of fell apart as time went on. Truth be told, I have lost track of time. The kids are going to bed when they get sleepy, we spent some time yesterday under…

Day 7- Much of Nothing

 Today started off with an extremely heavy rain and lightning around 1am. All our stuff was out including the awning but other than a re-soaking of the towels no issues. Our neighbors were not as lucky….the weight of the water destroyed their awning and they had to call a mobile service to remove it. Today…

Day 6

Not much to report..after a few few days on the road we have developed a new “wish list” for our next RV.  We checked out Seaside Florida Monday …filming location of “The Truman Show” and the same   as the community we live in..New Town. You can see the connections.  Today we checked out some…

Day 5- Another low Key Sunday

I’m Getting into a groove for sure…everyone slept until 8:30 and for those keeping track…that’s 2 hours later than normal. Part of the reason is we are running to the point of exhaustion and the other is that we have a site that is so well shaded that it’s like a little 65 degree cave…