Photo by Chris Locke

It is 2020 — the year of What’s Next?

Travel in 2020 requires creative planning and thoughtfulness amidst a pandemic. Hitting the road and visiting mostly isolated destinations formulated our plans for a long awaited vacation and quality time with our youngest son. We chose destinations that were unique, on…


Just like the Mississippi River, life is about change.

In the blink of an eye, something happens by chance — when you least expect it — sets you on a course that you never planned, into a future you never imagined. — Nicholas Sparks

Life changes course over time, routing…


I had an image in my mind of what South Dakota would look like. I wasn’t even close. Unlike my imagination, the NW corner of South Dakota was picture perfect. Rolling hills greeted us as we entered South Dakota from Wyoming. …


But what about the many ways we experience different types of death in a lifetime?

Not all deaths are final. Death does not often mean loss. And, we do not always experience grief. …


Small Space Living

Sometimes, you just need to say, “You’re in my space. I need some time alone. Some privacy”.

Imagine going from an 1800 sq. ft house to a 27’ Airstream. Full time. All the time. One-bedroom. One bath. One tiny living space. Two people.

During our forty-five years…


It felt like life was on eternal HOLD only without the HOLD music.

It is challenging to look within ourselves and to analyze the why. Why was I only existing? What was holding me back? What was the real fear?

During the first part of Covid, life paused, at least…


While checking off some items on the BUCKET LIST

Our Maiden Voyage back in April was short and bittersweet, read more here. We then returned to Anacortes, after a brief stint home we decided to try to hit the road again. …


Details, Sites, what a newbie needs to know….

Bay Point Landing — Coos Bay, Oregon

As a newbie to the RV life, I rely heavily on reviews of RV Parks and Campgrounds, Harvest Hosts, Boondocking, etc. I use various websites, such as; Campgroundreviews.com and Campendium, Facebook groups.


Sounds romantic to travel from hither to yon. Why else, would hundred of thousands of people take up the RV lifestyle, or be in the process of planning for it. And, why else, would an over-a-billion-dollar industry support the dream, reinforcing the romantic side of this life style.

But reality…


When we started this adventure, we had BIG plans. We found an Airstream that already had solar panels on it, we upgraded the batteries, we “practiced” boondocking, but the most we would last was two days. We watched countless videos on boondocking. …

Karla Locke

My creative self needs an outlet, I do this with writing and photography and the occasional thought and opinion.

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