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Kate’s blog about life, full-time RVing, scrumptious food, ever-present faith and the friends along the path.
- DIY RV Cord ReelDIY RV Cord Reel September 23, 2021 – Shane Organize your RV basement with a simple DIY project! Skill Level: BeginnerTime: Half an HourPrice: Under $40Benefits: Priceless Your RV’s cord can be a hassle. It’s one of the last items you put away and one of the first ones to come out, but there just isn’t an easy place to store it. And what if it’s raining? Nothing like 35 feet of muddy lifeline wadded up on top of your lawn chairs and drinking hose. […]
- Solar Screens for RVSolar Screens for RV August 31, 2021 – Shane Cool off your RV with a quick DIY project! It can get pretty hot in a camper when you’re sitting in the sun. Our families live in the South, so we spend way too much time in 90+ degree weather. During our first summer as full-timers, we knew we had to do something to reduce the heat inside our fifth wheel, and started researching. It was obvious the windows were letting in a lot of heat, […]
- Umbrella Stand for RVsUmbrella Stand for Campgrounds August 31, 2021 – Shane A picnic table can always use a little shade. Our quick and easy DIY umbrella holder keeps you out of the sun and rain. A little shade on the picnic table can sure be nice. We’ve used pop-up canopies and screen rooms before, but they take forever to set up and take down. We wanted something quick and easy that we didn’t dread dealing with. Something that could be brought down quickly when the weather reared […]
- HireMeGlyphs – Stealth MarketingHireMeGlyphs is a new and innovative way for RV’ers to market their employable skills outside the usual realm of advertising.
- 22 Funny Camping MemesWe are sharing 22 of our favorite camping memes. We hope they will bring a smile to your face, a chuckle to your soul, or a nod
- Our Top 8 Reasons Why We Love RV LifeOur Top 8 Reasons Why We Love RV Life We love full-time RV life. Here are 8 reasons why (in no particular order): 1. The shorter amount of time it takes to clean our 355 square foot home vs. our sticks’n bricks before. 2. The ability to chase 70-degree weather…
- “Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour” – Mountain View, Arkansas15 Tips to Maximize Your Adventure Tucked away in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, you will find Mountain View, known as the ‘Folk Capital of the World’. Once a year the artists and artisans that call this part of Arkansas home open up their studios to the public.
- Alligators, Wildlife, Oh My!In the wildlife-rich bayous of Southwest Louisiana, a simple drive down LA-27 towards the Gulf of Mexico from Lake Charles takes you by a gem that will wow young and old alike. It is a 9,621-acre area full of wildlife, alligators, and migratory birds.
- Happy 50thMy little hands reached for the candy apple red, plastic long-handled spoon anxious to taste the soft vanilla ice cream, salty Spanish peanuts, and gooey hot fudge. My taste buds already recognized that this was the perfect bite. A life-long love began with my favorite treat. The Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait and I turned 50 this year.
- The Tornado“I gotta go Julia, we got cows” Well, in our case it was a trash can. It was December 2020, we were traveling from Summerdale, Alabama to Reeves, Louisiana for a two-night stay before heading home to Arkansas for Christmas. I have weather apps on my phone, check them religiously before we leave on a trip and during the trip. I saw where storms were predicted for that afternoon
- “It must be nice, you are always on vacation!”What seems like a picture-perfect vacation on the outside: an RV, lawn chairs placed under a pristine awning, grill strategically placed adjacent to the picnic table, adorable dog sleeping next to a chair, and those cute lights you saw at the store last week hanging across the awning. You immediately think, “They are so lucky to be on vacation all the time”! Looks, as you well know, can be deceiving. The outdoor living setup for us is usually aspirational, everything we hope to be doing after we get our work done.
- ArkansasWe are back in our home state of Arkansas. Our internet at our last location in Louisiana became unreliable, plus it was getting hot down in Southern Louisiana. Between the heat, the bugs, and the internet we were dwindling and melting quickly. Although I am missing Cajun food and the plentiful ingredients that inhabit the grocery stores down South. I stocked up on several things before we left.
- Wandering Words. . . Reflection #2Wandering Words. . . Reflection #2 May 31, 2021 What are you willing to do to change your life?How bad do you want it?Anyone can say they want to travel, or lose weight, or write a novel, but you’ve got to make changes in your life to accomplish your goals.So how bad do you want it? Are you willing to make the changes it will take? Or are you like everyone else? View this post, comment or share with friends:https://www.wanderandreflect.com/2021/05/31/wandering-words-reflection-2/ Please leave this field empty10% […]
- Why Every RV Should Have Reflective DecalsSAFETY ~ Be Seen, Be Safe! An RV can be hard to see in the rain, fog or darkness. Why settle for just your taillights? Semitrailers are required to have more than 250 square-inches of reflective striping on the back, but your camper probably has none.