I Ordered Fish and Got a T-bone.

I wiggle and shimmy the wooden box into the opening, and in the end, my son’s ashes fit snuggly inside my olive colored purse. It’s Valentine’s Day, and the 13th angel-versary of his passing.  A few week’s ago my parents invited me to lunch with a casual, “and feel free to bring Shawn along” thrown …

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What’s She Doing Now?! (hint: NOT full-time RVing)

  I feel as though I owe my readers an explanation.  After all the hullabaloo and rigmarole in preparation of living in my tiny trailer, it only lasted 5 months.  I spent two months living in the trailer here in Arizona to work out the kinks before spending three months on the road.  I travelled …

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Emerging and the Pacific NW

"Emerging", a self portrait by Sara Therese A butterfly flits across my path and I catch my breath. Then, another appears and they dance the joy of free spirits. Souls entwined in a moment that is both fleeting and forever. “I’ve missed you,” I whisper, before they are gone. *** The butterfly is a symbol …

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Turtle Beach and Shasta Lake

One of the joys of living long enough to see the next generation into adulthood is learning about the people they’re becoming as adults.  For this reason, I’ve spent the last month coordinating my travels to coincide with the locations of several young family members.  My first ‘family reunion’ stop was in Shasta Lake to …

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Rancho Oso and Lessons Learned along the Way

In an effort to stay out of the heat and use my Thousand Trails RV park membership to it’s fullest, I mapped my trip through southern California to include two high elevation stops: Idyllwild above Palm Springs, and Rancho Oso above Santa Barbara.  The drive from Idyllwild (blog post here) to Rancho Oso is approximately …

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On the road, at last… (Idyllwild, California)

I open my eyes and tap the top of my watch, activating a blue glow that reads 2:07 am. The house is quiet - my parents asleep. We’d said our goodbyes the night before, and I remember the image of my dad, tucked into bed like a small boy, as I said goodnight and he …

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Outside Restoration and Renovations Finished!

Back in January, I shared the finished renovations to the inside of my Escape 17' fiberglass trailer, seen here. When I sit inside and look around, I’m filled with pride and love for the beautiful interior because all the personal touches make it feel like a home. My home. But, I didn’t have that same feeling …

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Month One – Wheel Estate Reflections

9 days in… The black tank is full! Don’t ask me how I know. I check the manual for instructions on how to empty it. Page 56 - Waste Water System Steps 1-4: Hook up hose. Easy peasy. Feeling good. Step 5: Open the black tank termination valve and drain. Open valve. Sounds easy. Hmm… …

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