One of the exciting parts of taking the ferry to Port Townsend was meeting a fellow traveler. We had been following the adventures of Kerri (ASoloJournerer on Instagram) since the beginning of our travels. She travels with her dog Byron in her Airstream named Calypso. She spent a good deal of the summer up in Washington, and […]

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This salad is ridiculously delicious. Prior to trying out a similar recipe from Sprouted Kitchen, I had never thought of putting sweet potato in a salad. Its fabulous! Now I can’t seem to stop. I like to play with the ingredients, but I thought I’d post this one as it was a total winner. Salad […]

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Much to my surprise, we have had quite a few people ask us our opinion of the Pacific Northwest (PNW). I think for some people, the PNW is like a mystical dreamland. Plenty of recreation opportunities, beautiful green landcapes, the rolling ocean and coast. It does sound pretty dreamy, right?. These people were thinking of […]

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  • Amanda - I completely agree with all your points. We spent a few months in Washington & Oregon a few years ago, and while it was wonderful, the constant rain, drizzle and clouds got to me after awhile. I really need sun, and after 4 days in a row of rain or clouds I find myself feeling sad and unmotivated. I think it’s a greatl area to visit, but could never live there year round.ReplyCancel

After we left Crater Lake, we headed to Bend. We wanted to visit a few things in the area and it was a good place to spend the weekend and attend church. We had heard from some fellow travelers about a boondocking spot on China Hat Road, just south of Bend. It sounded like a […]

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  • Rainey Shafer - Great story… I really enjoyed reading it… Still wondering why the forest ranger gave you the boot on your second visit…. To be continued… Dun dun dun…. Anyway… enjoy your travels… We plan on being on the road in a year or so… Your stories are inspiring!

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    • Jess - We found out the National Forest closed to motorized vehicles as of November 1st. I’m assuming its just a winter thing and we were a few days too late. Nothing we did personally!ReplyCancel

When we were on Whidbey Island, we visited Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve. When We Visited: October 7, 2014 Ages of Kids: 9, 7, 4 Where We Stayed: Fort Ebey State Park We first picked up our Jr. Ranger Books from the nice ladies at the Trust Board Office near the cemetery. After we looked […]

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This week was pretty special! It marks the first time that Sam and I have been separated since we started this crazy journey one year ago! After spending Saturday exploring Captain Jack’s Stronghold in the Lava Beds National Monument, we journeyed north to one of our favorite campgrounds near Medford. I stayed with the kids […]

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We’ve found a new favorite recipe!  I’m not the most organized chef in the kitchen (and I’m pretty lazy about following directions), but I do love trying new recipes. Especially when they involve bread, cookies, or any other treats. With the coconut oil, applesauce, and Greek Yogurt I almost feel like this bread is bordering […]

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We recently experienced a massive wandering failure. I pray that sharing it will somehow prevent something this awful from ever happening again. It had been raining for the last week or two, and we had a clear, sunny day. I decided it was a perfect time to dry out (and clean out) the back of […]

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  • Christie Scott - Oh my gosh. Brian’s mouth was hanging open as I read this to him. Yikes!!!! We feel for you. Glad it all turned out ok.ReplyCancel

  • Michael Grace - Oh wow! You guys do a great job handling these bumps in the road. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Mellissa - Oh. My. Gosh. What a total nightmare! Thank you for sharing this! I hope it helps prevent this for others!!! AH!ReplyCancel

  • Gail Wasden - Two weeks ago, I went out in in our garage in the morning and discovered that there were a number of things that weren’t where they were supposed to be. Some things had fallen down and were spread out in a funny way. I put things back and looked around but couldn’t discover what the cause might have been. This happened the next day and the next with pretty much the same stuff. But David also noticed that a partial roll of chicken wire that had been in the rafters overhead had fallen down on the garage floor, and when I went to investigate, I pointed out that it had fallen on the front bumper of his prize Porsche, which now had a patch of cross-hatch scratches about a foot wide and 8 inches high. So that night, I came out into the garage when it was dark and with only a flashlight and I discover a medium sized possum scrounging around. Needless to say he/she isn’t around anymore and we are careful to keep the car covered! As I think you found out, you can’t be too careful and you have to make sure everything is secured!ReplyCancel

  • Christie Scott - So I have a few questions and I am wondering if you could email me when you have time!! I am wondering how you got facebook so intergrated into your blog that you can even post through facebook on it? I am loving that. Your blog is so beautifully done in general and I would love some pointers. Also tomorrow we are heading southlike and will be really close to where you guys are for a couple days, would LOVE to meet up if you guys are able?! I am at spotthescotts@gmail.com :)ReplyCancel

You guys. I did it! I stayed in my budget. Hallelujah. Okay, okay. We went a little over on groceries, but *overall* we were $37.56 in the black. Whew. Just made that. I’ll detail a post later on about how I budget in general (because that’s not really Airstream life specific) but just know that these […]

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