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Ok, that is seriously beautiful! There were gasps of disbelief from the people behind me and I think I heard one horrified voice exclaim “They only take reserVAtions!” I love the look of it, but I was not disappointed to be leaving the House of Attitude behind. Back to my humble campsite please!

Could there be a more charming place?  Harbor wrapping around the city center,  flowers planted and hanging from every possible spot, well maintained lovely architecture and polite foot traffic. We stayed at a lovely AirBnB in Saanich, a short ride outside of Victoria and elected to spend one full day in the city, having been there on one other occasion.  We started in Chinatown, a small, but vibrant part of the city… Read More

The point where you worry if everything you have been planning for the last 5 years was a horrible mistake.  Were your skeptical friends right?  Do you have to go back home with your tail tucked between your legs and try and buy back all your belongings you sold online?  Is it good the house hasn’t sold yet?  A bit of an over reaction but holy Hannah, this is the second trailer… Read More

Big Sur in the summer is one long line of cars, all going to the same place, all gawking at the same things, all about to drive off a cliff into the ocean at any turn and it is still fantastic.  Every high priced hotel room, yurt, cabin and camp site is full.  You can barely park to go into any restaurant or gallery or hiking area.  The overlooks have dangerous lines… Read More

Oh my goodness, if we ever meet you in our travels and tell you getting all this started was easy, laugh in our faces, tell us to get to a neurologist for a dementia exam and make sure we aren’t driving that day.  The last 4 months have been crazy, but the last week before leaving was pure hell.

One of the more surprising things we did to get ready for our journey was to go spend 3 nights in Sioux Falls,  The really practical reason was that we needed to change our state residency and South Dakota made it insanely easy to do so,

Some of the things we are doing to prepare for nomadic life are kind of like getting the car ready for a road trip.

Finally, we made some decisions. we are committed now to a timetable. Load up the trailer with our camp gear, sell the house, book some campsites, Airbnb’s, flights, we have dates.

My dirty little secret is Project Runway. I can’t get enough of Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, sequins, pleats, crazy unwearable designs and unabashed snarkiness.

Summer has wrapped up in San Diego. The fall light, that only a native would really recognize, has moved in and that pleasant chill in the morning and late afternoon has arrived. I have the distinct feeling of nostalgia that I haven’t felt since senior year of college. A feeling born of knowing this is probably our last fall in San Diego. That feeling is spawning other uncomfortable thoughts. This is my… Read More

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