Welcome to Sailing On Dry Land. Annie and I and our two large cats — Inyo and Cody — have been full-timing in our RV since 10/24/15. We live this new life on a rather modest budget so we gravitate to all things FREE — or at least very low cost. So far, we haven’t… Continue reading Welcome to Sailing On Dry Land!
Life is an improvisation.You have no idea what’s going to happen next,and you are mostly just making things up as you go along.~~Stephen Colbert Challenging. Strange. Significant. Pandemic. Divisive. Confusing. Unifying. Polarizing. Quarantine. Tragic. Defining. Distancing. Masking. Enlightening. Frightening. Inspiring. Isolating. Sobering. History-making. 2020. In this post I’m not going to try to write about… Continue reading What To Say About 2020?
I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from us so I thought I should check in. We’re in the final few weeks of our time in Idaho before heading south to warmer weather. Temperatures have been dipping below freezing (and even into the teens!) overnight for the past 10 days or so and… Continue reading No Words
“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” Nelson Mandela A milestone by definition is an action or event marking a significant change or stage in development. Rose Kennedy once said, “Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” I offer sometimes a moment–or a collection of moments–becomes a milestone significant… Continue reading Milestones & Memories
This summer begins a little differently than those in the past as we spend about five weeks with Jim’s brother and his girlfriend (Greg and Renee) while the two guys work on Greg’s cargo trailer conversion in preparation for a 10-day road trip for the four of us. I won’t even try to cover all of… Continue reading Early Summer 2018 Adventures
Several folks have asked for more information on how I built our catio. Basically it’s just a large upside-down box = four ‘cage’ walls and a lid which allows our cats to come and go at their leisure (day or night). There is no floor aside from the dirt or sand the catio is sitting… Continue reading Building the Catio
My sincere apologies to all of you for our blogging absence this past winter! Life happens…creative inspiration and WiFi signal, not so much. I’m reminded of Steve Miller Band’s song, “Fly Like an Eagle”. You remember, don’t you? Ear worm? You’re welcome. 🙂 Anyway, I’ll take a stab at recapping… We always stick around Boise… Continue reading Playing Catch-up
“Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it.” ~ Henry Miller As we slip past the second anniversary of the launching of our big adventure (October 24, 2015) and head south for our third winter of full-timing, I find myself… Continue reading Back to the Future
When we bought our 33′ fifth wheel, the bedroom in the front end was just a carpeted room. There is a closet between the bedroom and the bathroom (accessible from either side) and a row of built-in overhead cabinets up next to the ceiling at the front end but that was it. I think it… Continue reading Building Our Bed Storage Box
Following this year’s Northwest Tour–our annual early summer trip to visit family and friends in Washington and Oregon–we return home to enjoy what Idaho has to offer (daughter, son-in-law and three of our five grandchildren, as well as the beautiful mountains, lakes and other waterways). We are happy to find our favorite FREE spot is… Continue reading Kaleidoscope, Water Hiking and White Water Misadventure
We were finally on our way to Moab. We broke camp, stopped in Cortez at the city park to fill our water tanks for free, did our last round of shopping at Wal-Mart and rolled north. We passed through Moab and continued north of town quite a ways to our destination–a 14-day FREE site on… Continue reading Island in the Sky