Friday, November 27, 2015

A few more weeks

I sooo can't wait to be done here at Amazon.  Not a good year here and I'm just done.  

Thinking about what's next.  Going to have a travel partner after here and I am quite excited.  Michelle, my girlfriend, will be joining me.  She finished up her bicycle trip across the country and has been working here in Kentucky with me since October.  All three of us in the glamped up TicTac. Yoska quite adores her and her extra attention and we have been having a great time.  We plan to work a lot this year and then by this time next year may try something new... Maybe heading south thru South America or teaching English in Japan or maybe still wandering here in the US... Who knows.  I'm going to save up for a new engine for Blue and a sidecar... We will see what happens.

Right now we are finishing up the season here at Amazon and looking for work to start in January.  Something fun and interesting in an interesting place.  Guess we will see what happens.

We put up our Christmas tree yesterday.  Ornaments we made out of magazine pictures and starburst wrappers,,, the topper being the top of the cork of our bourbon bottle.

Life is good.

Monday, November 2, 2015

3 years and a quick update

I just had my 3 year anniversary of being on the road.  Time goes by so quickly!

It was a cold, wet start 3 years ago.  Many adventures, people and learning experiences.

Having a good time here in Kentucky.  My friends have all been arriving to work and it is great to see familiar faces and have 2 of my favorite people here to hang out with.

Getting cooler but not too bad.  We are still seeing the sun every few days so that helps a lot.

Michelle carved 2 pumpkins I absolutely love!

Also had a evening of dying my hair. 😄

We are glamping it out this year with RV friends letting us borrow a few items.  We have more of a kitchen then I have had in some of the apartments I use to live in.

Not much else going on here.  Sorry for the delay in posting... have quite the full schedule with work and the busy season upon us... Hopefully some 50 to 60 hour weeks ahead to make some money for winter travels.

More to come soon.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Settling In

Sorry I have been such a slacker.  Started working at Amazon a month ago and feeling like I am finally settling in for a bit.  It is much harder for me to get any sort of privacy in the east.  I hit the Mississippi River and the world changes for me.  Out west I get a question here and there but generally don't feel completely invaded.  East of the Mississippi I feel completely invaded and exhausted.  People asking questions, invading my space, and then telling me how I should do things.  Drives me a bit crazy but after a while I can mute it out.

Last week I had a random man look in thru the back of TicTac while I was inside... Said he never saw the inside of one of these trailers before... I was just in shock.  I'm at a campground and camping minding my own business and he felt it was ok to 1. Come into my space and 2. Look in.  He could of caught me changing my clothes and have quite the view.

The first week I was here I dealt with some intense discrimination that escalated into the owner of the campground I was staying at physically threatening me and my home.  I had to call the police.  Ridiculous!

In a couple weeks I have 2 special people that will be here and it will begin to feel like home.  Relaxing this weekend with my Yoska love.

For all you Yoska fans I decided Yoska's birthday will be 9/29 since I got him on 5/29 and they said he was 8 months old.  You can go to my FB page and send your love to him Tuesday at  Also, if you want to give a gift, any donations to BlueRoad that day will be set aside for anything Yoska needs or desires... Food, toys, medical needs, etc.  I have to work that day but will post some pics and such of our morning together.  Can't believe he's been my Travel buddy for 4 months already.  Love that boy!

Friday, September 4, 2015

TicTac Renovations

I'm almost complete with the TicTca renovations so I thought I would share.  I'll do a video when everything is finished.

My mom and dad were a huge help and the space is Fabulous!!  Quite enjoying this new version of TicTac.

Here are a couple of photos to give you an idea.

This year I am staying a few months working for Amazon as Camperforce so I brought my tent for TicTac with me.  I have always had a tent but rarely travel with it.  It's big and bulky when packed up.  

My mom sewed the screen tent for the hatch.  I am in love with it!  I can lay in the comfort of TicTac and have a nice breeze and view.

My dad and I took out the cabinets and shelf in the back to open up TicTac... Loving it!!... And so is Yoska.

I did a big purge of stuff and things are finding their home. 

That is mainly food storage in the above picture with a few other items... 

Many exciting things happening this fall.  Just have to go thru a quite huge hurdle at the moment but I always say one step backwards just gives me a running start to leap forward.

Yoska making himself at home.  Love that boy!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Post Slacker Update

I've been a bit of a slacker.  Hanging out with my parents and renovating TicTac... I hope to have her done by the end of the week.  So excited to see how TicTac turns out... Also excited not to hit my knees.  Not much else going on.  Decided I'll work at Amazon as Camperforce again this fall to make some much needed money.  Can't wait to see all my RV friends.

Yoska has been chillin and relaxing these days.  Short walks to the lake a couple times a day and laying in the sun seem to be his favorite things. I can tell he is getting antsy to be on the road just like me.  Once TicTac is set we will head out towards where I work for Amazon. 

TicTac spoiler.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Pictures from the last few days

Sorry, been a bit of a slacker.  Working on some renovations with TicTac.  Quite excited to see how they turn out.  Here are some pictures from the last week.

Stayed with a friend for a couple days.

A little rain

A naping Yoska... At my parents house.

Took out the cabinets and back area of TicTac.  Goal of more living space and less stuff.

Love that boy! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Cycling across the country and stopping at our front door.

I was so very excited to hear my friend, Michelle, was cycling from Nashville to St Louis on her cross country cycling trip with her best friend Winter.  My parents live along the route and thought it would make a fun evening for my family and for Michelle and Winter.  My mom said she would be glad to host them for a night.  I wasn't sure if I would make it there but the stars aligned and I got there in the morning and Michelle and Winter got there that evening.

Michelle and Winter are cycling across the country to raise funds for Pathways Togo, a nonprofit working for women's education and empowerment in Togo, West Africa.  Check out their GoFundMePage.  They also have a blog about their adventure.  

When they arrived they were about to hit the 2000 mile mark of their adventure that started June 1.  Considering I would feel like death at about the 2 mile mark on a bicycle I have great admiration for these 2 women.  Anyone who has the courage to go cross country on 2 wheels of any sort has my support.

When they arrived we had a great dinner and spent the evening talking, relaxing and playing games.  Nothing better than a nice evening being together.

They headed out after the storm that went thru the next morning and they told me they didn't hit any rain that day.  Keep a look out for them and give a warm greeting to these 2 amazing women.

Of course they had to show some Yoska love. :) (Winter, Yoska, Michelle)

Makes me smile.

Safe travels! <3

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Day out and about with my brother

I arrived in Kentucky to my parents house.  My brother and I decided to take a day out on hwy 68.  There was Forgotten Past with gocarts, mini golf, arcade and other things to do.  It was probably the hottest day of the summer with a heat index in triple digits.  We couldn't stop sweating but had a great time.

After some fun and major sweating we went north on 68 to see a place I have driven by a few times.  We ended up at Hill Billy Arts Garden.

My brother was a bit iffy about it but this is the kind of stuff you see on the side of the road throughout America... In all different shapes and form so it was a must stop for me.  It is by donation and you get a full guided tour with puns and all thru the art garden and to see a small portion of the toys they have collected spanning 100 years.

I had to chuckle at first because it isn't often he gets someone who lives like me... So a comment about the above van as a guest room and me saying it's bigger than my home... Or a toilet seat on a pot and I said I have a coffee can, took our guide off guard for a moment.  He made references from the area but also of roadside art from other parts of the country... Places I have seen and been.  Quite fun.

Salvation Mound

His version of Cadilac Ranch

Potty mouth


Holly rollers church and the old rugged cross

Throne hinge 

Tree of knowledge

Painting on the side of the trailer that store 80% of his toys they need to find a building for.

A small portion of the toys spanning 100 years.

There is a ton more to see so when you stop leave lots of time.  My brother and I were in a bit of a time crunch because we were meeting some friends of mine cycling across the country.  Stop by tomorrow to hear all their adventures.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Friends Galore

am one lucky woman... I have friends everywhere.  Since leaving Montana I spent 2 weeks with a friend in Keystone SD. (Anyone (Sturgis peeps) going thru that area, stop by the Keystone Convienent store and tell my bestie, Linda, hi from me).

Then I left there and spent 2 nights on the road and met up with a FB to real life friend Lisa in Wisconsin.  We had a nice relaxing few days.

I met up with a friend of mine, Bethany, from 15 years ago for lunch before leaving Wisconsin.  I was so excited to see her and give her a hug and meet her daughter Abigail.

Spending a night at a Walmart because I need to have a night or two by myself in between people or I get overwhelmed.

Now I am headed to see my very good friend from grad school in Iowa.  She lives in Austria and is in Iowa for a few weeks each summer and I have missed her every summer.  Totally excited to finally be able to see her this year.

Then I will head to my parents house for a few days and will meet up with my friend Michelle who is bicycling across the U.S. with her friend Winter.  So happy I can help them along their way.  They are raising money for Pathways.  Will tell you more about them when I meet up with them in a few days.

I have some renovation plans for TicTac while at my parents house... Quite excited.  My brother will be at my parents house which is exciting since I haven't seen him since Christmas 2012.

Then I'll be off to another friends house after that.  Haven't made it to Michigan to see my good friend Renee... Or Kansas City to see my BFF, Angie... I hope they will still love me by the time I get there. ;) Sending them much love and I know I will get to them at some point.

A life on the road doesn't have to be lonely.  Loving every moment!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A night in White River

I spent a night in White River South Dakota at the city park.  I was the only one camping.  Great spot with about 10 camping spots.  Met a nice woman coming into town who told all there was to do.  The casino, a restaurant and gas station were the places to be.  The city park was quite nice with camping, rodeo grounds, playground and a couple of ball fields.

There is vaulted toilets and a water spicket in the middle of the campground.

Yoska and I wandered around town a bit... Looking for Internet.... And seeing what was all around there.  Very peaceful.

The next morning Yoska and I had to go down the tornado slide in the park.  I use to love going down the tornado slide in a park in my hometown... It actually scared me quite a bit.  The steps up were small and steep and the pop sound the floor made at the top always made me think I was going to fall thru.  Yoska and I made it up the stairs and down the slide.  

Wasn't terribly exciting but made me smile.

Then of course I had to have Yoska pose on the dinosaur.  Haha. Such a good boy.