Our First Campsite

Our First Campsite

After finishing up all the modifications at Little House Customs we head out to our first campsite. Originally I had planned to return to the city park we stayed at the night before but they finished all the modifications by 1:00 so we had time to venture further down the road. I had wanted to go to Ouachita National Forest for the rest of the week. But, the weather predictions of rain and thunder storms had me rethinking that plan….

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Like the Little Engine

Like the Little Engine

Just like the little engine I have been telling myself over the last few months, “I think I can, I think I can.”  I’ve been telling everyone that would stand still long enough to listen all about my plans to travel.  But deep down, in the very dark recesses of my heart, I was so afraid I couldn’t. The doubts would fill my mind. What if I find that it’s too scary to pull a trailer. What you f I’m…

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Random Thoughts While Traveling

Random Thoughts While Traveling

Prior to starting my trip to pick up the Casita I purchased a Garmin GPS devise. When I programmed in the first leg of the trip I chose a route that was off the beaten path. Less main highway, more country to see. I enjoy driving. I actually enjoy driving alone. I find that I tend to think about things when I am on the road that I don’t usually think about. This trip was no different. As I traveled…

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This is happening!

This is happening!

Friday, March 17, 2017 The day is almost here! This is actually happening! Tomorrow the troops and I hit the road and start our adventures. The 4-Runner is packed. The “need to have it” lists are checked off. We are really, really doing this! I am beyond excited…..and just a little bit scared. Buddy’s travel space is ready…..  I will add his “Ducky” and a bone to chew on in case he gets bored.  Ginger’s bed will be added in the…

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Making Preparations to Travel

Making Preparations to Travel

Preparations for the trip to pick up the Casita in Rice Texas are my focus right now. I am just 21 days away from picking up my Casita! I’ve actually been driving myself somewhat crazy with all the preparations! I have been going over the suggested lists from the Casita Guide to make sure I have everything I need. In addition, I have been planning the trip, packing and getting the dogs ready. Getting Guidance The guide I refer to is…

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Buddy and the Boys

Buddy and the Boys

Let’s just say that there is nothing quite as delightful as a dog spending time with children. Buddy and my grandsons are no exception to that rule. We have had a rare, warm February weekend here in Kansas so we took Buddy to the dog park.  And, I had some great subjects to try out my new camera on. We all had a great time! Save Save

Ginger – My Puppy Mill Survivor

Ginger – My Puppy Mill Survivor

I thought I would share more about Ginger, my little puppy mill survivor. As I said on the “about us” page, Ginger has been with me a little more than two years now. She lived her first 9 years in a puppy mill, producing babies. I knew very little about puppy mills or puppy mill dogs when she came to me. When I picked her up from the rescue she was so afraid. She shook horribly when anyone touched her,…

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The Countdown has Begun

The Countdown has Begun

In 43 days I will be picking up my Casita. The countdown has begun! I will be on the rode very soon. I’m so excited, but also a little bit scared. I find myself thinking “what am I doing, why am I doing something so stressful!” I question whether or not I can do this. Just because there are other older woman traveling alone it doesn’t mean that I can do it. It may be too scary to be out…

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The Importance of Having a Dream

The Importance of Having a Dream

I think I have always been a dreamer, a planner. There is something about dreaming about next step, the next direction that has always kept me going. In many ways, that is what my dream of traveling is all about. It is wanting to have the stimulation of a promise that something different, positive and new awaits me. It’s the promise that I’m not done yet, that I have more life to live. I say this, yet I don’t hate…

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Drawn to the Desert

Drawn to the Desert

I have lived in Kansas for many years. But, I grew up in the high desert of California. I loved living in the desert and always thought it was beautiful. Now, I have to say, Kansas has its own version of beauty and I appreciate it too! Looking out on golden wheat fields is soothing and comforting to me. And sunflowers are my favorite flower. But…. whenever I go to a high desert area I feel totally at peace. I…

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