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Allie and I just got back from a trip that took us some 25,000 miles and covered NYC to Malaysia to Singapore. I guess this is our first real trip, since the rest have been short excursions or to move across country. We’ve got plenty of pictures to sort through, but here are a few [...]


Allie was out of town visiting her mom and aunt in St. Pete, FL, so I invited Shane down to bum around a little bit. He got in early at the airport and we hit the road to San Antonio. First stop, a giant replica candle thing. It was in the ghetto, but I thought [...]


One of the BIG reasons I started this blog was to document some of the places we go.  I know it’s not the same as going, but it’s still nice to look back and remember the neat places. Log #1 starts with a nice break from work and working on the van conversion to get [...]


About 400 hours of work, I’m guessing. Well, we did it!  We dumbly bought a 1973 Chevy Step Van.  It looks like a bread truck, for the most part.  Or a chip truck.  Or like any delivery truck Chevy has made since the ’70s until now. Here are some pictures! We’re going to wood line [...]


So what you’ve got here is baby D.  He is one part of a set of twin boys.  You can’t see baby M because he hasn’t decided to join reality yet. Backstory – Mark and Debbie, Colin’s brother and SIL, were pregnant with twins until a few weeks ago.  Baby D’s water broke and he [...]


Allie and I just got back from a really quick trip to Atlanta.  The occasion:  Elizabeth getting hitched to her Marine sweetheart.  They’re now on a three day trek back to the base in Yuma, while we made it back safe and sound with our precious cargo from Hop City. Quick info piece on Texas: [...]


We decided to head out on a drive the other day.  Texas has a lot of bayous and they’re apparently “scary and worthless” to a lot of folks.  We headed to the Armand Bayou Nature Center and took a stroll around.  There were huge thistles all over the place and if you can see Allie’s arm [...]


No, not that Uncle Rico/Val Kilmer masterpiece.  I’m talking about TEXASSSSSS!!  Part of the reason we have this blog is to keep friendlies and families up to date on where we are and what’s what. We moved to Houston in October to pursue an opportunity at an oil company.  Black gold.  So we abruptly uprooted [...]


When Allie and I tell folks we’re going to live in a travel trailer and we’re not anywhere close to retiring, we sometimes get questions about this so-called “Tiny House” movement.  I don’t ever claim to be part of the movement – the reasons we are choosing this are personal (see previous post).  As I [...]


We want to live full time in a travel trailer. Maybe for two years, maybe for the rest of our lives, but we think the first step is just doing it.  Part of this blog is chronicling the changes in how we think, how we feel about this, and the experiences we gain.  So let’s [...]