Among the long-leaf pines

Our travels through North Carolina (the fifth state of our trip) continued with a stop at a KOA in New Bern, dog walking in Croatan National Forest, and then a few days in Wilmington. New Bern and Croatan National Forest had been hit hard by Hurricane Florence last year, but the KOA was in greatContinue reading “Among the long-leaf pines”

Blown away at Kill Devil Hills

Back in June/July, George and I drove out to Colorado and listened to David McCullough’s biography of the Wright Brothers during part of the drive. As we left Virginia Beach and planned our route southward, we thought that it would be interesting to swing by the Outer Banks in North Carolina and drive through KittyContinue reading “Blown away at Kill Devil Hills”

Virginia

After leaving Assateague Island, we began down the Delmarva Peninsula and entered the fourth state of our trip: Virginia.  The highlight of the day was lunch at Kendall’s County Kitchen in Onley, VA. We were looking for something more than gas station food or fast food chains, and this little restaurant, located in a nondescriptContinue reading “Virginia”

Pony Watch 2019

A dense fog had rolled in when we pulled into the visitor’s center  at Assateague Island National Lakeshore in Maryland. By the time we checked in at the campground, dusk was falling, and I was pretty sure that we would not be seeing any wild horses. As we walked the dogs through the nearly desertedContinue reading “Pony Watch 2019”

Mountain biking and orienteering

We crossed the Delaware River and entered our first state of the trip: Pennsylvania. The first turn we needed to make was onto a road that was closed, so we detoured south along the river for scenic views of the river and old historic houses. Eventually we turned west away from the river and checkedContinue reading “Mountain biking and orienteering”

Home is behind, the world ahead

The day of departure dawned red and skunky. We were due for a major winter storm that day, and Loki had just gotten skunked the night before. The old saying “red sky in morning, sailor’s warning” has a lot of truth to it – the sunrise was vividly red and pink.  Our last remaining belongingsContinue reading “Home is behind, the world ahead”

Introduction

A truck camper stands on jacks in the driveway. The house looks simultaneously cluttered and empty as belongings are moved from shelves and cabinets to be packed into boxes for storage.  We are preparing for a long road trip around the continental United States, and the truck camper will be our home on the road.Continue reading “Introduction”