The end of the road – for now

As state and national parks close their campgrounds and many communities ask travelers to stay away to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we’ve made the decision to suspend our journey. We decided this morning to head back to New Jersey where we can stay with family to wait out the storm that has swept overContinue reading “The end of the road – for now”

When #camperlife is kind of awful

Living in a confined space, not being able to carry all of the stuff you want to use, using public showers, not knowing where you’re going to stay next – these are all things that could discourage some people from camper life. We really don’t mind them, but the one time we feel that camperContinue reading “When #camperlife is kind of awful”

SC state parks for the win

As we took the Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry south, we intended to continue following the coast, which meant that Myrtle Beach would be the next logical stop. As we entered South Carolina and ticked off the 6th state on our trip, we began seeing more and more surf and beachwear shops and extravagant mini-golf places. (Ah,Continue reading “SC state parks for the win”

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”

Setting up the camper

We purchased our Livin’ Lite slide-in truck camper at the end of September from a seller on  Craigslist. It was road-ready at the time, but we needed to figure out how to pack our necessary belongings into it for the trip. We took the camper to Maine for a few days in late October forContinue reading “Setting up the camper”

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”