Home Sweet RV

You guys have probably figured out we do a lot of driving with our new gig with BP … we have logged 6,500 miles in the first month!! This whole tour came together quickly and there were a few details that were unknown until the last minute, including what vehicle we would be traversing the…

It’s Not Your 9 to 5 Job

10 days since my last post, but it feels more like 20 days because of everything we packed in! Sorry folks, I can’t just blog about one thing anymore, it’s going to be a package deal for awhile. Who would have thought being a professional backpacker was this busy?? We have now given our 3rd…

On the road again …

We gave our very first Gear & Go presentation for BP in Minneapolis and it was a success! We had about 25 people there, which was a perfect-sized crowd for our first event. People laughed at our jokes and stories and came up to us afterwards to thank us for the information. And, of course,…

Meow

We are going to miss a lot of things about BD when we hit the road, but probably the one that tugs at our heart strings the most are our foster cats. We got involved with the Humane Society of Loudon County almost immediately after we moved to BD and after we realized that my…

A little bit of NH in NoVa

One of our favorite things about living in NH was the SNOW!!! Our first year living there, we had record amounts of snow (somewhere around 120 inches). NoVa may not have the cumulative amount of snow all winter long like NH, but it has surprised us with its random snow events! Like today, when we…

Goal Completed!

You probably don’t remember this, but in 2008, Deal & I set a goal to watch all the Academy Award Best Picture winners over 80+ years. As of April 2010, we had finished and blogged about 1958 through present. See here for 1981-2009 and here for 1958-1980. Please note, we rate on a scale of…

Insanity is Insane

I mentioned that Deal & I are doing the Insanity (NOW) workout to get in shape for Mount Rainier. We are only on day 12 and I cannot believe we have 48 more days of this insanity. But we are feeling good about our progress and I definitely think we can make it to base…

Ringing in 2013

Our kindred spirits visited us. Yes, we have our very own kindred spirits, another couple who spends as much time outdoors and reuses foil & saran wrap just like we do. Unfortunately, they live all the way up in NH, so we don’t see each other very often.  Any visit with Paul/Second Nature and Kristen/Gr8ful…