Big Dogs in Tiny Places — An Essay

I’ve written in the past about my life spent moving a lot and also about gravitating toward tinier places to live, such as shared housing or renting small abodes. Today, as I once again stumbled over my dog as I was trying to make breakfast, I thought, “I’ll bet there are other people who liveContinue reading “Big Dogs in Tiny Places — An Essay”

Petiquette On The Road

Petiquette is the art of being considerate of others while traveling with your dogs, or even cats. I’ve encountered a lot of non-petiquette behavior in the past 15 months but as Michelle Obama says, “When they go low, we go high.” You too, can set the bar high as you travel the country with yourContinue reading “Petiquette On The Road”

9 Free Dog-Friendly Walks In and Near Branson, MO

It turns out that Branson, a popular entertainment mecca for families and retired folks, is chock-full of outdoor free adventures that are dog-friendly, some right in town. And if you want to take a little drive, Table Rock State Park is only 9 miles away. First of all, if you’re staying in Branson for anyContinue reading “9 Free Dog-Friendly Walks In and Near Branson, MO”

Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area, Ozark National Forest, near Deer, AR

“An easy hike with great scenery in the Ozark National Forest. Less than 70 miles from Branson, MO” On Monday morning we made the 67 mile drive to Alum Cove Natural Bridges from Hollister, MO. Although I have an annual National Parks Pass, there is no entrance fee in the Ozark National Forest. From Jasper,Continue reading “Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area, Ozark National Forest, near Deer, AR”

Dog Parks in Branson, MO

I’ve only been here for 5 days but plan on staying all summer so we’ve already checked out some of the dog-friendly entertainment. I’m staying in Hollister, just across the river from Branson and a quick 3 minute drive. Branson does tend to get crowded, traffic-wise, especially on weekends in the summer so I wantedContinue reading “Dog Parks in Branson, MO”

Things to Come

They always say to post often on blogs so your readers don’t get bored or leave.  This is a travel blog and I won’t be traveling for awhile so I thought I would write about future plans so at least you know what to expect in months to come.  My way of traveling will beContinue reading “Things to Come”

Parking It (for awhile)

The end of May marked my one year anniversary of living full time in the motorhome with my pets.  During that time, we visited 13 states, some more than one time around, and over 55 RV parks.  We stayed as little as 12 hours in a few places and as much as six weeks inContinue reading “Parking It (for awhile)”

The Bark Rangers at Petrified Forest National Park

We toured Petrified Forest National Park in early April by motorhome. Our first stop was the Painted Desert Visitor Center. There are several buildings here with a gift shop, restaurant and a bookstore/ranger station. I went in to the ranger station to get a map and to get my two Bark Rangers registered. Although whileContinue reading “The Bark Rangers at Petrified Forest National Park”

Visalia/Sequoia KOA

I have stayed here twice and thought that I had written a review until I went back to check older blogs. I haven’t written about this place and don’t currently have any pictures so I’ll “borrow” some from the internet. This is an easy on/easy off KOA from I-99 in the town of Visalia, notContinue reading “Visalia/Sequoia KOA”

On the Road Again

After 6 weeks parked in one spot to visit family and friends for the holidays, I’m back on the road. We (when I say “we” that refers to me and the dogs and cat) left Sacramento the day after New Year’s Day and drove 3 hours to Visalia. We stayed again at the Visalia KOAContinue reading “On the Road Again”