Project Escape Recap: Trip Highlights

Making the decision to pull the plug on our current life to take a sabbatical wasn't easy.  But once we decided Project Escape was a go, things moved fast. We sold our house, our cars, some furniture and we quit our jobs. We bought an RV and a Jeep and headed out on the road. I think our friends and family truly thought we were nuts. But in our minds, big risk equaled big reward.  We didn't … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #55 – On the Road/Portland

It's been a tough week. If I had to label the mood, it'd be dispirited. Our frozen misadventures continued (having started last week) and I'm not talking the Disney movie kind. We only stayed in West Wendover two nights instead of three. The Bonneville Salt Flats in the winter are a bust. Or at least, this winter. The second night in our RV park, ours because we were the only ones there, the … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #54 – Zion/On the Road

We have begun our final ascent north to Portland. (Say it isn't so!) The weather from now until February 1st looks good along our route so we are hoping for the best and taking advantage of the window we've been provided. But first, our week. Last Friday we escaped the inclement weather in the Zion area and headed to Page, Arizona to visit Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Nation reservation. We … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #53 – Zion

So Zion. As you know from last week's Weekly Wanderings we visited Zion National Park on Thursday in the rain to scope out shooting locations. On Friday it rained in the morning so we spent it in the St. George's Starbucks catching up on all things digital and then was checked out Snow Canyon State Park followed by a late afternoon-turned-sunset visit at Kolob Canyon. While we were doing … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #52 – Las Vegas/Zion

52 weeks! Is it possible that we have been on the road one year? It is truly hard to fathom. I'm writing part of this post from the Starbucks in St. George, Utah because it's (a) raining and (b) the wifi in the RV park is not awesome...the story of my (current) life. We left the Palm Springs area last Sunday and drove to Las Vegas. The forecast for Monday showed rain, so after quickly setting … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #50 – Palm Springs

It's the last weekend of 2016, can you believe it??!! I hope your Christmas holiday was everything that you wanted it to be.  As for Mr. Misadventures and I, it was nothing short of exhilarating! We left the RV at 7 a.m. and headed to Joshua Tree National Park. We decided to go through the south entrance from Interstate 10 (Cottonwood Springs) and make our way up through the park to the … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #49 – Surprise AZ

Merry Christmas Eve! The BIG day is tomorrow. Months of shopping and prepping and planning will be over. I for one will be happy to see it go although to be honest I have been out of the realm of retail madness for the last few weeks. I'm not one for the holidays and I would like to be able to go to Target without facing a madhouse! We left Elephant Butte last Saturday, stayed a night in … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #48 – Elephant Butte

After (mostly) ten days of laziness in Key West and then seven days driving (eight days total as we spent an extra day in San Antonio) we had a nice week in Elephant Butte in New Mexico. On Saturday, we re-scouted Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for sunrise, sunset and full moon photos. Last time we were here was in February and the water levels in different spots were different, … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #47 – On The Road

We traveled on I-10 West for daaaayyyyyssss.......  We hit it last Friday when we drove through Tampa. We stayed in North Tampa that evening. Then Tallahassee on Saturday.  Given that Key West is the southernmost spot in the U.S., it took us four days to get out of Florida! We hit rain in Tampa and Tallahassee and Sunday we stayed in Mobile where there were major thunderstorms.  Didn't prevent … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #46 – Key West & On The Road

The ten days we were in our little RV oasis in Key West were simply perfect. One day blended into the next. I didn't know the dates, most times I didn't know the day.  It was exactly what I needed.  We had done something similar for ten days at Newport Beach on the coast, but it was a little different - cold, foggy, without internet.  I read lots of books and watched lots of CNN. This time, in … [Read more...]