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 #22 – Central Oregon, Dayville

What a crappy week with a capitol “C.” I feel really bad writing that given the two horrific events that took place in Orlando this week (as well as the terrible shooting in Paris). But it’s the truth. Worst week thus far with the RV. We hit our 6-months on the road anniversary and to celebrate, our big guy (I know vehicles are usually female, but I get a male vibe from ours) decided to … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #11 – Bryce Canyon

Every week seems to be a little different, which keeps things interesting. We've had some stresses this week. Snow for four days straight, temps below freezing. A photo posted by Andi Fisher (@andi_fisher) on Mar 29, 2016 at 7:36am PDT We dealt with freezing temps before in New Mexico. At night we'd fill our water tanks, disconnect our hose from the park's water source and roll up … [Read more...]

Rest Stops, Ignition Keys and Slideouts

I promise I will come up with more original titles going forward, or hire my friend Katie of Domestiphobia who always writes killer, pull-you-right-in headlines! As I mentioned in my ‘Visiting the WeightMaster’ post, we had a very harrowing unplanned second trip from San Francisco to Phoenix. When we left San Francisco the first time we definitely did not plan to return, at least for a … [Read more...]

Misadventures in Being an RV Newbie

It has been just a little over a month that we have owned our new "home." And a month since we picked up our life and drove to Phoenix and while we are still prepping for our first trip in January there are a few things I've learned, four to be exact! Your sales guy is probably not a good driving instructor. We had the world’s best sales guy. I mean the best. He was cool, zen, provided no … [Read more...]

Misadventures in Being a Cat Mommy

Jessica. This girl. [Sorry, this is a personal post that has nothing to do with travel or food, but everything to do with my life. I rarely write about personal stuff, so come back tomorrow if it bothers you.] I am not mother material and I am child-free by choice.  But somehow I ended up with Jessica, a cat that came into my life at 5 weeks of age.  And for thirteen years she has … [Read more...]

AFAR Experience Seattle – Misadventures in Foraging

After an exploratory morning at MOHAI and a fun stop at Love City Love, us AFAR Experiencers broke out into individual excursions for an afternoon of more intimate encounters with Seattle.  There were a lot of interesting options to choose from, but my heart stopped when I saw the name Langdon Cook. In May 2012 I came back from having the meal of a lifetime at The Willows Inn on Lummi … [Read more...]

Misadventures in Macro Photography

Who knew that macro photography could be so fraught with danger. Okay, maybe that is a little too dramatic. It's more likely that when you combine a total klutz (me) with learning a new skill (photography) and a propensity for taking photos up close things are just bound to happen. In reality most of my misadventures have had nothing to do with me being klutz which is a whole other aspect of life … [Read more...]

Four Years

Misadventures with Andi gave birth as a blog four years ago in 2008. I started it two days after I joined my current company. I had to really. How better to make my introduction to the blog world than by sharing my latest misadventure - wearing dark blue tights with a dark black suit to work (as well as getting lost on the employee shuttle!)? Frankly my friends and family were getting sick of … [Read more...]

Misadventures in Eating Flowers

One thing I neglected to write about while detailing my farm-to-table adventures at The Willows Inn was the fact that I actually got sick from the meal.  I didn’t want to take away from the amazing meal I had by including the fact that it came at a cost. You remember that lovely dessert with 15 wild flowers?  Well one of those little guys must have had some pollen in it.  I was taking my … [Read more...]