Notice the play of light on the rocks (Mesa Verde)
One of the many openings at Mammoth Cave


Today officially marks the 2-month point in my journey. It’s been exhausting, incredible, fascinating, frustrating, and one of the best decisions of my life.

I feel like I started as an eager newb with little experience when it came to full-time camping and long road trips. Now, I’m a just-as-eager traveler who has learned a lot, met extraordinary people, and experienced more spectacular moments than I could ever hope or dream.

Here are some significant things that I’ve discovered:

  • Country music is not only tolerable, but is perfect for driving down back-road highways
  • Always pack a rain jacket in your bag, even if it’s only a 5% chance of rain
  • Never underestimate the generosity of a stranger
  • High altitudes make you ridiculously thirsty
  • A gorgeous view make ok activities good, and good activities great
  • Microwaveable mac n cheese tastes like heaven after hiking 8 miles
  • Look for the small, beautiful things that nature has to offer; this requires getting rid of your “city eyes”

As I continue my travels, I look forward to new places, new experiences, and new people I will meet along the way.

Thanks for being part of this journey.


7 thoughts on “Seasoned

  1. I love it! That light off th rock is amazing!
    I open all th updates as soon as they come an always wish for more details more pictures!
    Im experienceing the state parks, tripping, camping thro you! Somthing ill never get to do myself.


  2. Hi Stephanie,

    I am enjoying your trip sooo much!!! This is definitely on my bucket list. I have been to many of these parks during my lifetime. Our family vacations were spent in a camper touring different parks every year. Because of my parents I was blessed to be able to take my children to experience the great outdoors . I look forward to your next post.

    Hugs, Karen brigman🐿🌲 Sent from my iPad



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