The Texas Expedition: Waco, Part 2

After the Waco Mammoths we decided to explore the city a little and, in particular, there was a bridge that Mike wanted to see. The Waco Mammoths are a little ways outside of town and we had passed a huge park on our way in so we stopped there on…

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The Texas Expedition: Waco, Part 1

After we left Arlington, we headed south to Waco, TX. We had been to Waco once before and clearly didn’t see the nice part of town (it was a night and day difference). We went primarily to see the Waco Mammoths. The Waco Mammoths is a National Monument and a…

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We Ride the Galveston – Port Bolivar Ferry

We were not sure if we could, but we decided to go for it. After driving north through Galveston Island all along the sea wall, we decided to exit the island through the ferry service. We did not know at the time if it was possible for a school bus…

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We’re Hitting the Road

We are finally (FINALLY!) leaving north Texas. The semester is done and there is nothing keeping us here anymore. Freedom! So, we’ve decided that since it’s unlikely that we’ll be going through Texas again anytime in the (even remote) future that we should get all of our sightseeing done. So we…

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Severe Weather on a Skoolie

Mike and I are no strangers to severe weather. We grew up in Florida where afternoon thunderstorms are the norm during the spring, summer, fall…we get a brief break during “winter”. So we have a lot of experience with different types of severe weather and that combined with my general…

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What we wished we had done differently? Our Top 6 Build Regrets

If I were given the chance to time travel back to one year ago, when we were in the midst of converting our school bus, I would have more than a few words for my slightly younger self.  There’s a good chance we would end up arguing, but I would…

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Converting from 30 amps to 50 amps

After roughly nine months of fulltime living with 30 amp power we decided to upgrade our school bus conversion from 30 amps to 50 amps. Maybe our experience will help someone out there with this same decision.

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Faaaaaaamily Comes to Visit

We recently had 2 separate groups of family come out from Florida to visit us in North Texas. Back to back. It was awesome 🙂 First, Mike’s mom came to visit. She arrived on a Sunday and left the following Wednesday. We had a grand ole time. We went out…

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Remodeling – First Came the Bathroom, Then Came the Closets

We are completely, totally, 100% insane. We have family coming to visit at the end of the month and what did we decide to do a week and a half  out? Tear almost everything out. Without finishing the bathroom first. So the bathroom is in disarray and is half tiled.…

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Remodeling – Desk and Bathroom Remodel – Part 1

  Maybe we are bit difficult to please, but it does seem like whenever we turn around we find yet another project to get our hands dirty. This time, what began simply as a minor transfer, moving the desk area next to the sofa, turned into a total demolition of…

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