Pop-Culture Road-Trip Playlist Vol. 1

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Long ago Katy and I discovered that listening to audio books, interviews and other “speaking” broadcasts were better than music playlists in keeping us awake while traveling long distances.  This playlist is composed of 5 pop-culture features from NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jay Z Interview on Fresh Air…

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The Texas Expedition: South Padre Island

South Padre Island is lovely. It’s a giant pain in the ass to get to. After we left San Antonio we headed further south to South Padre Island which sits on the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Mexico border. We ended up having to make a detour into Corpus Christi to…

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Our Visit to Battleship Park on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Skoolie parked in front of the USS Alabama.

It doesn’t take much to excite the 5 year-old-boy in me, and the promise of military equipment lying about ready to be touched and prodded by these hands was a little too much to resist. When I saw the sign for Battleship Park on the the I-10 causeway driving over…

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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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Voting on the Road

This election cycle is insane. Just nuts. Mike and I really felt the need to vote. Mike love/hates politics. He ran for a low level office years ago and, in general, it’s something that he pays a lot of attention to. I don’t think that either of us have missed…

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Driving through the Guadalupe Mountains in New Mexico to Carlsbad Caverns

Our trip into New Mexico has so far been one of the highlights of traveling with our skoolie.  Everyroad and everything along the road just seems to look diffrent from our bus-level view.  Suddenly everything is new, and even the mundane seems exciting at the time. Taking the bus up…

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Breaking Down on US-285

After we walked Carlsbad Caverns we picked Finn up from the kennels and headed out to Roswell. The idea was that we’d make it there in the early afternoon (it’s only about 1.5-2 hours away) and have plenty of time to find a place to park, eat dinner, and see…

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Carlsbad Caverns

As I mentioned in my last post we took the bus and went to New Mexico over the long weekend. Our first stop was Carlsbad Caverns. We had seen signs for it during a road trip to Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon a couple of years ago and it seemed…

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Boondocking for the First Time-Update

Ok, so first of all. We didn’t end up properly boondocking this weekend. A lot of things sort of came together that made it an unappealing idea. We did, however, learn a LOT this weekend. We only paid for a campground for one night and the rest of the time…

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