Welcome to our home on the road!
In the late spring and early summer of 2017, we were three nomads – two of us on sabbatical, and one just looking for a good napping spot in the sun. For those three months we travelled the western United States (and a bit of Canada, too), eating s’mores, hiking with our dog Katie, and waking up in our state parks and national forests. We’d bought a little custom-built travel trailer and fixed it up in fine, fun style – this little red trailer, whom we named Rocinante, was our home away from home.
What is it like to live in a space the size of a queen-sized bed, with a tiny galley kitchen and the biggest open-sky, ocean-view/ mountain-view living room you can imagine? What happens when a museum educator and a chef make the leap, taking a mid-career break and leaving home behind to travel the road awhile? What about the dog?
As it turns out, we missed access to wifi way more than having a bathroom. When we could get it (wifi, that is), we blogged, and when we couldn’t, we stored up memories and tips and captured views on our iPhones. Even though we’re now – spoiler alert here – back home in Denver living “normal” lives, we are still virtually (and frequently actually) on the road, sharing our adventures happily relived through our notes, brochures, and photographs. To all who enjoyed following us real-time, and all who still enjoy the journey as we continue to post… Thank you!
Nomads in a Little Red Trailer is about how we made this nomads’ journey happen. Read on, and thanks for coming along for the ride!
June 17th, 2017: We left Victoria on a late afternoon ferry as the sea planes landed around us. Victoria was cool – intriguing, beautiful, rich with culture, and we were sorry to have only had time for such a tiny taste of Canada. Canada was in the midst of celebrating its 150th anniversary and, asContinue Reading
“Do you sell tacos?” It’s the first week of May 2019, and Colin, Katie-pup and I are taking the little red trailer out for 5 days in Utah to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The trailer is parked outside our house for packing, and two people have come by now looking hungry, asking if we mightContinue Reading
There is a reason Washington is so lush, and why it has a rainforest. The rain pours down regularly, and, law of averages being what it is, we explored the northern route on a mid-June day that varied from drizzle to downpour, every drop cherished. We cheerfully donned our raincoats and wryly thought of Katie,Continue Reading