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#58

Staying-at-home and other things that don’t come naturally to full-time nomads during a pandemic

Social distancing does come easy in places like this In case somebody hasn't notice: There's a global pandemic going on and in order to flatten the curve everybody is supposed to stay at home. You know, the home with a foundation and a mailbox and preferably HOA regulations, not the one with wheels and a grey water tank and definitel...

#57

Highway 395, Mono Lake and Mammoth Lakes Area

Starting from Reno just after Halloween we traveled down Highway 395 all the way south to Ridgecrest (only to travel up north in a loop to be back in Reno for Christmas and then back south in another loop once the new year started, but that’s a different story). View of Mono Lake from the 395 S I still think the 395 is one of the...

#56

Mojave National Preserve

It's no secret that I'm not a fan of the desert. At all. I'll take frozen toes and cold coffee over the dusty plains of the southwest any day. But...but the Mojave National Preserve is...fine I guess. As good as the southwest goes (minus the Sonoran desert. We haven't been there yet so the verdict is still out). Ivanpah M...

#55

Why we love our tiny wood stove

First of all: look at this beauty. What is not to love about a classic cast iron tiny wood stove? But we’ll, it ain’t about the look obviously, looks won’t keep us warm in 2 degree F weather.  So how are we faring with that tiny wood stove about a year in and several weeks of subfreezing temperatures? It’s awesome! ...

#54

Why we decided on a tiny wood stove

When we started the renovation Marcel came up with the idea of using a tiny wood stove as a heating source for our new trailer. Naturally, I told him that is weird and I don’t want that. But I couldn’t come up with a better idea, because all other options we’ve tried and they did.not.work for us.  The most obvious heati...

#53

Winter camping in a vintage trailer

This post contains affiliate links.  It turns out, while everyone keeps chasing those perfect 70 degree weather, we’re “stuck” in the cold more often than we’d like to admit. Well, not really stuck. We just like to pretend like these are all funny accidents, but keeping it real: We just really like the snow (well, mos...

#50

Current status as of April 2019

It’s about time his blog got an update of where we are - about once a year it seems. I’ll probably maybe eventually do a recap of the last year, but for now we hopped continents and will be exploring Europe for the better part of the year. And since the shiny trailer didn’t make it in the cargo hold (yes, we seriously considered shi...

#36

American Girl Mine and Trona Pinnacles

We were stuck in Yuma, AZ for way too long, actually since our Axle broke. But still we decided to stay at American Girl Mine just outside the city for a little longer until everything found its place in the new trailer and we felt at least remotely at home. What we actually did: Everyone got sick and we spend nights with puking fever...

#35

Sand

After Borrego Springs everybody headed to a boondocking spot close to Yuma, about 20 miles west. Everyone except us. We were stuck in a hotel with no car or home. So when everything was settled, all our stuff brought into the trailer, all the maintenance done, we headed back into the desert. Well, by now everyone but one family has le...

#34

New Years

We started the new year on the wrong foot. Or, to be fair, it started going downhill on day 5. That’s when we left the party at Borrego Springs and the start of a long trip. But first things first. Christmas After an awesome week at the Joshua Tree Dry Lake Bed with friends we traveled to Joshua Tree South to hang out with...