Off-Roading in the Winnebago – A Photo Blog

So what happens when Bill says he wants to take the van out for a spin? This! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ All I asked: Was any permanent damage done? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿค” Thankfully, his answer, with a smile, was: No.

By | 2020-02-11T10:36:17-05:00 February 11th, 2020|The Full Hookup (Blog)|0 Comments

Reflections on 2019 & Looking Toward 2020

As 2019 nears its inevitable rest, and 2020 soon sweeps us into a new decade, and while thereโ€™s still some quiet surrounding me before the buzz of year-end, today feels like a comfortable time for some uncomfortable reflection.ย  What to say about 2019?ย  Honestly, I feel like I clawed my way through this past year. [...]

By | 2019-12-16T11:29:51-05:00 December 16th, 2019|The Full Hookup (Blog)|0 Comments

A Visit to Andrew Jackson’s Home – The Hermitage

Last week, I wrote about my love of RV venturing our way to book stores around the country. (Specifically, I wrote about Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN.) But my nerdiness does not end there. Not by a long shot! I also love touring homes of authors and past presidents, and while this may make me [...]

By | 2020-03-09T12:57:09-04:00 November 11th, 2019|The Full Hookup (Blog)|0 Comments

Happy First Day of Fall! – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

For some, including me, fall (or autumn, if you like) is the most wonderful time of the year. Today is September 23, and I just had to pop on here to officially welcome the season and say HAPPY FALLย to you! ????ย  The cooler, but not cold, temperatures. The change in the trees. Pumpkins. Caramel apples. [...]

By | 2019-09-23T19:46:15-04:00 September 23rd, 2019|The Full Hookup (Blog)|0 Comments

RV Rallies – Something in Common

My favorite thing to talk with others about is books. Itย is always interesting to hear what people are currently reading. If they like it or not. What their favorite books are. Who their favorite writers are. I could talk and listen for hours.ย  Turns out, my second favorite thing to talk with others about is [...]

By | 2019-08-01T12:08:52-04:00 August 1st, 2019|The Full Hookup (Blog)|0 Comments

50th Grand National Rally … Iโ€™m going!

This is a BIG year for Winnebagoโ€™s Grand National Rallyย (GNR). โ€” It is their 50th anniversary and guess who is going to RV venture her wheels up to Forest City, Iowa, to celebrate? Me! Iโ€™m so excited!ย  (Another BIG 50th Anniversary is happening this week too - on July 20th - the first moon landing. [...]

By | 2019-07-14T20:20:55-04:00 July 14th, 2019|The Full Hookup (Blog)|2 Comments

Upgrades to the Camper Van

Our 2017 Winnebago Era 70A 4x4 camper van is a gorgeous 24-foot tiny home on wheels, and I love her. But she came with less than beautiful wheels and tires, which continued to look less and less beautiful with each passing day. So, at just over the 2-year/36,000 mile mark, we were more than ready [...]

By | 2019-07-08T13:32:18-04:00 July 8th, 2019|The Full Hookup (Blog)|0 Comments

Moms, Books, & Summer

It is July 6. Two days post-independence.ย  Iโ€™m sitting in a hotel room, contemplating yesterday, the day ahead, and bits and pieces of life over the last 46 years. Thatโ€™s a lot.ย  Iโ€™m thinking about my step-daughters and wondering how they are doing. Iโ€™m thinking about my nieces - and again - wondering how they [...]

By | 2019-07-06T17:03:16-04:00 July 6th, 2019|The Full Hookup (Blog)|4 Comments

Flat Tire – Geeze Louise!

RVโ€™ing is not all fun and games. It is also tank dumping, diesel filling, and well, sometimes โ€ฆ it is a flat tire.ย  Geeze Louise.ย  IT STARTED OUT GREAT - THE BILTMORE I was on such an RV road trip high on Saturday morning. I had no set plans - not even a campground reservation. [...]

By | 2020-04-23T10:49:12-04:00 May 30th, 2019|The Full Hookup (Blog)|4 Comments

It’s me. Susan.

I wantโ€ฆ To drive and drive and drive.ย  Without a destination. Just a direction: West, east, north, south. It doesnโ€™t matter.ย  I want to feel brave and light and daring.ย  I want to feel self-sufficient and self-assured.ย  I want to be sleepy at night because I played all day. Like a puppy.ย  I want to [...]

By | 2019-05-07T11:34:08-04:00 May 7th, 2019|The Full Hookup (Blog)|0 Comments