the family journal

We’ve been on the road for a while now, and we’ve seen quite a bit. We haven’t yet scratched the surface of what is out there though, so we keep exploring. Sometimes we can’t sit still, sometimes we don’t want to move. Sometimes we cover 1000 miles in a month, sometimes barely 50. But we are moving and we are exploring, one mile at a time.

#11

West Coast

We’re back in Stuart for a week before heading back to Miami Airport. Feels kinda weird to be back home not really home but kinda and weird.   Good old Lowes parking lot, feels like home. Conclusion from the West Coast: Not worth it. At least when you have a 34ft motorhome and don’t plan on staying at and exploring from ...

#10

South Florida

We barely left Stuart and the pathogens are on us. First the smallest family member got sick and we were able to compare hospitals, then the head of the family caught it and now the men of the house is down. All while the sister is teething and the AC did not miraculously started working again. Would this be a vacation, I would be on my ...

#9

Betty Mods – Tires

Betty mods – the tires Problem number one wasn’t really a problem. When we bought Betty we already knew that the tires were pretty old and had to be replaced soon. Thanks to our tax refund we now finally got the possibility to at least exchange the front tires. Motorhome tires are truck tires and not cheap. We paid $350 per tire an...

#8

Roadworthy

Our last days as quasi-residents of Stuart/Jensen Beach. Tomorrow we’ll really slowly start our journey to Miami and in a week we’ll pick up the parents. Then we’ll head up the Westcoast and head down the Eastcoast and then we’ll head up the Eastcoast again North Carolina bound, where we’ll pick up the next guest in September. ...

#7

6 months later

Time’s flying and at the same time it feels like a lifetime since we had this other, this normal life. It’s been six months ( and a few days because I always wanted to write this post and then there was life) since a barely pregnant lady, a kinda tense daddy and a one-and-a-half-year-old with 3 suitcases, 2 backpacks and a way...

#6

Migrant birds or not?

Well, that was shorter than we planned. Though you have to be fair, we didn’t plan anything. It was a nice trip anyways. Travelling, getting away, that’s difficult right now. Everything in us wants to head north, but we’re picking up visitors in Miami in five weeks. Every northbound mile gets us a mile in the wrong direction. We ...

#5

Migrant Birds

After spending some time in Florida I noticed that birds aren’t the only ones migrating with the seasons. Sharks do, too (that’s why some beaches may be basically shut down for a couple of weeks at a time), Manatees (up North to the springs) and those winterbirds and their motorhomes. Though, we missed the departure time, we’re ba...

#4

Superficial Americans

When we decided to head over the Atlantic and try our luck in the states everybody asked us why there. And our answer was, next to landscape, language, and so on, the kindness and hospitality. And basically everyone told us: That’s to superficial, they don’t mean it, no one cares if you really need it. We’ve been here for almost ...

#3

Betty Mods Nesting edition

A common side effect of being pregnant, besides looking like a Manatee, casual grunting when getting up and the need to sleep for 24 hours a day, is nesting instinct. That wasn’t too bad when we were still living in our apartment. Oh, I could clean the oven. Should we move the sofa? But now, living in a 20-year old motorhome we just...

#2

Betty Mods

Having a motorhome is like having any other home: There are always ways to improve, no matter how much money you throw at it. Well, because it is like any other home. Maybe just a little smaller and on wheels.   The Floor Oh well, the floor. There are just some days you shouldn't make any important decisions. Or maybe no dec...