On the Rocks

Sometimes the sheer beauty of a bend in the trail, the way a shaft of sunlight reaches the forest floor, the bend of a frond of a fern, is enough to stop me in my tracks and savor the moment. And then, all of a sudden, a tiny bit of color catches my eye. Tucked into the curve of a tree root, or hiding in plain sight atop a trail marker, or in any number of fun little hiding spots in the woods, there’s a sign that someone “did” previously discover and savor this exact vista too—by leaving a kindness rock. Continue reading On the Rocks

Best of 2021: From Fave Hike to Fave RV Spot, Even Fave Doggie Break Stop

We learned a lot (understatement) during our first full year of RVing. What is the funniest “rookie” RV mistake you made? I will tell you about ours… On our very first outing, less than a mile from our home, on a notoriously winding S-curve, we found out how “not” to organize our RV fridge. Off-balance, the latch came undone, the door flew open, and a … Continue reading Best of 2021: From Fave Hike to Fave RV Spot, Even Fave Doggie Break Stop


Water was a focal point at many of our RV experiences this past year. Sparkling streams, glistening lakes, running rivers—they all have a cleansing effect on my soul. Water is a basic, essential component of our lives, but it’s also restorative, inviting reflection both literally and figuratively. To me, water is calming and mesmerizing. I love seeing sparkling scenes reflected in watery surfaces and ripples. … Continue reading Reflections

Happy Trails, Happy Tails

During this first year with Pearl, our RV, I wanted to read a classic travel tale: Travels with Charley by one of my favorite writers of all time, John Steinbeck. Every time we’ve traveled in Pearl this year, mostly weekends, I’ve read a chapter or two. It’s been extremely inspirational but also thought-provoking. As much as #VanLife is a thing, and as trendy as the … Continue reading Happy Trails, Happy Tails