Leg 1: MD to LA

The trip began with a plan to head to Big Bend National Park in Texas via the Appalachian mountains. Things changed quickly once COVID hit, and we fled to a safe Air Force base outside Shreveport, LA

  • On the Road Again (3/6/2020) - Life at home had filled our lives such that waking up in the same place each day felt normal. Family,… ...
  • Congaree(ly) (3/6/2020) - More than a Swamp Not all National Parks are created equal. There's the Grand Canyon and then there's a swamp… ...
  • Clingmans Dome All Alone (3/10/2020) - Clingmans Dome Observation Tower There’s no higher vista in Great Smoky Mountain National Park than Clingmans Dome.  6,643 feet.  Motorists… ...
  • Life on the road with waterfalls (3/11/2020) - We’re a bit early to experience Spring in the Smokies. Snowrain showers instead of wildflowers, closed roads and campgrounds, cold… ...
  • Smoky Mountain Spring (3/14/2020) - You don’t know what you don’t know until you know. We thought 8 days in the Smokies would be plenty.… ...
  • Social Distancing at Mammoth Cave (3/16/2020) - Mammoth Cave Broadway If you are a couple of RV’rs driving around the country, you may not have a clue… ...
  • Health & Happiness in Hot Springs, Arkansas (3/18/2020) - Hot Springs National Park No Parade Today It was supposed to be Grand Marshalls Cheech Marin and Danny Trejo leading… ...
  • Gimme Shelter (3/19/2020) - Shopping during COVID-19 What does it mean to shelter in place when your place is 30 feet of RV continually… ...
  • Barksdale National Park (3/22/2020) - Mighty B-52 on display at Barksdale, AFB Barksdale Air Force Base is home to a fleet of B-52 Stratofortress bombers. … ...
  • Buying the Bayou (3/25/2020) - New Home on the Bayou? When the April camping cancellation email hit the inbox telling us Big Bend National Park… ...
  • Gimme a Break (4/1/2020) - We’re so used to writing about bikes, hikes parks and attractions that it’s hard to write about shelter-in-place life when… ...
  • Trust me, I watched a how-to YouTube video. (4/9/2020) - On the seventh anniversary of our Cherry Blossom wedding on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, we… ...
  • What’s Cookin’ (4/23/2020) - Dr. Cox took full credit for the decision not to plate the broken fibula. He said he sees new bone… ...
  • How the halloumi are you? (5/5/2020) - As people who are always on the do, stationary life has forced new lows on us and our blog has… ...
  • So, It’s Time to Go (5/27/2020) - Insights on our time during COVID-19 inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss Finally!We’re off to see glaciersAnd sights we’ve… ...