Where Are We Now?

2019 Safeway Monopoly Game - 2/6/2019 to 5/7/2019 - How To Play & Tips Video

Publish Date: 
2/20/2019
Tips and Tricks on 2019 Monopoly | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am a detail oriented person. I love complicated things. This is a bad thing and a good thing. The annual Monopoly game at Safeway (& other stores) is just the kind of game for a person like me. My mom thinks I am crazy and she happily gives me all her game tickets each year. I did not start playing seriously until I officially retired. I had a detail-oriented job that kept me plenty busy...

Our Stay In Congress Arizona

Publish Date: 
1/28/2019
Sharp Spurs Greet You At the West End Of Wickenburg | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Congress is one town away from Wickenburg and our RV park is between the two on highway 89. Our RV park (Escapees North Ranch) consists of two different areas, the RV campground space, which is essentially a gravel parking lot, and after that is a residential community that has RV and "one" bedroom house deeded lots.

I like the residential area, but it really is in the middle of nowhere...

Arizona ... Finally!

Publish Date: 
1/26/2019
Verde Valley December 2018 Snow! | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

After our brake issues, we decided to compress our last four days of travel down to two eight hour drives. The first day we made it through the rest of Texas and stopped in New Mexico for the night.

Day two was the long haul through New Mexico and southern Arizona all the way up to Cottonwood. While there I found some properties to go look at but we didn't expect to find this area would...

Truck Brake Issues ... Continued...

Publish Date: 
12/18/2018
More Brake Issues | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today's continuing brake issues include a fire! Yup, the front braks caught fire and thank goodness we stopped when we did. Hub had properly prepared for something bad to happen and he used the emergency water in the truck to put the fire out. I have created a video with images and a more detailed explanation of what's been going on. I finish with some shout outs to all the helpful folks that...

Unexpected Truck Issues = Stamp Organization Day!

Publish Date: 
12/17/2018
Ingram Texas Truck Brake Repair | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We are almost through Texas, which is not one of our favorites states. Yesterday was going to be our last night there, but... our truck's front brakes started grabbing on I10 while we were cruising along... scary stuff. They smoked and smelled horrible so we thought it would be best to get them inspected and fixed before going any further.

We had not experienced any braking issues until...

Goodbye Florida! Nine Weeks Flew By And Now We Are On Our Way To Arizona

Publish Date: 
12/9/2018
Florida To Arizona Day One| Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We left Florida today. It was probably as bad a day for travel as can be, short of a hurricane or something. I have seen some really heavy rain in my day but this mornings rain was something else. We spend the first hour of our drive on city streets with lots of stop and gos and it rained, and rained...and rained some more! Finally we made it to I75 and shortly thereafter, the sun came out....

New Truly Unlimited Prepaid Verizon JetPack Plan, Ok I Will Bite

Publish Date: 
12/8/2018
New Prepaid Unlimited JetPack Data Plans At Verizon| Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am not sure if I've talked about this already, but for Hub and I the internet is at the very top of our priority list. It is a NEED not a WANT.

Our history...
When we sold our home and moved to my mom's, our mifi device at the time did not work down in the hole where we parked our fifth wheel. She has a pasture that is below her home. It made for a very private...

I Just Have To Share A Pet Peeve!

Publish Date: 
11/27/2018

I was an IT web professional for over twenty years. I know what the laws are around email advertising. As such I am very, very careful with whom I create an account with and I ALWAYS turn off email advertising in my profile. So, we are searching for property and I caved in and created an account on realtor.com the day before Thanksgiving. I specifically left the box unchecked for partner...

The Other Day... We Met A Deer

Publish Date: 
10/31/2018
highway 66 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

On the way back up to Peace River, hub opted to take 27 back in lieu of 41. We saw lots of cane fields, and burning cane fields. After dealing with Pacific Northwest fires all summer, it was very sad to have to drive that way seeing the haze in the sky and the smell of burning. Eventually we turned onto 66, which is the highway we take to go play disc golf at the YMCA.

We were about 10...

Our Florida Keys Journey - Part One - From Homestead To Big Pine Key

Publish Date: 
10/25/2018

We left Peace River bright and early in the morning. I chose driving along 41 through the Everglades. It was an uneventful three and a half hours. Our arrival was much more interesting than the drive. This resort is actually almost 100% mobile homes. The turn in to the gate house was so shallow we could not get ourselves moved into the center lane out of everyone's way. While I was trying to...

Pages