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DIY - Temporary RV Tail Light Cover

Publish Date: 
10/3/2018
DIY Temporary Tail Light Cover | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

When we setup camp in Kansas I noticed our right tail light cover was missing on the fifth wheel. We'd checked our lights in the am, so it had parted ways with us at some point between Nebraska and Kansas. We'd already designated a day of rest while in Kansas to shop and do laundry, so Hub added this to our shopping list. We already had clear and black Gorilla tape on hand.

The top of...

Day Five And Six - Resting Up In Kansas

Publish Date: 
10/2/2018
Day Five And Six - Resting Up In Kansas | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We made it to Kansas yesterday and Hub opted for us to go shopping right away so we could spend the next day "resting". I quote resting because it meant we had the pleasure to clean five loads of laundry. We took turns and I wrote articles in between. I noticed we lost the red cover on our right taillight, bummer... I've called the trailer manufacturer and have instructions on how to get a...

Day Four - Driving Through Nebraska

Publish Date: 
10/1/2018
Driving through Nebraska | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today's short video is a funny one. We'd camped at Powder River Campground, up at the top of Wyoming, just east of the middle of it. Next to us was a custom fifth wheel with full body paint and a matching newer Ford dually. Guess who we saw in the morning as we prepped to leave, that same rig had parked one row behind us! There's no mistaking that it was the same rig. 

Then, Hub was...

Day Three - Driving Through Wyoming

Publish Date: 
9/30/2018
Driving Through Wyoming | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I got a little behind on blogging our trek. I managed to get the video posted so that was something. I even made myself try a new video editor on my newer laptop. I prefer the old Windows Movie Maker but it is no longer available and will not run on Windows 10.

So, our trip was pretty short and uneventful. We drove from the top of Wyoming, down to the bottom, to just south of Cheyenne....

Day Two - We Made it Into Wyoming

Publish Date: 
9/29/2016
Day Two - Wyoming | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

When Hub said hey is that snow up there? Little did we know how much snow we would find around that hill. I had to video it to share. It was totally unexpected, but luckily a short while later we had dropped down out of it /whew!

We saw alot of beautiful countryside, a picturesque white mausoleam surrounded by a large cemetary.  Pronghorn, horses, cattle and sheep.

We are quickly...

How Do We Plan Our RV Trips? Here's What Works For Us

Publish Date: 
9/28/2018
How We Plan Our RV Trips | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have spent over 15 years traveling in some sort of an RV. RV travel requires planning ahead. There are special considerations to take into account when you are over 40 feet long.  I have created a two part video series walking through how I use Google Maps to map out every leg of my RV trip. I demonstrate my camping membership tools to guide me in making good campground choices, I even show...

Our Trek To The Florida Keys - Planning

Publish Date: 
9/26/2018
Our Trek To The Florida Keys - Planning | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthings.com

I just completed a major trip planning session today. When it comes to creating our plan, we both work on various parts in stages. It always starts out rough and we fine tune it. This time Hub performed what I will call phase one. To me it is the hardest part because there's nothing to work from, you start with a blank piece of paper. I am not sure how other travelers work their planning magic...

Year Two Full Time RV Experience - Update

Publish Date: 
9/25/2018
Year Two Full Time RV Experience - Update | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I created a new presentation documenting our experience with full time RV living. We had an interruption in our travels that delayed this update. We are now finishing up 13 months on the road so I packed this with everything I thought would be of interest for those planning on RVing part time or full time. 

The video ended up being a bit longer than I like but I had alot of details to...

Fall Stay At Leavenworth - We Are Officially On Our Way To Florida!

Publish Date: 
9/24/2018
Fall Colors In Leavenworth | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We finished all of our medical exams, procedures and tests. I wouldn't say we aced everything, but we did well enough to not have to stress about anything medical during our winter travels. When you get older and have certain medical conditions, I suggest timing your annual wellness exam and labs to be complete before you leave, don't leave anything to chance! My theory is that positive...

We Are Now Evacuation Level Two - Be Prepared To Leave

Publish Date: 
8/21/2018
We Are Now Evacuation Level Two Fire At Night | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Let's see, so much has happened that everything is a blur. My last post summarized our Sunday and Monday mid-day when I filled the propane tanks and BBQed us some lunch. Fast forward to 6pm. I was chilling, watching a show on my 10" tablet (which is silly because I can just as easily put it on our 40" TV, but then Hub can hear it while he is napping, so the tablet works just fine) and there...

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