Where Are We Now?

Storage Series - Cardstock

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Storage Bin for Cardstock | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have had to purchase very specific storage solutions to fit in the odd shaped spaces in our RV. Four shelves I use for crafting storage are tall and narrow on either side of the fireplace. I searched long and hard for appropriate bins to slip into these slots.

I currently have six bins of this shape, four fit on these shelves, the other two fit under my side of the bed. Our bed has an...

Delta Shores Resort - We're Heading Back Up North

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Delta Shores Resort - We're Heading North | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We packed up in the scorching heat at San Benito. It was a very slow break down of camp starting on Monday which was well over 100 degrees. Even in the shade it was hot with very little breeze. We washed the truck, cleaned and organized our storage spaces as we went along. Living in one place for three weeks ensures we camp creep, pulling out an inordinant amount of "stuff" and that then leads...

Progress Report - The Turning Around Point

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Map Of Our Trip | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

As part of our retirement planning, I created a map to guide us on our first journey. We left on March 15th and knew that we would have to be back in the Monroe, Washington area by Sept. 7 for my crafting retreat. I based the map on my experience with traveling during our working years, and because of this it was way too ambitious. We had been warned to not travel too fast when first going...

San Benito Heat Wave - Moved To Shade

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San Benito Heat Wave - Moved To Shade | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthing.com

Another heat wave is coming so we considered a shaded site. Moving a three slide fifth wheel is not quick nor easy. I wasn't sure if DH would go for it, but he hates being hot and our one AC unit has a hard time keeping us cool in the late afternoon when it is 90s and higher. We took a full sun site when we arrived because at the time there wasn't any shade along the creek. Now there might...

San Benito RV Resort - Our Home for The Fourth Of July

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San Benito RV Resort | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We were hesitant to continue heading south through mid July. We have to turnaround and head up to Washington state for a craft retreat I am going to in September and thought we might be going too far away. After some debate decided to stick with our original plan and go to San Benito. It was a 3 1/2 hour drive and because of accidents on the major highways we took backroads through the farming...

Thoughts About Our Russian River Stay

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Afternoon Shade at Russian River

We made a list of the seven Thousand Trails resorts we've stayed at and sorted them from favorite to least favorite. Russian River is right at the top. It is interesting that it made it that high because it has no sewer, we were there in a heat wave and had many days in which we were miserable because of the weather. The grounds are hilly and the camping sites are very close together. There...

Basement Storage Strategy

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Basement Storage Strategy  | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We have owned a large selection of Rubbermaid storage tubs in a variety of sizes for many years. After checking out how they stack up in our basement storage compartment, we settled on  a matched size set of 6 tubs to use.

Last fall we sorted what would be stored in the barn rafters and what would be travelling with us. As we packed I casually labeled what was in each tub, but wasn't...

Travel Days Between Home Six And Seven

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Klamath RV park | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

There is this huge gap/lack of Thousand Trails Resorts from southern Oregon through northern California. The time to get from South Jetty to Russian River was 8 1/2 hours, too long for our liking on highway 101 which is grueling. We had to go to one of our other camping memberships to find a halfway spot to stay. We found one at Klamath River through RPI for $10/night with a 2 night minimum....

South Jetty RV Park - Home Six

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South Jetty RV Park - Home Six | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We realized in mid May that we needed to figure out where to stay over Memorial Weekend. When We called, the first place we asked about was full (Russian River) so then we asked about the furthest south coastal Thousand Trails in Oregon, South Jetty. There was one opening, so we took it.

This is a smaller park with less amenitites and activities compared to the other Oregon coastal...

From Seaside To Newport Oregon - Home Five

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Whaler's Rest RV Park | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Oh if we'd only known the surprise that awaited us at Whaler's Rest RV Park! When we arrived, I checked us in and then we perused the park map to figure out which direction to go. These parks are HUGE, over 300 spots per location. Many loops to consider and in some cases sewer or electric limitations. DH noticed an icon on the upper left corner of the map on the North side of the road (this...