Midnight Wild Child Gypsy Dreamer: The Beginning 

I know it’s been quite a bit of time since I wrote on here.  I wish I could have been able to take you with me on the journey that I’ve been doing, but putting it into words and seeing it on paper seemed impossible to handle.  A lot has changed for me in the…

The Mountain and the Sky

The Mountain and the Sky (Check out our Instagram @otter_mayhem for some video of the vast landscape!) The first weekend of Vanlife has been very relaxing. As you read in the prior post it’s been a rough start with personal health and sudden changes in our finances, but we’ve made it through to the other…

The Motel is Not a Hotel

The Motel is Not a Hotel Only a couple days in to Vanlife and I have fallen ill. We expected that this would eventually happen, but I had no expectation it would happen so soon. Oh curses I say to you! You have failed me, inside and out, body of mine! But alas, it must…

First Road Trip

First Road Trip I am a Washingtonian. I love cloudy days, cold rain, and a perpetual temperature of around 75 degrees fahrenheit. The Pacific Northwest is the most beautiful place in the country. I haven’t been to Alaska or Hawaii, but I’ve been pretty much everywhere else. JC and I decided to spend our first…

Beachy Days and Just Short of a Decade

Now that we are almost two months through surgery recovery and lifestyle changes I can report that even though it has gotten easier it has not gotten any less annoying.  I am two months sober from alcohol, tylenol, and several other medications that could have aided in my allergy fest that I had experienced earlier…

First Breakdown

It’s happened. One month in and I’ve used the Roadside Assistance button on my Progressive Auto-Insurance app. Buying a Vanagon that’s older than me was always going to yield breakdowns and stalls. You don’t go into #vanlife thinking that it’s always going to be smooth sailing. I will admit I thought it’d be a little…

A Love Story

Today is my anniversary.  Eight years of marriage marked by a single day.  If we were to look beyond marriage we hit the ten year mark this month as well.  Who would have thought that someone like myself who never planned to be married until the age of 30 would be celebrating eight years of marriage…

The Gypsy Series: Red Ponderosas

My house has become a maze of boxes.  Some of the stacks are taller than I am and we all find ourselves pressed up against the wall when walking down the hallways or through entrance ways into the room.  We are about 10 days out from watching a moving truck take all of our stuff away.…

The Gypsy Series: The Beginning

Hello!  I am somewhere on the road!  Where I am I could not tell you because this moment hasn’t happened until just now.  My move from New Mexico to West Virginia has begun!  Due to the stress, limited internet access and extra activities associated with moving an entire family out of one home into another…