It turns out that being a gypsy takes a lot of fore-thought. There have been numerous iterations but our route for this year is now fairly solid. Originally, our plan for 2019 revolved around Squamish, British Columbia. We thought we’d make our way north from Arizona and settle in Canada for two or three months… Continue reading The Plan for 2019
Mackenzie has never been West of the Mississippi, and now we’re taking her West of the Rio Grande. We set off from Mike and Dana’s house in Flemington, NJ and collect Mackenzie from A Hope Equestrian in Lebanon. We drive about 6 hours through Pennsylvania and Maryland to our first stop in Purcellville, just over… Continue reading Go West, Young Mare!
According to The Plan for 2018 we intend to have Rubble shipped to Arizona. I post a listing on uShip, and receive a couple quotes for $2,600. We then try to recruit some friends to make the trip, offering to cover all gas and tolls (I estimate these at $1,200) plus $1,000 payment. Finally we… Continue reading Moving Rubble to Arizona
In the beginning there was Chaos. (That’s the dude’s name; get it? Greek mythology is a lesson in vocabulary, and Stephen Fry’s book Mythos drives this point home in a very entertaining way.) From chaos a plan emerged for our trip to Greece. We board an airplane a little before midnight and ask Uranus (the… Continue reading Athens
We are traveling in Greece for almost three weeks. It will be mostly a climbing trip (Leonidio and Kalymnos), but with some diving and tourism on rest days. Here is how we prepare to live large on a small budget. Step 1: Planning I’ve wanted to go to Kalymnos ever since I started climbing. Friends… Continue reading Trip Planning: Greece
It’s official. We are now full-timers, living in our trailer (Rubble) away from home. That is to say, we have a new home, and it has wheels. We moved Rubble from New Jersey to New Hampshire in one push. It took 8 hours, and 2 tanks of gas (we averaged 8.3 MPG, or more appropriately… Continue reading Setting Sail
According to our plan, we will spend the Winter in Arizona. Jess and I combed various websites for the best horse campgrounds. Apparently most snowbirds reserve a spot in Apache Junction for February a year in advance; now we know for next year. These directories look like they haven’t updated their styling since the 1990s, but… Continue reading Finding a Home for Winter