Colonial Williamsburg: It’s Not Just for History Geeks

Colonial Williamsburg: It’s Not Just for History Geeks

Then: your parents paid for you to go into a labor-intensive apprenticeship for seven years with the hopes of your skill supporting the family. You were 12. Now: your parents pay for you to go to college, a social-intensive environment where you also learn whatever you want for four years and then decide what work […]

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My Hero Drives a Subaru

My Hero Drives a Subaru

Part of trailer life is emptying the black tank – it holds all the yucky waste. When all goes well, you merely hear it; thankfully you don’t see it, smell it, touch it, or encounter it in any way other than by pulling a lever and everything goes down a hose into a drain and […]

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Adolescent Bears Make the Most Trouble. Kinda Like Humans…

Adolescent Bears Make the Most Trouble. Kinda Like Humans…

Teenagers today! Kicked out of the den at two years old and they think the world is theirs. Big deal, the 200,000 acres of Shenandoah National Park are at bear capacity with a bear every square mile. So, you have to fend for yourself and find your own territory (20-30 mile radius for male, 5-10 […]

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Thomas Jefferson Wrote 20,000 Letters. Is That All?

Thomas Jefferson Wrote 20,000 Letters. Is That All?

If you’re among the few who wrote the Declaration of Independence, then sure, I’d like to see where you live. But I’m putting my foot down and not going to all of the places where George Washington slept – the man just moved around too much. Visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia is as much […]

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Full-Time Travel vs Vacation: Getting Acclimated

This doesn’t feel like vacation.  It likely won’t. And truly it shouldn’t. This is full-time travel. The Daily Grind Wake around 6:30, roll over and go back to sleep/semi-consciousness until 7:30 or 8:00. Yeah, that’s yummy. Then I write for 2-3 hours. For you fine folks, for myself, for future projects. What other projects, you […]

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