Day 1 in the sea of humanity. Advantage to having an annual pass - we didn't leave the trailer until 10am.
Wifi antenna is literally outside our trailer. 👍
While others are posting their snow pictures, we be like....
Our 14-wheeler (actually, 18, if you count the two bikes). (Note: my wife follows along in the car, it is not being towed).
When you are camped three hours from Disney World but check-in is in five hours. Plus, using one of the gift cards I won at our company Christmas party.
Found this cool flamingo at Lowe's the other day. Sure looks better than the flimsy plastic ones. Sturdier, too - the legs and feet are made of rebar.
Went bowling on the Air Force base with our son today.
So we had an old address on one of our Christmas cards and it came back. The envelope had been torn open and taped back. We found this written on the back. 😂
Larry Heck and All Valley RV Center congratulate Joe and Patricia Leyva with their new Heartland Wilderness travel trailer. Wishing you many happy travels!! #Rvthereyet #rvlife #heartland #heartlandrvs #camp #rv #antelopevalley #acton #santaclarita #valencia #ventura #palmdale #lancaster #rosamond #tehachapi #rvlove #travel
Wouldn't it be great to hop into one of these and head south right about now? RV show opens tomorrow at @centurycenter #southbend #southbend_in #dtsb . . . . . #rv #traveler #travelingram #vacation #vaca #vacationtime #usa #ontheroadagain #ontheroad #roadtrip #roadtrippin #heartlandrvs #dreaming #sun #beach #takemetothebeach #glamping #glampingnotcamping #glampire #midwest #midwestmoment #midwestisbest #indiana #indianaigers #indianaphotographer
Most excellent British food at Eat My Pasty in Panama City Beach. Highly recommended.
So now that we've traveled and lived with our new GlowStep Revolution steps from @torklift_international we can honestly say that we love them. We hadn't mentioned previously, but we did receive our steps in exchange for completing some usage surveys for Torklift. They have not asked us to provide testimonials or reviews. However, we had budgeted to buy a set sometime this year and we can say we wouldn't have regretted the purchase. Now to see how they hold up long-term.
First Florida stop - Panama City Beach to visit our son. Listening to the F-22's out flying today, so we know our son is busy at work.
New blog today about crossing the border to have our teeth cleaned in Mexico. I included lots of tips to help you make it a smooth experience. Bonus: if you're a good boy or girl, you can go out for tacos and cervezas after! Details at link in profile. #heartlandrvs #mexicandentist #crosstheborder #dentistinmexico #worthit #cleansmiles #ownlessdomore
With the Christmas decor packed away, it's time to get out the winter decorations.
#TBT to this day in 2015, when our dining room table looked like this. Why? Downsizing. We knew we'd be selling that 4BR 2900sf house and moving into our #Bighorn by @heartland_rv later in the year, so we spent days scanning all our important financial and other documents, and saving them to electronic files. Scan --> Save --> Shred --> Repeat = a nearly paper-free RV! #ownlessdomore #downsizinghacks #paperfreerv #heartlandrvs #throwbackthursday
The 5 Best 2017 Luxury 5th Wheels as voted by consumers. Check our Facebook page for the link. And yes SnapPad will work on all of them 😉✅ #rving #heartlandrvs #winnebago #rvlife #rvlifestyle #campers #snappadder #campingworld #camping #rvingplanet #motorhomelife #motorhome #5thwheel #luxury5thwheels #drv #forestriver #dutchmenrv
First time boondocking on BLM land. I could get used to these wide open spaces with very few neighbors. "TRUST" is a biggie. You have to let go of your fears of the unknown. #boondocking #blmboondocking #wideopenspaces #arizona #quartzsite #heartlandrvs #rvlife #rvboondocking
I bought my hubby some practical gifts for our home for Christmas. This screen door guard being one of them. We have dogs and a cat who like to paw/claw at the door and our screen was pulling out on the bottom. Hoping this helps save the screen door from here on out. @campingworld #rvscreendoor #screendoorguard #fifthwheel #heartlandrvs #fulltimerv
One of these things is not like the others.... 🎶
Happy frosty New Year from the horses across the street. 🐴🦄
Our 2017 "resolution" is to rein in our unbridled spending. We tended to spend our first four years on the road in what I call "tourist mode". We plan to move forward spending more frugally so we can enjoy the occasional "treat" with less guilt and less impact on our overall financial health. Plus, retirement is looming somewhere over the horizon and we would like to be ready when it comes up. Our January budget starts tomorrow. It is all laid out in the "You Need a Budget" app.
Mt. Rainier selfie with my daughter @limarey
Looks like a nice day to go sledding at Mt. Rainier.
The annual Christmas Stir Fry tradition happened today.
Excuse me, sir. The child seems to have run out of carrots.
Taking her baby for a walk.
Dinner out with the granddaughters at their favorite pizza place right next to busy train tracks.
It was a bittersweet day to see Rogue One. We found out about Carrie Fisher on the way there. RIP Princess Leia.
A girl and her Legos.
It's been a Lego type of morning.
Ohhai. You haz carrots?
Drawing pictures with our oldest granddaughter. She got all kinds of art supplies for Christmas.
Merry Christmas from the PNW. Looking forward to opening gifts with the grandchildren in the morning.
Text messages from our four-year-old granddaughter. (Translation: I can't wait to see you, Pa).
Mystery solved. Our new Torklift GlowStep Revolution steps installed. These are really cool steps. Adjustable height and two adjustable feet on the bottom step. We'll write up more on our blog over the next week.
Santa stopped by today with a present for the trailer. Details forthcoming.
Best I could do for a snowy scene. We got a light dusting in Nashville overnight. When we walked home from our party at 10:00, it was windy and 70 degrees outside.
View of downtown Nashville from the 8th floor bar at our hotel for the weekend. We're here to attend my company's Christmas party.
Thought it was appropriate on a Star Wars movie day that my wadded up straw wrapper looks kinda like an x-wing fighter.
Last couple of items for the chase vehicle today - Class III receiver hitch and a Swagman bike carrier.
Santa's sleigh had a worn out battery. Fortunately we had noticed it cranking slower recently and replaced it before it left us stranded somewhere. Given that the vehicle is almost five years old and it still has the factory-supplied battery, it was about due anyway.
Drying dishes and started noticing a trend in my drinkware.
Saw this in Costco the other day and just couldn't come up with something funny to say. So, I'll leave it here for the masses. @upintheairstream Jeff can probably help me out here.
Kandi, Oh Kandi! If it's on the bed, it's hers. She says so. She's a member of the Heartland Owners Club...well, via her human "staff". #heartlandrvs #heartlandownersclub #weloveourheartlandrv #kandigirl #calicomainecoon #calicocat #cats_of_instagram #catsofinstagram #maincoon_feature #mainecoonsofinstagram #nomadcat #kitty #cat #rvcat
We definitely live in a great country.
Still plenty of time to get a last minute gift for that special RV'er in your life! Order before December 17th and receive your #SnapPads in time to put them under the tree! 🎄 Use the discount code 'XMAS2016' to get 10% off your order. Merry Christmas! 📦🎁🎄#christmasgiftsideas #rving #rvlife #traveltrailer #5thwheel #motorhome #motorhomelife #winnebago #winnebagolife #heartlandrvs #jackpads #permanentjackpads #snappadder #rvingamerica #camping #campingworld #rvaccessories #rvdealer #rvdealerships #merrychristmas
Today's flea market find (that I didn't buy). I had a tape recorder just like this in the late 1960's. I clearly remember playing cassettes from The Partridge Family and The Monkees. This one is in excellent visual condition and was advertised as "working". I learned my lesson with my earlier flea market flip clock find, though. 40+ year old electronics with moving parts are likely to fail shortly after returning them to service.
I'm missing this view right now. One thing that I love most about our #RV is all of the space inside to sit, walk around, and enjoy time together. Nothing beats a cold morning with a cup of coffee ☕️, a cozy 🔥, and reclining on the couch. @heartland_rv #5thwheel #motorhome #travelblogger #rvlifestyle #rvblogger #heartlandrvs #roadwarrior #travel #seetheusa #seetheworld #toyhauler #lifeisrad
An interesting collection of photos in our #2016bestnine . It's been another great year of full-timing, our fourth full year on the road. We've already got a bunch of trips planned for 2017 - some repeats that we do every year, some new ones. We're also planning on updating our blog to be more than just a simple travel journal for friends and family. We'll be posting some product reviews and campground reviews as well.
Here's the picture we used on our Christmas cards this year. We were fortunate that one of our son's fellow airmen was taking family portraits on base and that we were permitted to have ours taken as well. It's not every day you get to have an F-22 Raptor in your picture.
Can't help but post such great feedback! 😎🗣Thanks Mike! They will last for a long time☑️👌🏼👍🏻#rvaccessories #campingworld #snappadder #rving #rv #rvlife #rvlifestyle #motorhome #5thwheel #jackpads #permanentjackpads #winnebago #heartlandrvs #camping #rvdealer #rvdealerships #toyhauler #traveltrailer #rvshare
Ready for our first winter freeze of the season.
World's smallest cherry bomb? No, just a holly berry.
Teaching your children important truths carries on even when they are married and have children of their own.
My only Black Friday/ Cyber Monday purchase - a new pair of speakers for the Escape. Aside from a couple scratches and a door ding, the car was like new except for a noisy front-right speaker. Crutchfield for the win.