Getting Stuff Ready

One thing Joe has been doing to get our camper ready to go is concocting a handy, dandy self-cooling box to house our generator.

This box will sit on a mount next to our spare tire on the back of the camper and when needed will be connected to the camper via an external power cord. We will only need to use the generator when we are camped off the grid. With the 6-gallon gas can on the top and the 1-gallon tank in the generator, we will be able to run everything in our camper for 50 hours before having to refuel.

Now ain’t that cool? Joe is so danged handy. One of the reasons I married him. LOL!


Getting Ready to Go

Wanna see what our new place looks like? Well here is a shot of the outside and below is what the inside looks like.

We decided that if we are gonna spend the next 2 years in our new digs, there were a few things we wanted to spruce up. One upgrade is we wanted to make the permanent bed to where it can be a sofa by day and fold out to a queen bed at night. This will give us and the fur-babies much more floor space to move around in. We elicited the help of extremely talented cabinetmakers, Prater-Built, out of Cabot, Arkansas. They recommended their top custom builder, Jerimiah Bryant, to design and build a lift-top table that would serve as the base of the bed at night and a coffee table during the day. This table can be moved to the side under the window also, to allow for more room and seating. Check out the photos below to see the progress so far. I’ll share more photos as we get them from Jerimiah in the coming days.

Check out their web page: www.praterbuilt.com.

They are also on Facebook as Prater-Built Cabinets and Doors


The next phase will be replacing the existing dining table and benches with custom-built seating with storage underneath and a hardwood table. I’ll share those photos soon!

And so it begins….

After 23 years in the Air Force and 16.5 years at Heifer International, I’m finally joining Joe in retirement.

We traded the motorcycle for a camper and are loading up the pups (Abigail and Agnes) and hitting the road 1 April. Join us in our quest for the wide open spaces and solitude.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton