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Day Three - Driving Through Wyoming

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Driving Through Wyoming | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I got a little behind on blogging our trek. I managed to get the video posted so that was something. I even made myself try a new video editor on my newer laptop. I prefer the old Windows Movie Maker but it is no longer available and will not run on Windows 10.

So, our trip was pretty short and uneventful. We drove from the top of Wyoming, down to the bottom, to just south of Cheyenne....

Day Two - We Made it Into Wyoming

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Day Two - Wyoming | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

When Hub said hey is that snow up there? Little did we know how much snow we would find around that hill. I had to video it to share. It was totally unexpected, but luckily a short while later we had dropped down out of it /whew!

We saw alot of beautiful countryside, a picturesque white mausoleam surrounded by a large cemetary.  Pronghorn, horses, cattle and sheep.

We are quickly...

How Do We Plan Our RV Trips? Here's What Works For Us

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How We Plan Our RV Trips | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have spent over 15 years traveling in some sort of an RV. RV travel requires planning ahead. There are special considerations to take into account when you are over 40 feet long.  I have created a two part video series walking through how I use Google Maps to map out every leg of my RV trip. I demonstrate my camping membership tools to guide me in making good campground choices, I even show...

Our Trek To The Florida Keys - Planning

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Our Trek To The Florida Keys - Planning | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthings.com

I just completed a major trip planning session today. When it comes to creating our plan, we both work on various parts in stages. It always starts out rough and we fine tune it. This time Hub performed what I will call phase one. To me it is the hardest part because there's nothing to work from, you start with a blank piece of paper. I am not sure how other travelers work their planning magic...

Year Two Full Time RV Experience - Update

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Year Two Full Time RV Experience - Update | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I created a new presentation documenting our experience with full time RV living. We had an interruption in our travels that delayed this update. We are now finishing up 13 months on the road so I packed this with everything I thought would be of interest for those planning on RVing part time or full time. 

The video ended up being a bit longer than I like but I had alot of details to...

Fall Stay At Leavenworth - We Are Officially On Our Way To Florida!

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Fall Colors In Leavenworth | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We finished all of our medical exams, procedures and tests. I wouldn't say we aced everything, but we did well enough to not have to stress about anything medical during our winter travels. When you get older and have certain medical conditions, I suggest timing your annual wellness exam and labs to be complete before you leave, don't leave anything to chance! My theory is that positive...

We Are Now Evacuation Level Two - Be Prepared To Leave

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We Are Now Evacuation Level Two Fire At Night | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Let's see, so much has happened that everything is a blur. My last post summarized our Sunday and Monday mid-day when I filled the propane tanks and BBQed us some lunch. Fast forward to 6pm. I was chilling, watching a show on my 10" tablet (which is silly because I can just as easily put it on our 40" TV, but then Hub can hear it while he is napping, so the tablet works just fine) and there...

Fires Might Make Us Change Our Plans Yet Again!

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Yesterday the air quality was great in the am. It was 67, almost in the "good" zone which is 50 and lower. We decided to make a grocery run and on the way we noted at least six different fire and police cars heading north. Just north of where we are staying is a temporary Fire Relief camp. It has emergency vehicles, helicopters and tents set up all around it. They've been there since the...

Fires In Eastern Washington Changed Our Plans

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Fires In Eastern Washington Changed Our Plans | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We enjoyed staying at Little Diamond Thousand Trails. Amazingly there were NO mosquitos. We just had to tread carefully to not step on a yellow jacket ground nests and we did have to deal with gnats and grasshoppers. Hub did not get stung so his reputation with the yellow jackets was good. The day we left it wasn't very smoky at the campground, but by the time we hit I-90, the haze was very...

We Are Finally Somewhere NEW!

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Our Camp Site At Little Diamond Thousand Trails | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

First I need to summarize our stay in Leavenworth. I finally got to check off an item from my bucket list. I wanted to stay a full three weeks in Leavenworth. It was lovely. It was also a great workout because we played disc golf twice a day almost every day. Even the first week, when I still had stitches from Carpal Tunnel surgery, I played right handed, or I would come along and look for Hub...