road trip

Road Trip 2015 – Planning

March 20, 2015

  It’s that time of year again! Time to plan our road trip to see the country and get out of the summer heat in Florida. During our road trip last summer we spent a good bit of time in California and Oregon, we love the West coast!  We were set on moving to Portland […]

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The Next Chapter – A Sharkey Journey

February 17, 2014

I’ve been putting this off. First it was because I wasn’t sure I could trust that it would really happen this time, I mean we started the discussion roughly four years ago. I remember the day. I was still working out of my photography studio in St. Petersburg and were there doing some clean-up around […]

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Finding the right Travel Trailer

September 24, 2013

We’ve been dreaming about the possibility of living on the road in an RV for years now. There are of course reasons why full-time can’t work right now so we made the decision to go ahead and get a Travel Trailer now to use on on shorter trips, to get to know the lifestyle in […]

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Road Trip 2012 – Arizona – Part II

September 17, 2013

  This past spring I wrote about the kitschy part of our Road Trip through Arizona, The Mother Road, Route 66. In this post let’s tour the beauty we encountered here. Beginning in Sedona, ending in Lake Havasu on our way into California. Northern Arizona has an abundance of beautiful places to explore. We drove […]

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A more peaceful existence.

April 17, 2013

It’s official, the kids are falling comfortably into the world of Un-schooling. Waking up around 10-10:30 after being up till after midnight. Our mornings are peaceful now, no rushing around getting dressed, breakfast and grabbing notebooks and homework to get out the door to be at school by too darn early.  We’re happily well into […]

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Road Trip 2012 – Arizona – Part I

March 11, 2013

There are two distinct parts to our time in Arizona, the incredible beauty of the landscapes and national parks and the kitschy, retro feel of Route 66 ‘The Mother Road’. Both were throughly enjoyed! We crossed into Arizona knowing we’d be stopping for an overnight in Holbrook, home of the Wigwam Motel. This is one […]

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Road Trip 2012 – New Mexico

September 24, 2012

We began our time in NM in Carlsbad. We checked into the KOA Kampground, pitched the tent and headed to the Caverns for the Bat Flight.  The ranger explained that it wouldn’t be the black cloud of bats that you hear about due to a lower number of bats, but it was still spectacular! The […]

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Road Trip 2012 – Texas

September 6, 2012

We’ve been home for several weeks now we’ve adjusted to being back into a normal schedule for the most part, ha. Texas was HOT! We drove in on I-10 from Lafayette, LA, it was about a 7 1/2 hour drive, one of the longest on the trip, and through TX it felt much longer, but […]

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Summer Fun – Photo Challenge

September 5, 2012

Summertime! This summer the kids and I packed it up and hit the road for two months. This is us somewhere in Arizona on our way to Sedona. Just a quick hello pic from the car, pillows peeking out behind us. Thought it might be a good entry for I Heart Faces Summer Fun Photo […]

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Road Trip 2012 Louisiana – Cajun Country

June 26, 2012

This trip is a whirl wind, I really thought I’d be posting more frequently but I’m so tired at night. And the heat…. Let’s go back to last Wednesday the 20th when we left New Orleans and completed our tour of S. Louisiana. What a couple of days! We started out on 10 heading west […]

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