Road to Recovery

My knee surgery to replace my torn ACL was a success. Now the long road to recovery begins…..

Skiing Accident – Updated

I grew up in South Texas on Padre Island.  I was a beach girl.  But I longed for snow.  Every time an Artic blast would mosey on down I would pray for snow.  But it never did.  And every year when our “winter” would fly by, I would again beg and hope for snow.  It wouldn’t be until I was 19 years old that I saw real snow.  Touched real snow.  I was with my mom and my brother.  He had moved up north for work right after graduating college and my mom and I went for a visit over Thanksgiving.  Seeing snow for the first time is one of the happiest memories from my youth.  I was wearing jeans, doc martens and a jacket that seemed to absorb water rather than repel it.  But I didn’t care.  I was making snow angels, throwing snow balls, and I was having a ball.  A year later, my dad took my then boyfriend, now husband on a ski vacation and I was thrilled.  I took ski lessons and picked it up pretty quick.  We had a great time.

Now fast forward 16 years.  My family and I ski.  I LOVE to ski.  We have lived in the Seattle area for over nine years and gratefully live close to plenty of ski options.  We have all the gear, my kids take lessons every year, and we really enjoy this sport as a family.  And this was the year.  The year that my youngest was good enough to graduate from the magic carpet and stretch his legs out on the bunny slope.  I was so happy.  I was looking forward to many fun weekends on the slopes.


Life has a funny way of throwing a wrench in your plans.  [Read more…]

Seattle RV Show – February 6-9, 2014

Guess what?  I can’t believe I am saying this:  We SOLD our trailer!  Sold Trailer picIt was bitter sweet handing over the keys, because I loved our trailer.  We have so many awesome memories traveling in our RV.  On the bright side, the sweet family we sold it to, now has the opportunity to make their own memories.  I wish them all the best, safe travels, and fun.  Have FUN! 🙂

What’s next for us, you might ask?  [Read more…]

Top 50 RV Lifestyle Blog

I am thrilled to share that Florida Outdoors RV Center included us in their Top 50 RV Lifestyle Bloggers!  A big THANK YOU and shout out to the folks at Florida RV.  I received the following nice email from them earlier today…

Hi Carley,

I just wanted to drop you a quick line and let you know that your blog has been chosen as a  “Top 50 RV Lifestyle Blog” by Florida Outdoors RV. We recently selected 50 RV blogs that are quite exceptional in the RV Blogger world.

Here is the link to the list for your review and feedback:

Thanks for sharing your stories, advice and inspiration with current and future travelers and adventurers!

Thanks once again!

Kind regards,



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

I wanted to take a moment to wish y’all aIMG_0358 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you very much for subscribing to my blog and following our adventures. From my family to yours, I hope this season brings many blessings.  🙂

Safe Travels,


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