Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mission 005 - Aiken State Park, or as we call it, "Camp Spooky"

Peace and quiet. These are just two of the many things RV camping can offer, depending on where and when you go. Can there be such a thing as TOO MUCH peace and quiet? Well, check out the video for our recent long weekend at Aiken State Park for the answer.

Again, we won't be doing any camping in February or March, but there will be travels (of sorts) and news to report, so keep your eyes peeled for more words here!

Friday, February 15, 2019


Hey, Happy Campers everywhere! Jessie here, and Smokey and I want to share this milestone with all of you! One hundred subscribers on our YouTube channel! It is mind-boggling that anybody at all is interested in our adventures, let alone a hundred somebodies! 

When we started this blog and the YouTube channel, our goal was to prove to ourselves, and by extension to others, that getting into the "RV lifestyle" did not necessarily mean selling your home and all worldly possessions and roaming the country in a large motorhome. We wanted to prove that it is possible to be "normal," continue to have a home and a job, and still experience RV camping and learn about some  our country's natural wonders. At least one hundred people are Livin' and Learnin' right along with us, so why don't you come along, too?

If you haven't subscribed, please head over to and hit that red "subscribe" button, so YouTube will know that you're interested in what we have to say, and click the bell-shaped icon so you'll get notifications whenever we upload a new video.  

...and again, THANK YOU to you (first) one hundred folks out there! 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

See the "Aluminum Falcon," Inside and Out!

RV Camper Tour! In our latest YouTube video, you finally get to learn all about the "Aluminum Falcon," our home-away-from-home! We'll show you our Rockwood Mini Lite 1905G, a 19-foot travel trailer, which is the basis for our philosophy that you don't necessarily need a Giganto Fifth-Wheel or massive motorhome to get into RV camping!

Even though we won't be taking on any new travel "missions" in the "Falcon" until closer to springtime, don't forget that there will be more content coming here throughout February and March, so keep checking in on us!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

New Year, New Travel Plans!

Hey, fellow Campers!  Jessie here again!  As the new year unfolds, we've made plans for a handful of camping trips, and we want to keep you apprised of our itinerary so you'll know what sort of "travel tales" to expect.  Here goes: 

  • This coming weekend, we'll spend a little closer to home, at Aiken State Park. It's a fairly secluded state park, primarily known for canoeing on the nearby Edisto River. We won't be getting into the water, though (especially in late-January!). 

  • In February, we'll be taking the Aluminum Falcon up to Camping World of Spartanburg so the folks there can take care of a few bug-a-boos we've discovered, and get it done well in advance of our one-year warranty expiring!

  • While it technically won't be an "RV" trip, we hope to take a day-trip over to Congaree National Park down below Columbia, SC in mid-March.  It is, after all, South Carolina's only National Park, and we sort of feel obligated to patronize it - and of course, we WANT to patronize it! Since it doesn't have RV campsites, we'll let the Falcon save it's "energy" for April...

  • ...when we'll embark on one of our biggest adventures yet! We'll spend the first week of April in St. Augustine, Florida!  We'll stay at an RV resort down there and experience all sorts of local sites, local historical attractions, and local cuisine! 

We'll provide more details as these dates approach, and more stories and pictures after the dates pass!  Stay tuned! 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Campground Review - Asheville West KOA

Asheville West KOA was our "base of operations" for our post-Christmas vacation to the NC mountains, and possibly the only local RV park to NOT end up flooded that oh-so-very rainy week! Despite the weather, and the campground undergoing some fairly extensive renovations while we were there, we were impressed! See our review!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Mission 004 (Part 2) - Biltmore Estate... IN THE RAIN!!!

Our wet-and-wooly post-Christmas vacation in the Asheville, NC region continued with our visit to the fabulous Biltmore Estate!  Of course, our luck with camping weather also continued, as seven inches of rain fell during the eighteen hours leading up to our arrival there, so Smokey's first experience at this beautiful place was far from how it should have been.  Nevertheless, we managed to spend an entire day there, both Living and Learning about the largest private residence in the United States.  See for yourself! 

Keep tabs on us in the coming weeks, too! Later in January, we'll have a video reviewing the Asheville West KOA, where we stayed for this trip, and in February, we'll finally have a "camper tour" video for you, along with a product review or two.  Stay tuned, Happy Campers!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Mission 004 (Part 1) - The North Carolina Mountains!

Sorry we've been delinquent about keeping the blog updated, but Christmas and all the associated hub-bub have kept us from being as thorough as we'd like around here. What little time that wasn't claimed by Holiday responsibilities was taken up by preparing for our first out-of-state trip in the Aluminum Falcon! Well, we've returned, and can say that we lived to tell several tales! Of course, we won't tell them here - that's what YouTube is for!

Our first video of our latest RV adventure covers our trip up the Appalachian foothills to the Asheville West KOA campground, then checking out the small towns of Sylva and Dillsboro the next day, despite a steady, heavy drizzle all day.  See for yourself!

Keep an eye out for our next video, in which we'll show you our day-long exploration of Asheville's famous Biltmore Estate, and how visiting this site can be done even with raging floodwaters working against you!