Yay! Our YouTube intro video is finished 👌 We originally made a YouTube channel so our friends and family back home could feel near to us, it's so hard trying to communicate equally with everyone, but decided others might be interested in this crazy tiny lifestyle too. .
In the past few months I've realized videography is one my passions, I love it even more than pictures. That specific moment, the memories, the feelings, come alive even more when you see it in motion. I'm by no means a professional and I'm okay with that. I'm blessed to have all of these videos to show our kiddos one day! We have so many video clips from all of our adventures and everyday life and they just keep growing, our goal is to post one adventurous video a week and one "vlog style or sit down" video every two weeks ❤️ if that interests you then make sure you subscribe to our channel :) 😘
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For the past 3 weeks, much of our time has been consumed by dealing with RV problems.
As we attempted to leave UT, our slides and leveling jacks wouldn't retract. $120 for a mobile RV tech visit and he got us closed up with a diagnosis of a bad solenoid which we would need to replace before using the slides and jacks again.
When we arrived in NV, we discovered our house batteries weren't charging which meant we couldn't turn on the lights or use certain electrical outlets. We spent several hours on the phone with Winnebago support to troubleshoot the problem. Our site in NV was very remote, it was an hour drive to the nearest auto parts store, and they didnt have all the parts we needed. We would need to wait until we arrived at our next destination in a week.
On our way to Lake Tahoe, we lost our 8 foot long 60+ pound mud flap when one of the hooks broke through and it was dragging behind us. We disconnected the other hook and loaded the flap on board the RV to look at later and determine if it could be salvaged...it couldn't. We spent $100 on a budget replacement only to find it wasn't a suitable replacement. This was of course after we had sliced and diced it to fit our RV, rendering it not returnable.
We got back on the road to continue on toward Tahoe as night set in. We overheated on a steep and narrow mountain pass with nowhere to pull over. We crept along for a bit until we found a spot to pull over. We cooled down and tried to move the RV to go down the pass for the night, but it overheated within minutes and the power steering went out. Luckily we had not yet started down the pass and had only tried maneuvering for a turn around. We don't even want to think about what could have happened if the steering went out on the way down the pass. 😱
We spent the night on the pass as we waited 13+ hours for a tow truck to come get us. It was Labor Day weekend and Burning Man was going on nearby, so all the tow companies were slammed. We packed up the fur kids in their carriers and followed the tow truck down the pass in our tow car. ...continued in comments...
I took a few videos during my bike ride today at #riverbendpark. These three deer at weren’t scared at all! Looked like a momma and her two babies.
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Day 19 Episode 1 - Tales from the road
So we have begun this epic journey across the United States. The ultimate goal being to find where we want to settle down.
So far we have traveled from:
📍Antioch, CA ↙️
📍Tahoe, CA ↙️
📍Annie Creek, OR ↙️
📍Bend, OR ↙️
📍3 Sisters Wilderness, OR↙️
📍Mt. Hood National Forest, OR↙️
📍McClellan Viewpoint, WA ↙️
✖️Roosevelt, WA (Shown above)
Since beginning this journey, it has been stressful, exciting, abruptly expensive and an absolute blast. ***If you don’t know the preface of Gwen and I’s story please go like and scroll all the way to the bottom of @littlegreenadventure.
We departed from our once rented home, a little nervous but full of gusto. All to travel down the road and spend the grand opening of OUR LITTLE GREEN ADVENTURE, in the 🎯
Target parking lot not 20 minutes away. Although not the most glamorous. It gave us access to a boat load of shopping for last minute items that some how slipped our minds. Oh, also much needed sleep from the 48-hour rage fest that was our final bit of downsizing. Now living in all 250 sq ft of a motor home that we call “Adelaide”, things aren’t as spacious as usual but we actually have more than we need.
We are learning a ton of new skills like: ✔️How to be comfortable sleeping in a Wal-Mart parking lot “on the way”. ✔️A crash course in 12volt electrical and how I have successfully harnessed free power from our solar panels. ✔️How to find some pretty awesome spots to camp for free. ✔️What to do in the event of a double blowout with a big rig (thank god the Jeep wasn’t injured)
This experience so far has been difficult but what things in this life that are worth having aren’t. Moving forward, we have Seattle and some U.S.A. / Canadian Wilderness on the horizon so I hope to see y’all on the road real soon.
Spiced tumeric rice with black beans and sweet potato, fried tofu (battered in flour and corn starch, and fried in a combination of coconut oil and grapeseed oil) + dipping sauces, and slightly burned butter bisquits... Oops. lol So good, and so filling! 😋😋😋
Our daily evening stroll on a dirt road behind our rv park. It runs along the railroad tracks, and has a goat/sheep/chicken farm a ways down. Bronn likes to sniff at the farm animals thru the fence. Such a peaceful time of day. It’s the little things in life. ☺️ We hope everyone had a wonderful day and are slipping into a wonderful night!
This is a very quick little visual summary of our last month! Obviously there was a ton more to it! But...this is fun! ❤
I have a longer one actually coming! This'll do for now. .
Have you ever done one of these video compilations? ☺
I had a sweet bike ride throughout Riverbend Park in Jupiter, Fl. The 10 miles of winding paths take you through many environments ranging between pine lands and swamp. In addition, there were many historical markers and dwellings. The Tree of Tears, Farmville, Seminole Village and the site where the Seminole Indians and the Tennessee Volunteers battled. Among the animals seen today were deer, rabbits, snakes and buzzards. Another great day experiencing what the great outdoors has to offer! Swipe left for more photos!
When we first left home in June... it was so hot that it felt like overkill to pack this thick comforter and 5 blankets. But 3 months, and almost 10000 miles later - it feels like we don’t even have enough blankets to make it through these cold mountain nights.
It’s crazy to think about the variety of climates we’ve traveled through. In a matter of weeks, we’ve transitioned from the hot & sticky south... to Wyoming - which has been dry, windy, and freezing cold at night.
Since the cold weather is upon us and our little Yoda is without heat - we’ve decided to change our plans. Initially, we were going to head to Glacier National Park in Montana next - but instead we’ve decided to head towards Washington instead.
On our way to Washington - we’ll have to pass through Idaho. We’ve heard it’s beautiful but have NO idea what to check out. If you have any Idaho or Washington recommendations - send them my way!
Jessy lives in her vintage RV called Mander with her two cats Atreyu and Moonchi. "Since I'm traveling with cats and Mander is old, throwing frequent temper tantrums, we travel sloooooooooow. I wouldn't have it any other way!"⠀
📷 Photo and words by @a.girl.and.her.commander
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Jennifer and I invite you to come on yet another journey with us. We have decided to sell our home and go back to full time camping! If you are interested in doing the same one day feel free to shoot us a message with any questions you may have. We spent close to 2 years (2014,2015) living full time in a 35 foot fifth wheel in San Diego. We have now purchased a 36 foot Class A and will be in the Northern California area until at least summer. After that, we’re wide open and can’t wait to see where this adventure leads.