North Carolina Mountains


A cold snap hit, just for a couple of days, but enough to bust out the winter clothes and convince us it was just about time to get moving south. Max Patch is a bald mountaintop along the Appalachian Trail, and would no doubt be a wonderful place to spend … Read More

Carolina In My Mind


Driving around West Virginia we seemed to constantly get ourselves going on narrow roads with no sure sign that we were headed the right way or that they wouldn’t simply dead-end at some point. No big deal in a car, but when you’re pulling your house behind you, it suddenly … Read More

Back to Nature


Moving into a new home always takes us a few days. Day one we just load everything inside, and then Ali spends a couple days finding a place for everything. About day four she starts pointing out projects for me to do. And by day five we’ve got hooks hung, … Read More

Up in the Air… Airstream.


Long about the middle of our recent stay in New York we decided that renting places to stay in for a month at a time wasn’t going to work for us. We enjoyed visiting new places, but we didn’t enjoy the places we were living in. In New York our … Read More

Columbus Day


It’s been a hectic couple of weeks. We visited D.C. in a bit of a whirlwind, because Ali had to fly back to MN for a few days to take care of some family stuff. I spent that time hunkered down to do some other work. Then our latest foray … Read More

Touring D.C.


There aren’t many things more cool to a five-year-old boy than a truck that turns into a boat. After a couple days of museums, he earned it. We toured the Natural History museum, the Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Spy Museum, The U.S. Capitol, the … Read More