Journal entries from the United States


Rocky Bayou State Park, Florida, U.S. Catching up with family around the fire in Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park.

Pensacola History

Big Lagoon State Park, Florida, U.S. Exploring the history of one of America's very first settlements.

Fort Pickens

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida, U.S. Fort Pickens is one of our favorite places on the Gulf Coast.

Christmas Cold

St George Island State Park, Florida, U.S. We spent the holidays on St George Island as a cold front swept across the United States, even Florida alas, for the holidays.


Grayton State Park, Florida, U.S. In which we make it to the sunny, white sand beaches of Florida for Elliott's eighth birthday.

I Like New Orleans Better

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. New Orleans is a remarkable place. I can't tell you what makes it so magical, but it's the only city we care to visit.

Galveston Sings

Galveston Island State Park, Texas, U.S. Padre Island storms push us north to Galveston Island where we can't escape the rain, but at least has some indoor attractions.

November Sun

Goose Island State Park, Texas, U.S. A welcome warm spell on the beaches of Port Aransas.

Halloween and the Big City

Plano, Texas, U.S. What's a broken shifter cable when you've got places to be?

Going Down Swinging

Lake Arrowhead State Park, Texas, U.S. Can you take apart your valve train, change out your head gaskets when you don't know what you're doing?

Rodeos and Fur Trading Posts

Lamar, Colorado, U.S. When in Lamar, check out the rodeo if you can, and definitely make time for Bent's Old Fort.

Broken Down In Lamar

Lamar, Colorado, U.S. Think you're going somewhere? Think again. Sometimes the world's agenda does not match up with yours.

Under The Bear’s Lodge

Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming, U.S. We turned southward, bound for Tucson, and ended up spending longer than we'd intended at Devil's Tower National Monument.

Ease Down the Road

Little Missouri National Grasslands, North Dakota, U.S. Boondocking in the Little Missouri Grasslands, near Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Goodbye Big Waters

Washburn, Wisconsin, U.S. Wrapping up our time in Washburn and saying goodbye before heading west.

Porcupine Mountains Backpacking

Porcupine Mountains, Michigan, U.S. A few nights spent exploring the old growth Hemlock forests of the Porcupine Mountains.


Washburn, Wisconsin, U.S. Showing my parents around our temporary home of Washburn, Wisconsin.

August Jottings

Washburn, Wisconsin, U.S. Some (mostly) unedited journal entries about our time in Washburn, at the county fair, and by the lake.

Around Washburn

Washburn, Wisconsin, U.S. Lake Superior has many faces, depending on where you go. We've found quite a few different beaches we love this summer.


Washburn, Wisconsin, U.S. A whole decade. Happy birthday girls.


Washburn, Wisconsin, U.S. Nice cool temps, nearby water to swim in, somewhere to train Jui Jitsu... what else do you need really?

Holiday Road

Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin, U.S. The 4th of July weekend is always crowded. To find a place to stay we hit the road north, to the middle of nowhere.

Hello Milwaukee

Harrington State Park, Wisconsin, U.S. We're not big on cities, but Milwaukee is an exception. It's just big enough to have plenty of great food, but small enough that there's no traffic. Just about right.

Illinois Beach Oddities

Illinois Beach State Park, Illinois, U.S. It's fun to do something for no reason at all. That freedom of the will, the capacity to choose and act as we wish is the foundation of all human delight.