My mind has been racing with plans about the Appalachian Trail for the past month. I do not know when I set my mind on a thru-hike, but I remember a friend telling us a story a few years back about his dad hiking the trail in sections, one month a year for six years. I … Continue reading Taking a Hike
Our travels days, our lazy days, or our adventure days all start the same. We wake, remind each other that we are in love, then our dog Brewer jumps into the bed to reaffirm our love for him as well, and to tell us that he is hungry and must be walked before breakfast. Megan … Continue reading Ian’s Several Essential Items Necessary for an Enjoyable Coddiwomple
Our preparations to begin the Coddiwomple meant getting rid of a lot of things. Some days it felt like we were getting rid of everything, and some days it was overwhelming or emotional for me. Now, four months into our travels, I could probably go through the RV and find another dozen things that we … Continue reading Megan’s Several Essential Items Necessary for an Enjoyable Coddiwomple
Enjoy this short, and somewhat blurry, video of Hot Springs National Park and its trails. During our stay at Dreher Island on Lake Murray, we dropped the GoPro and chipped the lens. We ordered a replacement and did some surgery; unfortunately, I (Ian) was not the most accurate in reinstalling the lens. It is threaded … Continue reading Go Outside and Play: Hot Springs National Park
Our return trip to Louisiana was to attend the infamous party at Fred’s Lounge near Eunice, about an hour north of Lafayette. We found a fantastic spot at Lakeview RV Park in Eunice and settled in for a four day stay. The park had live music, a man made lake with all kinds of inflated … Continue reading Unofficial Suggestions on Coddiwompling: A wrong turn may be the right way.
Staying on top of our fitness has been a bit of a struggle during our travels. The first month we dropped into a few CrossFit boxes, but at $15-$20 each, those drop-ins we taking a toll on our budget. In a previous post we told you about the BodyBoss System, which have used a few times. … Continue reading Exercise Gear for the Road: Sandbag Training
Surveying a Gym and taking an inventory of all the equipment you use will make you realize how expensive and daunting it is to create, or recreate, good fitness. However, both our RV lifestyle, and your average gym share the same problem: space. Gyms can only fit so much equipment and like us, you likely have had … Continue reading Exercise Gear for the Road: The Little Things
After training in, and becoming accustomed to, CrossFit style exercises, it was quickly apparent that we would be compromising our fitness adapting to the RV lifestyle. Barbells and bumper plates are not a practical piece of equipment in an RV. We searched for something that could: Recreate or simulate movements like Deadlifts, Snatches, Cleans, Weighted … Continue reading Exercise Gear for the Road: The “Perfect” System