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Finding the Right Cooler: Keeping Food Cold while on the Road

Thermik Cooler

Now that I have my mobile cabin, I’m slowly preparing it for my traipsing around road trips. One of the must-haves when taking an extended road trip is a cooler. Or, if not a cooler something to keep the food cold. I didn’t want to purchase and install a refrigerator because currently, I don’t know [...]

Coleman 2 Burner Camping Stove – DIY Non Slip Bottom

Cooking with Coleman

In preparation for traipsing around in my mobile cabin, I purchased a Coleman 2 burner classic propane camping stove.  What I like about it is it’s inexpensive, light-weight, portable and functional. Having never used an outdoor propane stove before, I made sure to read the directions thoroughly. There’s something about propane that invokes every cautious [...]

1999 Chevy Express 1500 – My Mobile Cabin

Chevy Conversion Van

I’m now the proud owner of a 1999 Chevy Express 1500 Conversion Van, my mobile cabin! Everything went according to plan. The only downer is the feelings of the prior owner. It was obvious he really loved this van. He took meticulous care of it. As he was giving me instructions on how things worked, [...]

Getting Closer to Owning My Mobile Cabin

Mobile Cabin

Back in March, I wrote about looking for a mobile cabin. The first thing I needed to do was find a way to finance my mobile cabin. Fortunately, I’m able to cross off the first item on my “to do” list because I found employment. Granted, it’s part-time employment, but it is a start for [...]

Earth Wind and Fuego – Underwear Factory Building

Earth Wind and Fuego

When I mention eating lunch at the Underwear Factory, I get the tilted-head, quizzical look. In all honesty, the restaurant, Earth Wind and Fuego is located on the ground floor of the Underwear Factory Building. It shares space with the North River Roasters and Coffee House. I happened upon this delightful eatery because I was [...]

My Mobile Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods

All too often my people hear me lament, “I want my cabin in the woods!” Every time things get a bit overwhelming or the noise and busyness of daily activities begin to assault my sometimes fragile senses, I cry out for my cabin in the woods. Actually, it’s more like George Costanza’s father, Frank, screaming, [...]

Scamp Trailer – A Gal Can Dream

Scamp Trailer Feature Image

If you don’t go for what you want (in this case a Scamp trailer), don’t expect things to just plop into your lap. Okay, don’t judge me. I’m learning to operate under my new rule of “Don’t stop yourself (within reason). Let someone else tell you no.” Give me a  minute to explain. All too [...]

Dining at Bonsai Restaurant in Poughkeepsie, NY

Bonsai II

I’d be lying if I said this was the first time I’ve eaten at Bonsai II restaurant. Actually it’s a restaurant that we go to quite frequently. The reason we go there so often is because the food is good. Not only is the food good but the service is excellent and relatively inexpensive to [...]

Traipsing around with the WAZE App

WAZE App Icon

If you’re using a vehicle to travel the country’s highways and byways, the WAZE app may be for you. WAZE is a turn-by-turn user friendly navigation app. It’s compatible with both android and iPhones. Prior to using WAZE I used the Google Maps app to get me from one place to another. In general Google [...]

Dining at the I84 Diner in Fishkill NY

I84 Diner

After the long trip from NC (and a disappointing breakfast at The Southland Restaurant), we were weary and in need of sustenance. We stopped at the I84 Diner in Fishkill, NY. It was around 8:30 or 9:00pm so we opted for a dinner of soup and burger. Since we’re following a ketogenic lifestyle, our soups and [...]