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Janet Arnold is Moving On

I have been a guest reporter on Mike Wendland’s blog, RV Lifestyle, for over six years. I always considered it an honor to be invited and have enjoyed my frequent to infrequent posts to this blog.  Time moves on and I feel it is time to move on as well. As Mike and Jennifer have […]Read More

Riding Route 6

I really enjoy traveling through rural and small town America. I have found such interesting and curious things off the main road.  During my first trip in my rig in 2013 I ended up at the tail end of a parade in a small town in southern Minnesota. People cheered and I waved. It was […]Read More

Rallying & Joining the International Percy Fan Club

A month ago Miss Elsie and I packed up our RV  EmmyLou, and began the drive east from San Diego. We are at times meandering our way to New Jersey and other times, well we are putting on the miles so we can have time to visit with family, friends and get ready for the […]Read More

Self-diagnosing RV Problems on the Road

One day a few weeks ago I was walking back to my rig when I noticed a tube hanging underneath my rig. Oh no!!!! What was that, and why had I not seen that before? My first reaction is panic and all the wild questions roll around in my head. What is that? Is it […]Read More

Small Person Driving Big

It is hard to believe that I have owned my Roadtrek SS Agile campervan for close to six years. It is even harder to believe that I have been full timing it with Elsie the Cat for over two years. Where does the time go? What do I do next? How long do I want […]Read More

Living the Full Time Life

I have been living in my Roadtrek SS Agile Class B campervan for over two years now. As the seasons roll into winter I take time to ponder what is good and not so good about this lifestyle. How long do I want to do this? Where is my next stop? Do I want to […]Read More

Living the Not So Perfect Life

Have you ever done stupid things, not blatantly stupid but funny stupid and then you have to suffer the consequences? Well, welcome to my world. It is amazing the interesting things that happen to me. It is not only since I have owned my Roadtrek SS Agile, yet, now it seems these events, more often […]Read More

When Plan A Doesn’t Work Out

I have been traveling on Vancouver Island for a month. The last few days have found me on another island, San Juan Island, WA. It has been a good month. I highly recommend spending time on Vancouver Island. I felt a month was going to be a good emersion time, yet I was wrong. I […]Read More

A Mountain Biking and Railroad Lover’s Adventure

Many years ago I was visiting a good friend in Santa Cruz, CA. He suggested that we go camping at Point Reyes National Seashore. We took his two mountain bikes and biked into one of the campsites near the ocean.  I had never been on a mountain bike before. As we were dropping down the […]Read More

Meandering through Nebraska

I am moving west. It is a slight push as I need to be in Boise by early next week. Elsie the cat is going to visit friends of ours for two weeks while I venture north on a small ship Alaska Cruise for two weeks. How cool is that? I have been traveling across […]Read More

Janet finds help for her electrical issue

A few days ago I discovered three outlets in my Roadtrek SS Agile were not working. Oh no, major crisis. Any time anything goes wrong it becomes major, immediately in my mind. My anxiety level increases and I have to remind myself to breathe. There is very little in this world that is not fixable. […]Read More

It is All About Family

Family is one of the most important influences in a person's life. My trip this spring revealed itself to be about family. There are many types of families and I have experienced a few on this eastward journey. I left San Diego in early March and drove east to Ohio. I arrived to help my […]Read More

Choosing a bike cover

I recently took a photo of my trip across the Chesapeake Bay on the Cape May-Lewis Ferry on our Roadtreking Group on Facebook. The photo as you can see is easily titled “The Big and the Small of It”. That is one big rig next to my small little SS Agile. Several people responded to […]Read More

Where I Wander-Among the Whirligigs

I am not good at planning trips. I am not good at looking at a map and saying “this day I am going to be here.”Sometimes I get a little stressed when there are a lot of people and camping might be hard to find. It always works out. I have never not found a […]Read More

Winterizing: Even though its almost spring?

A week ago Saturday, I left warm San Diego and began a, sometimes, grueling drive to Newark, Ohio. I had a mission, I was on my way to help family out until the grandparents returned. It was an adventure. I drove through sagebrush Texas, into Arkansas (where there was a traffic jam in the middle […]Read More

Getting Ready to Roll

I have spent a good winter in San Diego. After living full time in my rig for over a year I, rented a studio and moved in, late in November. I have enjoyed being in a sticks and bricks home again. Even though it is a studio, it seems huge compared to my SS Agile. […]Read More

Food & Community On-the-Road

I have been considering the importance of food in life. Why is it that we all want to cook our own mostly healthy meals when traveling in our RV's? The obvious answers are high costs, high fat and the high protein content of the food at restaurants and more. Part of creating a sense of […]Read More

A solo RVers lament: Food for one is not a lot of fun

When I was younger and married and well just about anything different than I am currently, I liked to cook, bake and make yummy things. It was fun. When I was married, Jim and I would make meals together and have fun playing in the kitchen.   Now that I am widowed and single, I […]Read More