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Our Shadow (September 2, 1995 – May 12, 2014)

Yesterday our little girl, Shadow, woke-up just long enough to tell us she was happy, but tired. It was time for her to go to the Rainbow Bridge, she wanted to find her sister, Chiisai. She closed her eyes and followed by an ocean of tears from us, she was on her way. This morning, there […]


Sweet Sixteen

We just wanted to share Shadow’s 16th Birthday with everyone. She has given us so much pleasure and so many unforgettable moments in our lives. It’s hard to believe Shadow came to us sixteen-years ago as the tiny little two-and-a-half pound, eight-week old fuzz-ball you can see here. She’s still a cutie! Cheryl baked Shadow […]

How I Spent My Birthday

As you can see by the pics, it is nice weather again here if FL. I had to take my new bike (one of Cheryl’s presents to me for my 72nd) for a short 20 mile ride. The bike rides like a dream – super light. We also took in a movie (Little Fockers) and had […]

Chuck Thinks Back On Two Years As A Full-Time RVer

When we left Florida in August 2008 our first destination was Crazy Horse Memorial, SD. Our Full-Time RVing experience had begun. After camping in 26 states and traveling over 37,000 miles we have come almost full circle. We are back at Crazy Horse. We are now in our third year on the road Full-Timing. There […]

Calling All Marines!

The following was found at Marine Corps Identity Bill Gets 400 Co-sponsors in House Washington D.C. April 20, 2010 The Marine Corps Identity Bill, HR 24, has received 400 co-sponsors92 percent of the House of Representatives. Backed by the Marine Corps League, HR 24, introduced by North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, proposes to change the name of […]

R. Lee Ermey is NOT Dead

I recently received an email from a Marine Corps buddy that looked like this: FW: Fallen Marine Vet RIP R. Lee Ermey, 1944-2010 It’s with a heavy heart that I find myself writing this about someone I’ve admired for many years. Ever since “Full Metal Jacket”, R. Lee Ermey emboded the image of a hard-ass […]

Hurricane Ridge

Today we drove up to Olympic National Park and even saw the sun for awhile. We went up to Hurricane Ridge and watched a small herd of deer grazing close by. We had a picnic at 5,242 ft almost a mile high. After our picnic on the summit we drove down to Port Angeles and […]

Old Friends

We arrived in Chimacum, WA hoping to get out of the rain. HA! We did have a couple of sunny days, but the rain just doesn’t want to stop. On the brighter side of things, we met up with an ‘RV Gypsy‘ friend, Robert Streett, today and the sun came out just long enough for […]

Riding THROUGH Trees

Today, I rode my bike through a Tree. Yeah, it’s hard to believe you can ride a bike through a living tree. What is truly amazing is I drove our pick-up through this same tree, a few months ago. Driving through the California Redwoods is just something you can’t explain; you have to do it […]

Cycling Death Valley National Park to Badwater

Yesterday I rode into Death Valley. It was one of my hardest rides. It was mostly down hill but the wind was terrible. I can’t ever remember pedaling so I could go down hill! That is how strong the wind was. It was also 84 degrees but cloud cover helped me from over heating. At […]