Yellow Brick Road to the Golden Road.

First two weeks on the road have been spent with mostly family. We stopped in Wichita, Kansas for a week where we spent time catching up with Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and plus all the Great-relatives. 

The girls and I explored the exploration place, rode a ferris wheel at Riverfest and spent a hot afternoon at a splash pad. 

Osage Splash pad with cousin Lilly

Most nights in Wichita were spent with my brother and his gang. Shameless plug, please click on the link if you would like to support and help my brothers family purchase a new van for their two handicapped children, Hannah and Maddy.

GoFundME for Hannah and Maddy.

My niece Titus with my dad.

I met up with my Uncle Hammer and Aunt T for some yummy fried chicken at Strouds. I haven’t been to that restaurant since my senior prom.  My Aunt T brought me this present!


Most would look at this and find it ugly but to me this is a glimpse into my childhood. Many days were spent at our family lake cabin, and this Mexican folk art was hanging in the common area. I remember looking at the colors and the yarn, remembering how beautiful it was. It now holds a special place in my heart because the mother in this artwork is baby wearing and has braids. If you have ever met me than you will know I am always wearing a baby and most days I am sporting braids. My easy mom hair do.  

By Saturday we were ready to hit the road again. 

We have a new rule this summer. We are not traveling more than 4 hours per day and no setting up in the dark. We learned the hard way last time we traveled for the summer. With the new baby this seems more realistic for our family. We travel 2 hours, take a break, gas up and than travel 2 more hours. 

With only travel 4 hours a day, we landed ourselves in Oakley, Kansas at High Plains RV parkThe wind was horrible in Western Kansas and we welcomed the break. The RV park was what I would expect to see in Western Kansas and served its purpose as a place to stop on our way to Denver. A little hidden gem is the restaurant pub located in the RV park called Cap’n Jacks. The drinks were great and the food was even better. It was a nice little surprise. 

My sweet family at Cap’n Jacks in Oakley, Kansas.

On Sunday, we made our way to Golden, Colorado. A nice little town right on the foot hills of the rocky mountains. More famously known for the Coors brewery in town. We have been staying at Dakota Ridge RV Resort and although I was skeptical about this park, it has been really nice. Side note: during my planing process of where we are going to stay in the RV, I first head to the GoodSam website and than from there I read the reviews of the Rv park on The reviews for Dakota Ridge were either 5 stars or 2 stars. It was either the worst park someone had stayed in or the best. We tend to stay in parks closer to bigger cities, so we are used to small RV spaces and less shade.

Dakota Ridge RV park has its own little “mountain”


View from the top of the little mountain.

We also chose this park due to its proximity to Arvada (small suburb west of Denver), where my cousin just recently purchased a house. It sounds like the Denver market is super competitive just like Austin. 

I was also able to catch up with an old high school friend. Who just happened to name her dog…..Zelda! Go check out her handmade wares including yoga bags, earrings and small purses at KatMandu Designs. It so cool to think that pretty much every state we go to, we can find a friend to hangout with.

Baby Zelda meets the puppy Zelda.

Catching up with Mandy from high school.

Yesterday was spent at Heritage Park, where instead of paying a park entrance fee and then riding all the rides you want, their concept was to pay for only the rides you wanted to ride. Which was perfect since baby and I could only ride the train and the carousel.


Train ride at Heritage Park.


Carousel ride at Heritage park

We have spent most of our last day in Golden catching up on life and getting ready to move the RV tomorrow. Two more sleeps until we are in Jackson, Wyoming with our friends!

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We are nomads AGAIN!


We are back to being nomads AGAIN!

So instead of organizing our move into the RV, I am staying up really late to tell all of you what has been going on.

First, Derek and I got married…did I already tell you that? 06/26/14…..we will be celebrating our one year anniversary soon. Super informal wedding, had to stand up in front of a judge for 2 mins to recite our vowels. That was way to long, how do brides stand up there for 30 minutes? After our Justice of the Peace nuptials, we headed to our favorite food truck park to celebrate with friends.

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Photo Credit: Amy Dark



Second, Derek had a few job changes which landed him the perfect job to be able to travel again. He has to be in the office for 9 months out of the year, in Austin(oh darn) and 3 months can be used to work remotely. So far the idea is to leave every summer…right when it gets to be tooo flippin hot here in Austin. We will have the best of both worlds.

Next, we welcomed our second baby girl to our family. Zelda came earthside in February, born at home and in the water. Zoe is a great big sister and wants to hold baby sister all day. (warning: if you do not like pictures of raw birth, you should probably skip ahead)


Photo Credit: An Infinite Moment Photography


Photo Credit: An Infinite Moment Photography



sleeping sisters


Next, we moved out of our rental house. This was much more difficult emotionally than I had expected. Maybe it is the postpartum hormones, but I have cried a few times thinking about leaving this house. This is where Zelda was born….this house will be forever be in my memories.


Last, we upgraded the RV to fit our lifestyle better. Derek really needed a better place to work, and with the new RV he will get his own room and door to hide behind during office hours. I am sure we will do some modifications soon. And if I do, I will post pictures of the 2015 Primetime Avenger 32 BIT.

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Can not wait to tell you where we are going this summer. Launch off date: May 30! One more week!


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