McKenzie RiverWe left Salem Oregon last week and moved further south to Armitage RV Park along the McKenzie River in Eugene.  Despite all the rain this week it’s crazy gorgeous here; it’s a place that I could settle in for a while.   It’s quiet, there is plenty of space between each site, and has great biking and walking trails.  The rain tapered off each afternoon allowing us to get some fresh air and go for a walk.  These pictures were taken from the path along the river.

Our plan for the weekend was to get a few things done around the motorhome on Saturday and then go play on Sunday.  Saturday morning arrived full of sunshine and the promise of a beautiful day.  We dropped everything, jumped in the Jeep, and headed out to the coast to spend the day in Florence.  We had lunch at a cute little restaurant  called the Bridgewater Fish House and Zebra Bar and then went out for a walk along the beach.  A year ago (or even 6 months ago) spending a day like this would require us to go on vacation.  But in this new adventure it was nothing more than an afternoon trip.  What a great way to spend the day!
Florance OR

In contrast I knew this would happen at some point, but didn’t expect it this soon.  Sunday morning I woke up so homesick ~ missing my family and friends.  Missing some of the simple things that I didn’t realize I took for granted in everyday life:  like my regular grocery store (shopping takes so much longer when you don’t know where anything is), or my favorite Starbucks, not having to use navigation every time I get in the car, even the stupid things like packing my lunch for work every morning or feeding the dogs.  The things that made my life feel normal.




  1. Mona Ramm

    Hello my dear childhood friend. I was so excited to learn of your adventure! Simply incredible! Look forward to future posts so hang in there. 😊 Love the pictures and the two of you are adorable! Tell Travis I said hello.

    Safe travels.

    Mona ( Huss) Webster Ramm

  2. Marsa

    We miss you, too! But we LOVE seeing all the fun places you get to visit. : ) Keep on truckin’ TC! =)

  3. Colleen Hansen

    Hi Travis & Trish,

    I am enjoying your blog adventures, especially when there are pics attached. =)
    Glad we can “keep in touch” this way and pray for safe travels as you adventure!! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

    Colleen (& the rest of the Hansen herd)

  4. Ginny Harris

    We finally got hooked up with your blog today….it’s so fun to track where you guys are! Your post on being homesick gave me something to think about…the things we take for granted! We continue to think about you and pray for you….you’ll be finding your “sea legs” soon, stepping into the heart of your adventure. We love you guys….you are pioneers!

  5. Kim Harlow

    Wow! As much as you are missed, your new normal is such an Amazing leap of faith! The memories you are creating by seeing our beautiful country are awesome! Keep those airline miles handy so you can visit often! And one of these long weekends I may have to come join you two special vagabonds!

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