Cape Girardeau, Missouri April 11, 2017 - We visit my aunt in our first official stop on the road.
Memphis, Tennessee April 11, 2017 - We do free outdoorsy things and expensive drinks on Beale Street.
Natchez Trace to Nashville, Tennessee April 12, 2017 - An excellent national park site, a gentle drive, toilet troubles, and a quick visit to a friend.
Cherohala Skyway to Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina April 14, 2017 - Problems with the van: we want to cry. Free lakeside camping: we forget the problems.
Atlanta, Georgia April 19, 2017 - We visit old friends, try new foods, and celebrate a southern Easter.
Macon, Georgia April 25, 2017 - Donna and Tom give us a hand and keep us entertained when a little sink upgrade turns into a big project in the van.
Savannah and Tybee Island, GA April 29, 2017 - We brave cycling in Savannah and spend a day on a big Georgia beach.
The Altamaha River, GA April 29, 2017 - Free camping near a catfish-filled river and a self-proclaimed "Georgia redneck".
How we go to the Bathroom May 2, 2017 - The most pressing question we had when learning about overlanding, and a bum-washing piece from the Middle East.
The drive from Darien down to St. Augustine May 5, 2017 - Georgia to Florida in pictures
Boca Raton, Florida May 14, 2017 - A chilled out week with my aunts and uncle; a wax and antenna upgrade for the van.
The Everglades May 14, 2017 - Feelings of excitement, sadness, awe and fear all surface when you get here.
Florida’s West Coast May 26, 2017 - Sniffing out Florida's "armpit": Ticks, flies and drunks, countered with encounters with manatees!
New Orleans, Louisiana May 31, 2017 - This city really outdid itself. So did our friends who live there.
Natchez Trace Pkwy, Mississippi: Mile marker 0 to 55.5 June 1, 2017 - We finally start what we finished. Highlights: Windsor Ruins, Rocky Springs, and short wave radio.
Arkansas June 2, 2017 - The van suffers a small injury, but we repair her in the forests of Ouachita, the Ozarks, and Buffalo National River.
Wichita, Kansas June 13, 2017 - Because it's just nice to be around friends.
Great Sand Dunes to Brown’s Canyon, Colorado June 13, 2017 - Welcome to the state where you have the right to enjoy the flora while you take in the amazing views.
The road to Aspen June 13, 2017 - After going up and down a 12000-foot mountain pass, our van has a little meltdown.
Highlight reel: McClure Pass to Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO June 17, 2017 - Here's a quickie! Mule deer in the campsite, wild hot springs, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Ouray and the Million Dollar Highway, CO June 22, 2017 - If you keep your eyes open, sometimes you see more than you bargained for!
Mesa Verde National Park June 27, 2017 - A tour around the oldest pieces of real estate in the US.
Moab, Utah June 28, 2017 - This desert is the coolest.
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah July 4, 2017 - Where can you find both slots and fruit? Hint: not just at the casino!
Bryce Canyon to the Grand Canyon July 10, 2017 - These two gargantuan parks, hours away from one another, form part of one geological formation.
Flagstaff, Arizona July 15, 2017 - My Aunt and cousins show us how to kick back in Flag.
Las Vegas, Nevada, to the Sierra Nevada, CA July 18, 2017 - When you try to beat the heat, sometimes you lose.
The thermal cooker July 19, 2017 - Cheap? Convenient? Healthy? Check check check.
Belmont, CA: Week 1 August 1, 2017 - Hitting the highlights around the bay area, making a mosaic at Remy's, testing the temperature gauge in the van.
Belmont: Week 2 August 4, 2017 - Pianos in the park, redecorating at Remy's, new cabinet hardware in the van.
Belmont: The last days August 10, 2017 - Redwoods and Golf, cakes for Remy, and new brake pads for the van.
Lake County to Sonora, CA August 10, 2017 - One way to visit vineyards is through the RV "club", Harvest Hosts. Well, wine not?
Sequoia National Forest August 15, 2017 - Our second attempt to see the giant Sequoias is a success!
Venice Beach to San Diego, CA August 17, 2017 - During our last week in the US, we become enamored with SoCal and visit some friends who knew us before we were a couple.