Fresh food?

Yesterday we left the town of Ocala for a smaller one called Inverness. We wanted to test out the battery charging on a longer distance trip. It seemed to do pretty well but it wasn’t a full charge – we would likely need a solid 2-3 hours of driving for that. When we arrived in...

Scallops in the dark

We haven’t done a whole lot today, but we did return to back to Fore Lake in Ocala National Forest. If you’re wondering whats up with all this forest business lately, we are currently hanging out in the central Florida area so that we can go to a conference in Orlando the first...

Watt-er day!

The excitement of yesterday has spilled into today and we ended up getting more work done on the van.  With a new alternator we set out to sort out our auxiliary battery situation. So our morning was spent removing the old auxiliary batteries and putting in a new one. The two older ones we...

Crisis averted

So we’ve been noticing that the van’s battery is not charging recently. We started out with the intention of having a bit of a work day, but ended up searching for a Dodge dealership instead.  We chose a dealership mainly because if we had a true problem, we didn’t want any...

Shower power

Even if it’s the most practical of things you seem to always learn something new. Take showering for instance – you think you know, but you’d be surprised how much you can learn about how to get a good shower. When you’re on the road there are some really...

Cooking in the wild

We enjoyed our time in the forest last week so we decided to go back. This particular park doesn’t offer electricity but is not exactly “roughing it” either.  There are hot showers, flush toilets etc. In general it is just simple, quiet and enjoyable. And we get to make some...