RV There Yet? Chronicles of a Retirement Adventure

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My husband, Michael, and I have been living fulltime in our 2011 Landmark Key Largo since April of 2011 and LOVE every minute of it.

When Michael retired from the US Army in October of 2012 (after 29 years of service) we hit the road and haven’t looked back.

We usually work in the south Texas oilfields in the winter and spend time with our two sons and their families in the summer. We travel and sight-see as much and often as possible.
Kelly Barnett

Meal Planning in an RV

Meal Planning in an RV
I have been meal planning for over 20 years. I started creating a menu after my mom passed away in 1993. Up until that time she watched our sons for us while we were at work. When she passed away, I began working evenings and Michael watched the boys. He had to make dinner for our four-year-old and six-year-old sons when he got home from work.Micha...
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Kelly Barnett

You've Got Mail: Managing Snail Mail from the Road

You've Got Mail: Managing Snail Mail from the Road
One of the most common questions we receive as full-time RVers is, "How do you get mail"? We don't get a whole lot of 'snail' mail as we do a lot of our business online but there are certain things that still requires an old-fashioned mailbox.Some full-timers have their mail sent to a friend or family member to sort through and then they forward it...
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Kelly Barnett

RV Recipe: Pickle Wraps

RV Recipe: Pickle Wraps
As I write this post we are preparing to fly to Wisconsin to spend the holidays with our sons, their wives, and our five beautiful grandbabies. I'm looking forward to lots of love and hugs, playing games, lots of laughter, gift giving, resuming our old tradition of going to a theater play (Miracle on 34th Street, this year) and Pickle Wraps.Ye...
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Kelly Barnett

RV Destination: Fredericksburg, Texas

RV Destination: Fredericksburg, Texas
Have you ever been to the Texas Hill country? If not…you should put it on your list of places to visit. The area is quite different than other parts of the state…hilly, green, lush…plus there are lots of fun and interesting things to see and do. You'll find everything from tubing down the Guadalupe River to visiting the historic LBJ Ranch in Johnso...
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Kirby Henningsen
We are camping in Harper Tx
Friday, 22 December 2017 16:12
Kelly Barnett
Hi Kirby! Hoping you get some time to get to Fredericksburg to do some exploring!
Friday, 22 December 2017 16:34
Mark Landrum
Thanks for sharing your experiences. We were planning our next trip and decided to head to Fredericksburg after seeing your story.... Read More
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:33
Kelly Barnett

Product Review: Hamilton Beach Breakfast Burrito Maker

Product Review: Hamilton Beach Breakfast Burrito Maker
As of late, my husband has been referring to me as the 'Kitchen Gadget Guru'. I never really thought about it before, but I guess I have a 'few' kitchen gadgets – Instant Pot, Air Fryer, rice cooker, Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker as well as a few others.When I purchased my breakfast sandwich maker from Amazon it was bundled with...
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Kelly Barnett

RVers Guide To Las Vegas

RVers Guide To Las Vegas
While most people think of staying in the ritzy hotels of the strip when they consider visiting Las Vegas there are other places to stay…like RV parks and campgrounds! Where To StayBeing retired military, we recently stayed at the Desert Eagle RV Park on Nellis Air Force Base when we visited the Las Vegas area. Located in North Las Vegas, it was j...
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Miked
I am very enjoying while reading this post which is about guide to Las Vegas. This city contains a lot of informative stuff which ... Read More
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 06:30
Kelly Barnett

Stocking Your RV Kitchen: 2PSNAPOD’S 11 Favorite Kitchen Items

Stocking Your RV Kitchen: 2PSNAPOD’S 11 Favorite Kitchen Items
While the storage in our Heartland Landmark kitchen is ample, and even large compared to some fifth wheels, it's not the same as the kitchen in a 'sticks and bricks'.When I decided what kitchen items to outfit our 5th wheel with, I had to take a few things into consideration. Space needed to store the items and versatility were the two BIG things I...
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Kelly Barnett

RV Recipe: Pecan Dreams Cookies

RV Recipe: Pecan Dreams Cookies
How fitting that National Cookie Day is just a few weeks before the Christmas Cookie season begins. For what it's worth, National Cake Day is also observed on November 26th.Cookies come in all kinds of flavors, shapes and sizes and have been part of our American heritage since the 17th century. While today's most popular cookies likely include, cho...
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Thank you so much for providing this knowledgeable stuff "Pecan Dreams Cookies" Glad to see your post here and must want to say th... Read More
Monday, 02 April 2018 01:31
Kelly Barnett

Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum

Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum
Toilet seat artist, Barney Smith, turned 96 years old on May 25, 2017 (our 32nd wedding anniversary!) and has been creating his unique version of art for over 50 years.For many years Barney was a master plumber, which is how he came to find inspiration. One day, while on the job, Barney went to a plumbing supply house and happened across about fift...
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Kelly Barnett

Travel Tip: Moving Day Chores

Travel Tip: Moving Day Chores
For some RVers, travel days can be stressful. Over the years we've found that we've each taken on certain chores that we need to accomplish to make our travel days go smoothly.When we first purchased our Heartland Landmark Key Largo back in 2011, I created a checklist for travel days that helped us remember all the things we needed to do ...
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