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Author Archives: Janet Arnold

Give a Welcome Center a Chance

I love to travel. Sometimes I do a lot of research and sometimes I wander until I have found what I am looking for, whatever that is. I have been…

Making Friendships On-the-Road

As I was sitting quietly in my Roadtrek the other afternoon, I heard “Helloooo, Helloooo”. I looked outside and here was this woman. She wanted to say hello and let…

Decisions Sometimes Have to be Made

I have been traveling in the southwest since early September. It has been a grand adventure thanks to all the planning by Mary Zuschlag. Mary, Linda and I met in…

RV cleaning and primping

I have spent the last two months in northern Idaho. A good friend and fellow Roadtreker, offered me her “cabin” to stay in. I moved in, early in June and…

Bonding Over Our RVs

Friendships are unique. I value the many friendships I have developed over the years. It is not unusual when I travel in my rig, to stop and visit friends almost…

Janet’s First Roadtrek Rally

I arrived in Monterey, CA on Tuesday, May 2, to attend my first ever, RV rally. What makes this one sweet is that it is all Roadtreks. This rally is…

Feeling a Sense of Accomplishment

I am not a mechanically inclined. I am not a handy-person. When things break I take them somewhere and someone fixes them. I can recognize my limitations and honor them….

Loving My Desert Season

Until this weekend, I have been in or on the edges of the desert for close to two months. Winter in this country can be a surprise. It may dip…

From the Desert: What I Know Today

From somewhere in the Sonoran Desert… This is what I know today. It is thrilling to see desert big horn sheep in their natural habitat. Don’t sit on a cholla…

Finally, Full Timing

Since the end of January I have been “on the road.” I have been on the run from my dentist. I remained in San Diego much longer than I expected….

Friends and Fellow Travelers

Since my husband, Jim, died from metastatic cancer four years ago, I have found myself being shy of people and groups of people. I bought my SS Agile 8 months after he…

Ending One Journey-Starting Another

There’s been a major direction change on my adventure down the coast with by bicycling friend, Cat, and her pups. We have chosen to separate. Cat is strong and is cycling…