Our Story

Welcome to our site! We are Joanne & Steve. After 20+ years working for a city school department and police department, we sold almost everything, bought an RV, and started living on the road with our three children. Joanne homeschools and works online.
What we have chosen is to live life as unencumbered as we possibly can and to spend time with our family, for our family, and as a family.
This website is a record of our travels. But, we also hope to educate, entertain, and inform others about RVing, roadschooling, and the great places we visit in this country.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I prefer my frozen treats on a stick.

This time next year, I hope to be waking to a yummy frozen popsicle, instead of a frozen window.

For the second time since we moved to East Lyme, we hit the teens.

Each night, we line the kids' windows and our windows with a foil insulator.  But we wake to moisture in various states of matter daily.

This morning, we discovered that we had no water.  Something froze.  At first we thought  it was the lines themselves. (We have been running water through the tank and the pump for the last couple of days as the connector to the camper from the city water connection is leaking.)  After problem solving, Steve discovered the city water connection delivers water (although still leaks) so the problem must be with the pump itself. So, is it fried?  Frozen?  Is the tank of 80 gallons of water frozen?  These are questions we ponder as we have the heat cranked and an electric heater pointing towards the connection area.

This is an RV made for camping in the winter; but Winter and New England Winter are two different terms.  

Mother Nature's arctic air has not touched us inside, however.  Very cozy and warm.  Those of you that see 63˚ and shiver, well, it's all relative.  The inside temp is 47˚ warmer than the outside.  That's all that matters.

So, will we need a new water pump?  Stay tuned.


  1. Hey you guys...I hope you get this all figured out and stay safe!

  2. Thanks Mark! It's all part of the journey!


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