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  1. We checked it out about 1.5 months ago, that place was torn up, super crowded. They now have a 5 day limit in peak season. Unfortunately the internet has taken it's toll.
  2. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is quite amazing, lot's of sage brush and rolling hills. We stop here for a quick night , the higher elevation helps with the extreme summer heat. In the morning we bring the drone up real quick just to take a look around. After 6 months we are finally back in California it's a strange feeling, it's the longest we have ever been away from California and our home town of Simi Valley. We find a great boondocking spot inside Inyo National forest just a 10 minute drive from Mammoth Lakes CA. While we are there for only a week, we get a bit too relaxed with our water supply and end up running out! Hope you enjoy this video!
  3. While boondocking outside of Grand Teton National Park, some of our new friends invite us downhill mountain biking at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Unfortunately we end up taking a wrong turn on our drive to the resort which leads to a huge delay. We show up one hour late and decide that we don't want to spend 70.00 for one hour of riding and rental (Normally it's two hours for 70.00). Instead we get a recommendation from the bike shop to hike up to the top of the ski mountain and take the gondola back down for free. They said if we hurried we could make it before dark! It's an adventure, in the description below Ill include the information about the trail. Hope you enjoy the video!
  4. Boondocking outside Grand Teton National Park has its perks! We have a meet up with multiple full-time families, at the same time we make new friends that happen to be new to full-timing. Ryan and Jeff sold everything in Arizona, bought trailers and moved up to Wyoming to be river float guides on the Snake River. We also reconnect with Kyle Nugent, a full-timer that we met in Maine roughly 2 months earlier! He is traveling the country hitting one baseball field at a time. We happened to stay in touch, told him we would be in the area and he came by! Kyle is an avid fly fisherman and he decided to give me some lessons, but I was only interested in flying the drone! This video is a great one, make sure you watch till the end! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️Hit that subscribe and like button⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  5. We take the journey from Deadwood South Dakota to Wyoming just outside Grand Teton National Park. The drive is quite long and when we arrive we are super tired. While looking for a good camping spot with decent cell phone service, we go down a road we shouldn't have been on with our 5th wheel. Getting out of this area requires a steep uphill rutted road and four wheel drive! The following day I drive into town and reflect on the great dirt road driveways we have had lately! We head over a near by camp to meet some other RVers that we were in touch with on Instagram. This area is absolutely beautiful and might be my favorite place in the country. We are looking forward to exploring the area for the next week! Hope you enjoy the video! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  6. We start out at Mount Rushmore. Neither of us have been before. It's a little bit of a shock to realize how commercialized it is. This National Memorial is massive! Carved in the Black Hills of South Dakota this sculpture is about 60 feet tall. Definitely a sight to see! Then we head over to Keystone, SD which a super cool town. We had so much fun with Jason and Rae talking about RV life that it ended up being a 5 hour lunch at Ruby House Restaurant. This was a pretty big deal for us because these guys were a huge inspiration to us when we started full timing. We are both originally from Simi Valley, California and we thought it was so cool to see someone we knew from real life get out there and start RVing. Very inspirational! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  7. We are in the Black Hills of South Dakota, boondocking for a few nights and doing some hiking. We start off with a hike to the Friendship tower that was created in honor of Theodore Roosevelt. Boondocking in this area is absolutely amazing we are loving the clean air and the beauty. The next day we wake up bight and early to make our hour long drive south to Custer State Park. Its near Mt Rushmore where we end up driving the Needles Hwy to Custer state park. We decide to hike Black Elk Peak formerly know as Harney Peak. The views are endless and it feels great to be back on dirt hiking trails. Hope you enjoy this video! Please feel free to give it a share!
  8. After camping a few days right outside the park we finally venture in, right off the bat we see a large bison. Going further into to the National Park the drive is quite breathtaking. The winding roads, mountains and bright blue skies. We drive through the whole park and end up hiking the Notch Trail, it's short at 1.33 miles but the views are amazing. Back at camp we have an amazing experience with the big horn sheep! They come out of no where and completely surround the whole trailer. Our time at this boondocking spot comes to and end, we carefully take the muddy road out what we call "the secret entrance / exit". It works great and we make it out with no problems, then we have a great drive to our next boondocking spot Northwest of Deadwood South Dakota. Here we plan to hike in Custer State Park, hit Mount Rushmore, visit Deadwood and meet up with friends. Hope you enjoy the vlog, let me know what you think!
  9. We are still boondocking just outside Badlands National Park, after noticing that our bicycles are leaning, with more inspection we realize our trailer bumper is falling off! The trailer bumper is rated for way more weight than we are carrying but we also agree that it is not designed for everyday use. We decide to remove all the weight and load everything through out the trailer and the truck. Has this happened to you? Later that day we finally fly our newly acquired drone! We had a drone gifted to us for free! A couple of our good friends had quite a few drone's and thought we would put it to good use! Thanks Vince and Tim we love it. Obviously it will take a lot of fly time to get really good smooth footage but it's just so much fun. It's an older DJI Phantom 3 Professional, it works perfectly after some long over due updates. Hope you enjoy the Vlog! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  10. Wall Drug Store is one of America's most popular roadside attractions.(Tourist trap) While driving through multiple states the billboards start almost 300 miles away. This drug store has almost anything you can think of, cafe, clothing, supplies, boots, camping gear, magnets and anything that you would see at your typical tourist store. After they abruptly closed their doors Melissa and I discuss what we thought about the experience. The next morning Melissa wakes up nice and early to see an absolutely amazing sunrise. ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  11. We make it to an epic Boondocking spot just outside of Badlands South Dakota! We finish our drive to Badlands national Park (well just outside of the park), before we get there we camp on the Missouri River. We are so excited to be out west again, more Boondocking! The Boondocking spot we land at is just outside Badlands National Park and it's absolutely amazing. Camped on the edge of a cliff, we plan on staying in this location for a week! The roads were quite muddy getting in but, but of course the Ram made it. After we dropped the trailer, of course I had to do a little off roading! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  12. We are still DRIVING! From New York to South Dakota. Due to some work obligations in California, we need to be home by the end of August. Along the way, we encounter many thunderstorms, get some Starbucks and cheese (I know it's a strange combo). This is not your typical road tripping video! Melissa does jumping jacks to burn off some pent up energy and we enjoy delicious cheese "turds!!" ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  13. We start to make our huge push across the United States, we need to be in California by the end of the month, so that gives us roughly 3 weeks to make it from New Hampshire. We start out with some pretty crazy weather, we think we dodged a tornado but were not sure, stopping for some Dunkin Donuts. Eventually we end up camping at Walmart near Niagara Falls New York. The following day we ride our bikes to see the amazing waterfall. ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  14. It's ok, not to be ok, make sure you practice mental self care. RV Living is not all rainbows and sunshine, we have bad days just like everyone else. We discuss how it's hard work to be happy, sometimes you need to take a day for yourself and get yourself to a good head space. RV Living seems to be all fun and games from the outside looking in, but this is still daily life. We still have stressors just like you would in a traditional lifestyle. We go out for a BBQ lunch at Goody Coles Smokehouse in New Hampshire, which puts a smile on Mel's face. Afterwards we decided spending some time relaxing at the lake would be a good idea, so we went kayaking. Well we failed to check the weather and didn't realize a big storm was rolling in. Within 5 minutes of getting out on the water it starts to rain a bit. We still take our time, then the rain really hits and we decide to high tail it back to the dock! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  15. We go kayaking at Pawtuckaway State Park, the entrance fee is only $5.00 per person at the gate, with excellent views, hikes and the lake there is so much to do. We bought our own kayaks, but they do have a marina where your can rent. Swimming, paddeling and cliff jumping made for a great day. After the great day on the lake, I make the one hour drive to Boston Logan International Airport to pick up Melissa. She flew back to California for a wedding and a bachlorette party roughly 12 days ago. We are very excited to see each other and she arrives with a mysterious bag. Stay tuned for new Vlogs, find out what she brought back from California. ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  16. This video was very difficult for me to make, while hiking Mount Washington in New Hampshire, I open up about surviving the mass shooting in Las Vegas Nevada. We attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October 2017. It changed our lives forever. I now live with PTSD, anxiety and depression. I go into detail about what triggers I deal with on a daily basis. Loud noises, crowds, and confined spaces. I touch on things I have done to cope with the PTSD. Diet change, exercise, quit drinking alcohol and started traveling full-time RV living. PTSD is on going it comes and goes, every day is different and there's a lot of ups and downs. Just like the ups and downs of this video. This was extremely had for me to open up about. My hope is that this helps others with their own mental heath issues. Whether it's PTSD, anxiety, stress intolerance, or depression you need to know that there is help out there. You cannot be afraid to talk about your emotions. I know first hand, if you keep them inside it only makes everything worse in the long run. Now it's almost two years later and I have just started to open up about my struggles. If I can do it, anyone can. IF THIS VIDEO HAS MADE YOU HAPPY, LAUGH, HELPED YOU, TAUGHT YOU ANYTHING OR GIVEN YOU INSPIRATION PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!***
  17. A Canine Gem, is a local dog rescue located in Burlington Vermont, our Boondockers welcome hosts help foster and find homes for the cute pups. We stayed here foe a long weekend, it's quite amazing to see how they interact and treat these dogs. The dogs are mostly from the south, come from very bad situations. Go give there site a look, remember always consider adoption! We hike Mt Mansfield Vermont's highest mountain, luckily this time we are allowed to bring our rescue and hiking buddy Zamboni. It's quite windy, foggy and even raining a little but we don't let that stop us!
  18. In Burlington Vermont we ride our bikes along their amazing bike paths it's a must, first stop is Ethan Allen Park. Very historical area, we fight the extreme heat and decide to head down to Lake Champlain and go for a swim. The lake is amazing, temperature, the sand its a great top off to an awesome day. Make sure you watch till the end! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!***
  19. We hike Mount Katahdin in Maine, inside Baxter State Park. We start out at Wilderness Edge Campground in Millinocket Maine. The hike is super challenging, we decide to go up the extreme route of Knife's Edge trail. Melissa (my wife) has a mild panic attack, due to a section of trail called the Chimney. 15-20 feet of pure vertical climbing without ropes. We carry on, the trail is grueling, takes us close to 10 hours and 10 miles. In the end we feel super accomplished, if you decide to do this trail do your research. You need to get a parking permit for the hike or be camping inside the park. We are experienced and the storms can be deadly. ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!***
  20. In this vlog we get our Science on, we head to DownEast institute in Jonesport Maine on Beal's island. Once we are there we get a great tour they teach us about soft shell clams, razor clams, lobsters, scallops and oysters. They do research and also have a hatchery where they keep the population up. There was so much to learn and we had an amazing time. Then we had to Ingersoll Point Preserve to do some hiking. It's an amazing trail that goes through very thick woods, on a cliff side and eventually down to the beach. We have a great time and we are getting excited for what we have planned next, make sure you tune in! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!***
  21. Maine is beautiful, spending time at our families place in Jonesport Maine we admire the amazing cloud formations, head back to Acadia National Park. We do a very intense bike ride, and enjoy the Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia. You need to go to Acadia, we wonder why no one is talking about this National Park, Its a top 5 for me! We love our little RV Life, hopefully you enjoy this video!
  22. Maine is beautiful, fun, vast, expansive, breath taking, we see it from a different perspective Off-Road! We take a great trail from JonesPort towards Lubec and Quoddy Head State Park in Maine. We also get very close to the Canadian border, but someone has forgotten his passport! We explain why we love Canada and go for a great hike with amazing views! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!***
  23. Well we are back at it again spending time with family in Maine out on Lake Sebago, we rent a pontoon boat, go tubing, and do some cliff jumping! After a great day out on the lake we head north to Jonesport Maine where we spent the 4th of July on our families property. The property is directly on Kelly Point with 13 acres and multiple tiny homes. We had an amazing time hopefully you enjoy this Vlog!
  24. RVers In Cars Getting Coffee In this episode of Rvers in cars getting coffee, I drive a Mazda Miata, Melissa wears a weird scarf, we go to the Portland Head Light House and make a stop at Fort Williams! We discuss Melissa's favorite cars, and dive deeper into why we love cars and coffee. So sit back put the top down and enjoy the ride through Portland Maine.
  25. In this vlog is a sad but exciting day, we pack up leave Mt Desert Narrows RV Resort and head south to Cornish Maine to spend time with family in the area! We end up Moochdocking at our families house, from there we head to New Hampshire to Diana's Bath a hiking trail and waterfall ran by the United States Forest Service. Being so close right in New Hampshire we head over to North Conway to explore their downtown area with all the shops, I get some delicious beef jerky with a review, and of course we have to have some Moxie!!! A Maine staple have you ever tried Moxie? Make sure you watch till the very end!!!!! Loving the RV Lifestyle!
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