Let’s Celebrate Spring!

Wednesday marked the first day of Spring, and to celebrate, we decided to hit the road for a day trip around the area to look for wildlife. After a relaxing morning with the dogs, we loaded them up in the Forester and headed west. We figured since it was midday, we’d see a lot of…

Recovery Time & Northern Adventures

The unhappiness in our daily lives is what initially prompted our life change and the maiden voyage of the Wandering Dolphin. We felt like we were working too much and living too little. And I know this sounds like we’re just spoiled and maybe we don’t want to work, but that isn’t the case at…

A Blast from the Past

The title might be a bit cliche, but that’s what this weekend was — a blast from the past. On Saturday, we went to my great aunt’s birthday party in Minneapolis, and we saw family members I haven’t seen since I was a little girl (and some I’d never met before now).   It was…

A Valentine’s Weekend

We’ve always felt, Andy and I, that we should live each day to its fullest. (That’s partially why we started our journey to begin with.) And while this is a beautiful thought, it doesn’t often happen. The other aspects of life get in the way. But when we are able, or when we are sure…

When the Weather Outside is Frightful

The air is so cold that it hurts to breathe. The insides of your nostrils freeze up until the airflow is blocked. Your lungs hurt with each breath. Your eyes tear up from the wind and freeze to your cheeks. The cold rips through your body like a storm trying to wreck everything in its…

A Friday Update

Happy Friday from the Wandering Dolphin Crew! We haven’t been up to much lately. Surviving the cold winter (nine below this morning) and getting situated in our new temporary place. Teddy helped me unpack some books and organize my long lost friends. We’ve been working to get Andy’s new business set up, and I have…

Surviving Winter

This winter marks our first one back in Minnesota in three years. And we’ve had a lot of people ask us how we’re holding up. After spending the previous two winters in California and the one before that on the road, we haven’t had the experience of a true winter in quite some time. Sure,…

2018 and the New Year

New year, new goals, new experiences. We rang in the New Year with some of our closest friends (and some people we had just met). It took place at a friend’s house, but it was far from the ordinary New Year’s experience. In a basement-turned-speakeasy, we participated in our first Murder Mystery party. Set during…

Winterizing the Motorhome

I’m not sure what Robert Frost was getting at when he said, “You can’t get too much winter in the winter,” but if he means what I think he means, he’s wrong. Winter in Minnesota — and the Midwest in general — is an experience. Winter in a motorhome in Minnesota just shouldn’t happen. We’d…