It’s a Motorhome Thing

“Did the toilet work alright for you?” Andy asks from the bathroom. I can hear him messing with something in there. “Yes,” I call out, having just come from there maybe 30 seconds before. “Well, it’s not working now.” When he went to flush the toilet, the pedal fell straight to the ground. Water still…

A Rainy Season in the Midwest

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow That seems like pretty sound advice considering we can’t do much about the rain! It is still beautiful, and the sound of rain on the roof of the motorhome is relaxing in a way that only rain…

Living, Loving, and Losing

A lot has happened since I last wrote. It seems easiest to start from the beginning. At the end of September, we took a trip to the cabin for the weekend. Andy and I wanted to get away for a bit and celebrate our wedding anniversary early. So, we packed up the Subaru and headed…

Minnesota Nature Tour By Water

When we were traveling the country and living in California, I felt like I was constantly taking pictures of the awesome nature surrounding us. And the other day, I realized how much I missed that. Just because our Wandering Dolphin is stationary right now, and we’ve lived in this state for practically our entire lives,…

Happy Friday!

The Wandering Dolphin crew wishes everyone a very happy Friday!   Everyone is doing well here in rainy Minnesota. We recently joined in a farewell party for our dear friend, Alex, who is going to Romania for the next year. His departure got us thinking about what will come next for the Wandering crew. With…

Motorhomes & Pets: How do we do it?

Living with pets in a small space seems to be a hot topic these days. We’ve had a few questions come through from new readers about how we do it, so here’s a special on how we make it work for our home with our non-human family members. Our motorhome is about 300 square feet….

A Different Type of RV Living

Having lived in our motorhome for more than 3 years now, we’ve begun to reflect on the different ways we have utilized our home on wheels. We started life in the motorhome with a lighter version of RV living. In 2015, we had sold our home and were parked in my parents’ driveway. We were…

Living a Stationary Life

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” -Lao Tzu  We made it back to our hometown in Minnesota nearly 11 weeks ago. In that time, we’ve gone through all of our belongings and gotten rid of more things; I’ve found a job; and we’ve begun settling into a different…

Wet, Wet Motorhome

Living in a motorhome in a humid environment brings about a different set of difficulties than living in the desert. When we first came back, we noticed a distinct moist smell when we walked in the door. Our first step was to replace our moisture absorbing containers. We normally have one under the kitchen sink,…

Living the Lake Life

The Wandering Dolphin crew is slowly adjusting to life back in the Great White North — Minnesota. We’ve had a busy first month back, with a combination of seeing friends and family, attending a wedding, hosting a family reunion, and looking for jobs. A lot of Andy’s family came into town for the wedding weekend, and we…