It has been a busy, stressful and emotionally draining few weeks. There has been so much to deal with after Toni’s passing and I feel like I am finally getting a little more of a feel for what it is going to be like for just CC going forward. I am really feeling the need to be back on road and traveling. I was not sure just what it would be like to actually be moving and getting back to what had become our normal nomadic life. Fortunately, I have been able to get in a few trips over the
last six weeks to sort of test the waters again. While it was strange to say the least, the feeling that I was doing what I should be doing was strong. Being away from my comfortable and safe mochdocking spot at my uncles house in Phoenix got my heart racing. Wether it was excitement or anxiety…… I’m not actually sure. I made a trip out to boondock with great friends at American (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
I have had a hard determining just what to write updating our blog. As most all of you are aware, I lost the love of my life Toni Kuhl on February 4, 2017. It goes without saying that this has made a devastating change in my life. Toni and I were together
since I was 21 years old, nearly my entire adult life. And it has been an amazing life. A highlight of our life has been raising three great boys. My heart breaks for them having lost their mother. While we raised our boys to be strong and independent, and they certainly have become just that, the saying we had printed in Toni’s memorial program “Mom taught us everything, except how to live without her” is so true.
Toni and I have witnessed first hand how life can be cut short and loved ones taken from you at any time. This is one of the primary reasons we decide to embark on this amazing phase of our lives, fulltime RVing. As I think about it today, I am so thankful we made the tough decisions and took the steps to get on the road and make this life a reality. We truly embraced the idea of collecting experiences rather than things. During our nearly two and a half years on the road we grew so much closer to each other (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
Feels strange to be actually sitting and writing again. We have been in Phoenix, aside from a few little side trips, since October 13th!! Both Toni and I are a bit stir crazy (okay maybe alot stir crazy) but it has been a productive winter. While we were aware that we would be in Phoenix several months, we underestimated how long it would feel. After nearly two years of fairly constant motion, to be stationary this long just re-enforces that we love being on the road.
Our primary reason for the long stay was some medical work we have had planned for Toni for several years. I am happy to report that she is recovering very well and on the tail end of rehab. While it will not be until mid-February that we truly have the string cut and we are free, our anticipation for departure is becoming pretty intense. One of the things we like about or nomadic lifestyle is that we can deal with about any situation.
So what have we been up to in Phoenix, wow, it had been crazy. Of course we have been able to spend some quality time with friends and family and it has been amazing. Being on the road (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
Wow, I am really behind in getting this post out. After leaving Mount Angel Oregon, we headed directly to the coast. It has been several months since we have been on the coast. Funny, we used to go years without being on the coast, but
since being on the road visiting the coast is a much more common occurrence. There was about a week and a half before we needed to check in at Yosemite National Park. Fort Stevens State Park was our first Oregon park, and it seems we may have spoiled ourselves. Amazing place with miles of trails to ride our bikes. We did a couple of rides a day for the (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
In fine Kuhl Odyssey style, we packed the first few weeks of our third nomadic year with some great fun! Our summer job in Yellowstone kept us from our original plan for the summer of heading up the coast in the Pacific Northwest. But we finally made it and moved our way into Oregon. I had been anticipating getting to Bend for quite some time, there is just so many great things
there. The beer scene is pretty happening and there is mountain biking galore. Better still, there is abundant national forest boondocking right on the edge of town. The best part though…we got to reconnect with rving friends we have not seen in a long time. Our friends Shannon and Dave of 2WanderAway have been in Bend most of the summer and played host to various nomads. We are sort of the tail end, but they still managed to suffer thru some brewery visits and evening chats….oh the
suffering. Our friends, Hans and Lisa of Metemorphasis Road also are spending several weeks and Bend and we managed a few meetups including a great concert at McMenamins Brewery one evening. Our boondocking spot felt really nice and secluded, yet (more…)by Kurt Kuhl