After taking a break from blogging about our adventures (and misadventures) with our 2015 Roadtrek E-trek, I decided to reinvent my blog with a focus on my other interests, which include sewing, quilting, and scrapbooking, I have included the old blog posts, since RV travel remains very popular (although not for us) and people may still… Continue reading The Blog is Back!
A Memory Quilt for Topper On February 6th, Topper celebrated his 10th birthday. I had decided a while back that it would be fun to make him a quilt out of his many grooming bandanas. 10 years x 6 grooms per year meant I had plenty to choose from, especially with extras from Bear and… Continue reading Happy 10th Birthday, Topper!
Last year I started making fisherman-style vests customized for tech, glasses, and other supplies. In 2021 I completed ten vests, six for my husband, three as gifts, and one currently for sale at my Etsy store (the Railroad Denim Vest pictured below).
Before selling the E-trek I had removed the custom covers I made to protect the leather from the dogs. They had just been sitting in a drawer and I thought there was enough fabric to make something else. I had recently made a chair cover for my husband’s favorite leather chair, using the following instructions.… Continue reading Custom Cushion Covers Repurposed
Although we were relieved to have sold our E-trek in February when there was still snow on the ground, we have definitely missed our E-trek over the past few months, especially now, since many of our most successful trips were in the fall: visiting our son at college in Boston, Hershey RV show, and Halloween (Antietam). After… Continue reading Sellers’ Remorse
In my last post, more than six months ago, we had just returned from our Halloween weekend trip to Shepherdstown, WV. At the end of that post, I mentioned our grandiose plans to drive 1200 miles to Florida for a December wedding; however, we never made that trip. In all honesty, the idea of driving… Continue reading We Sold Our E-trek!
Long before we owned our E-trek, one of our favorite destinations through the years has been Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD. Located across the Potomac River is the town of Shepherdstown, WV, the location for the series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown," which premiered earlier this year. Karl is a fan of the show, so when we… Continue reading Ghosts of Shepherdstown
In my previous post I mentioned that we had a recurrence of the "Check Diesel Exhaust Fluid" message we had experienced during our May 2016 trip to Boston. Last week our E-trek was serviced by Mercedes-Benz, and both NOX sensors (upper/lower) were replaced; however, replacing the sensors required Mercedes-Benz to remove and reinstall the black and gray tanks… Continue reading To Be Or Nox To Be
Happy Anniversary! On September 28th we celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Rather than traditional jewelry--of which I have enough to open my own store after two dozen previous anniversaries, not to mention birthdays, Christmas, and Mother's Day--Karl decided I needed an electric bicycle, so I can keep up with him on our battlefield rides (which sometimes become an actual… Continue reading E is for Electric Bicycle
On Wednesday, September 14th we attended the Hershey RV Show. Last year we were unable to take our E-trek, since it was being serviced at the Roadtrek factory, so we were very excited to take it this time. We packed our lunch, filled up the fresh water tank, and dropped off the dogs at a… Continue reading THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE SHOW