Black Gold, Texas Tea. Oil, that is. — 4 Comments

  1. Hi,
    I just wanted to leave a quick note to let you know how much I’ve appreciated your blog over the past year or so. I’m getting ready to retire from the military and will hit the road myself this April in an RV I recently purchased. I’ve been doing a ton of research and can’t even begin to count the number of blogs I’ve visited. Your blog is one that has really helped me realize that I’m, indeed, not crazy to want a life that is simple yet exciting and filled with exploration! Or….just crazy enough 🙂

    Can’t wait to get out there and see all of those pumpjacks, balls of twine, and all of those other wonderful little finds the world has to offer!


    • Hi Dave!

      Welcome to my little corner of the web! Thank you! I hope my ramblings have contributed to your impending departure from the stick-and-brick life in some small way, if not at least been entertaining. Yeah, I think you have to be just a little bit bonkers to choose this lifestyle, but I love it and have no desire to change it!

      Do let me know if you’re ever in my neck of the woods!

      Safe travels!

      • Hi…I’ve been catching up on your blog and I’m glad that you are doing well…and hope you have a speedy recovery! Really liked you post on unsolicited advice…went through a tough spot myself recently and had to deal with a very similar situation with one person in particular. While she meant well…

        Seven weeks and counting ’till I hit the road…the waiting is the hard part but nothing I can do to speed it up. Will definitely pass through Texas at some point….lucky to have friends in both the Dallas and Austin areas that I’m looking forward to catching up with at some point.

        By the way, the new blog format you are using looks great! I’m still trying to figure out how to use WordPress. It is definitely a work in progress. I’ve gotten as far as getting an account…

        • Howdy! Woohoo! Only seven weeks!! Don’t know where you’re starting from, but I think you’ll like Texas. I’m not far from Austin, but who knows where I’ll be in a couple months.

          Thanks for the feedback on the new blog format! Just switched form an old one I’d had for too long. Needed a change, kinda like rearranging the furniture in the living room.

          I use WordPress.ORG (not .com) and run the Weaver II theme with a boatload of plugins. Weaver II is great, but takes a bit of knowledge about programming. Although, I just set someone up on it and she’s been figuring it out pretty well so far. Check out for some simple beginning blogging tips, and some links to great resources for bloggers.

          If you’re single (can’t be married or otherwise attached), check out RV-singles Yahoo group (it’s free). Lots of great folks there, very helpful, and meetup around the country.

          Safe travels and enjoy the ride!!