Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

Our Friends

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

On the Road Again…but not Fulltime


I figured it wouldn’t last!! RVing, camping, hiking, photography and you name it…..just gets in your blood. As you know, we stopped full-timing and decided to buy a neat little house in Lagrange, Georgia. We have had a ton of fun “fixing” it up. We have painted, updated the kitchen with granite counters, painted cabinets and purchased new appliances. We ripped out carpet exposing nice hardwood floors and tiled our sunroom. We bought some really neat antique/period pieces of furniture. It has been fun!! We LOVE our home but we miss traveling in an RV.

We always planned to return to the road in some fashion or another. We have looked at various RVs and methods of travel. We have talked about what we want and came to the conclusion that we really, truly missed camping. We found that when we full-timed we really didn’t “camp.” We lived in our motorhome and we traveled in our motorhome. We volunteered and hosted in our motorhome and best of all we met some of the most amazing people while full-timing in our motorhome. Now we just want to hike, take pictures in nature, visit amazing places and make awesome memories. We want to sit outside by a campfire and fall asleep and wake up at 4 a.m. because we were so relaxed we just drifted off in our recliners. We DON’T want to spend lots of money, we just want a camper that is well built, unique and simple. No more huge 40 foot diesel pushers for us!! Soooo we have decided on getting a Casita!! A Casita or “egg” as they are lovingly referred to, is a molded fiberglass trailer. It is small but has all the things we need to achieve the above mentioned goals. It will allow us to move, hike, take pictures in nature, visit amazing places and make awesome memories. It allows us to sit outside in our Lufuma recliners and relax. Best of all, it will allow us to remain close to the wonderful friends we made when full-timing and make new friends in the Casita Community.



We have purchased our “new to us” Casita from a nice couple in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is their second Casita and it has been well loved and cared for with many options added to it. Of course, we will add others and tweak it to become more us. We went to Cincinnati last week and took possession.

This isn’t exactly what we thought we would end up purchasing but after doing much research we feel this fits us to a tee!! It is small and will take some adjustments on our part but we are so excited to be able to travel via RV and get out in nature once again.


We won’t be posting on a regular basis as we did when full-timing but will post with pictures whenever we are out in our Casita. Looking forward to reconnecting with our blogging friends and making new friends in our next chapter of RVing!!