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".

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Sunday, January 1, 2017


Most people take time to reflect on the past year on new years eve.  For us, it's been more than a year since we were active in this lifestyle.  A lifestyle we grew to love in the short time we full-time.  So perhaps a short reflection might be in order.

Where did we go?  We returned to a permanent home, a sticks-n-bricks as it is called by many.  We needed to take care of some family type things that we felt then and still do were God's calling.  
Much happened in those 6 years but to sum it up....God healed and all was taken care of.  

Why return to full-timing?  Now that explanation might be a little harder. The good part is those reading this will probably "get it."

Gerri was diagnosed with cancer August 2015. She underwent surgery and even though the pathology report was a great one with all margins clear and no lymph node involvement she underwent 12 chemotherapy treatments.  Those of you that have experienced chemo either personally or with a loved one know how difficult it can be.  We are happy to report she finished March 14th and all scans and blood work since has been clean and clear.  

Because life is short at its longest we decided that sitting in our home with little or no real activity was not a healthy idea.  We needed to be more active.  That is when the thought came to both of us to return to the RVing lifestyle.  Something we truly love and enjoy.  A place we can explore, hike and become more active with photography again.  After all, God's creation just screams to be photographed and shared.  

So, you know the rest of the story. We purchased an Oliver this time around to do our living and exploring in.  Yes, it is quite a bit smaller than our previous Dutch Star but it is an awesome little machine of double hulled molded fiberglass.  The good news, we haven't killed each other yet!



  1. All the best to you folks and Oliver in the coming year.

  2. Happy for you both and hoping we can find you this winter. Happy New Year.

  3. So happy to see you back out on the road. And especially for those clean cancer reports. Have a fantastic 2017.

  4. Love the photo of your new home and clam!
    Yes we understand. Although we have a lovely little place in the woods, we feel like we are truly living fully when we are on the road...Just waking up in Arizona.

  5. I'm happy for you that you are able to return to the RVing lifestyle so many of us love and many wish we could return to. I tried for 3 years but just couldn't do it on my own. While I miss being able to travel when I want, I'll have to say I'm content where I am at my age and at this time of my life. But I'm just a tad envious and look forward to reading your adventures on the road.


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