Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Can you Celebrate That?

In 1969 my family moved to West Bend, Wisconsin, and this house.  I loved my neighborhood and everything carefree about being 10 years old.  Our neighbors across the road had ten kids, the family to the north also had ten kids.  Kick the can, touch football, sledding or biking; there was always a bunch of kids ready for fun. It was a happy time.
Eight years later I went off to college, my family moved and that ended my longest stretch in one home until...
May 1, 2016.  On that day Dave and I celebrated eight years of full-time life on the road with haRVey!  Had anyone ever told me I could claim being the Queen of a triple-slide trailer for more than 8 years I would have laughed. 

The Lord has a sense of humor and so here we are in what we hope is the middle of a great journey that is joyful, hard, satisfying, and right for us.  You just NEVER know where you will end up. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

National Parks

I have a National Parks Pass!! Remember the line in It's a Wonderful Life, when George Bailey says, "I've been nominated for membership in the National Geographic Society"? It is like that - being involved in something BIG.  I am a card-carrying member and part owner of all the National Parks and therefore I must visit them and see how they are doing.  
We try to visit State Parks, too, and hit the trail as often as we can and experience the wonder that is out there.  As the Ranger said when we bought our pass, "Go see stuff!" God helping us, as we ramble along, we will!


Joshua Tree - with no trees in the frame 
and the extras... Pacific Crest Trail

Mount Hood - not as glamorous at the top

The Welcome Center at Olympic Peninsula - NOT a through road, although, MANY maps, including our GPS, claim that it is.

The Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras, NC, 
Cuyahoga National Park in Ohio

Here is a listing of National Parks by state. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Man Cave!

The Man Cave. How do you build one inside a 5th wheel trailer? Room for the guys to come over and play cards? Watch the big game on the big screen? Sounds great. So, Dave worked off of this template:

Dave soon found some revisions were in order. After all, all one really needs is room for a man to stand in front of his computer while holding a guitar.

Please note the PVC pipe. 
In Dave's case it stands for:
P- personal 
V- venture 
C- creations

When recording, Dave needs to have a little more quiet and haRVey welcomes the great outdoors right inside - neighbors, their dogs, birds, trains, planes - you name it. It calls for drastic measures. 

Most men would not consider drapes as part of their man cave, but in this case pragmatism wins. They are light-weight and easily packed away, and will eventually be sandwiched with sound-proofing materials. When we add some more on the back and side windows, who knows, there may be a little less Ambient Nature in our recordings, although that is very fashionable right now.

"Dave are you there? Hello? Dave?"  He must be recording. (Dave says: "Look for the feet, Sabra!")