Blogs authored by 'btower'

  • Chapter 2a, Savage, MN

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Monday, August 18, 2014

    June 15-21, 2014

    We had 2 weeks to live and play near the Twin Cities and we wanted to make the most of the opportunity to be with family and friends so I *probably* over-scheduled us. And so the log of what we did there is best divided into two entries. What follows is the first. Read the rest in part 2...

    Week 1

    In the interest of simplicity, these chapters will be named for where our 5th wheel was parked, where we slept each night. The weeks leading up to departing on this adventure were full of



  • Whose Life is This?!?

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Monday, August 4, 2014

    At the moment, I am looking out my kitchen window at another 5th wheel.  If I look out windows on the other side of our home on wheels, I see beautiful mountains and trees. 

    Sometimes I am struck by how different this life of travel is than the one I have known most of my life. There are certain moments where I am amazed that I am in all these beautiful and bizarre places. The added bonus of going on a 4 day Disney cruise with J.'s company in the middle of it adds to the beauty and craziness of



  • Chapter 1, Rockford, IL June 14-15, 2014

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Our ideal is to not travel too many miles at one time.  Rockford, IL seemed like a perfect place to spend our first night after traveling about 5 or 6 hours.  Illinois is "home" for me, and has been "home" for J., though now after living in Michigan for 9 years, those connections look and feel differently.  My Grandma Swanson lives in Rockford and found out that we could park in the parking lot of Fairhaven, her retirement community, for a night. Delicious and comforting foods made with love is