Blogs authored by 'btower'

  • Time savers and time spenders—finding things

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Every choice has costs and benefits, both pros and cons. Living in an RV is no exception--there are things that make it easier and others that make it more difficult.

    For example, life is simpler in a smaller space. It is less than 20 steps for me from one end of the RV to the other. Vacuuming the entire space takes 20 minutes or less.  Getting from the kitchen to the bathroom to brush my teeth takes only a few steps compared to the many it took crossing our family room, down the hall, up the sta



  • One month into this 48 State Project

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    It is hard to believe that one month ago today we pulled out of our driveway and began this crazy adventure.  J. and I definitely have moments of "are we actually doing this?!?"  Our truck tires have crossed the borders of 11 states (which might make it seem like we are about 23% through this adventure after only one month). We have crossed many miles of the wonderful Midwest.  When I remember road trips as a kid, they were usually through Wisconsin to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to visit my



  • Our Visit to the Amish Town of Jamesport, MO

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Friday, July 11, 2014

    A tour of one of the oldest and largest Amish communities west of the Mississippi was a fascinating experience for Luke, Lauren and me. I love having a tour guide explain and point out facts about new places.  I learned many things from our guide, Ron.  Our tour began sitting on the porch at the Arbor House in town with an explanation of Amish history, both religious and social.  We learned how the community takes the vow to become Amish as a lifelong commitment, similar to marriage.  They do no