2018 Year End Review

What can we say, stills from places we went and things we did in 2018.

Since most of the events fall within the Great Wander, we’re sharing this here!

Everything from Irish dancing, travel to various state and national parks as well as just wandering around towns and finally ending up in Portland.

Look for more travel stories at https://dragonseye.com/blog/category/greatescape/

The music used is G # # Plucky by The Underscore Orkestra available from


Right And Tight by The Underscore Orkestra available from


Little Lily Swing by Tri Tachyon available from


New video! Camp Summaries 2

Quick coverage of the second 8 camps we stayed in during the first leg of the Great Wander. The first 8 are featured in https://dragonseye.com/blog/2018/12/New-video!-Camp-Summaries-1/

Twin Fountains RV Park, Oklahoma City, OK http://www.twinfountainsrvpark.com/index.html

Shiloh Vineyard, WaKeeny, KS http://www.shilohvineyard.com/

Dakota Ridge RV Park, Golden CO http://www.dakotaridgerv.com/

Evergreen CO

Glenwood Canyon Resort, Glenwood CO http://glenwoodcanyonresort.com/rv-sites.html

Winery at Holycross Abbey, Canon City CO http://abbeywinery.com/

Pueblo KOA, Pueblo CO https://koa.com/campgrounds/pueblo/

Mountaindale Cabins & RV Resort, Colorado Springs CO http://www.mountaindalecampground.com/

Tastes like lunch

#portland #pdx #livingroompdx

New video! Camp Summaries 1

Quick coverage of the first 8 camps we stayed in during the first leg of the Great Wander.

Camps covered in this episode

Willow Grove in Lewisville TX http://www.lakedallas.com/286/Willow-Grove-Park

Tiny Town OK in Broken Bow OK https://www.tinytownok.com/
Review: https://dragonseye.com/blog/2018/11/Review-Tiny-Town-OK

Creekside RV Park in Broken Bow OK http://www.creeksidervpk.com/
Review: https://dragonseye.com/blog/2018/11/Review-Creekside-RV-Park/

Sallisaw / Fort Smith KOA, Sallisaw OK https://koa.com/campgrounds/sallisaw/
Review: https://dragonseye.com/blog/2018/11/Review-Sallisaw-KOA/

Devil’s Den State Park in AR http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/park-finder/campinglistings.aspx?id=4

Catherine’s Landing in Hot Springs AR http://www.rvcoutdoors.com/catherines-landing/

Barefoot Bay in Pittsburg, TX http://www.barefootbaymarina.com/

The Vineyards in Grapevine, TX http://www.vineyardscampground.com/

Franz peach cobbler bread

I’m going to miss Portland when we go.

#yummybread @franzbakery

Chip Playing II

Because it’s easier and faster to show you Chip playing than it is to edit 5 months worth of travel video 🙂


Having a snack at Seven Virtues on Hawthorne.

Muffins, coffee and tea. Good on a cold day.

And just like that, Portland was gone

I will wait for you…

We leave for lunch and wander about town for several hours and because Portland and the time change, it’s dark when we get back home.

The route we take runs past the side of the building where our apartment sits and we look up and see the boy waiting and watching for us out the window.

Occasionally looking over toward the door as he’s doing in the picture above.

We’ll be home in just a few minutes, sweet boy.

EP 9 – Chip’s Wanderings

In preparing to put together *something* as a summary of what we’ve been doing for the last 5 or 6 months, I realized we had some nice video of our boy in pretty places.  Sometimes just nice video of the boy.  So here’s a video of (mostly) just him.

This video will be of interest mainly to those people that either know Chip or are willing to watch 11 minutes of video to see a few pretty or interesting (definitely, to him) places that he’s been.

Most of the clips were taken at or near Chip-height and feature many of the camps we’ve been to in the last 6 months or so where Chip appears in the frame.

The full list of places is, in order:

Willow Grove Park in Lewisville, TX
Sallisaw KOA RV park in Sallisaw, OK
Devil’s Den State Park, AR
Catherine’s Landing RV park in Hot Springs, AR
Barefoot Bay RV park in Mt Pleasant, TX
Our old house in Plano, TX
The Vineyards RV park in Grapevine, TX
Shiloh Vineyard in Voda, KS
Mountaindale RV park in Colorado Springs, CO
Camping World in Longmont, CO
Buffalo Ridge RV park in Custer, SD
Teton Tails pet store in Jackson, WY
Buck’s Gas RV park in Irwin, ID
Earthquake Lake in Montana
Ellensburg, WA
Lake Pleasant RV park in Bothell, WA
Yard apartments in Portland, OR

My apologies for the noise in some of the GoPro videos.  When things get quiet it cranks the audio gain up as high as it will go and ends up recording the motor noise from the video stabilizer I use at times.


The music used is Jazzy Ashes by The Underscore by Orkestra available from http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Underscore_Orkestra/The_ExtraOrdinary_Adventures_of/05_Jazzy_Ashes

Fonts used are Lobster Regular from https://fonts.google.com/