The ways of seeing the sights, traveling and living around the USA that seem unique in a full-time RV. With all the extras, it just doesn't feel like 'Living in your Car'. Having the constant, seeking satellite dish recording our shows 24 hours a day since we have house power throughout supplied whether we are plugged in, running the generator, running the engine, or just sitting with the solar panels in the sun or the bank of batteries without sun supplying our house power ALL THE TIME. The hydraulic legs keep us level and our heads up when sleeping. The LP gas refrigerator and furnace and stove and hot water heaters make it just like home. And laying it out just right - that's the most important for a great RV lifestyle.
When we embarked on the full-time RV lifestyle, we had to come up with a name for our multimedia site. We knew we would be going to lots of PLACES, so that was a natural but there were so many other textures we anticipated - food, tech, parks and natural wonders, local people and personalities - what one word could encompass all that? PLATYPIE was the answer. It is not a real word - otherwise it would only refer to Platypuses, the marvelous Australian mammals! So, PLACES AND PLATYPIE refers to all that we encounter, investigate and enjoy along the road in the USA.
During Football season, the RV moves around to NFL Stadiums to enjoy the local fans, their enthusiasm, fashion and vehicular creativity and their food! We shoot stills and video, post the galleries and a story on each and make downloads free for the fans as a Thank You. Stories and Galleries on http://www.PlacesAndPlatypie.com
We spent the summer of 2013 volunteering in Maine with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, raising and releasing endangered Atlantic Salmon at the Green Lake National Fish Hatchery in near Bar Harbor. It was a very hard working but idyllic summer in the north woods, working with incredibly dedicated biologists and career fish culture experts to raise a million salmon. Not an easy task. Exhausted but satisfied was how our volunteer summer kept us...but we did manage the energy for a lot of lobster and a few extra adventures!