May 112017

When you’re staying on a boat, the one thing you definitely do not have is a campfire right outside your door.  Honestly, it’s something I miss terribly.  But thank goodness for South Beach and it’s many offerings of fire pits, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from our boat slip on San Juan Island and it fulfills the campfire craving nicely I must say.

We’ve been spending time on this sacred stretch of beach for longer than I can remember.  It’s a rather special place for us and it has my heart.  Now that we’ve got our little boat here on island, we continue our tradition of visiting this beach, exploring it’s endless beauty and enjoying a grand finale of a roaring campfire.  Our Airstream has even been here once on a day camping adventure.  I fondly remember that day, hiking the bluffs and exploring to our hearts content with not a care in the world.  As the sun began to set, we stepped into the Airstream where B and I cooked up a one pot meal of rock fish with sweet cherry tomatoes and spinach, atop garlicky butter beans that we enjoyed at the picnic table, fireside.

Such sweet times ♥

Our first Silver Girl, 2009 – South Beach, San Juan Island, Wash.

Jun 102014

Anacortes ferry landing via

Sometimes when life gets super busy, it helps me to sit down and take note of everything happening around me.   The last two weekends for us have been spent up on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.

The purpose of our first visit was to reconnect with friends and have a party in their honor back at our camp.   I wanted everything to be perfect so I worked very hard on that trip for a couple of months prior.  The party went off without a hitch and so many wonderful things happened that weekend that I really look forward to sharing with you.


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May 082014

When traveling with an RV there are many benefits to be had.  Take for example the fact that you have all the comforts of home with you including a fully equipped kitchen.  Sure it’s probably smaller than your kitchen at home, but with a little organization and planning, you can easily whip up the same healthy meals you do for your family at home, but on the road.

My Travel Trailer Kitchen

What’s better is that you’re actually on the road.  Traveling.  Exploring.  Seeking out new adventures.  Can you imagine a better way to experience the “here and now,” than visiting a local market where you just happen to be seeking out the freshest, in season goodies to cook a meal with?  Take it to the next level and talk to some locals shopping in the market.  Ask them how they like to cook those “in season” ingredients.  More often than not, you’ll make a new friend and come back to your RV inspired, ready to cook. Continue reading »

Dec 262013


Ever since bringing home our Airstream in 2010 it has somewhat become a tradition to spend the cozy Thanksgiving holiday in the San Juan Islands – specifically Orcas Island.   Year after year we return with the longing of peace, relaxation and just taking things easy next to the Salish Sea.

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Jun 062013

You can spend an eternity in the San Juan Islands and it still would not give you enough time to discover everything these magical islands have to offer.  As we continue our spring trips and postings here on J5MM I would like to share with where we were this time, last year :) 

This weekend we are heading to Hood Canal to stay at a really cute RV park called, “Rest a While” where we are hoping to get some clams that I can cook for dinner.  Part 3 of our Olympic Peninsula Loop is also coming soon — hopefully tomorrow!

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