Entries by Julie Rubini

Goosebumps. All. Day. Long.

On the way to the Main Library of Toledo Lucas County Public Library system this past Saturday morning, I enjoyed taking in the scene along the Maumee River. It was a bit cloudy, but the sun was trying to poke out. Then, with a burst of radiance, beams from the sun cleared through the grey […]

Uncharted Territory

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a statement this past week that for the first time in five months, Voyager 1 is returning usable data about the status of its onboard engineering systems. The next step is to work out the kinks so that the probe starts sending scientific data again. In essence, […]

Following Footsteps

Years ago we traveled as a family to Boston in the heat of August. We were all drenched in sweat as we walked into the cool air-conditioning of the National Park Service building outside of the USS Constitution. Our daughter Kyle, 11, wiped her brow and announced quite loudly, “I hate history!” The woman behind […]

Status Report

Project Name: Arizona Adventures Project Managers: Brad and Julie Rubini Project Dates: February 15-March 15 Overall Project Status: Overcoming Challenges  I’ve struggled with social media for some time…I mean nobody’s life can be that perfect, right? The same holds true in my own. I mean, I’m living many people’s dream…taking off in a beautiful motorhome, […]


The kayaks are strapped back on to the top of our Jeep. Bikes are in place on the rack attached to the hitch. Knick-knacks are tucked in cupboards. The shoe bin filled with footwear to fit the occasion, whether hiking, kayaking or golfing, is stashed in the closet. The Captain’s chair and co-pilot seat are […]

Desert Respite

Ahhh…. After being rolling stones since hitting the road in October, it has been amazing to sink our toes in the sand, dig in, and stay put for a month. We are so fortunate to be staying at the Motorcoach Country Club in Indio, CA. The setting is phenomenal, with the Indio Hills looming in […]

“Cause All I Wanna Do is Have Some Fun…”

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. Christmas in Marina and Monterey It was hard to be away from family and friends once again over Christmas, but Brad and I kept ourselves busy taking advantage of all that the area had to offer. We stayed at the Marina Dunes RV Resort. It was a […]

It’s coming on Christmas…a message of hope

It’s coming on Christmas They’re cutting down trees They’re putting up reindeer  Singing songs of joy and peace Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on… So begins “River” written by Joni Mitchell. It’s a “Christmas song for people who are lonely at Christmas time,” Joni said in an interview in […]

Finding Nature’s Peace in Yosemite

I’m still struggling to come up with the words to describe our experiences in Yosemite National Park. Perhaps these, from the “Father of the National Parks,” John Muir, say it best. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees.” Yosemite Valley The view on the […]