It began in August of 2006 with our retirement. We searched for a motor home to replace our Airstream, which we used while on vacation to visit family and friends in the southern states. We knew that traveling with two doggies and all our “stuff” the 25ft Airstream was not going to be big enough. So off to Oregon we went to find the perfect replacement. We had friends that had Beaver brand motor homes so we knew what we were looking for. Finally a 1998 Beaver Marque became available and she became ours. I named her “The Rambling Rose”. Why? I don’t really know – just that her kinda odd color called for it I guess. Six years later we are still rambling around in her, usually during the winter months. We live in colorful Colorado and enjoy the spring and summer at home.
I am starting this blog, Wolf Song Blog, as a way to share our travels and home life with family and friends.
I love photography and will posts a few photos. I am also a birder and like to “shoot” them – so be forewarned!!
I share my happy life with my wonderful husband of 45 years, two beautiful doggies – one Sibe girl and one Kees girl. Of course you might see a few photos of them!! We lost Kloudy on February 20, 2017. We lost Skye on October 17, 2019. Both had cancer. We tried hard to save them both, but in the end it didn’t work.
Howard is an Electrical Engineer and loves Ham Radio. I spent my career in the Computer Field with a degree in Computer Information Systems.
I hope you enjoy sharing our ride as we travel six months a year and our adventures at home the other six months.
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Welcome to the road. I look forward to following your adventures.
Hi LuAnn, thanks for your reply. I have followed your blog for a few months and I enjoy it very much. I got your blog name from the blogroll on Nina’s blog.
Thanks for following. 🙂
I have know you for quite a number of years… and knew your love of birds and “the girls” — but your photography is an exquisite gift to us all! You are beyond talented… you’re a professional! Can’t wait to see more!
Actress, writer, quilter, traveler and let’s not forget ex- fly fisher person (smile) so you are the real talented one! Thanks so much for posting and thank you for your kind words.
I bet you could create a lovely Quilter’s blog to include your articles on each piece!
Sheila, we also have MCD shades and are currently only a few miles from the factory. What would you like to know? maybe I can help. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hi! Thanks for asking. We are going to change out our shades in our 1998 Beaver Marque with MCD blinds. We are thinking about going with the manual, day/night. The majority of people love the blinds, a handful have had problems with the manual opening on their own. We already have an appointment, at the McKenny, TX plant, for November.
Do you like yours?
Yes we like ours very much. They do great at also cutting the heat – ask them to so a demo in their motor home there to show you the heat reduction also. They have a new style also. The only way I know how to describe the style we have is it is the more e pensive one. we have never had one open on its own. We do have one that will not always open correct and MCD has said they may have to make a new one for us. Ours was installed by DRV our RV vendor not MCD. MCD can do a much better install.
Love the pic of you and the dogs on the deck. My husband and I have been married for 36 years and we live in AZ, as you know. I bet you would like 2 other bloggers I know who are also RVers. Dawn and her husband Jeff are full time RVers stationed on the east coast most of the time and her blog is Dawn’s Bloggly blog. Gaelyn has a blog called Geogypsy Traveller and she is a Park Ranger at the North Rim of the grand Canyon in the summer and travels in her RV the rest of the year. There are links to both blogs on my blog. It is very nice to meet yo and thank you for all the comments on my blog.
BTW, I use to live in Longmont, CO back in the 90’s and we visited RMNP all the time. I love that place!
Hi Katie, thanks so much for your kind comments! Thanks for suggesting I look up these two bloggers. I will!! It is always nice to meet new people in this world of blogging. I am finding it fun, inspiring, challenging, addicting and very time consuming. 🙂 I sometimes look up and hours have passed. RMNP is a fabulous place; I never get tired of going there.
Thanks for visiting and following my blog “Eyes to Heart.” … Six months home and away. What a lovely way to spend retirement. I wish you many happy travels and look forward to seeing some more of your lovely photography. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
Dorothy, thank you for visiting! I hope we can share many posting; I look forward to following your beautiful blog. Yes, we travel south for the winter escaping the Colorado cold. We visit family and friends during our travels. I will hopefully have more to post when we head out again on-the-big-road!
Thanks for your kind wishes. You be well and may you have joyful days filled with many creative inspirations!
Really like your blog. You have a great way of capturing nature and wildlife. Very nice work, I look forward to following and seeing more. Have a great day!
Hi Chris, thank you so much for taking the time to write a very sweet comment. I greatly appreciate it! Those of us who appreciate nature are some how drawn to each other. I am happy that you will be following my blog. Thanks again.
Thank you for following us. I noticed that you are in Texas right now. We plan to winter there next year so I will keep an eye on your blog.
I like to shoot birds too, and I have a page of my capture.
You are most welcome! I have seen your posts on a lot of the RV blogs that I enjoy following. We love the Hill Country of Texas and decided to spend the month of February, in Kerrville. If I remember correctly it was three years ago. We adore spending time in Kerrville; however this February was COLD and rainy! So be careful where you pick to spend the winter in Texas! Enjoy your travels!!
Retirement can be such an exciting time of life, can’t it? Glad you and your husband have decided to have lots of adventures. 🙂 Sylvia
Hello Sylvia, it is wonderful to meet you on my blog! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! Yes, retirement is a joy, each and everyday. I will stop by your blog and leave you a message.
Thank you, Sheila. 🙂
Hi, I wanted to thank you for the follow!
My blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Pictures, on the other hand, have no language barriers 😉
Keep up the good work.
You are welcome Anna! I thank you for your kind words and encouragement! I will continue to visit your beautiful blog enjoying your poetry and photos!
I’m glad to have stumbled upon your blog recently. We too are “part time” RV’ers who love to travel but also love to come home to our stick house. I browsed through your travel list and we have stayed in many of the same parks as you. I see that you are from Loveland, Colorodo and wondered if your home experienced any damage from the floods last year. We stayed at Riverview RV Park in Loveland just a couple of weeks before the floods and were saddened to see the videos of the damage to the park and the highway to Estes Park.
Hi Wandering Dawgs! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment! It is very nice to meet you! We truly love to stay at State Parks, because we enjoy the distance between sites, the feeling of being out in nature and can usually hike around without any problems!
Our RV/Ham Radio Group had a rally at Riverview last March! Since we are only about four miles from there we didn’t get our rig out, but visited everyday of the rally! We left Loveland right after the flood so we really didn’t see a lot of the damage. Since we have been back we have taken walks along Loveland’s River Trail – walking, jogging and biking trail. It is amazing how powerful nature can be, especially raging water. Parts of this trail is gone and some parts need major repair. We have had cold and even snow this past week, but when the weather clears up a little we are going to take a ride up the canyon!
Our home is high on a hill, right where Highway 34 going west becomes two lanes from four lanes, so we were okay! We could look out toward the city, looking east, and see the flooded areas.
Again thanks for stopping by, hope you come again! I will go out and visit your blog!
Happy and Safe Travels!
So glad to hear that you didn’t suffer damage from the floods. I am following your blog now and looking forward to seeing what you are up to. Here’s a link to my post about our visit to Riverview last year http://wanderingdawgs.com/2013/08/25/wyoming-high-plains-to-rocky-mountains-in-colorado-to-missouri/
I wish we had stayed longer but it was at the end of our trip to Alaska and home was calling!
Hi Sheila, Thanks for visiting me or else I would have missed out this absolutely fabulous blog !!! I am looking forward to your road travels 😀 So far I have witnessed some amazing photographs 🙂 I don’t get chance to travel much but I love reading about them… Have a great day 😀
Hi Ady, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. I am pleased that you enjoyed some of my photos. I am just an amateur truly enjoying the hobby!
Then we are on same page 😀 Learning is fun 😀