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Two Happy Campers is us, Mark & Michele.  I’m a professional photographer, he’s a professional pilot, together we’re perpetual wanderers and lovers of all things outdoors. Our Four Wheel truck camper and Kitfox airplane are the platforms for our many adventures.  May those adventures inspire you to get outside, live simply and enjoy life.

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Selling our house and buying a toy hauler

Selling our house and buying a toy hauler

May 29, 2020 It was only a few weeks ago that we decided to sell our house, as well as our plane, and return to full-time RV living.  Ever since that decision, life has starting moving at a rapid pace.  Prepping the house and the plane for sale simultaneously, while...

Why we chose a toy hauler for our next full-time RV

Why we chose a toy hauler for our next full-time RV

May 26, 2020 This past winter we spent two months traveling around Arizona in our truck camper.  When the weather was good, we couldn’t have been happier.  But on the days when the weather left us no other choice than to hide out in the camper, we were reminded just...

Embracing change & deciding to return to full-time RV living

Embracing change & deciding to return to full-time RV living

May 24, 2020 The last two months have brought to light the non-essential nature of our careers.  In March, as COVID began to tighten it’s grip on the US, the need for what we do (Mark, a flight instructor and me, a wedding photographer) came to a screeching halt. ...

Staying positive during a pandemic

Staying positive during a pandemic

UNPRECEDENTEDUNCERTAINTYQUARANTINELOCKDOWNSOCIAL DISTANCINGSELF ISOLATIONSTRANGE TIMESPANDEMIC   COVID-19   Our everyday lives are now infiltrated with these terms.  Our reality overtaken by these rather grim circumstances.  My mind the last couple of weeks...

The whirlwind that has been 2019

The whirlwind that has been 2019

This year.  Wow.  It's been unlike any other. For the first time in 15 years Mark & I's professional lives diverged and we spent more time apart than we ever have before.  While I spent a lot of my time on commercial airliners, traveling for work, Mark spent most...

This is why we moved to Idaho

This is why we moved to Idaho

You can thank my mom for this post.  She's reminded me that just because we're not living on the road anymore doesn't mean I should stop posting : ) We've lived in Idaho for a little over two months now.  Last week we sold the Casita and if I'm being honest, I wasn't...

Winding down our winter of wandering

Winding down our winter of wandering

After a week spent in the magnificent Alabama Hills, March was coming to a close.  We'd been on the road for six months and it was time to decide how we wanted to spend our final six weeks of travel before returning to Colorado for the summer.  We could go anywhere...

Alabama Hills lives up to the hype

Alabama Hills lives up to the hype

Let's start this post with a confession... I'm a bit of an Instagram addict.  I could browse travel and nature photos all day long.  Of all the Instagram photos I've seen over the years, there has been one place...

Trona Pinnacles Teaser

Trona Pinnacles Teaser

At the end of January we made a goal to cut way back on our stays in campgrounds and take better advantage of the free camping opportunities found throughout the vast public lands of the West.  We'd been missing the peaceful serenity of the wilderness, not to mention...

Hiding out in the California desert

Hiding out in the California desert

After leaving Death Valley we decided to delay our Northbound trajectory due to the weather.  As we were lazily cruising down a deserted California highway, I noticed some interesting rock formations in the mountains to the West.  We pulled over, dug thru our maps and...

A few things we’ve learned from 6 months living on the road

A few things we’ve learned from 6 months living on the road

I can hardly believe that it’s been 6 months since we sold our house and set off to try our hand at full-time RV living.  Without a doubt there has been a learning curve and we still become a little better accustomed to this lifestyle every week.  There have been good...