Cruising Slow

Obligatory Mile 0 shot. The end of the road is very touristy but, hey, it was great weather and blue water. . . . #keywest #mile0 #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Rough day at the office? It’s Friday!! . . . . #friday #beach #floridakeys #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

And after some long, very traffic heavy travel we made it to the Keys! This has been on the destination list pretty much since we started full-timing and we’re excited we made it! . . . #floridakeys #sunset #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Not a bad place to spend a few days exploring #stpetersburgflorida . . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Had a lot of fun checking out the #tincantourist open house. Some serious lovely restoration by some seriously lovely people. . . . . #vintage #trailer #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

The weather was a bit of and on with rainy, cloudy days, but Salt Springs is definitely recommended. Big sites, full hookups and relaxed water play. . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv #ocala

Staying at a @harvesthosts @goldenacresranch makes for many huggable moments.

Our bestest furry friend turned 11 on February 4th. Cody showed us how to enjoy the little moments, to explore fearlessly, to stop, look around, and sniff all the things. And to always be on the lookout for squirrels. ❤️ u little man, here’s to many more! . . . #dogsofinstagram #dog #birthday #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Know Your Trash

Since we transitioned into a fully mobile lifestyle, we’ve become much more aware of what we take in and out of our home.

Having no sewer hookups for a few days makes you realize the grey (sinks, shower) tank fills up a lot faster than the black tank (toilet). You learn to wash the dishes using less water, how to take army style showers, and how to catch water as you shower and use it to flush the toilet.

Since we have a small trash-can we also realized how much or little of what we bring into our home is recyclable, compostable, or goes into the trash.

We’ve been trying to be proactive about always bringing our own bags to the store, making our own cloth bags to put vegetables in, and bringing our own containers to store and convincing the store to put our cheeses and fish into our containers instead of wrapping them in more plastic.

Since we’re always traveling, we tend to end up in places that are not the eastern or western seaboard where recycling has become mainstream enough that people and stores are willing to work with us on reducing plastic. We’ve ended up taking some shortcuts by removing the plastic packaging as we leave the store to at least try to place the clean-up problem more with the store than with the consumer. Plastic is recyclable, but can only be recycled/downcycled a small number of times and it takes an incredible number of years to finally compost.

To make it more obvious how much plastic we’re taking in, we’ve decided to take on a one month challenge where we keep all the stuff that is not recyclable with us. That’s right, keep your trash with you for a whole month if it’s not compostable or infinitely recyclable like glass or aluminum.

Even if you already think you’re really good about separating out recyclables, you’ll be surprised how quickly your buying habits change when you have to keep the worst recyclable around for 30 days.

Who’s with us in trying this challenge for the month of February?

Gulf coast beaches are pretty nice aren’t they? . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv #nofilter #gulfcoast

Crisp morning with some warm sunshine make for great deserted beach walks to plan your day and upcoming travels. What’s your #morningroutine ? . . . #beach #feet #meditation #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv #topsailhillpreservestatepark

Always be ready to discover some good coffee and bread! The friendly folks @blackbearbreadco serve up some amazing coffee and breads! . . . #coffeeshop #bakery #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

After some hard rain it’s nice to see the sun again. Airing out all the awnings, truck bed and trailer is key to moisture control. . . . #floridastateparks #topsailhillpreservestatepark #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Early morning fog made for a magical beach walk with @paola_san_fran . . . #beach #fog #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Someone did some great work on their vision board this morning @airstream_inc . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv #sandcastle #sandart

So much great seafood @goatfeathersrestaurant Can’t.stop.eating.halp . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

We randomly connected with Bryan, Charlene, and 🐶Schuyler at a Thanksgiving rally in Texas. We hit it of and ended up traveling together for over a month through 4 states, spending Christmas together with their kids in New Orleans, and ringing in the New Year in a quiet state park in Florida. Our paths now go separate ways for a bit and we’ll miss our newfound family a lot. We’ll make sure our paths cross again in the future. Finding and connecting with all sorts of people at different levels is one of the most rewarding parts of the full-time rv-ing for us. What makes your heart sing when you’re out there? . . . #family #goodbye #seeyousoon #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

After all that rain, clear skies demanded a fire and #happyhour . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

We spent a week in the #wbcci Airstream park which is located right in Mystic Springs state park on the Escambia river. Very rural but pretty once the sun finally came out after close to a week of rain. We’re finding that alternating populated areas with more remote stays work better for us. Some because it’s cities are expensive, mostly because nature helps decompress and balance us out. What is your busy/quiet balance? . . . #florida #floridastateparks #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Whatever 2018 was for you, we wish you the best for the New Year as we leave it behind and begin a fresh one. Too many more adventures! . . . . #best9of2018 #top9of2018 #topnine2018 #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

If you make it to #neworleans, make sure you select a nice wine and listen to some fantastic music @bacchanalwine!

#wine #joidevivre #music #jazz #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

One of my favorite things about traveling around is discovering 🍺 in unexpected places. @courtyardbrew What places have you randomly run into?

#foodie #brewery #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

I’ve been watching Joe Armstrong experiment with TiddlyWiki on twitter. I’m not sure I can deal with the nature of TiddlyWiki, but the concept of communicating wikis is fascinating.

Happy Holidays from our cozy tiny home on wheels! #happychristmas #christmasspirit #holidaylights #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Google Fusion Tables Turndown

I’ve been using Google My Maps to keep our Places map up to date. I received a shutdown notice for Fusion Tables a week or so ago and have been looking at what I can replace it with.

Since I know how to code I’m up for trying something a bit more custom if I can’t find something simple to replace it with.

For custom code, there’s ArcGIS, Mapbox, CartoDB and Leaflet. Let’s explore a bit to see what work.