Driving With The Callanders
Welcome to our full-time RV living and travel blog. A mixture of road adventures from two points of view. A normal person and a Chef. Join The Callanders on the road and discover what Chef Stevo cooks up from local delicacies as we explore all four corners of America. RVing & roadkill?! What gets better that that?! Especially when you have the world’s cutest dogs to help you eat it all!
Total Miles Driven
Where We Are
We finished our 4th goal post! We are currently in Brooksville, FL
Where it is 72 – foggy in the mornings and sunny in the afternoons.
Next: We are staying put for a few months while we work on business building. Already getting restless since we don’t need Google Maps anymore to find the local grocery store. #rvlife
Summer Travels Taught Us Flexibility
Our previous post left us in the Washington Cascade Mountains on our way to Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Well, Mother Nature had other plans for us. The night before we were due to drive across the Washington/Idaho state border to Glacier, the floods hit Yellowstone and the park was closed. The popular Glacier “Road to the Sun” was closed within hours, due to flooding as well. Guess you can’t drive on a road when it’s been washed away. NOW WHAT?!
Monster Lobster Night
Cincinatti, OH Always homemade and fresh from scratch. Follow @RV_RoadKill ❤ Post on Instagram Two - Two Pound Lobsters bought from the live wells at Jungle Jims grocery store in Cincinatti, OH. Steve split the lobsters, cleaned them and broiled them, then brushed with Lemon Garlic butter. Steve's Lemon Garlic Butter is the bomb! He used the hand-rolled Amish butter from Wisconsin, and seasoned with freshly minced garlic and both squeezed and grated lemon zest. Upon plating, my very loving...
Gnocchi with Handmade Sausage
Batesville, IN Always homemade and fresh from scratch. Follow @RV_RoadKill ❤ Post on Instagram Gnocchi from Jungle Jims with homemade sausage from the local meat butcher, sourced from a local rancher. Absolutely authentic meal! Are you jealous yet?
Lemon Pesto with Grilled Shrimp
Cincinatti, OH Always homemade and fresh from scratch. Follow @RV_RoadKill ❤ Post on Instagram Lemon Pesto found in the Mediterranean section of Jungle Jims. Raw shrimp found in the frozen seafood section of same store. I say "section", it was more like an entire store to itself, complete with large indoor tanks. No not little aquariums like where they keep the live lobsters, fish and eels. Real large swimming pool sized tanks!
Third Goalpost – Blaine, Washington
Since leaving California, we’ve driven north through Oregon to Washington. As soon as we crossed into Oregon, it started snowing and raining. It hasn’t stopped raining in the past month, although there are moments of sunshine most days that we take full advantage of.
When the fries are better then the burger!
The burger was juicy and very drippy. But the battered steak fries were to die for! Made this for our first full day in camp in Hollister. Steak fries recipe to follow.
Weather Made Us Double Back Through California
We never made it to Lake Tahoe. The National Weather service had severe wind advisories in effect for the area we were to travel to. Beyond his fear of heights, Steve’s healthy fear of high winds had us re-thinking our ambitious plans to get to the Northwest.
Easter Dinner on the Road
After a long drive day, we absolutely cheated our way through a holiday dinner.
How Toastmasters Saved RV Life During COVID
I joined Toastmasters 5 years ago to improve my public speaking skills. This weekly, constant sharpening of the saw, made most of us phenomenal speakers in Zoom. During RV life, my club keeps me grounded and connected.
Camping and Trapped Inside
It just dawned on me, that I can go days without stepping outside. Not exactly highly unusual since I’ve always lived and worked under the same roof, even before it was COVID-cool.