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A Beautiful Park in Valentine Nebraska

A Beautiful Park in Valentine Nebraska

Monday the 19th, of August 2018 Today we decided to leave South Dakota and see her neighbor to the south. Nebraska.  Watch out Nebraska here come the Marty’s. After looking at free campsites.net we found what looked to be a beautiful park in Valentine, Nebraska. I was floored that they let you stay there. For five dollars a day you can pull almost any size rig into it and stay the night. A quiet little spot after dark it has…

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South Dakota, Nebraska and to much rain. pt3

South Dakota, Nebraska and to much rain. pt3

South Dakota, Nebraska and to much rain. Sunday the 18th of August 2018 We awoke to more rain and dreary conditions so we decided early on that we weren’t going to even bother looking for another RV place. We were going to go and see the South Dakota state capital and spend the night in a hotel. I know…we’re cheaters. Ah well. We got a great deal at the Econo Lodge and they let us have our dog. The capital…

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Trip to South Dakota pt 2

Trip to South Dakota pt 2

Saturday the 17th of August 2018 If you want to read anything from part one of our Trip to South Dakota click here. Upon waking up we changed took Marley out and went in to the Casino for the breakfast buffet. I know what I said about buffets before but really how can you resist a breakfast buffet. It’s was pretty good. That day we drove to the little town of Chamberlain, SD to see the Dignity Statue. It’s a…

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South Dakota pt 1 The Royal River Casino

South Dakota pt 1 The Royal River Casino

Friday the 16th August 2018 We left on our journey to South Dakota and the Royal River Casino today. We were driving ‘Woody’ our trusty Chevy Express 1500 van which we converted to a Tiny Home. You can a tour of that here LINK and see some of how it’s built here LINK. The road through Minnesota was fine and the day passed wonderfully. Our spirits were high with the exception of leaving our dear cat behind we had hopes…

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We did it. We bought the camper we’ll be full timing in.

We did it. We bought the camper we’ll be full timing in.

Well, folks we did it. We went out and bought a camper for us to live in and made a goal date. Our goal date is 4.5 years from now. That will be January 1st, 2023 and we will extricate ourselves from the system we’ve put ourselves in. Now don’t get me wrong we aren’t completely dropping out at all. Nope, we’re just going to stop doing the kind of work we do now and living the kind of way…

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Good News, Bad News, a Scamp, or a Bus

Good News, Bad News, a Scamp, or a Bus

Well, first off it’s been way to long and don’t forget about the video at the end of the article. We’ve wondered how you’re doing? What you’re doing? What’s happening in your life? Ours has been busy. In Minnesota, we are just finishing what we call, ‘Mud Season’. It’s an interesting time where everything melts and stays on top while the under soil still melts. Lot’s of mud. Fun times. Elissa and I have just finished some deep talking. Initially,…

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Van Build Playlist

Van Build Playlist

Greeting and Salutations- This week on Misadventures with the Martys I decided to let you in on a secret. Well okay not really a secret. We did our van build on a different channel. It was on my old YouTube channel which I had used for music related material. That was before we opened the new one. We created a series of videos over the year we took to build the van. Today, I am posting that playlist. I hope…

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Jax Austin’s ‘Dan the Adventure Bus’ and Turkey Soup

Jax Austin’s ‘Dan the Adventure Bus’ and Turkey Soup

This week we have something very special for you. Not only do we get a tour of Jax Austin’s ‘Dan the Adventure Bus’ we also get to see how Elissa make her amazing Turkey Soup. She’s even going to give you the recipe. This soup, as a sort of ‘By The Way’, won my heart. Jax Austin, like so many folks now-a-day’s took your ordinary short bus and turned it into a living being. It’s now more than a place…

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Tour a School bus and Cooking at the RTR

Tour a School bus and Cooking at the RTR

Hey Y’all- Today, we’re going on another great adventure, so I hope you have your hiking boots on. We’re going back to the Arizona desert. The Sonoma Desert actually with all of the rocks, sand, Scorpions, Sequaro’s, and all of the life out there. We’re going to cook at the RTR, and take a tour of not just our campsite, but we get a first had tour of a school bus called affectionately ‘The Skoolie’ by the builder. For those…

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Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

Day Two on the way to the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous We awoke at a Walmart in Kansas over night. It really wasn’t all that bad. Pretty fun to take a walk in the store. Neither of us had been in one in many many years. Everything went well, and it was super quiet. We slept like babies. Since we hadn’t seen anyone talk about how they got permission to park at one we decided to give one a call and…

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