Hello. We are David and Kellie. We have been happily married for just under 23 years,(2020). We have loved camping since the early days. Tents and tarps used to be the preferred method but as time went by, and age, we have since upgraded to camping in a travel trailer. Now, some might say that that’s not camping, that’s RVing, and I guess in some cases they may be right. We haven’t made the transition to full-time RVing yet, but we do take the RV out as often as we can. We got OUR FIRST RV somewhere around 2016, a used but still nice 1999 Hi-Lo. It was well taken care of by the folks we got it from, they even added a couple of upgrades. Recently we decided to upgrade to a bit newer 2018 Kodiak Ultra Lite. We were bitten by the RV bug and now we just can’t seem to get enough of it. I guess you could even say that we are Bug’N Out Rv’N.
To say that we have learned alot through the few years of RVing would be a complete understatement. We found out on our very first trip the importance of keeping a few key tools with you. Just like Murphy’s Law states, “If it can go wrong, It will go wrong”. You can check out Must Have Tools here.
We both come from a long line of Veterans from all branched of the military, and we are very proud of that. I am a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Kellie’s grandfather served in the U.S. Marines in the Korean War and was also a Pearl Harbor survivor. Her father served in the U.S. Navy; my father served in the U.S. Army. We proudly wave our flags along our front fence.
We welcome you to join us on our travels and journeys as we share with you our stories along the way.
Meet Our Family
We have five great dogs, all with unique traits and personalities. We have dealt with just about any medical issue or medical emergency you can think of over the past two decades. All of our dogs are rescues and we absolutely love each and every one of them.
This is Zeus. He is the oldest of the five. He came to live with us when he was around 6 weeks old, in the beginning of 2005. Yeah, he’s old. He spends the majority of his time napping on the front porch. He has been a wonderful friend to us through the years. He can get a bit cranky at times, but hey, he’s allowed to, HE’S 16 YEARS OLD!! He has pretty much seen and done it all.
This is Chance. We rescued him from an abusive household maybe 10 years or so ago. This little guy has had some issues. He is getting on up there in age as well. We think he’s somewhere around 12 years old. Kellie calls him our “Little Rat Bastard”, but we all know she adores him. He is old and set in his ways and definitely knows how to play the pity card. He is the smallest of the dogs but he has the heart of a warrior. He truly think he is King of the yard.
Everybody, meet House. This guy is special. And when I say special, I mean special. He came to live with us as a puppy in 2011. He got his name because we happened to close on a house the same day we got him. Parvo nearly took him when he was a puppy but he fought through it. The vet said he had never seen anything like it. He has recently had his spleen removed and has been diagnosed with diabetes. We never knew a dog could have diabetes. You will hear alot about House because he has to go with us on every outing. He is on a strict schedule for his insulin shots.
Next up we have Gus. This guy is really something. He is one of the most timid dogs I have ever seen, but don’t let that fool ya’. He likes to come up from behind Mush and sneak attack his hind legs. He spends the majority of his time playing and wrestling with Mush. He has a heart of gold and sometimes you catch him sitting in the middle of the yard just staring off in the distance.
Last but not least is Mush. We rescued him from a shelter a couple of years ago. He was at the shelter going on 3 months and wasn’t far from getting “the shot”. He has to be the most hard-headed dog alive. He has a thing with playing with boots, while you’re wearing them. I can’t walk through the yard without him nipping at my feet. He talks to us everyday through his howls. It’s almost like he is telling us about how his day went while we were at work. His favorite past time, when not wrestling with Gus, is to sit on the deck and watch the traffic pass by.
Having five dogs can definitely be a hand-full at times, but they are all well worth it. The vet bills can sometimes get a little stressful but we think that’s a small price to pay to save these guys and have the love these guys give us. we wouldn’t trade them for their weight in gold. Well…
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