Jun 29

The Great White Buffalo

So we bought a fifth wheel. And a truck to pull it. Because who wants to live in a regular old house, anyways?

Apparently not us.


Here she is! 32 foot fifth-wheel and a Dodge 3500 diesel. As with Free Range, we have been brainstorming ideas for the name: Land Shark (SNL skit), The Cottage, and, I think my most favorite to date: The Great White Buffalo.


We came to the decision after realizing that we probably aren’t going to be settling down anytime soon and that the next place – or places – we go may very well not be where we want to be forever. Stephane’s looking into testing the waters of the firefighting world – which means you go to where the fires are – or back to EMS – which means you have opportunities to move to different bases until you find the base / location which you are happiest. I’ve secured a few contract gigs working remotely. Sooooo, all signs point to us being mobile for now. Just makes sense.


The kitchen / living room / dining room.




Another shot of the bedroom.


Shower and bathroom (door to the right). Yes, the shower is in the bedroom and yes, there are gold-colored door handles and trim and the vibe is circa 1983 but it’s all about function over aesthetics, people!


Myra has claimed her spot. Right under the fan / air conditioning.


The “basement” (additional storage under the floor of the camper).

Because we have such few belongings, we were able to move in over the course of a few hours, find a place for everything, and still have quite a bit of unused storage area left. Many of the systems are very similar to what we had on Free Range so we are, essentially, on a Land Boat.


Bright and airy kitchen.



Home Sweet Home



So, lookout National Forests and RV parks, The Great White Buffalo will be on the move soon!


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    • The Other S&S on June 29, 2015 at 11:56 am
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    Lovin’ This!! Smiling ear to ear the entire way through the post! *hugs*

    1. HUGS S&S!!! We just “anchored” in our first camping spot, up near Telluride. It was an adventure just finding a spot we could park The Buffalo!

    • Dan Trombley on June 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm
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    Wowwww, that was quick! Loving your new home!! … I got dibs on the couch 😉

    1. The couch is all yours! AND it folds out to a real bed! Also, there is minimal heeling so no seasickness 🙂

    • Sarah on June 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm
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    I hope you love it! Can’t wait to see it! Love you guys!

    1. So far so good, Sarah! We registered it this morning and drove out to a spot near Telluride. First night camping out in our new land-boat!

    • Chad on June 29, 2015 at 7:23 pm
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    I still think Free Range is applicable. Love it! You ‘re puppy has to be so happy you’re “home” ! Marsha

    1. Hey Marsha!
      So glad to hear from our Free Spirit friends!!! Our puppy, Myra, was SUPER stoked to have us back. And the feeling was mutual, of course 🙂

    • Naeha on June 30, 2015 at 8:19 am
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    I feel like there is not enough photo emphasis on the 2 recliner/loungers! Those look COMFY!!!!

    1. Nay,
      They are SUPER comfy!! Stephane’s lounging in one right now 😉 Miss you!!!

    • Chris Dettmers on June 30, 2015 at 9:27 am
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    You guys are awesome! I love it!!! Talk about “rollin'” with the times. ;-D

    • Grandma on July 1, 2015 at 7:59 am
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    Wow1 Another new home! – and a great looking one at that. Seems like an ideal solution for what is going on in your lives right now. Keep Rolling! XO

    1. Thanks Grams!
      We think it is the best solution for where we are at in our lives right now, too! We’ll see what the future brings!

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