We pulled out of the Applegate, with the Cruise America motorhome piloted by Brian and Parker behind us. We stopped
The Bond, the journey begins…
This blog is a little overdue…. I have been itching to share about our trip the summer before last, while
It’s Calendar time again!
Well it’s that time of the year again when we try to share Frankie’s adventures with you in our 2023
Goat-tees are finally here (again)!!!!!
You asked for them so here they are! We have been planning on doing a few Argosy and Frankie shirts
Frankie is ready for her close-up! (on Discovery+)
A little over a year ago we set out on a trip around the West. By most accounts it would
The Home Stretch
In the morning, the sun broke over the desert floor, casting long shadows from the Organ Pipes, Saguaros, Ocotillo, and
Southern Oregon-ites and Sonoran Organ Pipes
We left Saguaro National Park and headed towards Organ Pipe National Monument, traveling South on North Sanderio Rd before merging
Here we goat again on our own!
After driving us out to pick up the newly repaired Yukon, we all gathered outside the Argosy and took a group
The beginning of the End
We left the Valley of Fire and headed toward I-15 on Valley of Fire Highway, passing quietly through the guard
Get ya some! New Argosy Odyssey merchandise just in time for the holidays!
We are happy to introduce new mugs and stickers to you! We have 2 high quality versions of all-weather vinyl
🎶 Fire! Fire in the Valley 🎶
In Zion we were like lions… well maybe not really, but we did have a date with some fire in
Gonna be iron like a lion in Zion
The morning sun tried in vain to warm the cold desert air at our Dalton Wells road campsite as we
Long time no post!
Hi kids 🐐! If it seems like we haven’t posted here in a while, you would be correct. It’s been
Arches de Triomphe
We left Goblin Valley with a promise to ourselves that we would return. This destination deserved more than a day’s
There be goblins!
After a short but memorable hike to Capitol Reef’s Hickman Bridge, and with plenty of daylight left, we headed back
It was a capitol time!
It was a short and burrrrrocious, but great trip to Bryce Canyon! Our next destination was an under-rated and little
The Journey to Bryce Canyon
It was a cold morning at Lone Rock Beach, Kepler and MX emerged from their space-blanketed cocoons and we boiled
Reunited and it feels so good!
Hardly sleeping at all due to the anticipation, finally the day had arrived for our meetup with Mx and Kepler
The plans for this trip had been taking shape since mid-summer. Cate proposed a joint trip to the Southwest in
Broke-down Sale! Great opportunity to own some Cate Battles art!
1/16/2021 Well, sometimes things don’t work out the way you think or hope. An unexpected situation has put us in a
A new Journey has begun!
A little over a week ago, the Argosy, Cate, myself, and Frankie set sail and set a course for Lake
2021 Calendars available for pre-order!
2021 is rapidly approaching, and with any luck it will be a whole heck of a lot better than 2020!
5 Reasons to Plan a Southwest Winter Escape
Has Covid spoiled your holiday plans? Whether you don’t feel comfortable getting on a plane yet or
Fall in Love with Hwy395: California’s Hot Springs Highway
After traveling over 60,000 miles around the states the past few years, if anyone asked us what our favorite
We know that you visit our website to see Cate’s great pictures, follow the adventures of Frankie Rae, get advice
Revisiting Mount Rainier
Leaving Leavenworth, we headed south on Highway 97 to Yakima before hanging a right towards Mt. Rainier. We were excited
North Cascades, Leavenworth, and a Few Bumps in the Road
The North Cascades have been on our wish list forever. We have travelled around Washington several times, but this area
To some campers, “Boondocking” might be a foreign and intimidating concept, but with a little planning and preparation, it doesn’t
Hi Hoh, Hi Hoh, it’s off to Washington we go!
Four days after Cate’s birthday (the 22nd), on Sunday the 26th, we escaped… in honor of her 34th. I know,
Daytrips and Overnighters!
Hello friends, we wanted to let you know we are adding a cool new section to our website called Day
Cracking Up in Eastern Oregon
From Stanley, Idaho, we slowly climbed 2,240 feet in elevation up a heavily switchbacked Highway 21 over Mores Creek Summit before
We came, we Sawtoothed, we wandered!
When we left Grants Pass for our social distancing trip, our main destination was the Sawtooth Mountains. At long last
Salty Speedway to the Sawtooths
Leaving a favorite place is always tough. We have been so lucky to have had the opportunity to spend several
Basque-ing in beauty… Lamoille Canyon
We left dad’s property mid-morning and headed towards Lamoille Canyon. The normal route would have taken us through the town
Wells is swell!
We followed my folks off the highway and down a series of gravel roads to the new property. Dad had
Searching for room to Breathe!
We weren’t expecting to make this trip. Like most of you we were busy with our day-to-day lives back in
Distancing measured in miles!
Hello friends, hopefully everyone is safe and sound. In light of some unexpected time off, Cate’s ability to work on
Wallowing in the Wallowa
We trundled back over the Snake River and back into Oregon at Oxbow Dam on Highway 86 and took a
Calendars arrived and sent!
Happy Holiday season everyone! Our merch finally came in monday… better late than never! Tuesday we mailed all pre-orders and
Taking pre-orders for New Calendars & Notecards
Get your’s in time for the Holidays! Calendars & Notecards are pre-orders! All orders received by Fri Nov. 22 will
Heavenly Hells Canyon
Skirting the greater thriving metropolis of Boise, we merged onto US95 north, dipping our toes briefly back into Oregon before
There’s silver in them thar hills!
Destination- the ghost town of Silver City, Idaho…. By our reckoning, the day would be a fairly easy drive with
Unto the gulch dear friends
On our left, the Steens mountain range loomed high above us as we drove the long gravel road away from
Trail-ah on the Playa at Oregon’s Alvord Desert
We pulled away from Hart mountain and found ourselves on a familiar road, highway 140 down into Nevada towards Denio
Home is where the Hart is..for a bit
With the slightest hints of fall in the air, Cate and I readied to hit the road again for a
Argosy Odyssey hits the road!
We have hit the road again for a quick 10 day jaunt ‘round Eastern Oregon, with a quick stopover in
Move over corn! We now have Chicken on the COBB, mussels on the COBB, and eggs on the COBB!
Hello campers and aspiring campers! We have always been grill challenged during our odyssey. We started our travels with a non
Last shipment of 2019 Frankie Calendars….now on sale!
We have a new shipment of Frankie Rae calendars! We realize it is nearly halfway through the year, but you
Dear friends of our herd,
Our family has some sad news to share….our dear Maggie died over the weekend and our hearts are shattered by
The Dodo features Frankie!
We love the dodo, and apparently the DoDo loves Frankie. They interviewed us and put together a charming video about
Press page update!
Over the Past year we have been covered by a handful of fine publications such as People Magazine, Beautiful Humans,
The Oregon Trail
The Balloon Fiesta was over, as were our wonderful visits with the family. The “real world” beckoned, and it was
Return to Taos…
It was a bright beautiful day as we cruised into Santa Fe. The mountains above town were mottled with yellow
Ahhhh Monument Valley, a place we have been wanting to visit since our first trip. I am going to include
Cooking and Canyons
Cate was surfing the web looking for interesting stops as we made our way from Lake Isabella and descended into
New Places full of Old Things
Friday morning came bright and early and after tying up some loose ends, we started our journey south to meet
We have gone to find that left turn in Albuquerque
That’s right, we hit the road a few days ago to meet the parents in Sante Fe and at the
First edition 2019 calendars on sale now! Get ‘em while they last!
Many people have asked and now we deliver! Get your 1st edition 2019 Porthole calendar, or the 2019 Frankie Rae
Spawns in Oregon Part Deux
* I would like to apologize for the delay in publishing the last part of our trip with the kids.
Adventure dog wants to run again……..
Hi friends, family, and fellow animal lovers. ****Before I continue on to the spiel, I acknowldge I have seen my
Beefstewinit and Spawntwonius join the Odyssey!
It has always been our intention to bring the spawns to Oregon once we had gotten the lay of the
Fortuna-tely friends & family
Our visit with Annie & Steve, and Big Sur was entirely too short, and it is with a heavy heart
Whooooo’s fault is it? It’s plain to see!
Sleeping at a noisy rest area, with semi-trucks coming and going all night long, can really put a dent in
Dragons, scorpions, and sabertooths! Oh, My!
We turned away from Mecca and headed south towards Anza Borrego State Park. We found it amusing that they name
Turning towards Mecca
We left the wide open spaces and sweeping vistas of our last couple of camps, and drove farther south towards
Goat Heaven on Earth!
We pulled out of Big Pine city park and made the short drive to Lone Pine and our beloved Alabama
Now’s the time, the time is now….Ramble on!
Our first blog entry of our California swing is coming to you from one of our all time favorite camping
Press on Argosy! Press on!
We are humbled and thankful for the newest coverage we have recieved from People Magazine, Yahoo, and the Dodo! The
How to Camp Across America for $50
Travel has often been thought a luxury- an experience only the folks with high paying professions or retirees can enjoy.
Start spreading the news!
Hey Friends! We have been fortunate enough to get some excellent press lately, including Cate’s article in Trailer Life! If