About Us

After years and years dedicated to office life we’ve decided we needed a little break, well more like a long break from our daily grind, so we sold our car, sublet our apartment and devoted four months to traveling around to our great National Parks of the West.   We wanted to experience life like we live on the weekends of camping, kayaking, biking and hiking before we’re to old to do these things we love.

This brings us to the name of the blog “”, but it hasn’t been crazy at all.  Well, sometimes it has been, but for the majority of the time it’s been a great way to live.  If we get bored of one place we just pack up and move on to the next beautiful place.  Sometimes we move a few camp sites away just for a change of scenery or more often than not, new neighbors.  We get to experience a slice of American Life that normally we would never have due to the hectic pace of everyday life.  It’s one of the great aspects of traveling, but the scenery and weather has been outstanding as well.  We are loving every day and hour of it and would love to figure out a way to continue this way of life.

This trip is just our way to break out of our normal everyday routine, get out of our comfort zone and discover America.  Hopefully it’s not beige colored.  You’re welcome to ride along with us virtually and we hope you enjoy the trip.

You can see a slide show of some bigger and better photos of our trip on my flickr page.

If you would like to help fund our little experiment of living life outside the cubicle please feel free to send your generous contribution via to

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Jim Mercure
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On the summit of Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park

On the summit of Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park

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  1. James B.

    September 8, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Hi guys. sounds like you are having fun.
    we crossed paths on your way up to gunsite pass and you took a picture of Sally and I as we chilled with the views. hoping you could send us a full res copy of that shot.

  2. admin

    September 8, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    How was your hike? Were you the couple enjoying the view of Gunsight Lake?

  3. James B.

    September 16, 2009 at 4:07 am

    yes we were
    the hike was awesome. pitamakan pass was my favorite of the trip, gunsite was a close second.
    where are you guys now??