May 2021 In the last post we told you about the wonderful times with family and visits to house/dog sit for our friends. We also shared that issues were starting to show up with our USA RIG 2.0- RedRover and Lance. We limped back to Prescott and go the truck fixed up enough to sell. … More ARIZONA TIME- USA RIG 2.1
April 2021 After cruising across the USA in Big Bertha, we faced a tough decision. Our friends in Prescott provided us just the space and opportunity to make that decision. They needed a house/dog sitter and we needed a place to stay! So we moved back to Prescott, Arizona! The view from my favorite … More ARIZONA TIME- USA RIG 1.0 AND 2.0
March 2021 In the prior post we discussed our packing and early travels with Big Bertha. We continued across the USA, on a trajectory to visit with family and friends. Due to the size of Big Bertha, we found ourselves parked frequently at formal, paid campsites. This was not our usual routine, and it … More Road Trip USA- Part 2
March 2021 With Big Bertha loaded up we were ready to escape Florida and plan a route to Arizona to visit friends and family. We started in New Orleans, but it was not quite it’s usual raucous self. COVID had many businesses closed and crazy visitors at home. We found some live music and we … More Road Trip USA
March 2021 We returned to the USA in 2021 because of the expiration of our Brazilian paperwork. COVID complicated many things, including the closure of land borders in South America. The last update featured the story that we had shipped two humans, two dogs and four suitcases out of Brazil and into USA. You can … More Returned to the USA- what’s new….
March 2021 Apparently we were not supposed to ship the truck and camper back to the USA and miss the last five countries in South America. When it came close to time to leave Brazil, she decided she was NOT going on that cargo ship. (read the last post by clicking here- https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2021/09/11/lets-get-out-of-brazil-maybe/ So we … More Leaving Brazil, really!
We were in Brazil for well over a year, when we decided to give up! We would put the truck camper on a cargo container ship and send it to the USA. Meanwhile we would pack up the two dogs and fly the four of us to North America. In order for this to happen … More Let’s Get Out Of Brazil, Maybe…….
There was one big scene we missed when we passed through Brazil, headed toward Uruguay. So while we were stopped in Canela, Brazil, waiting for borders to open, we decided to go back and see it. What was it, you ask? RIO DE JANIERO!!! That’s right. We … More A trip to Rio de Janiero
While we hung out in Southern Brazil (state of Rio do Sul) we realized that we were extremely close to the Uruguay border. We had heard about the pandemic border closures, but we hadn’t see it for ourselves. So what the heck, we packed up the camper and took a trip to check it out. … More While we are in Brazil, let’s see if we can get in to Uruguay.
We first arrived in Brazil back in November. During that time we crossed the Amazon and rode on a sugar barge for DAYS….. (click here to see the story)https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2020/01/08/brazil-the-amazon/ Then we visited Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana and crossed back in to Brazil in January. We explored the northern section of Brazil and had some … More Doing stuff while “stuck” in Brazil