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Embracing Change: The Key to Our Personal Growth and Fulfillment

We sold everything and moved to higher ground. Sold Florida because the waters were rising and the philosophical tide was falling. Oregon went by the crumbling cliffs of our ocean view. Road life became far too weird, so that was also sold and abandoned.  Now we are far, far away from normality and have set sail on new adventures. Embracing Change: The Key to Personal [–Read More]

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Chill Travelers at SeeLevel

Chill Traveling is a state of mind, lifestyle and philosophy. SeeLevel is a made up word that describes a chosen mode of transportation. They are mutually exclusive and inclusive. [–Read More]

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Chill Travelers: A Musical Journey of Postcards From the World

Chill Travelers: by World Music In a world where wanderlust and creativity collide, two intrepid explorers have embarked on a remarkable journey that has taken them to the far corners of the globe bring you Postcards From The World. Bob Root and Wendy Steele, the dynamic duo behind Chill Travelers, have not only traversed the world together but have also captured the essence of the [–Read More]

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Living the Dream: Gone With the Wynns

Gone With the Wynns Jason and Nikki Wynn, the dynamic duo behind Gone With the Wynns, are living the life we had once envisioned for ourselves – a life of boundless exploration fueled by an insatiable curiosity that knows no bounds. As we gaze upon their adventures, a bittersweet longing tugs at our hearts, for their journey resonates with the dreams we once harbored before [–Read More]

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Red or Green: Not Red vs. Blue

Red or Green, Not Red vs. Blue: The Great Chile Debate Heats Up as Zozobra Burning Approaches We met 30 years ago at Larry Wilson’s Pecos River Ranch. The chance meeting, blossoming romance, and numerous trips make Santa Fe, NM, a warm spot in our hearts with years of fond memories and good friends nurtured over the years. Please keep in perspective that New Mexico [–Read More]

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Showhauler 45′ Motor Coach for Sale (SOLD)

Completely custom designed 2009 Showhauler 45′ Twin Drive. This corporately owned coach was industrial designed by Steelfish in the Netherlands as a mobile office and living quarters for its owners that operate a high technology manufacturing natural products company. The coach was designed for livability and state-of-the-art technology, permitting its owners to stay connected to the internet and providing gourmet features for easy living. The coach has been professionally maintained and kept up-to-date by Showhauler factory team. This coach is contemporary in every aspect, low mileage, and feature-rich. It is one of a kind.

The coach is being sold to make way for new build [–Read More]

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The Great Outdoors Chill Travelers Lot for Sale (SOLD)

SOLD! Chill Travelers East Coast Base for Sale – View of Nature & Rockets We have just listed our site in The Great Outdoors for sale.  Our business expansion in the west has consumed us for the last few months and the foreseeable future.  The reality for us is that we will be on the east coast sporadically only a few weeks a year.  We [–Read More]

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Transcon – Navigating Trio of CoPilot, Trucker Path and Waze

Driving a “Monster-C” aka “The Grizzly” is fun and relaxing for me. The stability of our ShowHauler is impressive. It is like riding on rails. When we started with a 40′ Class A, the computer-assisted navigation on my motor yacht was light years ahead of the RV. I had all sorts of hardware modules hooked to a dedicated laptop in the copilot seat. We were [–Read More]

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New NASA Logo and New NASA in the Age of Starman

NASA was built on the shoulders of Werner Von Braun and team.  They were risk takers and put men on the moon in less than ten years.  Since then, NASA has succeeded not on rocketry, but on the science of exploration.  Today, building rockets should be left to the new age rocketeers. It is time to privatize NASA. [–Read More]

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Apple – The Next Revolution In Healthcare

Being insiders in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, it is clear that there are many severe problems with our healthcare systems.  Young greedy new doctors flock to rich suburbs to make their fortunes. Many 65+ year old’s bilking the healthcare insurance systems by treating their doctor visits as a new-age hobby.  Healthcare, en-mass, using TV commercials creating FUD…Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt [–Read More]

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Wifi Hell – Who is Throttling My Bandwidth?

It is the 2.4Ghz band which is especially problematic in RV communities.  To cut to it, people often speculate that bandwidth issue are between wifi access point and the internet provider.  “The cable isn’t the problem,” but a clogged 2.4Ghz wifi band is the cause. [–Read More]

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Freeze the Beans & Meaning of Life

The closest we come to a religious experience is our coffee ritual every morning. This is about the equipment, the coffee and the method we use for our drug of choice…Coffee. Not cheap, but the best you can make. Read on! Bob & Wendy [–Read More]

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Sloppy Joe’s – Key West and Beyond

Sloppy Joe’s! I will try to keep this as short as possible! Just about everyone grew up with a version of Sloppy Joe’s.  For those that did not, it is a spaghetti sauce sandwich with a twist. Recently, Wendy and I went to Key West to test our theory of a Keys vs. Caribbean vacation.  The day before we left Key West to return, we [–Read More]

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Vacation? Can We Actually Vacation?

We went on a 10 day Windstar vacation wondering if we could escaper the surly bonds of the internet and cell phones to emerge with the outline of a new book Really! After 15 years, we finally took a real vacation form people, phones and the internet. …and we actually survived! Read about our exploits. [–Read More]

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Coming Soon – The New World of Virtual & Augmented Reality

Virtual & Augmented Reality Is Here! CES this year had so many announcements about virtual and augmented reality.  Most were focused on goggles that can be worn to virtually walk into a CGI world.  There was so much focus at CES that the creation side of virtual and augmented reality were overshadowed.   There was way to much to report on and frankly, Flipboard, Gizmodo [–Read More]

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Augmented Reality – HyperZooming

I have been accused of many things in my life and one requiring comment is how bizarre my mind works. Pushing the envelope of HDR photography, my interest includes time-lapse with augmented reality applied. The latest challenge is hyperzooming time-lapse. Take a look at what has become my latest challenge to learn and master. [–Read More]

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Problem! Problem Solved! – Chill Travelers Grizzly Upgrade

When we built our Grizzly motorcoach, the one problem we could not solve was the multi-height and contoured dashboard on the Freightliner Cascadia. After all, when you are cruising down the road, you need a place to put your sippy cup and bowl of trail mix. A trip to Iowa 80 Truck Stop helped us with a solution by a company called V-Truck. [–Read More]

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The Fort Collins Trifecta – Chill Travelers Review

Often there is no one place that fulfills our desires for a lunch. This time in Fort Collins Colorado, we made a three stop lunch that lasted most of the afternoon. Read on if your plans take you to Fort Collins. Join Chill Travelers as we grazed through the northern Colorado heartland. [–Read More]

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Time To Get Wise – May is Melanoma Month

May is Melanoma month and it is not a celebration. Around the world, there is a celebration at the beginning of May.  For me as a Melanoma survivor, it is a month where I give thanks for surviving.  It is the first day of May that I begin my summer long campaign to share my concerns, my knowledge and my experiences with people.  My goal is to save [–Read More]

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Summer Clouds And Storms – Chill Travelers

A Chill Travelers presuppositions is to look up and see what you are missing in life. Sometimes when you see something, you have to imagine what it would be like to speed things up or slow them down. Technology lets us do that if you are patient.

Spring warm weather clouds and thunderstorms make for a spectacular show. Even more spectacular when animated at one frame every three seconds. This was shot from our lagoon over a time of one hour. [–Read More]

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Sometimes You Have To Make Left Turns To Chill

Making left turns is part of our everyday life. And yes, three lefts make a right and you see a whole lot more. Eyes up and when it is right, everything falls into place. Read about a decision to avoid I-75 and what turned out to be a stellar weekend with new friends added [–Read More]

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch – January 10, 2015

We are working on some very exciting new developments for Keys at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. This morning we had the opportunity to get up close and personal at the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch. At 4:55am, this is the picture I got. [–Read More]

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20 Years of Defining Moments

20 Years of Defining Moments: It is coming up on the 20th anniversary of when we met at a team building event near Santa Fe at Larry Wilson’s ranch on the Pecos River. A chance meeting that changed our lives. Read our book, it might just change yours into a hunting expeditions for Defining Moments. [–Read More]

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Cooper’s BBQ in Llano Tx. The Best in America!

As we travel around the country visiting our dealers and customers, we happen upon some really fine cooking.  As Paleo types, this usually restricts us to more conventional restaurants.  Sometimes, we will go out of our way to chase a particular food looking for the best America has to offer.  We have chased down the best fried chicken, crawfish etouffee, boudin balls and, of course, [–Read More]

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Chasing 70 and Some Politicians

We are lucky to be able to chase 70 degrees in our adventures.  We have to stop once in a while to change locations for the better good and to take a stand.   We are no strangers to airplanes, airports and congressional hearings.  Late in 2013 we were asked to join Companies for Safer Chemicals. Things are now heating up with many more activities [–Read More]

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Back to Vegas – Unilever

As usual our plans have been altered and we are headed back to Las Vegas.  Good thing.  Big meeting with the top dog of Unilever in regard to our research and development foundation.  Film at 11. The foundation is building steam. What we are exploring is the idea of a research and development foundation focused on “back country medicine.”   Cheyenne has a series of [–Read More]

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The Summer Tour Begins

This has been a uniquely demanding and interesting beginning of our annual summer tour.   The business is growing again after a year long battle to regain dealers and end user confidence.  Strange times indeed.  Bob is into his outline for his book about the dark side of the natural products industry. Seven Deadly Sins! All in One Convenient Location So the tour began in [–Read More]

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Four Years On The Road at SeeLevel – 2014 for Chill Travelers

It is hard to believe that 2014 marks four years on the road 100% full-time and a total of 14 years traveling the US and Canada at SeeLevel on the road.  When we custom built our motorcoach, The Grizzly, we planned to set out to see our customers, conduct seminars, attend tradeshows and see things that we ha missed flying back and forth across country. [–Read More]

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Bob & Wendy’s New Stand-Up Routine!

Our simple rule for the motor coach is that anything that comes on board must be able to do at least two things and hopefully more. A fine chef’s knife wins over a food processor and a roll-around computer cart has to double as a dinner table, snack table or movable outside drink table. It is a good rule even if you do not live in a smaller space. [–Read More]

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16 Years Full Of Defining Moments!

Yep, 16 years ago we were standing at sunrise looking out at Wheeler peak in Taos New Mexico. After all these years we can reveal that we were married by Shirley MacLaine in a quiet ceremony with a few friend and the deep sounds of native American flutist Alex Maldonado. [–Read More]

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Defining Moments – Living Life Our Way at See Level [Kindle Edition]

It has been 12 years since we published Defining Moments; A Brand New Day. Now 2012, we have realized that much of what was cut from the original addition needs to be seen and read. Friends have asked us to revise our introduction to make it more current and others have wanted to read the famous “Chapter 0”. So, we have revised the book under [–Read More]

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Union Pacific 844 – Cheyenne WY

We have been in Cheyenne, Wyoming establishing our new corporate entity here.   While we were visiting our bankers and the economic development people, we heard that the UP steam shop was based here.  A little further investigation and enlisting the help of Wendy’s dad, a railroad veteran and expert, we found out that the UP 844 steam train would run east beginning  June 8, 2012. It was an [–Read More]

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Applied Alchemy Wandering, Wondering & Happiness

So, it is Christmas day, edging 70 degrees and sunny in California’s Anza Borrego Desert. We are not much for the commercial aspects of the holiday. In fact, we mostly enjoy the peace and quiet that the day brings. There is not much in Borrego Springs to begin with and what normally is open here is not today. [–Read More]

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A Fancy Bird House? Not Quite

Scratch the surface a bit in Borrego Springs and you are likely to find a Nobel Prize winner, a former James Bond actor learning to paint landscapes, the sculpture of a serpent on the Avery (label company) ranch, a former New York advertising agency executive now doing off-road desert adventures and at least five or six authors. [–Read More]

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Happy Birthday Megan & Mason!

Megan and Mason you are now 11 and it is time to think about your future. Your birthday message? Grab the  ball and run, run, run! The best gift that we can give you is some advice that we can all learn from our “Voiceless Messenger” friends. Life is about simple truths. One of them is that we have a lot to learn from our animal friends. [–Read More]

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Big Surf

We awoke to a weather report yesterday that there was projected high surf.  20+ foot waves were supposed to crash the beaches.  They did! [jwplayer config=”16-9 720″ mediaid=”2015″]

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CNN and Terrorists

I have come to believe that CNN is a terrorist conspiracy to depress America and send us into eternal negativity.  Well, maybe FOX News as well.  Okay, NBC, ABC and CBS as well.  Not Dianne Sawyer though! I have been studying youthfulness, chemicals, prescription drugs and anything I can reach to figure out why we age and why we look older.  Aging is gradual or [–Read More]

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Jasper Art

Well, our dear friend Tina Carlson created a birthday image of Jasper in one of her art forms.  Tina is a wonderfully sincere photographer whose attention to detail is amazing.   Recently Tina has been selling various pet images in this highly illustrated form that finds her work hanging in homes around the world as a high design art form.  Whether it is a print [–Read More]

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Bliss!

When I was creating the video of Jasper and the Beach Soccer, within the editing process, I noticed some interesting things during the  frame-by-frame transitions.  It is funny and interesting to view a video in slow motion and often it inspires. Jasper has a new neighbor friend here in Newport, named Satchmo.  He is from Sedona , Arizona.  They became friends on the beach in Newport Oregon. [–Read More]

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Jasper’s Beach Soccer….Texas Style

Well, ever since the realization that Jasper is a true Texan, we decided to see how this horse chasing head strong critter would deal with the Pacific Ocean.   In true fashion, the score is Jasper 1 and Pacific 0  🙂 We are in one of our favorite places at Pacific Shore RV Resort in Newport Oregon trying to mix a lot of work with [–Read More]

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California State of Mind

Our accountant Jim reminds us to never never offer any positive comments about California because of the California State of Mind tax rules that make our income taxable if we even infer any kinship to California.   So, with that in mind, one of our media friends from Sedona Arizona created a video using a technique called tilt-shift to create a toy-like overview of a [–Read More]

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Jasper Puppy! One Year Old Today!

From Pop!  Happy First Birthday Jasper.   One year not without unique diverse experiences. When I used to travel on airplanes, it was a lot.  Rather then telling people where I went, how long I was there or what I saw, I would often calculate the hours spent in the plane times how fast the plane flew divided by total number of hours I was away.  What [–Read More]

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Vintage Airplanes, Vintage Cars & Babes…Is this a great country or what?

HOT AIR  by Bob Root Just started reading Richard Branson’s new book “Reach For The Skies.”  What impresses me so far is that he honors the heroes that succeeded in changing the world of flight with an equal emphasis on those that tried and failed.  Reading the first few chapters, it dawned on me that I had captured some video at the Santa Paula Airport this past February.  When I reviewed the [–Read More]

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A Day in the Life of Jasper and Isabel

Our life is certainly eclectic and never boring. When people visit us on the coach, they see a bit of our lifestyle at SeeLevel. Jasper has been a wonderful new addition to our family filling a huge hole for all of us. He is his own dog for sure. He may look like Disney, but he is very different. He has become a great pal [–Read More]

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Tina Patina Designs on Etsy

  We love to feature the work and art of our friends.  Tina Carlson is one of our best friends and is quite the artist from many aspects.  A wonderful provocative visionary photographer, Tina recently began exploring the creation of Vintage Jewelry. We have been blown away by Tina’s work and think you will as well.  Please Click Here to visit Tina’s online store

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Tsunami Effects, Santa Cruz NorCal

We were just finishing up our NorCal tour visiting Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay for dealer visits, demos and book tour. You just never know what you will see or experience unless you take time to look around at the world. The Tsunami coverage is amazing and saddening.  The effects in the US have obviously been overlooked and rightfully so.  Below is a scene [–Read More]

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John Deere!

We travel to the San Francisco Bay Area about two or three times a year for business. Finding a place to park the hulk Grizzly is challenging in this area because there are so many people and so little space. This trip we stayed, for a brief time, at the Alameda Fair Grounds. And yes, it is very close to Lawrence Livermore National Labs where [–Read More]

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OZZY and Friends

Being a car guy is somewhat difficult to explain given my treehugger work life. Growing up as a car guy in the 60’s was an extraordinary experience.  My dad and I customized cars, built them, rebuilt them and drove them on the track as well as a few misguided moments as a street racer.   The list of cars ranged from my first which was a 1951 Studebaker, [–Read More]

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Let It Go! Our Past Life in San Diego Revisited

Let It Go! by Bob Root Many people say that we live an idyllic lifestyle.  What we know for sure is that it is by design and has to be a work in process to maintain the freedom, liberty and adventure.  Living 365 on the road in some fairly exotic places would seem like a plan for two retired people.  The fact is that we [–Read More]

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Lookout East Coast!

Lookout East Coast, this rain looks like snow! Even here in the Anza Borrego Desert the rain for the past few days has been huge.  If you have been watching the weather out west, you certainly realize the huge storm we have been having.  LA received almost its years worth of rain in just a few days.  San Diego was under water and we actually [–Read More]

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The Springs at Borrego RV Resort

We travel North America on business 365 days a year.  During parts of the year we like to find a place to rest and work at a little slower pace.  The Springs at Borrego in Borrego Springs is just one of those places. By far, this is one of the finest best maintain RV parks that we have seen.  The amenities, care, attention and offerings [–Read More]

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California Overland Tours, Borrego Springs, California

Our time in Borrego Spring was a wonderful experience.  We had the opportunity to meet some wonderful warm people.  We always love to explore the areas we visit and this one particular area is new to Wendy.  Bob used to off road race in the Ocotillo Wells area many years ago and returning was a great experience for for him. The off-road activity in this [–Read More]

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Lunar Eclipse – Winter Solstice

Borrego Springs has been full of adventure for us and we plan more excursions into the desert and mountains.  Bob used to off-road race in the are and made the trek over the mountains when he lived in SoCal. Our trip here continues to be amazing.  Last night was the Lunar Eclipse and it arrive late on the 20th and the full eclipse occurred in the early morning  of [–Read More]

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Defining Moments & “Spaces”

If you have been following us, you know that the second half of 2010 has been hectic for us.  So, when Wendy had the idea of spending the holidays and the end of 2010 in a place that would help us wind down, we jumped on the idea. Last year on our way back to the factory we stopped in Borrego Springs, California.  We were [–Read More]

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Malibu Jasper

There is no question that our normal is on the move. Jasper is learning to discover, explore and enjoy all the things that we experience. Jasper went from a whirlwind first month traveling over 2000 miles to a month of staying put in one of our favorite places, Malibu California. This is Jasper’s second trip to Malibu. His first four weeks video captures that first [–Read More]

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Jasper’s First Four Weeks…Chronicles

Jasper’s first four weeks with us was an adventure for even an adventurer. Can you imagine being a young puppy of just 11 weeks and being whisked away from you family, loaded onto an RV and driven 1500 miles in your first three days. Then a few days in Malibu, then to Long Beach and then onto Anaheim before heading to El Capitan State Beach [–Read More]

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Bichon Bash, California Style

Jasper is now growing like a weed, shedding his baby teeth and starting to discover all that this world has to offer him. We had been in Malibu for a short while and were invited to a gathering of Bichon’s that were bred by the wonderful lady that brought us Jasper. Marlene lives just north of Dallas Texas and is the president of the Los [–Read More]

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Foolish Pride…Santa Barbara

We have been in the process of creating a video depicting Jasper’s first month with us. We have planned all along to create a series of videos that capture his life and growth. Camera on the ready we have been shooting many wonderful sequences of Jasper’s exploits. As always, there are those moments that you capture that stand on their own. We have been on [–Read More]

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Jasper! Our New Family Member

Introducing Jasper!  Affectionately known as Jasper, Jibby, Buckwheat, Zydeco.  Its a long story! Okay, let’s try and capture this in an understandable way! When we lost Disney, friends in the Bichon community rallied.  Most specifically our friend Myrna.  The sympathetic outpouring for Disney’s loss was world wide.  Sincerely!  Myrna wanted to make sure that our void was filled in some way and helped us  by suggesting a 1 year [–Read More]

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Balloons and Space Ships

October is quickly becoming a month of exploration for us.  Early in each October is the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This was our second year and we park on the balloon fiesta field near the museum.  Early mornings before dawn we trek to the field to watch 12-15 balloons go up before dawn.  After that, the field fills with over 500 hot [–Read More]

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Another Summer In Newport…Oregon That Is!

There are few places in the US that you can chase 70 degrees during the summer months.  The far southwest coast of Oregon is one of them.  It is our choice for the summer months because it is cool, mostly cloudy and provides us a central location in the Northwest. The picture above is  a panorama from the beach just below where we are staying [–Read More]

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Newport Oregon – Long Stay? And our schedule for the balance of 2010

We have been in Newport since June 16th. The weather here has been perfect for us mostly sunny and in the 60’s. So, we are chasing 70’s still and plan to stay here until toward the end of September. These are quiet months for our business from a customer visit perspective. Lots of vacations and our retailers go quiet from a promotional perspective until the [–Read More]

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Traci’s Seattle Fun – Food – Friends

On our trip south from Canada we stopped in Seattle to visit our dear friend Traci.  We arrived on a weekend that was forecast as sunny and warm….we thought Seattle Washington…Sunny and Warm?  It was. Our friend Traci is an entrepreneur chef creating fine dining healthy meals that people can serve at home.  Traci creates a weeks menu and cooks multiple course meals for the [–Read More]

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Kitsilano Beach Vancouver BC Canada aka “Kits Beach”

Kitsilano Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, BC. You can sit around and people watch, or you can join the rest of the adrenaline junkies for a game of beach volleyball. This beach is quite the happening place in the summer time and you will find the beach packed with tourists and locals alike. This beach area has family fun and [–Read More]

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Granville Island Near Vancouver Canada

Video is becoming an interesting medium for us.  So, we headed into Vancouver Canada for the weekend.  Friends have told us that Grandville Island is a great place to visit, so we headed there with video camera and pseudo Stedicam in hand.  This is getting to be a lot of fun and this time we have mixed stedicam, faux 3D and solow motion into one video….a lot [–Read More]

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Trans-Canada 1 – No Through Way?

We decided to head to Calgary on our way to Kelowna for our business meetings.  A few days in Cochrane just west of Calgary was our jumping off point for the 300ish mile journey to the finger lakes region of Western Canada.  We had heard it was tough going, but the Grizzly was up to the task.  The 300+ miles took us a little over [–Read More]

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Yellowstone at SeeLevel

Wendy has always wanted to see Yellowstone National Park and I have wanted to go back and spend time just exploring it rather than a quick auto tour. So we made that left turn on I-90 at Livingston Montana and headed for Yellowstone. We spent the day exploring the things we wanted to see at the pace that we set. Here is a video of [–Read More]

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Left Turn – Yellowstone National Park

We left Rapid City with hopes of punching through the rain and the snow with a weather forecast predicting the 70’s in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. A conversation while heading for Billings caused some left turns. As it turns out, Wendy has never been to Yellowstone National Park. Truth be told, I have only been there for business meetings flying a corporate jet in and out [–Read More]

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Chasing 70 – Snow May 12 Rapid City SD

Well, it is snowing in Rapid City on May 12, 2010 We are heading to Canada for business.  History and our plans should find 60’s to 70’s.  We left Topeka being chased by Tornado’s and headed north and west through constant rain.  When we arrived in Rapid City, our hope was to take off a day to go to Mt Rushmore.  With the weather ceiling obscuring the [–Read More]

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Official Storm Chasers?

Official Storm Trackers?  Yes! We recently made a quick run back to the factory after visiting our newest sale team member in Texas.  A quick stop in Knoxville to vist old friends and then onto the Baltimore Annapolis area.  We spent about ten days back at Deep Forest, our house, and at the factory.  We headed west again stopping at the birthplace of our coach [–Read More]

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The Benini Foundation – Galleries and Sculpture Ranch

Dateline:  Johnson City Texas The Chrome Bull! Seems appropriate for the place Lyndon B Johnson called home. On a hard run from Kerrville Texas, where we were staying, to Austin Texas for a Saturday meeting, we were just outside of Johnson Texas heading east when we spotted a chrome bull standing aside route 290.  We swerved to get a shot and noticed a sign.  It [–Read More]

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No Bad Days

  What can you say when you have lost your best friend of 16+ years.  Disney ,our ball of energy Bichon who traveled throughout the country with us, died on Valentine’s Day 2010.  He was active and happy until the day he was not able to survive a heart complication and fluid in the lungs.  We were with him as he went peacefully and without [–Read More]

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Happy Birthday Ronnie!

Happy 99th Birthday Ronnie! By Bob Root They say you can tell a lot about a person based on their birthday.  Wendy’s mom, the Gypsy, introduced us to a Dutch book titled apply, “The Birthday Book.”   Written by Gary Goldschneider an online version can be viewed at http://www.mypersonology.com Born February 2nd, the birthday book says that I am sophisticated, dynamic and original for the good [–Read More]

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Grizzly In Sheepskins!

When we built the Grizzly, we had the option of adding some special RV style driver and passenger seats.  We opted to stay with the standard Freightliner Cascadia seats because, they came with the truck and we actually liked them better.  The standard seats are “Air Ride,” which means that they supported by air bags to smooth out the ride.  The seats also has various [–Read More]

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Defining Moments: Chapter 0

This lost chapter was written in the mid 90’s about life in the air in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  At the time we were about to publish Defining Moments, we dropped this first chapter because prepublishing readers felt that it did not fit the book.  We agreed and only resurrect it here because of the profound experience that both of us had watching [–Read More]

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Up In The Air

Up in the Air…Movie Review For all of our friends that emailed, called and contacted us wondering if the new George Clooney movie “Up in the Air.” was written by or about our lives prior to meeting, it was not.   All of the calls, story line and what we have drove us to see the movie. Today is December 31, 2009.  Tomorrow is our wedding [–Read More]

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Christmas in Mesilla. There is Something Different Here!

Happy Holiday from Mesilla New Mexico Wendy and I  are the least likely people to follow tradition.  As close as we get is to be in Mesilla New Mexico for the Christmas Eve celebration. How to describe this place on Christmas Eve? Mesilla is probably what Santa Fe was like 100 years ago.  At one end of the town square is the Catholic Church.  The [–Read More]

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Black Sky in New Mexico

Bob & Wendy’s Galactic Adventures at Spaceport America Near Las Cruces New Mexico by Bob Root   New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment the license plates and signs say!   As the Christmas Holiday approaches my days have slowed a bit allowing me to reflect and breath. My day today began as usual with a cup of home brewed coffee made with our high tech [–Read More]

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Intersting People: A 1948 Studebaker and Pat

Interesting People: Along the Way in El Capitan California We like to say that “You Have To Go First” to me interesting people.  It is true for us! We are just off of a grueling two weeks in Southern California visiting dealers and exhibiting at the California Women’s Conference.  We were invited by Maria Shriver to put our Luminos in the speakers gift bag.  As [–Read More]

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Albuquerque… It’s Balloonacy

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2009 It was 1995 that we had our chance meeting in New Mexico along the Pecos River near Santa Fe. Since then, we have returned to New Mexico.  First a year later to get married in Taos, resign from our corporate lives and to forever look forward.  It was the beginning of our SeeLevel life and adventures. Since our first meeting, we [–Read More]

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Utah Rocks!

Utah Rocks!  Really, this is about Utah’s Rocks and there are damned big! Note! You can  click the images to see stand alone views.  You can also click here to go to our gallery to see high resolution images We have wanted to travel to Moab Utah many times to visit the numerous national parks in the area.  Literally, there are more national parks in Utah [–Read More]

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HDR Photography – New Technology for the Chill Travelers

Chill Travelers – HDR Photography  A new look to our images. In the pursuit of our SeeLevel business travels, we stop frequently to view events, nature and things just plain worth seeing.  Many of them are nearly impossible to put in perspective and capture. Many months ago, we decided to create this blog as a sort of “next book” in this electronic form.  It is [–Read More]

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Big Toys for Beach Boys

By Bob There is nothing ordinary about us.  In fact, we have gotten use to being 180° from ordinary.  We just seem to stumble on things in life.  Situations, things and unusual people are just the norm for us. Last week, we went to our favorite bakery in Nye Beach Oregon.  There was Panini Joe and the usual unusual crowd was there.  The pirate, coffee thief, Goth [–Read More]

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West Coast Ozzy and new foster parents!

West Coast Ozzy and new foster parents! from Bob Well, it was always difficult to think about selling Ozzy.  When you have built a car that you dreamed of from the first day you saw it in 1965, selling it is hard to do.  So, when I put Ozzy up for sale while we were on the east coast it was turbulent and I was [–Read More]

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Defining Moments: Life at SeeLevel

Defining Moments: Life at SeeLevel

The title of this article is significant for a number of reasons. Defining Moments: A Brand New Day, was is the title of our first book. It is about how we met and described in the preface below. SeeLevel is a made up word that describes our lifestyle. Is this the beginning of a book? Yes and no! Is this an article? No, it is [–Read More]

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Pacific Shores – Keys West

Truly one of our favorite places, Pacific Shore at Newport Oregon is beutiful this time of year. We made this video to try and capture some of the feelings, sights and sounds. [flashvideo file=videos/new.flv image=videos/new.jpg /] Click Arrow or Anywhere in the Screen to Start the Video Click Here for Very High Resolution Video – 66MB Click Here for Medium Resolution Video – 30 MB

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Oregon Welcome!

Our day began in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho early. We are headed to the Portland area en-route to Newport Oregon tomorrow to stay at Pacific Shores. We made a quick run into Spokane and then headed diagonally south on US 395 and across the Oregon border. Due west, we were greeted by Mount Hood. The trip along the Columbia River was amazing. It has to [–Read More]

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Coeur d’ Alene Idaho and the Moose Encounter

Switzerland? France? Austria? No the US Northwest! This place is amazing. About 40 miles due east of Spokane Washington, Coeur d’ Alene Idaho is a picturesque, clean, friendly and old world city in the pan handle of Idaho. Not too far from Canada, there is a feel of the Canadian hospitality with a personality all its own. We arrived at the campground at the mouth [–Read More]

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I-90 West Bound – The Bitterroots

This is our first time traveling on I-90 and the views are spectacular. We are headed to the Pacific Northwest to visit dealers, get some quiet time and to wind down a bit before the furious fall season is upon us. A strange as it may sound, this route is a relaxing one full of sites around every bend. The people here are very friendly [–Read More]

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Bozeman – Chasing 70 Degrees

  We are headed to the Pacific Northwest in search of 70 degrees and to have a working vacation. We are now in Bozeman taking a few days to explore the town. Yes, it was in the 70’s and remains the forecast. 38 last night though.

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Grizzly The Build and Beyond

The expansion of our business in 2009 created the need for a bigger, more reliable and powerful coach.  We began our quest in earnest to replace our Monaco with a coach that could climb the mountains of the west and provide us an off-grid base of operation. Our first attempt was to find a full-production coach that we could build out differently.  The timing was [–Read More]

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