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Key West

Great two weeks in Key West for our annual sales meeting and visiting with old friends. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Chill Travelers Critical Road Warrior iPad Apps

Chill Travelers operating at SeeLevel takes a real set of technology innovations to glide across country. This article reveals the apps we use to navigate, search, doppler radar to safety and to find a great burger or good eats. […]

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Jory A Perfect 10 – A Chill Travelers Birthday

Jory restaurant at the Allison Inn gets a perfect score from the Chill Travelers. Perfect food, perfect service, entertaining, imaginative and friendly. A perfect place to celebrate Wendy’s birthday in style and comfort. […]

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Electrifying Light Show Cheyenne Style – Chill Travelers

The night before last, one of the typical spring storms rolled south of us in Northern Colorado. I did not have time to setup my time-lapse camera but did grab the video below from the doorway of G2 using my iPhone 6 Plus. Pretty amazing considering the very black sky. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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How We Spent Christmas & A Porsche In Our Future?

A great philosopher named Hen3ry (the three is silent) once said that you can tell an imminent purchase by the size of the smile. Well, if Wendy’s smile is an indicator, there is a Porsche racing track car in our near future. […]

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Disney’s Test Track – Opening Day & Ray Kurzweil

This has been an interesting few days with the end of the world coming on the 21st (;-]) and Ray Kurzweil being named Director of Engineering at Google. Since leaving the corporate world more than 15 years ago, I cannot imagine Ray tolerating employism. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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