About

Hello there!

Welcome to our House On Wheels or as we like to call it our “H.O.W.” pronounced hoe. Yes, we’re a little silly that way.  🙂

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I’m Wendy, a self-proclaimed American Gypsy traveling throughout the country with my husband, who happens to be my best friend, biggest fan, and partner in craziness. We packed up our traditional house in Connecticut in January 2012 to travel for Mr. Gibberish’s career in the oil industry. After spending four months living in hotels, we decided to purchase a travel trailer and couldn’t be happier with our choice.

Since this last post (wow, years ago!) we have upgraded out truck and rig to the combo you see in the header. It’s 2002 F350 and a 2008 38″ Carriage Carri-Lite with 5 Slides. We love this combo and look forward to several years of nomadic bliss! By the way, the new names are Cash (for the truck) and Carri for the rig. Yes … Cash & Carri 🙂

Being a nomad has been a true awakening for me and certainly one of the most exciting of my “40 something” years so far! There is something very liberating about knowing your children have grown up and safely flown the coop and that it’s time for mother hen to spread her wings.

Deciding to live on the road full-time was  a giant leap from what I had always considered a “normal lifestyle” for sure. But today I wouldn’t trade nomadic for whatever normal is for anything. Moving on from place to place, following my husband’s career and having all the time in the world to write and experience new places and people was something I had only dreamed about; now it’s my reality.

Here are a few more tidbits about me…

I have two grown sons who make me proud on a daily basis.

As of June 22, 2015 I am a grandmother to a beautiful baby girl named Sarah Annabelle. She’s my little Tinker Bell 🙂

I love to cook and try new recipes.

I can’t function without coffee in the morning.

I love beer, wine and a good margarita. (Maybe that’s why I need the coffee??)

I do a little freelance writing here and there. Maybe someday I’ll finish that novel.

In addition to writing, I’ve developed a passion for health and fitness. It’s taken my nearly 50 years to really nurture this passion, (eeeek!) but now that I’m on board I’m loving the journey. As a matter of fact, I love it so much I decided to become a full-time Team Beachbody Coach. Contact me today if you’d like to be a part of one of my private Motivation and Accountability Groups on Facebook or if you’re interested in the Team Beachbody Coaching opportunity.

You can get more information on my personal website Fit By 50 with Wendy

If you’re still with me after this insanely long about page – yay! Thanks for hanging in there. On the blog you will find posts about our nomadic adventures, RV Park reviews, things we learn as we travel, and maybe some helpful tips and ideas.

Please feel free to follow along and comment to your heart’s content. I love to meet and chat with friends even if it’s only here in the bloggerhood.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll decide to follow along on this crazy adventure that is my life… Writing on Eight Wheels.

~Cheers~

Gypsy Gibberish (a.k.a. Wendy)

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The Boss (a.k.a. Mr. Gibberish & Joe)

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21 thoughts on “About

    • Thank you! It’s so nice to hear from you! Hope all is well back east and spring breezes in with all her beauty soon! 🙂

  1. Hey Wendy! I’m going to add your blog to my blog roll! Love reading your stuff! :-). You and your husband are the in the same age bracket as we are and it’s nice to find other couples that share our interests!! Can’t wait to read more. 🙂

    Shelly & Mark
    http://www.boondockorbust.com

    • Thank you! It certainly is an amazing feeling isn’t it? Dumping the insane amount of “traditional baggage” that comes with a stick and brick house in favor of a backpack and house on wheels was just what we needed. I’ll keep you posted on the office remodel. I can’t wait to start 🙂 Thanks again for taking the time to comment. 🙂

  2. Found your blog via Honey did you see that. My husband and I are still working, but hoping to transition to semi-retirement and RV travel within the next 2 1/2 years, so I am looking to learn all I can about RVing, as well as, writing about it! Good to meet you, Wendy.

    Lynne

    • Hi Lynne,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I just love Shelley over at HDYST! She is hilarious and her blog never disappoints. 🙂

      Living full-time in an RV is certainly a big change but one I am so glad we made. I never would have dreamed just a couple of years ago that I would be able to see so much of the US. Now I wouldn’t trade nomadic for whatever normal is for anything. 🙂

      It’s been quite an adventure so far. Not always easy and/or spectacular, but we haven’t tried to smoother each other in our sleep yet (living in less than 200 sq ft can be tricky sometimes… lol) so all is well. Honestly, I think it’s brought us closer… and not just in proximity. LoL

      Thanks again for stopping by. It’s very nice to meet you as well!

      ~Wendy

      • Yes, I love Shelley too…somehow I discovered her early in my blogging and she cracks me up, plus I am living vicariously though her adventures (and now yours!) until we are free too.

        We probably won’t be full-timers, but definitely plan to do several years across the US, Canada and Mexico, but coming home periodically to take a break. Who knows, we may love it so much we eventually ditch the house, but we won’t start that way.

        I am so happy to hear you haven’t tried to smother each other. 😀
        My hub and I travel really well together, and we have done one rented RV trip that we LOVED, so I (fingers crossed) hope we will have a great experience too. Our deal will be slightly complicated by needing to tow two fairly large motorcycles, so we are working through that planning stage now. We will either get an A Class that has a garage (not too many of those) or a C or small A and tow an enclosed trailer. I get all excited just thinking about it!

        Anyway, thanks for stopping by and we will be talking with you!
        Lynne

    • Thanks Janet! It was a pleasure chatting with you! I’ll be heading over to your blog shortly to drool over the ocean pics! LoL

  3. Just came across your blog and I’m loving it so much! My husband and I are just starting our own crazy adventure on wheels, so I love keeping up with the experiences of others who have walked this same road! Thank you for sharing!

    • Congratulations on your new adventure! How wonderful and exciting to be starting out with so much open road ahead of you! 🙂 I look forward to checking out your blog. Best wishes for many, many happy miles and memories! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking he time to comment!

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