Apr 10, 2014

The Third in my Four Corners of the USA Quest

Boyink kids watching the sunrise

‘I collect places.” It’s an odd thing to say, but becoming very true as we continue this traveling lifestyle.  I’m on a quest to collect the four corners of the contiguous/mainland USA. I can’t seem to find any online references to these spots as a group, so maybe I’m alone in this (which would be so appropriate). I can’t even quite come up with a good pithy definition of what…   Read More >>

Apr 8, 2014


Sunset from our RV park

Marathon is about half-way down the Florida Keys. The location seemed just right for day tripping to any other sites on the Keys, including Key West. The Jolly Roger RV Resort (not overly “resorty” but really clean with decent amenities) ended up being a good place to park for 5 nights (at the Passport America 1/2 price rate). Our time in Marathon mostly consisted of grocery shopping. However, we did…   Read More >>

Apr 7, 2014

Key West Daytrip

It's an old sewer junction painted to look like a bouy and isn't even the southernmost point.

Maybe I’m not in a good frame of mind to write this post. But, sorry to say, I’m going to do it anyway. The concrete buoy is actually an old sewer junction that was dug up in the area and found too heavy and large to move, so it was painted up to look like a buoy. The marker is not even the southernmost point of Key West Island. The…   Read More >>

Apr 5, 2014

Sea Turtle Center of Marathon Florida

Loggerhead sea turtle

This morning I had a craving for donuts, so Mike and I set out to look for a bakery. The one bakery didn’t work out, so we stopped at the grocery store to look for pastries… and a lot of other things on my shopping list. While driving home we decided that hanging out in the trailer for the day at the RV park did not sound like fun, so…   Read More >>

Apr 4, 2014

John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park

Our site

We had made no previous plans to visit the Keys - indeed we don’t like to plan much of anything in advance if we don’t have to. Most times of the year this works out fine as campgrounds and RV parks will have space for us last-minute types.  The Florida Keys in April is a different story. There are some drop-dead gorgeous State Parks here and they mostly get booked…   Read More >>

Apr 4, 2014

Snorkeling, Take Two

Still smiling after snorkeling experience

That. Was. AWESOME. Last time we tried snorkeling, I was given a wetsuit that was too big and ended up shivering out and sitting on the boat for the last 45 minutes… which happened to be when the manatees came out. I was determined to do better this time. My wetsuit was slightly small. It was a warmer day and slightly warmer water. It happened to be a slightly windy…   Read More >>

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Da Boyinks!

Howdy! We are the Boyinks - a family of four who left Holland, Michigan for a one-year family roadtrip around the USA and ended up with a new life. We sold our house, gave away most of our stuff, and are now full-time 'technomads' - traveling while still working and schooling. Read more about us, view the map of our travels, or read entries from our travel journal.

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