About Us

We were thought to be insane when we gave up our brick house & picket fence near the ocean to live in an RV. In 2007, after a trial run in a borrowed motor home, we bought our first RV. This little piece of the interwebs is where we share our travel stories, updates, ideas and thoughts with family and friends.

Why “TurtleHerding”? We used to manage a campground in North Carolina and after a very long day Lehnanne came home and plopped down and sighed “I am finally done herding turtles.” Since RVers carry their homes on their backs like turtles.

Michael loves technology and keeps himself busy with gadgets and geekery. Nuclear reactor operator, Tesla fan, LINUX nut and your basic polymath. Discover more about him at linuxkidd.com

Lehnanne loves Michael and tolerates his micro-obsessions and geekery. An avid reader, Tesla fan, heavily tattooed, HOCKEY fan, and your typical hermit princess.

We are never far from our #furkidds and we cherish our #FRAMILY.

Join us as we explore a bigger life in a smaller home.

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15 Replies to “About Us”

  1. Hi

    Beautiful Bus!!! Pleas share with us the exterior color of your jeep. We are trying to match a grand Cherokee to a Bus we just ordered

    Thanks much

    John Bronson

    1. Hello John,
      The Jeep is called ‘Maximum Steel Metallic’. It’s certainly not an exact match.. the Jeep is a few shades darker, but it doesn’t clash, so that’s a good thing! 🙂 I’ll be updating the page shortly, but we’ve sold the Jeep and will be pulling an enclosed car-hauler trailer with a Tesla Model S inside.

      –Michael

    1. Hello Tim,
      Glad you’re finding the blog useful! The RO system is working great. We’re now consistently at 7ppm or less of total disolved solids measurement coming out of our tap. It’s easily one of the best investments we’ve made into our health and the long term reliability of the water system in our coach.

      Michael

  2. Hi Mike,
    We are currently in Del Rio, Texas. Saw a “rainbow” around the sun two days ago, in a perfectly clear sky. I googled “sunbow”, and apparently, there aren’t any. Checked on ‘rainbow around the sun’. Most logical answer is that the sun’s rays go through crystals of ice in a cloud, which produces that effect. I’ll only believe it, if you verify.
    Hope you and your wife are keeping safe and warm. Our nexr stop is the Corpus Christie area – in search of blue crabs and shrimp.
    Janet and Tim

    1. Hello Janet & Tim,
      Your research is correct. This phenomenon is called ‘Sun Dogs’ and is typically brightest on either side of the Sun. If conditions are just right, you can see the ‘rainbow’ effect extend all the way around the Sun. This is quite rare, so congrats on catching this event! You can read up more on Sun Dogs on the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dogs

      Also, fyi.. this same thing can occur with the moon, and is then called a Moon Ring. I have a picture of a Moon Ring in my astrophoto collection at: https://goo.gl/photos/4DuWegdeidaq1Uqp7

      Safe Travels!
      Michael

  3. Hi,
    We enjoy your posts and your live video feed. I met you briefly at RedBay and really liked your modifications. We are planning a fall trip through Las Vegas, and we are interested in staying at the Las Vegas Luxury Motorcoach Resort. We saw you have stayed here as well based on your website. It looks fabulous online. We are wondering how it compares in person. How do the standard sites, enlarged sites, and outdoor kitchen sites compare? Is the extra expense really worth it? We appreciate your input. We are debating about what level of site to get and how long to stay. We have never stayed at a pricey/luxurious site before. This would be a new experience in our 2016 Tiffin Phaeton.

    Thank you for your time and input.

    1. Denise, we have stayed at LVMResort several times. It is by far the nicest RV resort in Las Vegas area. We have stayed on a standard site with no buildout as well as a site with a small buildout. There are some really swank sites here and luxury is the right word for this place. It is even more fabulous than it looks online.

      It really depends on your tastes and needs — every site gives you access to the guest amenities. I am not sure, you would have to verify this with office, but I don’t think renting a buildout site gives you access to the entire buildout features. It depends on what the owner has allowed usage of as well as resort rules. I could be wrong on that point.

      There isn’t a bad site in this place. Hope this helps and if you have more questions just let us know. Also, *wink* look for a new post in coming weeks regarding LVMResort.

  4. Lehnanne,

    Thank you so much for the feedback. We look forward to your post on the LVMResort. Also, we see from your website that you have a trusted vet in the Las Vegas area. We have a new puppy, a red Australian Labradoodle named Finn. He will need to be neutered when we are in the Las Vegas area. Is there a specific Vet that you would recommend at Legacy Animal Hospital. We really appreciate your feedback. Hope we can meet you both and your furry friends sometime soon.

    Safe Travels,
    Denise

    1. The entire staff at Legacy Animal Hospital has impressed me. There isn’t enough room here for me to tell you how comfortable I am with this group of people. Can’t wait to meet Finn, oh yeah *wink* and you two.

  5. Hi, my wife and I are currently staying in Las Vegas. If and when you happen to be in the desert again I would like to have a conversation with you about your water system, as we have a large 5ver and would like to consider an installation in the near future. If you find a little time please get in touch with me. Thanks

    1. Hello Greg,
      We’re currently in Vegas as well. Happy to talk about the installation any time. I do work a day job through the week, so typically available after 5pm on weekdays. Thanks!

  6. Thanks and New Resource for your “Going Solo” Page

    Hi there,

    I came across your Going Solo page (https://vegasenvy.us/2015/06/going-solo/) today while searching for RVing resources. There’s a lot of great content on there – thanks for taking the time to put it together.

    Also, I wanted to pass along another useful resource guide on the same topic: “The Ultimate Guide to RVing Resources” (http://www.tripbuzz.com/rving-guide/). I figured your visitors would probably find it valuable as well.

    Let me know what you think. Hope you have a great day!

    Thanks again,
    Phoebe

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