Amazing Amazon Lockers

Something we often get asked about is, how we get our mail.  Managing your post is a fairly difficult aspect of road life.  Most people we know have a mailbox (not a PO box but a UPS Store or the like).  This requires calling and arranging for the collected contents to be shipped out.  We have had issues in the past with particular places falling short in expected service. It is a headache but a necessity.

Online shopping is whole different ballgame.  Choices have to be made based on logistics, should I ship to my mailbox and pay for it to be shipped to me later or figure out a time when we will be at one hotel for an extended period.  Amazon has come up with a way to help us out, Amazon Lockers.  These gems save us and provide some logistical wiggle room.

The bright yellow lockers are located in a variety of locations (think 7 Eleven), allowing us to ship not to a hotel but to a locker that might just be on the way to an event site.  We are stuck at a hotel if we need to wait for a package.  With the Locker delivery option we just grab a cell phone, scan in the code at the selected locker and let getting a package fit into our day.  These were implemented due to issues some customers were having with packages getting stolen from their front step.  While we aren’t the typical user, it’s truly amazing.  I would recommend these to anyone shopping Amazon, take a look and see if there is one along your commute and for those road warriors, enjoy another wonderful benefit of Prime.

***This is part of a series of posts called “Travel Tuesday“, each covering topics unique to our lifestyle***

Coming This Week: April 10th – 16th

This week we are enjoying sunny Seattle, not kidding the weather is fantastic up here right now.  I am convinced that the “rainy Seattle” is a myth to keep people from moving up here.  Next week we are in Albuquerque, this is the first time we have had an actual show.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

Song of the Week: I Turn My Camera On – Spoon

Week in Review:

I’ve just been plain lazy the last few weeks, can’t say I’ve been too busy.  We had some lovely visits with friends and family in San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Houston and Illinois.  As you can see below work too us to a pretty cool site, SpaceX in Seattle.

Fun Photo of the Week:

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Why the “Coming this Week”

Each week we sit down and put together the “Coming this Week” post, our little post with maps, pictures, notes, and sometimes a “song of the week.  This Sunday post is meant to serves two purposes.  The first is it is sort of a diary for us.  There are lots of things I mention but don’t write full posts about, plus those pictures are a little way to have some fun.  The second and most important reason is that we just travel so much and move so frequently that it’s the only way to let people know where are going to be.

One of my favorite things about moving around this much, is all the people we have an opportunity to run into.  I post the travel map because honestly I forget where some people live and there have been some amazing path crossings throughout the years we have been on the road.  This month alone we were able to see Lynn from Rocky Creek and the fabulous duo who run GoPetFriendly.com.  That latter one is pretty funny.  I received a Facebook message as we were driving through the town they were currently stopped in.  This sort of thing makes me so happy, I love meeting people “in real life”.  So if you ever notice we are going to be rolling by your neck of the woods, drop me a note!!

***This is part of a series of posts called “Travel Tuesday“, each covering topics unique to our lifestyle***

Coming This Week: February 21st – 27th

From the beach to the desert!  We are wrapping up our time in California, well for a few weeks anyhow.  This week will be spent in Arizona before making our way to Nevada.

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Song of the Week: Mirror in the Bathroom – The English Beat

Week in Review: I wish I could say we enjoyed another week of California sunshine but honestly it rained most of the time.  As we are leaving for Arizona right now it is once again blue skies. Oh well.  The crummy weather couldn’t make the week too bad since we were able to have dinner with two of our favorite people, Lynn of Rocky Creek and her daughter Kat.   Seeing Kat is always a highlight of our California time and visiting with Lynn was a huge bonus.   Safe travels back to Rocky Creek.

Fun Photo of the Week:

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Coming This Week: February 14th – 20th

One more week of enjoying the California sun then it’s out the the desert.  We will be enjoying we week in Arizona then one in Nevada.  Timing is going work out for more than one fun day off with friends.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

Song of the Week: Europe – The Final Countdown

Week in Review: I’m late posting this week because we had so much fun over the weekend.  We weren’t able to join the rest of our family in Iowa to celebrate a wedding, instead we joined up with some California cousins who also couldn’t go.  They live in Petaluma and I am really starting to think that life there might be amazing.  We had a great time hanging out, trying some beers at Lagunitas Brewing Co and even visited a vinery.  Just sharing some great laughs with family.

Fun Photo of the Week:

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Coming This Week: February 7th – 11th

Alright we are west bound!  This weekend we made the big run from Texas to California.  We will be in California for a while, moving from the Bay Area, to LA, and also San Diego.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

Song of the Week: Going to California – Led Zeppelin

Week in Review: We spent a few blissful days off with our buddy at his farm near San Antonio.  There was some time before we got back to work for a day trip to Fredericksburg, TX and Enchanted Rock State Park.  While Fredericksburg is just a bit outside of San Antonio I don’t think we would have visited without prompting. Made me realize how often we stick around the city (whatever city) instead of finding a fun little town for a weekend off.   That was a perk of the Library of Congress tour we did a few years back.  The stops were only in small towns and we saw some of the most delightful communities.

Fun Photo of the Week:

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Coming This Week: January 31st – February 6th

One more week of Texas and well Texas weather.  Then it is onward to California and all our rowdy friends there.  Look Bairds we are coming!!!!

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

Song of the Week:

Week in Review: San Antonio treated us well!!!  We had some amazing food – check out Cured, amazing sites – the Riverwalk, and out obligatory Texas history lesson – The Alamo. To top it all off there was some time to visit our good friend Scott on his family that is every be.  May stories were shares and beers enjoyed.

Fun Photo of the Week:

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