Tuesday Travels with Carol Mellema

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Tuesday Travels introduces us to Carol Mellema

www.redneckrhapsody.com Sunrise @ Clingman's Dome in the Smoky National Park, TN Gorgeous shades of bright orange fading up to hues of peach over a scene of trees in the fall and mountains.

Carol, husband Jim and their 3 fur babies travel the United States in their RV. She’s a fantastic photographer, but I wont steal her thunder you’ll be able to see it in her pictures she is sharing. I will be dropping all of her links at the end, but I did notice that on her site you can actual purchase her photos. She does excellent pictures of nature and so much more. It was great to get to know her through her beautiful gift that she shares through her lens.

Please introduce yourself & tell us what you do.

Hello I’m Carol Mellema. My husband and I and our 3 hairy dogs full time RV the United States. I am a professional photographer and Hubby has a business drop shipping supplies to printing companies.

www.redneckrhapsody.com The picture captures a huge, beautiful Live Oak from Savannah, GA

How many trips do you average in a 24 month period?

24

US or International?

United States in our “traveling” home.

Favorite destination so far?

There are so many to choose from, but I would have to say my favorite destination so far has been Sedona, Arizona. The red rocks are just amazingly beautiful, and there’s nothing prettier than a desert sunrise!

www.redneckrhapsody.com Sunrise over the Grand Canyon, Arizona

Friendliest country / state on a whole?

Texas or Tennessee

Best food? Tell us about your favorite meal, type of new food you experienced, places to try and what not to eat?!?!?

Mexican food in south Texas is a favorite.

www.redneckrhapsody.com Sunflower fields in South Dakota.

One place that holds a favorite memory?

There are just SO many! It’s hard to pick just one. Northern Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park will always be my favorite memory, because I have been going there since I was a child with my own parents and sisters and brothers. It’s a beautiful area of pristine lakes, air so clean that smells of pine trees, and great fishing with my family. As I have gotten older, we have shared this area with our children, and maybe some day with their children too, just as my grandparents and parents shared it with me.

www.redneckrhapsody Jim Mellema with a clear sky and the Rockies in CO.

Solo or with someone?

With my husband; and dogs most of the time.

Prefer camera or just shoot pictures with phone?

Camera! It’s what I do!

www.redneckrhapsody.com Seagulls over Lake Michigan on a misty cloud shrouded day.

Funniest thing that happened here or while traveling to / from here?

When husband was trying to empty the black tank at a public dump and dumped poop on the ground. Gross!

www.redneckrhapsody Dessert Sunrise, Arizona - Majestic rock formations littered with small bushes and cacti here and there with vast mountains in the back drop with a light smokey blue haze rising up from the midst lifting to a peach glow giving way to the light of a new day.

Tips on traveling or navigating while you are there?

Fill your crock pot in the morning, drive all day, and dinner is ready when you get there!

If you picked anywhere else to live where & why?

We do have a home in Tennessee that my 2 adult sons rent from us. Moved from Chicago area because of high taxes!

www.redneckrhapsody.com The Badlands, South Dakota Lots of rock plateaus and valleys, dotted with a few sparse flowers and grass.

What is your best suggestion on what to pack? What time of year were you there?

I don’t pack – I live in my transportation, LOL. I feel sure that Carol keeps a variety of items close at hand since they hit such vast weather changes with all of their travels. Hats, raincoat, shorts, sweatshirts, ect. That is a blessing when your closet roles with you!

#1 place to go you haven’t been; if you have been, why #1 for return?

Alaska! It is still on our list.

www.redneckrhapsody.com Skinny Dip Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

Please share your website and social media so we can continue to follow your adventures:

Website: roamsweetroam

Instagram: @Carol_Mellema

Twitter: @CarolMellema

Facebook: Roam Sweet Roam

Wishing your Rhapsodyville dreams & travels come true! 

Be fearless & pack a bag!

Trina

Previous Tuesday Travels for you to check out:

www.redneckrhapsody.com Kevin in front of the old library facade at Ephesus in Turkey, one of the most spectacular Roman age city ruins.One of my favorite books of the Bible were written to the Christian church in this place! It is on my list to make it here one day!~TW

www.redneckrhapsody.com Tuesday Travel - London Bridge on a beautiful sunny day. Downtown London, England
London Bridge
www.redneckrhapsody.com Brewery where beer is being made, canned and stored.
Yuengling original production brewery & storage in PA.
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8 thoughts on “Tuesday Travels with Carol Mellema”

  1. What beautiful photos! Years ago, my husband and I purchased a small Coachman motor home. Having 3 boys that loved to camp made it seem ideal. Shortly after we sold it and moved up to a 30ft Springdale slide trailer because the boys had outgrown the motor home beds! We had several years of fun traveling campgrounds and just assumed a 5th wheel was in our future. The boys hit teenage years and lost complete interest. This post made me miss those days!

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    • I wish that was me! I’m working towards that! But, I am sure Carol will read your kind words. What a life, right! Sometimes we just have to get in a different lane of life in a new grove.

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