About Us


Bebop joined the family on Groundhog Day 2014. She was only 10-12 weeks old.

She likes frequent long walks, chewing sticks, and tug-a-rope.

She is excited to be able to travel with the family in the RV.

Bebop will be our primary blogger. 

Paul Westbrook

Paul worked for a third of a century as a corporate Sustainable Development Manager for semiconductor manufacturing. He was also a Senior Fellow with the US State Department’s Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas program. Paul’s efficiency and sustainability consulting firm is RE:source Design.

Paul is president of Texins Jazz Band, a full 18-piece big band. He’s also a track sprinter and coach.

Elena Westbrook 

Since 2011, Elena has worked for Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P., a CPA firm, as a proposal and content writer --- a role she's continuing part-time from the road. Her earlier career included being a jazz radio DJ, environmental consultant, and freelance technical writer and editor. She served for nine years as an elected member of our local school board. A Unitarian Universalist, she was the worship chair for her church for almost a decade and led the congregation as president in 2014-2016.



  1. Were you burning regular or ethanol for your fuel mileage calculations? We have a 2019.5 59K Travato and get 4-5 more mpg on regular.

  2. We've just been using regular gas (87 Octane), but all the pumps have 10% ethanol blended in.