We had to take our RV to Indiana for a major repair, so we figured we would make a larger trip out of it and see some new states / attractions while we’re up that way. I almost didn’t post a blog entry for this trip, since only the trip from Arkansas to Indiana was … More Trip of Disasters: St. Louis, Indiana, Lake Erie, Niagara Falls, D.C.
We recently traded in our Jeep Grand Cherokee and bought a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JKU) Rubicon as our new toad. We did this so we could start doing some off-roading and tent camping while in remote areas. I had spent the last couple of years building up a 2010 Toyota 4Runner, but recently realized … More New Toad! 2016 Jeep Rubicon
Del Boca Vista, here we come!! We really wanted to head to warmer temps like we usually do around this time of year, and Disney World was sounding like a fun idea. However, the RV parks within 45 min of Disney were pretty booked up! Luckily, a site came open at a KOA in Davenport. … More Florida, Baby! – Winter 2019
I never thought I would be the type to buy a motorhome. Years later, guess what…we are on our third RV! And now we are doing something else I never thought we’d do….we bought a dog! Even crazier, the puppy is located 1274 miles away…and we’re going to drive the RV to go get her! … More Salt Lake City Puppy Run
Day 1 This is turning out to be the “Almost” RV trip! As in, we almost went some places, and almost had some disasters! We had decided at the last minute to go to northern Minnesota near Lake Superior, and I was getting excited to kayak in some of the 10,000 lakes! So we parked … More Summer 2018 – St. Louis
Day 13 Back in Orlando! We were here for several weeks just 7 months ago when we were establishing our Florida residency in April, 2017, and stayed until June sometime. Anyway, the kids (and us!) are excited about going to Disney World! We stayed at our favorite RV park in Kississimme (KOA) for one night … More Gulf Coast Winter 2018 – Orlando, FL
Day 8 And, back into Florida we go! We were here seven months ago. Below is where we crossed into the state from Alabama on Hwy 98. We drove 2 hours over to Destin. On our way there, we got to see a new bridge being built. It was neat to hear them pounding in … More Gulf Coast Winter 2018 – Destin, FL
It felt good to get the RV out of storage (although, it’s only been there a month!). We parked it at the Creeks Golf and RV Resort in Cave Springs just down the road from our house so that we could get it warmed up, finish loading up everything, etc. The high was 22° today, … More Gulf Coast Winter 2018 – Arkansas to Orange Beach, AL
After a couple of months living in the house, we already got the itch to hit the road again. It’s nice having all of the extra space, but when it is 3° outside and you know you could be enjoying the sun, watching the surf roll in on the beach, and seeing palm trees everywhere, … More Hitting the Road Again!
Sorry, the “pictures to words” ratio is opposite of normal for this post! So…we didn’t quite make it to the one year mark of fulltiming in the RV, but that’s ok! It’s been an awesome experience and we now know what it’s like to do that and not have a stick ‘n’ bricks home base. … More 1 Year Journey…well, almost!
The night before we got our RV back, we took the kids to see the movie “The Star”. We had the entire theater to ourselves, and nice leather recliners! It was a lot of fun! We got our RV back the next day and it’s in top shape now! We were very glad to get … More 1 Year Journey – Indiana to St. Louis to Arkansas
We had an appointment at the Forest River factory in Elkhart, Indiana to have several items fixed. The reason we drove it all the way to Elkhart (722 miles) instead of taking it to a local RV repair place, was that there were a couple of defects that need to be taken care of. A … More 1 Year Journey – St. Louis to Elkhart, Indiana, Chicago
We left the West Coast and drove to Arkansas in just three days. When you first get on the beginning of I 40 on the west side of the USA, you get to see this sign: Pretty New Mexico scenery: We had planned to stay at an RV Park in New Mexico, but when … More 1 Year Journey – California to Arkansas
It took us 10 hours to get from Greenfield to Oceanside! That should normally take between five and seven hours, but LA traffic was so terrible! We happened to hit it right at rush hour and I think it took us 2+ hours to get through the city. More red than green on the traffic … More 1 Year Journey – California – Oceanside, San Diego
We arrived back in Seattle from the cruise to Alaska. Carla took these really cool photos as the ship was pulling into the port before I was even awake. We headed back to our house on wheels. After hooking up the car, we headed south toward California. Mount Shasta was sure pretty. JGW RV … More 1 Year Journey – Washington to California
After leaving Skagway, we spent the following entire day at sea. We woke up to the ship rocking back-and-forth quite a bit! It actually made me nauseous. I would frequently lose my balance in the hotel room or walking down the hallway, especially where there weren’t any windows. It felt like walking through a carnival … More 1 Year Journey – Alaska to Victoria, B.C.
We woke up, docked in Skagway, AK. This was the farthest point north we have ever been. We were closer to Russia than to our families! That’s a weird feeling! We took a quick stroll down the main street through town, which is, of course, loaded with gift shops. It’s neat little town, though. Snow … More 1 Year Journey – Alaska – Skagway
We woke up to our ship docking in Juneau around 5:30am Alaska Time. It was a beautiful morning! Neat wall of fog behind us that looks like a glacier as we were pulling into Juneau: We really liked seeing all the tall and skinny waterfalls. It looks like Hawaii! This is the first time we’ve … More 1 Year Journey – Alaska – Juneau
We woke up to complete fog the next day. It remained like that for most of the day. We spent the entire day at sea, so I’m not sure what all we missed scenery wise due to the fog. We could hear the ship’s foghorn sound every three minutes. We went up to the upper … More 1 Year Journey – Alaska – Ketchikan