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Where We’ve Been

Traveling purposefully towards an as-yet-unknown destination

Prior to FullTiming

The “dream” really started when I had an assignment to assess a couple RV parks in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It was an easy assignment, after all an RV park is just a property with a bunch of parking spots that have utility hook-ups.

As I was touring the property with the maintenance person, Bob, we came around the corner and there was a huge, very shiny custom Prevost bus. I asked Bob what it was, and he told me the owner lives full time in it and travels the country, spending the summers up north, and all winter in Ft. Lauderdale.

I read an article in Motorhome Magazine about a couple who was taking a tour of Maine’s lighthouses and stopping in Boothbay Maine at the Shore Hills Campground and having freshly steamed lobsters delivered right to their campsite.

Ok, you have my attention, this is something we must try and what better way to learn about RV’ing. So, we rented a Class A and hit the road. I’ve never driven an RV before nor have we ever camped out, and surprisingly we survived!

After that successful trip, we spent two weeks the next year seeing all of West Virginia, and the one week the following year in Sandusky Ohio on Lake Erie.

We were then hooked and started working on our plan to hit the road.

2017

Highlights

Total Miles: 2,644

Total Stops: 20

Best Campground: Galveston Island RV Resort

Worst Campground: Pelican Palms

Notable Events / Places:

Became residents of South Dakota, Visited Mount Rushmore,  Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Galveston Island, TX, New Orleans, LA , Savannah, GA and their first snow storm in 134 years

2018

Highlights

Total Miles: 5,834

Total Stops: 31

Best Campground: Ho Hum RV Park

Worst Campground: Streetsboro / Cleveland SE KOA

Notable Events / Places:

Selma, AL, Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Mammoth Cave, Jim Beam Distillery,  Corvette Museum, World’s Largest Ball of Paint, RV Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Kent State University, Falling Waters, The Gateway Arch, OKC National Memorial

2019

Highlights

Total Miles: 6,805

Total Stops: 44

Best Campground: Riverbend Motorcoach Resort

Worst Campground: Lyman KOA

Notable Events / Places:

Tombstone AZ, Joshua Tree National Park, Utah (all of it – use search box), Grand Canyon, Standing on the corner in Winslow AZ, Antique Archaeology, LeClaire IA, Boldt Castle, Floyd Country Store, Key West

2020

Highlights

Total Miles: 3,347

Total Stops: 21

Best Campground: Ho Hum RV Park

Worst Campground: Old Pavilion RV Park

Notable Events / Places:

The Year of the Pandemic, Chincoteague Island

2021

Highlights

Total Miles: 4,430

Total Stops: 31

Best Campground: Castaways RV Resort

Worst Campground: Raccoon Valley RV Park

Notable Events / Places:

Assateague Island, Monticello, Antietam National Battlefield, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis

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