About Us

Chris and Dennis are traveling around the country seeing the sights and occasionally volunteering at select locations. We avoid the interstate as much as we can and tend to stop for squirrels and shiny objects.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The adventure begins

Today is a special day. It is a day filled with wonder, trepidation and excitement. Today is the day we begin traveling the country full time.  No time schedules and no set destinations, simply enjoying the journey and what we find.

Today our wait is over.

We bought our first motorhome, a 2008 Gulf Stream Vista Mini Cruiser, after decades of camping in tents, pop-ups and even rental cabins if you can call that camping. Initially we fully intended to continue going out only on weekends and occasionally to do the short trips, no more than a couple of weeks at a time. Everything changed after our first "season" actually "RV'ing".

During our first season we did break away every weekend we could and stretched our distance from home as far as travel time allowed and each time we seemed to always come up just a little short. What we found was there is a heck of a lot of U.S.A. in the U.S.A. and we wanted to see it more in-depth. Not just the drive-by tourist attractions for us but real get to know the area and the people.
Really great people, some of whom have already become friends. During our first season these new friends taught us how to slow down and in a few cases saved us from some pretty embarrassing situations (yes, a black tank was involved).
We've learned to go from 10ish; to Tuesday or thereabouts; June or July perhaps; and while sure there are times where we'll have to be some place at a given date and time there will always be time to simply go fishing.

Last year we found our intended lifestyle was simply too large to fit into our little motorhome so we upgraded to a Class-A. Our requirements were large enough to hold the things we needed while remaining small enough to get into some of the national parks we so love. What we found was the Fleetwood Excursion 33D and it is just perfect for the two of us. Combining the right amount of space within a comfortable layout and some very nice amenities, this diesel pusher is a joy both on the road and in a camp.

This journal chronicles our travels, challenges and those little tidbits learned along the way. Come join us.