I didn't know it at the time, but he's been 'lobbying' me for this trip for some time now. A couple years before his planned retirement, we started going to RV shows just for fun. Yeah, right.
We saw just about every size, shape and company that makes them over time and finally decided on a size, make and model that would make sense for us. Around the same time, we sold the small commuter house we were living in and moved to a large modern house in Wilton Manors with the intent of only staying there a couple of years. While living there, we continued to hone in on our dream RV. Ron retired January of 2015 and it was time for a full press court to make "our" RV dreams a reality.
We put together a plan with target dates, started downsizing, decided on the car we would tow and in January 2016, ordered a brand new Class A Thor Motor Coach.
Ron made friends with a representative from Thor and we were able to customize (to a point) our new home. The rep even went down to the factory floor and took pictures of our coach while on the assembly line.
So after purging a lot of unnecessary 'baggage', we packed most of our worldly belongings into a POD and a fraction into our new Challenger and hit the road.
We realize what a ballsy move this is, specially at our age. And leaving Family and friends is unnerving as well as being 'untethered' as full time RVers. But, while we still have relatively good health and the energy to do it, we're heading out to have an epic adventure across the country. Along the way we hope to visit many of you, our Family and friends.
This blog post is being written after having been on the road for seven weeks. Creating this website took a lot longer than anticipated due to circumstances beyond our control and we're playing catch up. Also, blogging (well) isn't as easy as one might think and we hope to get better at it over time.
It's our goal to have and provide a written record of our trip and hope our 'audience' enjoys following along. We also hope you will interact by commenting on our blog posts, suggesting places to go and making time to visit with us when we are near your neck of the woods.
We do have a rough idea and time schedule for our journey but we're told it's best to stay as flexible as possible (shit happens!). You'll find information about some of our stops that require advance reservations and planning on the 'Future Plans' page and the 'Travel Map' details where we've been to date. You can also watch 'Ian' give a video tour of a Coach almost exactly like ours.
So, get caught up on our travels to date and we look forward to staying in touch via this blog.
Mike & Ron
"Home is where we park it!"