Week Two (aka “Showering with Dinosaurs”)

I had hopes blogging more than once per week, and maybe it will happen when we get into a “routine’’, whatever that really looks like when you are traveling…

Last Friday (March 4) we left Orlando’s Citrus Valley RV Resort headed for Panama City, Florida for a family visit with Dana, Charles and the kiddos.

We took mostly the back roads (FL 27 & 19) and stopped at the KOA in Perry, FL for the night to break up the drive.  I started feeling sick on Friday afternoon and spent some time in bed while Stephanie drove on to PC.

We enjoyed a wonderful week of “mooch-docking” in Dana & Charles’ driveway! And use their shower (of course filled with kido toys including dinosaurs…)  I was able to work the first 3 days of the week, but felt worse on Thursday and Friday (taking two sick days) and made a trip to the urgent care on Friday for some guidance.  I had a sinus infection…

Stephanie enjoyed her time with her sister and family while I sniveled my days away in the RV.  Sorry guys, next time I’ll be more personable.

We left Panama City Friday March 11th, around 3:30 headed West.

Today, day three of our westward travel, with Galveston, TX as our destination, we spent the night at Cajun Palms RV Resort [our review]  in Henderson, LA (near Lafayette, LA).

This morning, Sunday March 13, we are going to have breakfast with on of our high school buddies, Frank Garner, before making the rest of the trip to Galveston.


We are officially on the road!!!

When we set a date of March 1st 2016 as our full time launch date only about 6 months out I was not sure we could actually hit it.  But then the to-do lists items started to be checked off, rooms in the house started to be thinned out, we had one killer of a garage sale, storage was booked and the movers came to take the big stuff we were keeping to the storage unit. 

After having a couple windows de-fogged at Suncoast Designers up in Hudson, FL, we moved Bettie onto a site at Roberts RV (where she has been stored since we bought her in 2013) and finished the move in process.  Well, finished is subjective, we are still trying to find spaces for the last few bits and there needs to be another purge round, but here we are.Stephanie and Tiffany all Trailer Trashed up!

On Saturday February 27, we moved over to our friends Tiffany and Rob’s to spend the night in their front yard post Trailer Trash Bon voyage party that they threw us.  It was a blast, all of our friends came and ate a ton of “trashy” food and junk then played a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity.

Sunday morning, er, mid afternoon, we hit the road headed for Citrus Valley RV Resort in Orlando.  Stop #1 on the adventure!

Going Full Time!

Stephanie and I are excited to announce that we are realizing our dreams of traveling full time in our motorhome ‘Bettie’. We are currently in the process of downsizing, putting some of our things into storage, moving the rest into the motorhome, and planning our initial route. Our planned departure date is March 1st. We will be returning to Florida for our first winter. We’ll be posting our route updates and trip reports here and on our FaceBook Page.