After spending about a month in our daughter Jill's driveway,
time to say goodbye. We knew it wouldn't be an easy thing to do,
for Jill. There were hugs and tears, and then I cranked up the
and pointed our home on wheels of the driveway. Diane experienced
episodes where it hit her that we were actually pulling up stakes and
a new lifestyle. The first one was back in May when we drove out of our
subdivision to go to Indiana to pick up the motorhome and she cried for
few minutes, both because of joy and apprehension. The second was after
pulled out of Jill's driveway. She presented a strong face to
and the two older grandkids, who think what we are doing is cool, but
started to cry as we got out of site of Jill's house. But we were
sure this is what we have always wanted to do, so off we went and The
It's hard to believe that it has been almost three months that
been on the road. We have covered a lot of ground during the past
months and visited lots of folks. The first three months of our
lifestyle have been primarily a "Friends and Family (F&F) Tour".
travelogue covers our travels from the time we left Atlanta on July 9
to the FMCA convention in Maine in mid-August, which kind of
phase 1 of our F&F Tour this year. It also includes a few
about how we got ourselves trapped with our 50-foot rig and had to
ourselves, and also about friendships. The next travelogue will
up our travels in Maine as we traveled into Canada and started phase 2,
ended with our return to Jill's house in early October.
As you can see, I am way behind in keeping up with writing
travels. I guess that's because we've been playing a lot and
fun. It seems like we've been busier in the past three months
in the past several years of work when we were doing lots of worldwide
The proof of that is the stack of magazines I don't seem to have
to read. I never had that problem when I was working, not that I
to go back to work so that I can keep up with my magazines.
There will be lots of photos on the two photo pages for this
including a new 'do' for what was left of the hair I had on my head.
have my friend Frank to thank for that. You can click
"photos" to get directly to the first
page, which has a connector to the second page, or you can click on
links in the text to get to the photos associated with that part of the
travelogue. Unfortunately, I don't have photos of everyone that
saw during our travels and I apologize for that. Sometimes I
focus on taking the camera with us.
So where do I start. I think the best way to do this is
it mostly in chronological order with some tangents along the way.
first stop was Myrtle Beach to visit Diane's
Aunt Gladys and Uncle Karl.
used to live in Connecticut, but finally had enough of brutal winters.
they ended up in Myrtle Beach. It is so great to have lots of
and not feel time-pressured. We took two days to drive there and spent
travel night in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Florence, SC. That
the number of Wal-Marts we have stayed at to four.
As we were making our way to Myrtle Beach, we weren't sure
way would be best to approach it and we missed a turn. No
Just hang a left off of the 4-lane divided highway and go 'around
block' and fix our route. However, after we made the turn and
over to look at a map, we decided we were going in the right direction
all. It looked like all I needed to do was hang two left turns
be back on track. Nope. There was no way to make a left
because the road we ended up on fed us back onto the main road GOING IN
WRONG DIRECTION. OK, no problem. I could see cuts in the
and I thought I could U-turn the behemoth if I swung far enough to the
before turning hard back to the left. It got a little dicey
I was towing the car and, if we didn't make it all the way around, we'd
to stop traffic while we unhitched the car and backed up the motorhome.
You can NOT back up a motorhome when you are towing a car.
is definitely verboten. Plus it probably won't work and it could
some damage to the car, the motorhome, or both if the car ran up the
bar onto the hitch. So there I was trying to engage my brain to
what my eyes were telling me and I decided I could do it. First, check
make sure no cars are coming for about the next hour, or so. Then
a quick prayer because it would be a tight turn. Then commit.
knew it would be close because there was no where to go on the other
of the road as I made the turn. Very little shoulder and then a DITCH.
For those of you who have never driven a big motorhome where
are BEHIND you, as they are in a diesel pusher, it is a different
In gas motorhomes, you are either right on top of the wheels or
are slightly in front of you. I aimed the front of the motorhome
across the road as far as my eyes and brain would allow me to do that
then started turning hard left. All the time I was trying to
on where the wheels were, not where the front of the motorhome was.
a few seconds, I knew I would be OK and not put us in the ditch.
view for Diane, however, was quite different in the passenger seat.
she saw was that she was about to roll over into the ditch and started
me of that fact. Actually, she was pretty frantic and yelling at
to "Stop. You are going into the ditch." As I continued the turn,
became a little more frantic and started leaning to the left in her
as though that would have prevented the motorhome from rolling over.
yours truly had the situation well in hand and we made the turn just
and continued on our way. Diane's color returned to her face and
was able to breathe normally again. I think it was then that she
that maybe driving the beast would be a bit more of a challenge than
Our stay in Myrtle Beach was enjoyable. We did eat at a
seafood place and visited with Diane's aunt and uncle. She had a
visit one day with her aunt as they reminisced about old times while
through old family albums. If there was a downside, it was for me
be surrounded by more than 60 golf courses and not getting a chance to
That's mostly my fault because Diane told me to just go out and
But I much more prefer to play with someone I know than to go out
just join up with three strangers. I've done that many times.
Sometimes it works and sometimes you feel like an intruder on the
One other interesting thing happened while we were there.
getting a fault light on the inverter and called the company to see if
could diagnose the problem. The guy I spoke to said he knew of
problem and would ship me a new board for the unit and I'd have it
It arrived as planned and I found a local guy who said he could
the warranty work to install it. He said he would be at the
at 8 AM on the day we were leaving for Raleigh. He showed up
on a very rainy morning. I mean it was pouring. He said
give it a shot, so both of us went to the bay in which the inverter was
and he started working to remove the cover. Now picture this
big guy who was wearing one of the two ponchos we carry with us, and me
a golf umbrella over him that was doing absolutely no good against the
rain. We were both getting soaked. Well, he got the cover off and
he couldn't install the board without removing the unit. I asked
if he really wanted to do that given the pouring rain and he said 'no'.
Whew. So he put the cover back on and left. Then we
our trip to Raleigh, which was the stopping point for our journey to
VA and a week in a time share unit.
We spent one night in Raleigh to visit some former neighbors of
Joe and Roxanne Larotonda, from when we lived in Poughkeepsie.
stopping place for the night was a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Joe had been ill for several days and not up to going out to dinner.
Roxanne came down to meet us at the Wal-Mart since it turned out we
very close to where they lived. It was great to see her again.
had a great dinner talking about old times and what the kids were up to.
Then it was on to Massanutten, VA in the
Shenandoah Valley. This was a
in a time share unit that was scheduled a year before we got the
Diane has some very long-time friends, Ed and Emily Herzberg,
when she lived in New Jersey. They were going to be at
for two weeks and Emily suggested that maybe we could try to trade our
share week for the same place. We got lucky and were able to get
unit not far from theirs. We parked the motorhome at the top of
ski resort and left it there for the week. Diane enjoyed seeing
friends again after many years. They talked for hours while Ed
I went out a couple of days to play golf.
We took a couple of days to do some siteseeing in the area.
day we went to Luray Caverns and another day we went to see the Natural
discovered by accident in 1978 by a tinsmith and a local photographer.
with other caverns like this, there were large chambers full of
and stalagmite formations, as well as lakes that reflected these
In one room, the Great Stalacpipe Organ played music by using
stone formations to provide the tones for the notes.
The Natural Bridge lies under
is today known as US Route 11. It has a long history dating back
the 18th century and the Revolutionary War. During the war, men
pour drops of molten lead from the top of the bridge. These lead
were shaped by gravity into spheres as they fell into the cool water
The revolutionary troops used these metal spheres as bullets to
defeat the British. Thomas Jefferson purchased the bridge and
land in 1773 from King George III for 20 shillings.
We drove along the Blue Ridge Parkway as we traveled to Luray
and Natural Bridge and I have included some
"Views from the Blue Ridge Mountains"
photos on the photo page.
The next stop was Wilkes-Barre, PA on the way to the Endicott,
to visit with my uncle and cousins, and an ex-colleague from my
work days. There were two people I knew in high school, Bob Grant
Marsha Faye, who got married and lived in Wilkes-Barre. We had
to meet for dinner during the one-night stopover. So we found a
Wal-Mart and parked it there for the night. It's interesting how
people don't seem to change and are recognizable many many years later.
recognized Marsha immediately, but would not have recognized Bob.
doubt either of them would have recognized me in a crowd but, of
I didn't have a beard in high school, and I DID have hair back then.
had a nice visit chatting about old friends from high school and the
40th reunion in July 2001.
It was only a couple of hours drive to Endicott, so off we went
the campground where we would park the motorhome for a few days.
definitely had to visit my Uncle
Frank, also a retired IBMer. He is 79 and was always one of
favorites. So was my Aunt Stella. She died a few years ago
it was a bit sad not to see her there this trip. I have EIGHT
cousins from my Uncle and
They had four boys in a row and then took a break for a few years
recharge their batteries, I guess). Then they had three girls and
more boy. Seven of them live in the Owego area: Robert,
Raymond, Tim, Susie, Patty, and Jimmy. The other cousin, Kathy, lives
the Phoenix area. I was fortunate to be able to visit with
seven of them, and even got to play golf with two of them. Most
my cousins are not very keen on being photographed, so it was a
to get photos. I got most of them.
I stayed pretty close to most of my relatives. I think
because I grew up in the era of the 'nuclear family', on both my
and father's side. I had 16 aunts and uncles, and numerous
and both grandmothers, who all lived within blocks of each other in NYC
in the 40s and early 50s. Then we all started to migrate out to
Island, but still lived several miles from each other, which meant we
to visit often. That environment developed strong roots to family
has stuck with me throughout my life. It was great to see
While we were in Endicott we also got to visit with
Tuan and Amy Nguyen.
and I worked on the same team during my last several months of work.
is Vietnamese and told me that if we ever got to Endicott, he would
a Vietnamese meal for us. So we took him up on that offer.
of you who were receiving my travelogue notes from when I was working
how much I love to eat different foods, especially local ethnic food
we were abroad. You may also remember that I loved the
dining experience in Japan. Well, Tuan and Amy prepared
Vietnamese style. It included rice paper, egg rolls, veggies,
beef, squid. Yummy. We had a great evening of dining and
and then I was treated to a demonstration of Tuan's marvelous home
system. It consisted of a 60" TV, custom floor speakers, lots of
electronics. Wow! One always should have a "Plan B" just in
"Plan A" doesn't work out. Our "Plan A" is full-timing in our
but my "Plan B" would be to own a home in a golf community and then set
a great home theater in the house. Tuan's system would be right
my alley. Great visual and audio experience. Way to go
After a few days, it was time to continue our journey and head
Hudson Valley. We drove across Route 17, which is a nice scenic
until we got to Route 52 and then we cut across the Catskills to the
NY area. My son, Curt,
his family, including our grandson, Talisian, lived there. Curt's
Stefan and Anna Marie Geisel, had enough property for us to park our
Star for the 10 days we'd be in the area. Stefan is a cabinet maker
a shop on the property, so Curt had wired a separate line from the
shop out to where we would park the motorhome. We even had the
to dump our holding tanks when they filled up. Stefan's property
to be a resort and there were still several cabins nearby that had
connections. However, the motorhome was too far away for the
hoses to reach. Ah, not to worry. Both Curt and Stefan are
handy and very creative. They found some old PVC pipe that we
with duct tape (let's hear it for duct tape, the RVers friend).
everything connected, we held our breath and pulled the valve lever to
the waste flow into the sewer pipe. It worked great. No
What a 'campground'.
One weekend we went with Stefan and Anna Marie to the Crystal
Mountain Brauhaus Resort, which is where they go almost ever Saturday
to eat bratwurst and polka dance.
Well, Diane polka danced a couple of times. One of my
regrets is not having ever learned to dance the polka. Given that
mother's side of the family is Slavish, and I went to several Polish
with real polka bands, it's almost a sin that I never learned to polka.
grandmother, mother, aunts, and uncles were all great polka dancers.
one of those missed opportunities in life. Sigh.
We had lots of people to visit while we were in the area.
everyone to come see us in our new home. Diane's sister,
Marge and her family, lived in
Poughkeepsie, so we visited with them there and went out to eat at a
Italian restaurant in the city. Then Marge and her daughter,
came to visit us in the motorhome.
I have two long-time buddies in the Hudson Valley, like more
years. The oldest relationship, with
Bobby Lonie, dates back to 1963
my brother and I were 'feeling our oats' (at 18 and 20 years old) and
a lot of partying and club hopping. There was a rock group that
and would often come to Newburgh, NY, which is where we lived at the
They were then known as the Argoes (Bobby, Timmy, Johnny, Gene)
were one of those bands that could duplicate the sound of current hits
played on the radio. They used to play at the Tradewinds, which
right down the road from Stewart Air Force Base (now Stewart Airport),
would play Tuesday thru Sundays, with a matinee on Sundays. They
four kids from New Jersey and that was their living.
One Sunday afternoon, we got to meet them through a friend of
What a treat. My brother and I went home for dinner with
to return for the evening sets. You have to understand that we
up in a relatively open house. That is, anyone and everyone was
in our house. So we asked our folks if they would mind if we
these four kids to come home for dinner sometime during the week.
were living out of suitcases at the Hotel Newburgh and we thought they
love a home cooked meal. Mom and Dad said sure, no problem (we
that). We told her not to fuss, just some pasta and meatballs.
WELL.....our mom doesn't know the term 'no fussing'. We
the guys over for dinner on a Thursday evening before they started
at 9 PM. My mom not only cooked the requested pasta, but had
and salads and dessert. Our dad offered his good stuff for
(drinking age was still 18 at the time).
After they left, my brother and I asked our folks to come out
Tradewinds with us for just a little while. We knew our dad had
get up for work in the morning, but they did come out for a set and
what they saw and heard. This little dinner was the beginning of
relationships. We saw these guys settle in the Hudson Valley, get
have kids. We shared BBQs and visits on holidays. My folks
to enjoy going to the club to watch them perform, and even to dance a
numbers. They reveled in the guys talking to them from the stage
playing their favorite songs when they were in the club. Lifelong
all because of one dinner for four kids playing in a rock band.
parents were cool.
The group experienced a change in which the lead singer left
and a new
singer, Dave Kennedy, joined. At that time, the name of the group
changed to The Goodtimes, and that stuck until the band disbanded after
than 25 years. The one I stayed closest to was the drummer,
We became golfing buddies prior to my moving to South Florida and
some great times, including two season-long golf bets that cost me a
I started my career with IBM in 1966 in Poughkeepsie. In
a crew of new hires joined that would change things in the work
Dave Meck was one of
new hires. Dave wasn't someone I was particularly friendly with
on. We didn't seem to have much in common at the time and we were
different social circles. I guess I was more establishment and
crew Dave came in with were more anti-establishment. Then after a
department reorganization, I found myself sharing an office with him.
turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me in my
It was then that we learned more about each other, including
on the establishment. I wasn't as establishment oriented as he
have thought I was, and he wasn't as anti-establishment as I though he
From those beginnings came a friendship that has lasted more than
years, including many years playing on the same team in a fast-pitch
league. Dave is only one of two folks from my Poughkeepsie days
I have stayed in touch with all the years since we left the area in
It was great to see him again, albeit for only a short visit.
Other friends that came to visit with us were
Linda and Bernie. I've
Linda since 1974 and, unfortunately, she had been very ill most of this
It was nice to see her again and to see her beating her illness.
was a great visit in the Hudson Valley and we were very glad so many
were able to come visit with us.
The time arrived for us to continue our journey. Our next
was a stop inWest Copake, NY, where
Jim and Lee Anderson
I worked for Jim when I was in Poughkeepsie back in the late 60s
early 70s, and he is the other person I stay in touch with from the
days of my career. He ranks right up there as one of the better
for whom I worked during my career. After he retired, Jim
his studies for the ministry and became an ordained minister. His
and congregation are located in West Copake.
We had a nice evening chatting about old times. Jim and
been hikers forever and have visited some very interesting places in
world. Lee spent a year in China and Jim visited for a while
that time frame.
Then it was on to Pepperell, MA to
Frank and Matsuko (Mutchie)
Frank and I went to Island Trees High School in Wantagh, LI and
together. We lost touch for about 20 years until the reunion in
Since that time, we have stayed in touch. Of course, those
you who were getting the travelogues I was writing from around the
when I was still working know that the highlight last year was being
to visit with Frank in Tokyo. He was on vacation and I was
there for three weeks. The timing was perfect for a long weekend
that will always remain a great memory for me.
We were looking forward to visiting Frank at his home.
it wasn't easy getting into our motorhome into his driveway. It
one of our first "off-road" experiences with our home on wheels.
took down a limb that would have prevented us getting into the
Once we were in, it turned out to be a very level place to park.
What a great place to have a home. It was so quiet and
I could see why Frank and Mutchie decided to settle there.
Frank works in Boston and they own a condo there to avoid the
We were invited to go to Boston on Saturday and spend the night
their condo. What a great opportunity. I had been to Boston
once, and that was way back around 1972. Diane had never been
Having Frank and Mutchie as guides, we took a driving tour around
city, and then a walking tour around the Charles River Park area which
where the condo was located. We had dinner at one of their
Italian restaurants, Picollo Venezia, and had a great time talking
old times. Frank's memory about our high school years was much
than mine and I enjoyed listening to some of the stories that had long
gone out of my memory.
When we met Frank in Tokyo, he had recently had his hair cut
almost nothing. It actually looked good, but I wasn't ready to do
Well, on our last night at Frank's place, I decided it was time
do something with the hair I had left on my head. I always said
would either be no hair or I'd grow what's there and put it in a pony
NOT! So off it came and I have Frank to thank for my
Again it was time to move on. We were gradually making
to Maine for the Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA) convention to be
at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Our plans were to spend a
prior to the convention in the Boothbay area to visit with an
of mine from the days I was traveling 100%. On the way, we
to take a little detour to Sabattus, ME to have some warranty work at a
dealer to fix a noisy air conditioner. So we traveled from
MA to Poland Springs, ME (home of Poland Springs bottled water).
rained the entire trip as we traveled up the Maine turnpike. Not
fun travel day at all. Luckily, it stopped raining long enough to
set up in the campground for the night.
The next morning we headed out to find Mountain Road RV for our
appointment. We had directions to the dealership, as well as map
our Street Atlas software. And then it happened. From the
we left Pepperell, and until the time we arrived in Boothbay, our
presented us with some "challenges". We were moving along quite
until we came to the stop sign. It was a "T" intersection and we
to turn left. However, a sign on that road said no vehicles over
tons were allowed. Well, we weigh in at almost 15 tons. So
decided to go straight ahead to see if we could bypass that road.
move. We went about a mile further and came to another "T"
We were at a stop sign and could go straight or turn left.
choices presented us with a sign that said no vehicles over 4 1/2 tons
Now we were trapped. We couldn't go in either direction and
was no way to U-turn the beast. So we unhooked the Honda from the
motorhome, and then I gingerly did a 3-point U-turn in the intersection
I got it facing back the way we had come. Luckily, there was
traffic and we didn't hold up anyone for long. Little did we know
the time that this would not be the last time we would find ourselves
a position where we'd have to unhitch the Honda to extricate ourselves.
I called Mountain Road on the cell phone and was told that they
no idea why the first sign we saw was there. We figured the sign
for a bridge on that road that precluded heavy vehicles. It
out that it was there only to discourage large vehicles from going down
semi-residential area. So we went down that road, found the
dropped off the motorhome, went back down the road to eat breakfast at
local place, and then back to the dealership to get our motorhome and
the road for Boothbay.
Our adventure didn't end with the road in Sabattus. We
to travel across route 197 on the way to Boothbay. It was a
2-lane road, but not too bad. It was, however, one of those roads
always seemed to dip to the right. I kept having the feeling that
motorhome was going to roll over when we hit those dips. It
of course, but it sure didn't feel good. We were making our way towards
when we came up to a curve that had a sign staring at us that said low
11 feet. Well, we measure in at 12 feet. We couldn't see
the curve to see what was causing the low clearance, but luckily there
a pulloff on the right. So I pulled off the road, put the
in park and got out to go see what the problem was. I got around the
and saw a swing bridge across the river. The clearance was,
only 11 feet, but only at the sides. A sign indicated that the
was 15 feet down the center. I could see that it was wide enough
me to drive the motorhome down the center of the road, so I went back
the motorhome and got back on the road. There was no traffic
me, so I stopped to make sure no vehicles were coming the other way,
then I started across. The bridge was several hundred yards long
all was going well. Until a car came around the curve and headed
the bridge. Now you would think that a reasonable person would
their vehicle if they saw a 30000 pound motorhome driving down the
of the road. Nope. Not this driver. He started across the
I was almost across and there was no way I was backing up.
I stopped to see what this fool was going to do. He kept coming
moved far right. So I started forward and moved as far right as I
I could without taking the roof off. Then I stopped and let him
past me. And yes, I DID lean on the air horn. UGH.
We arrived in Boothbay without further incidence and parked
at the Little Ponderosa campground. We would stay there for three
and then move down the road to Shore Hills campground for five nights.
Shore Hills has a large area for big rigs. What an
site. It was the first time I'd seen so many "high line" (i.e.,
expensive) motorhomes in one place. It was to be even more mind
at the FMCA convention. There must have been $20 million worth of
motorhomes in that area of the campground. There were Newells,
Country Coaches, Monacos, some of which would list around $1 million
I had a small world experience at Shore Hills. A guy,
came over and started chatting with me because we still had a Cobb
Georgia tag on the motorhome and car. Turns out he was from the
area, too. Dyer & Dyer are bigtime car dealerships in
As we chatted, I started to have this feeling he knew someone I
to work for in Atlanta. He started telling me about someone he
and I said "would that be Larry Norwood"? Sure enough, it was.
always amazed at these small world incidents. As Dave and I were
another guy came over who was also from the Atlanta area. He was
much older fellow and introduced himself as Debose Egelston.
out his great grandfather founded Egelston Children's Hospital in
Small world indeed.
Our friend, and my ex-colleague,
Tom McGonegal and his wife
live in the Burlington, VT area, and have a summer home in Ocean Point.
That's what brought us up to Boothbay prior to the FMCA.
and I worked and traveled together for a couple of years before he left
department for another assignment. He is now retired and working
I know several folks who are doing that, including my brother.
retire and get a pension and then go off and work for about the same
they made prior to retirement. That's a great deal if one is not
to really RETIRE. Diane and I were ready to call it quits and
We had enough of work. :-)
I LOVE lobster or, as they say in Maine, lobsta, and couldn't
the temptation to fill up on lobster, and I DID fill up on lobster.
ate some kind of lobster every day, including at least eight pound and
halfers. Yummy. Imagine a 1 1/2 pound lobster, cole slaw,
corn-on-the-cob, all for $12-15. What a deal. We ate lobster at
Lobstermen's Coop at Boothbay Harbor, at Robinson's Wharf on Southport
and at a community lobster bake with the McGonegals on Ocean Point.
Tom and Tish's cottage overlooks the ocean. What a view.
are not on the ocean, but have an unobstructed view. What a great
to escape to on summer weekends. They have owned the cottage for
than 25 years and all four of their sons grew up there during the
I'm sure there are lots of memories associated with the cottage.
We had a great visit with them, and it was nice to have a
guide to show us around the area. He took us on a tour to see
houses in the area. One house was very unique in that the owner
each shingle by hand. Sort of looked like a gingerbread house.
also pointed out an island owned by the actress, Margaret Hamilton, who
the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.
From Boothbay, we headed to Brunswick and the
FMCA convention. This is
of the biggest RV rallies and is held twice a year in winter and
People ask me what we do at these rallies. Well, there are
of activities, including seminars in which folks can learn lots of
from how to cook in a microwave/convection oven, to technical topics
motorhome maintenance, to topics about full-time RVing. This was
first rally, which was scheduled for three days, and we were so busy
first two days attending seminars, we had no time to partake in some of
other activities, like spending money at the many booths selling stuff
RVers. There were also about 1000 new motorhomes on display,
was like being a kid in a candy shop. We got to walk through
dollar motorhomes. We even saw a motorhome listed as
"pre-owned by Donny Osmond".
This RV rally had big name entertainment scheduled:
and Lee Greenwood. There were so many people that they scheduled
shows on the days they performed: 5:30PM and 8PM. The Lee
performance was great. One of the hangars was converted to a
for the concerts.
We also finally got to meet Bob
Anne Roney who I had known from the
RVAMERICA bulletin board (BB).
also own a Dutch Star. It's always nice to put faces to names
you've seen on BBs. We had some nice visits, including the
put on by the FMCA.
We bought our Dutch Star from Damon
Rapozo at Shorewood RV
MN, and we did it all via email, phone, and fax. He was there for the
so we finally got to meet him. He had our cell phone number and
about where we were parked, so he called me and told me he was parked
his car next to this Dutch Star with Georgia plates. So out we
to meet him. It was as though we'd known him for years because of
interactions on the BB and via email. It was nice to finally meet
I did finally get the board for the inverter installed while at
FMCA convention. RV companies send techies to these rallies to
service work and they got it installed quickly, and without having to
Well, that's it for this travelogue. I know it's a lot,
guess I'm a story teller at heart. It covered our travels from
beginning of our RV lifestyle on July 9 through August 20. The
travelogue will cover the period from August 21 to October 7, which is
we arrived back in the Atlanta area. It will cover our travels
Canada as we made our way to Goshen, IN for the Escapees Fall Escapade.
After the Escapade, we made our way to Illinois, Tennessee,
and Texas (to become Texans). So until next time......
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