My wife and I started RVing in North America in 2002 only after renting a small motorhome in Italy,Norway and New Zealand (three different trips) ,just to make sure we can “live” 24/7 together and if we both like to RV,well it all went great, so in 2002 we purchase an used 1999 5W and a F-250 7.3LT 1994 ,used it for 4 years and traded them both in 2006 for the rig we own now,since then we RV every summer for 4-5 months each trip to different States/Provinces always starting from the same place we ended the trip in the year before.
our trips can be seen on our blog www.danyshula.blogspot.com
Few days ago ,at the end of our 13th RV trip we stored our rig for the winter and are ready to fly home till next Spring.
This year we started near St.Louis MO and ended in Salida CO
We love nature ,hiking,waterfalls,history and especially meeting people and we try to “hit” the main points and do all these things we love on every trip.
Here is a short summery of our another fantastic experience:
We meet Rick & Pat in a Crossroads RV rally few years ago ,they kindly helped us store the rig at the end of our 2013 trip near St Louis and get an easy start in 2014,great folks ,it was a pleasure meeting and sharing time with them,it sure would be much more difficult with their help.
Sam & Donna were perfect hosts at the beginning of our trip in Missouri ,we parked in their driveway and had 2 wonderful days together,and as you can see mostly eating….including Sam’s famous pizza.
In Jefferson we went to visit the Governor's mansion house and meet Roberta that was our tour guide ,a wonderful lady that insisted that we meet later on at her house to meet Robert her husband and although it was a very short visit we shared lovely hours together.
We meet Paula years ago while hiking in the Tetons and stayed in touch since then,it was very nice when she drove all the way from Kansas City to visit us on the 4th of July when we camped in Bennet Springs S.P MO.
Missouri ,Arkansas,Oklahoma,N.Texas and Colorado provided endless Rv camping opportunities,mostly near a lake ,river or in a central location for us to do some side trips.
Attended special events
Went to shows
Did ATV trips
Volunteered to put a cement floor for a friend.
In Oklahoma city we meet Claire that showed us around ,we really appreciate Claire taking the time from her business to be with us –Thanks.
Lonnie&Hazel from Anadarko OK completely strangers to us answered a post on a RV forum and asked us to stop at their place for a while as they are interested to hear about our tradition,we jumped on the opportunity and for sure stopped to meet this great couple,Lonnie is the most decorated Comanche in the US Military and Hazel is a British born that plays on keys in the church,I learned so much about the First Nation People –Thank you Lonnie& Hazel,it was a honour spending time with you.
Marvin& Linda ,friends we meet years ago in Vermont were on there way from Colorado to Texas while we were driving the same route but on the opposite direction , so made a point to meet next to Palo Doru Canyon next to Amarillo and spend 2 great days.
We meet Lynn&Jackie during a hike 9 years ago for maybe only 2 hours and we just “clicked” stayed in touch through the e-mail (bless this tech) and finally meet in Salida Colorado.They offered us to store the rig at their place and made everything to make us feel at home,including taking us all the way to Denver to catch our flight.We do not have enough words to thank them for their generosity.
We love Rving,hiking and seeing the grass grow….but meeting people that we can call them friends is the sherry on the cake,it enriched our lives , we are very thankful and happy –may our paths cross again.
This is a short version of what we experienced and felt along this journey and I do not know enough English to put in words these “miracles” ,WE ARE LIVING OUR DREAMS ….On the way home we stopped in Toronto to visit our son,wife and our grand daughter