Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:36 PM
Pick any one year of our travels and that year is more than worth all the money we have spent on our motor home.
We spent one whole summer in Alaska, (including British Columbia, Yukon, NW Territories). Another summer we traced the route of Lewis and Clark across country. We lived near Kitty Hawk, NC in December 2003 and celebrated the 100th anniversary of flight. I've gone snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, sky diving in Reno, NV and taken gliding lessons and received my license to fly gliders in Boulder, CO. Louise went paragliding in Alaska! We've hiked up volcanoes, through canyons and over glaciers. We've ridden our bicycles through Death Valley, along trails where Lewis and Clark traveled, past moose and elk, and explored whole islands on bicycle.
Along the way, we've met some of the most interesting and friendly people who walk this Earth. Everyone who owns a motor home has a story to tell. Not everyone expresses it in writing but start a conversation and you'll learn a lot about how exciting it is to live and travel in a motor home. We have a whole "family" of friends we've met on the road that we visit when we are in their neighborhood.
Our motor home has allowed us to "live" almost everywhere in the US and Canada. We have had time to spend with family when and where needed. We've been there to assist our children when they became new parents and shared trips with all our grandchildren. We've touched base with distant relatives we hadn't seen during our working years.
I don't have a lot of dollars in a bank somewhere but I have a million memories that are priceless!
Now, where are my keys? Let's get this rig rolling again!
Tom and Louise Butler
2004 Monaco Windsor, Cummins 400 ISL
Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar, Brakemaster, Chevy Trailblazer, BikeE Recumbent Bicycles
After 9 1/2 years full time in our motor home and being Winter Texans we are now living at Sandpipers Resort in Edinburg, Texas. Now we are Summer Chickens!
"The tipi is much better to live in; always clean and warm in winter, cool in summer, easy to move... If the Great Spirit wanted men to live in one place he would have made the world stand still." -- Flying Hawk, South Dakota Oglala Sioux