My DH and I are looking toward the future when we are able to retire and RV full time. This blog is to track the progress toward that goal and to track different things, such as our "Bucket List's," so that we don't forget any of them. I created this blog as my way of tracking our progress towards our goal of full-time RV'ing.
In 2010, we began to talk about the possibility of traveling around the country when we retire. In my true fashion I went to the Internet to research the possibility and how to accomplish our goals. I started to find different blogs of full-timers. It was a challenge to remember all the sites so I started my own blog and began to add blog links as I found them, to my blog list. At first I kept my blog private but then recently, as my sister and I started discussing some of the blogs, I opened it up to the public. My sister and I both have hopes to one day hit the open road with our fifth wheels and husbands in tow.
We found our truck, a 2008 Dodge 3500 DRW, Quad Cab, with a turbo charged Cummins 6.9L that had 9,300 miles on it in July 2010. Okay, tow vehicle - check.
Then, the hunt was on for a fifth wheel. As you can tell I really hate to buy new when you can find something slightly used that someone else has taken the initial financial hit on so now the hunt was on for a fifth wheel. Well, we found the fifth wheel in September of 2011. It is a 2006 Montana Mountaineer that was hardly used and very well maintained (plus we negotiated a four year extended warranty/roadside assistance just in case there was any little hidden issues that popped up). Fifth wheel - check.
Our challenge now is finding time to get the fifth wheel out of the storage lot and on the road for short trips while we are working our way to retirement. My DH and I both work. My job is generally 10-11 hour days M-F and DH generally works 8+ hours six days a week. Not much time, nor energy, left over at the end of our week for taking the fiver out. But, occasionally we will be able to get her out and when we do I will post our adventure here on our blog.
The last part of our story is Miss Daisy. Well, she had to have her own page so check out Daisy - the Grand-dog's page.
Looking to the future
The Arkansas Travelers