One couple + two dogs + thousands of miles of open road = adventure of a lifetime.
When we first met, one of us had a dream of living on a sailboat for a few months. The other one of us, however, gets seasick fairly easily. Yet we both love to travel and we both have a sense of adventure. We started talking about it (because communication is key to any good relationship) and we eventually found a compromise: RV-living.
Yes, it’s true. We bought an RV. It’s like a sailboat on wheels but no one gets seasick. We’ll be living in that RV for 6 months and traveling around the United States and parts of Canada. Even better, we’ll have our two geriatric dogs with us. So while 2011 was the year of the wedding and Africa and the 165-mile hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail, 2012 will be the year of the RV.
Timeframe: We will be leaving Seattle on Friday, June 1, and plan to be back in the Pacific Northwest by early December. At this point the only definite stop we have on our calendar during that timeframe is for a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 22, in El Dorado Hills, CA, with Suzanne’s cousins, Pat and Dennis Dougherty.
Route: We will be traveling in a clockwise direction, heading east out of Seattle. This map shows a high-level overview of our route. It is subject to change and is not an exact depiction of the route we plan to take (For example, we are not going through Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. I’m sure it’s lovely in the wintertime but we’re not going there, no matter what Google maps tells us to do).
We’d love to hear from you: You, our wonderful family and friends, have the power to change our route and impact our trip. We would love to know from you: Is there somewhere you’ve been in the country that you think we need to see? Is there a restaurant in your town that you think we need to try? Do you have a cousin in Muskogee, Oklahoma who you think we need to meet? Most importantly, do you have room in your driveway for a 36-foot Pace Arrow Vision? Please feel free to weigh-in on our adventure and offer your own advice and suggestions along the way!
That’s all for now. We’re getting RV driving lessons on Saturday, April 7, and will definitely let you know how it goes.
Welcome to Vaya con Perros!
See you down the road,
Suzanne, Kevin, Molly and Wylie