Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Where Are We?

Betsy and I have made our way down south – Tupelo, Mississippi to be precise. Lots of driving and crisscrossing states has even forced us to ask “where are we?” Our departure from the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains was sooner that we had wanted but our motorhome was in need of some repairs and routine maintenance (a.k.a. tender loving care). Months ago we had an air conditioner/heater that had broken. Normally, not a problem in the cool summers of Maine except for when the weather turned unusually warm and sent the mercury up to 100 degrees. On the flip side, we were hit with frigid weather in Virginia that forced us to buy a space heater to keep the coach at tolerable temperatures. (Thanks to some fellow RV’ers in Maine who suggested we buy one.) We now call the heater our fireplace and enjoy the warmth it provides for our toes. (My Dad asked if we can roast marshmallows in front of it. What a great idea!) Since there were no authorized Tiffin Motorhome service centers in Maine, we decided to wait and have repairs done at a place we trusted - Sherman RV.
A few days at Sherman RV and we will be good as new!  Thanks Benny and Karen
for all your help and professionalism.
Along the way, we have had other things break, misalign, surge, beep, and decided it was definitely time to head in for repairs. These ailments that our coach is suffering are typical for these sophisticated, computerized motorhomes and nothing out of the ordinary. Since it has been a 1 ½ years since we bought it, time had caught up with us. Sherman RV is where we bought the coach and have built a relationship with them over the last 18 months of owning the coach. Every time we meet people interested in buying a Tiffin Motorhome, we eagerly recommend Sherman RV. Karen Cornelius and Benny Johnston have been our life-lines.

Betsy's birthday present - a dish washer.  Somehow I knew she would
wiggle her way out of doing dishes.
We have lots of posting that is needed to catch you up on our travels and hope to fire some off soon. Meanwhile, we are still doing and seeing all we can. Sometimes it is nice to take a break and spend a whole day hanging out at the campsite. While in Virginia, we were without cell service, internet, and television. We were perfectly content to hike, read, and sit by the campfire. We really enjoyed the isolation in a gorgeous National Forest, not to mention that the site costs only $12 per night.

Not a bad site for $12 bucks. And we sat between two beautiful lakes.
When we leave Tupelo, we are headed to the panhandle of Florida for a few weeks. We will travel down the gulf coast thru Florida’s “Nature Coast” to see manatees and blue water springs. We anticipate spending the winter in southern Florida and then head out west next spring.

Stay tuned we want to catch you up on our travels and hope our paths will cross someday.

1 comment:

  1. We traveled to 32 dealerships in 10 states and visited Sherman RV before we bought our 2007 Allegro Bus. Of all the people and places we visited Karen and Benny made Sherman RV our first choice. Sounds like you have a high opinion of them too.


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