Jeannie and I are now in New Meadows, Idaho having completed 2,700 miles of our journey thus far. I left Boulder City, Nevada July 2, 2017 and together we left Santa Fe, New Mexico July 17, 2017. Quite an experience thus far. We had wanted to continue to the Columbia Gorge in Oregon and on to the Oregon coast. Then continue south to California. Extreme forest fires at the Columbia Gorge and Oregon has resulted in unsafe air quality levels due to smoke in much of the northwest and Oregon coast. We may not continue to Oregon and reroute southeast to Zion and Bryce Canyon National parks in Utah. We will keep you posted.
Thirteen years ago I moved to Las Vegas from my home in Colorado. Today, I have retired. Tomorrow morning, with my Lance travel trailer in tow, I leave for Santa Fe. Going to join up with a great gal that thinks RV’ing will be be a blast. She thinks learning to fly fish in Idaho with Tom would be heavenly. Sorry guys, I found her first. From Santa Fe we will head north to South Dakota to establish my new Domicile address. Then head west to Idaho. Got a great RV site picked out along the beautiful Salmon River. We are just going to kick back and camp there 4-6 weeks and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Then on to the west coast. Not going to vacation the dream, going to live the dream.
Weathered a two week long hot spell here in Boulder City north of Las Vegas. Brother Jeff and his wife Sue let me graciously park my trailer in their warehouse side yard to offset the heat wave. They and my good friend Paul helped me to get my trailer ready for the road. Paul did a “crackerjack install” on my 360 watt solar system. Now I have sufficient power to go off grid and power everything in the trailer with the exception of the air conditioning. But, that is OK, because I am now moving in pursuit of 75 degrees!
Hey, feel free to follow my BLOG. Now that I am actively retired and traveling, I will have many interesting stories about my travels.
So to my many friends and relatives in Las Vegas and Boulder City I say a fond goodbye. I was more than pleased to have made your acquaintance. Will pass this way again from time to time I am sure. To my friends of the future, relax I am on my way………..
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. Mark Twain
Trailer sits on a lot in Boise, Idaho. Waiting for a new owner to hook up and set sail. Previous owner took pride of ownership. Only four years old, trailer has aged well. Built solid. Built tough. Designed to withstand the weather of four seasons. Stands tall with a factory 7″ lift kit to go off road and explore the unknown. Delivers a large kitchen and large bedroom. Over sized windows to bring the outside……..inside. Ready to go. To perhaps retrace the steps of places where the trailer has been, ready to explore places new.
I like what I see. I put down a deposit. Time to “Saddle Up” my Ford Expedition and pick up in two weeks. Back to Boise. I have found my new travel trailer.