Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Journey Begins

As we have done each springtime for the past 15 springs, we have begun our annual trek to explore this wonderful country we call home.

As was the case last year - we again have a new motorhome - and hopefully this one will last longer than the last one.  After our fiasco last October when the Winnebago spent 6 weeks in the shop and then another month in February, we decided to call it quits and we now have a Fleetwood Bounder.  Don't get me wrong on this - there was nothing wrong with the Winnebago part of the RV - it was the Ford chassis that had the issues and the Bounder has the same chassis just a year newer.  Time will tell...

This year is also different as we have a traveling companion (other than Chief and Casey) for the first leg of the trip. Our niece, Teri Berry, the daughter of Monte's sister Kass, is traveling with us. Teri had been in Florida visiting with her mother for the past couple of months and was going to fly back to her home in Alexandria, Virginia when we invited her to hitch a ride with us. She accepted and – here we are – enjoying spending time together.

Stop number 1 is Charleston, SC. We are camped at the Charleston Air Force Base FamCamp.

Our first full day here we drove up to Bowman, SC and spent some time with Monte's other sister Nance and her husband Bill Owens. I don't know how I let this happen, as I do occasionally, but I failed to drag out the camera – therefore no pictures to share of our afternoon spent with them. However, I don't need pictures to remember the amazing strawberry shortcake that we pigged out on. Good job Nance! Thanks for the hospitality and hope to see you again soon.

1 comment:

Glen said...

Nice to see you guys on deployment again! Enjoy and stay safe :)