We first started traveling in an RV in 1991.

In 1992, we sold the mini and bought a 24′ fifth wheel.

Each year and each trip, our love for the lifestyle grew.

In 2004, we took a 5 month trip, beginning in Indiana, northward through Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South and North Dakota, across the top of the nation through Montana on U.S. 2, down though Idaho, along the Columbia Gorge and up into Washington, down the west coast of Oregon and California on U.S. 101, eastward through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, Louisiana north in Mississippi on the Natchez Trace through Alabama and Tennessee, across Kentucky and on home.

In 2005, we spent our first full winter in the RV (in Yuma, AZ). That year, we were away from our house 8 months out of the 12, and the experience convinced us that we would love to become full-timers, an idea we had toyed with for years.

We put the house on the market, and for 2 summers, had no lookers. Then this past spring, we found a newer 5th wheel and truck, and sold the house within 4 days.

Within a month, we were living in our new home.
We spent the months of June and August camp hosting in central Indiana at McCormick’s Creek State Park, June in Campground Loop A, and August in Loop B, shown here.

We enjoyed hiking in the park during the cooler times.

July found us camphosting in another beautiful central Indiana State Park, Brown County.

Our story continues in the next post….