Nine years ago this summer we purchased our fifth wheel and set out on the first of our many RV journeys across the United States and Canada.
During these nine years we have traveled to the west coast and back, crossed the Rocky Mountains and Continental divide several times, wandered around Florida, enjoyed campgrounds in our beautiful home state of Georgia, and made the ultimate RV journey to Alaska. We’ve visited National Parks, National Monuments, State Parks, tourist traps, historic sites and museums. We’ve seen the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, most of the Great Lakes, many rivers, creeks, streams and lakes. We’ve enjoyed birdwatching, wildlife viewing, wildflowers blooming in every season, sunsets and sunrises. We’ve attended RV rallies, met many friendly and interesting people, and made new friends.
In all, we’ve camped in 41 of our beautiful United States including Alaska. We discovered that there is something interesting to see and do no matter where you are. Here are a few of our most memorable experiences.
We learned not to head north in early April because you never know when it might snow!
One very hot day in August we made the hike to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah.
We enjoyed many magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean as we traveled south on the Pacific Coast Highway from Washington to California.
We felt small beside the Redwoods in California.
In Yosemite National Park, we took a drive on Glacier Point Road to the Washburn Overlook.
On the American side of Niagara Falls we took the Cave of the Winds tour and stood on the Hurricane Deck underneath Bridal Veil Falls.
We visited the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park, Minnesota twice and walked across it once.
We enjoyed walking around the bases at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa.
The highest point of the Blue Ridge Parkway was one of the highlights of our several visits to the parkway.
Being snowbirds in Florida is a great way to spend the winter.
You can’t beat the views from some of our campsites.
It’s been a wonderful nine years and we have so many great memories! Although our future trips will probably be closer to home we are looking forward to many more adventures.