HOW IT GOT STARTED
The Leaders - An RVing match made in heaven. (TBD!)
Sue - CPA (retired) Loves the outdoors, spreadsheets, organization and Chardonnay.
Ken - Bio Engineer (working remotely) Loves the outdoors and anything mechanical. Mission oriented, does not want to smell any roses.
Our honeymoon in June, 2007 was an airline trip to Anchorage Alaska where we rented a Winnebago class C. We had spent many of our vacations hiking and biking and wanted to take the next step by traveling in an RV. Our maiden voyage was a great experience with no real issues. We visited Denali National park, Homer, Seward and Whittier. We took a small plane trip with only the pilot and two climbers to base camp for Mt. McKinley (pictured below).
We hiked every day. The most memorable hike was when we hired a small boat to take us from the Homer Spit to Katchemak Bay State Park. The boat deposited us on a beach at 10:30 AM and was to return to pick us up at 6 PM. Of course, Ken had a mission - to hike to the Grewingk Glacier and back. We saw no humans that day but did observe many bear tracks and the accompanying scat, some in the middle of the trail. We didn't carry bear spray but had bells on our shoes. Scared ****less, we made so much noise that we didn't see one single creature. We made it to the glacier and then back to the beach with 10 minutes to spare.
OUR FIRST RV
Leisure Travel Van Unity
In September, 2017 we visited the Hershey RV show for a second time. We were looking for a small motorhome to use for 2 vacations a year and possible weekend trips. Our wish was to always take Riley with us. We looked at several models at the show and decided on a Leisure Travel Van. We ordered it at the show but were not able to pick it up until July, 2018. We took the LTV on a small journey in August where we stayed in two campgrounds on Lake Erie. In December we visited The Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort for 10 days. Hilton Head has so much to offer. The biking trails are great and there are 30 miles of them. The HHIMR is a 1 mile bike ride to the beach and you can walk or bike to many shops and restaurants. Ruby Lee's Restaurant is our favorite and we hope it is still open when we go back!
We returned to HHIMC in April, 2019. Unfortunately, that was the last trip for our LTV. We returned the LTV to what we thought was a great indoor storage center. Four days later there was a huge fire there. Many antique cars were destroyed or damaged. Our LTV was literally toast. It fared worse than most due to its location and the plastic parts on the outside. Most RV owners like to know what happened - The owners of the facility were at fault. They allowed activity that included a mechanic with a blowtorch on the first floor. All of the vehicles were on the second floor. The LTV was a total loss and Erie Insurance came through for us.