Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Soon to be "On the Road Again"

So it's RV time again. How did that happen? Last time I RV'd I swore, "That's it. I'm done." And now, here we've gone and done it again. Your two most unlikely RVers are back on the road again (or soon will be). All I can say is: "Have you been to an RV dealership yet?" No, I didn't think you had because if you had you might not be so quick to pass judgement! Ha ha. Only kidding. But seriously, the mind is strong, but the flesh is weak (or is it the other way round?)

So, the new rig, to our great credit, isn't as big as it COULD have been. Which isn't to say that it isn't nice because you know I do have standards. But we did set out to buy something smaller than what we had in the past and we managed to accomplish that at least. It's a 37' Allegro Bus and I think that Russell will be very happy with the way it drives and I will be very happy with all the creature comforts that it has and we will both see how/whether RVing has changed in the last few years since we've been on the road (hopefully not much).

Our first trip is to sunny and warm (we hope) Florida where we will be visiting Russell's mom in North Palm Beach, some friends in beautiful LaBelle, FL, and attending the Spring Needlepoint Show in Orlando, FL. These activities only account for some of the time we are going to be away so there should be lots of time for us to get into ad-hoc adventures and mishaps that promise to be entertaining.

Speaking of entertaining, both Tigger and Winnie will be along for the ride. I believe it will be Winnie's second RV trip (she went with us to Destination Dallas a couple of years ago) but Tigger's first RV adventure. I don't expect any problems with Tigger since he is a remarkably easygoing fellow and of course has his older sister to lean on for guidance.

I will sign off now since I can hardly expect you to read more but am likely to write one or two additional pre-trip entries to keep you up-to-date on our preparations.


  1. Sounds like a very nice RV and trip planned. The whole hotel is for the show and there are 118 exhibitors! Amazing. Taking a class? Safe travels and I look forward to following your adventures!

  2. If you make it out West, the offer from Jennifer and I stands, would love to see you both. Safe travels and will enjoy reading your blog again. Tim

  3. Sorry Stephen, it has been awhile and our time together was much too short. Jennifer and I are from Colorado and we met you and Russell on a Mediterranean Cruise 2016? 15?

  4. hi Melita! thanks for the well wishes. I have not signed up for a class in Orlando but am looking forward to ANG in Tucson.

  5. hi Tim and Jennifer! of course I remember you guys! we had such fun together. We will be coming out West possibly this summer so stay tuned maybe we can work something out— I hope so, it would be great to see you both again

  6. Hi Russell and Stephen, Russell knows me as "Lynnloo" and I am a loyal customer at Rittenhouse Needletpoint. Dani told me about your RV trip and also sent me your log with all the details. Bad news about your finger and the 10 feet of scraping on your NEW RV. I read it with sadness but with your dramatic writing I could not help but laugh. I hope you both are enjoying yourselves and weather is good. Lynn(loo)