Sunday, February 22, 2015

First Post in our Blog:

Hello everyone. This is our first post in the blog we are starting to chronicle our travels across the USA and Canada in our 2008 Newmar Dutch Star motor home. We purchased the "new to us" motor home from a dealer in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area during the first week in February 2015. Since we have met a number of people who have named their RV, we have decided to call ours "The Duchess". Not all that original, but it seems to work for us. The Duchess is 43 foot long with 4 slides.

Connie and I are retired. Mike's last day at work was January 31st. Our home sold quickly in December 2014 thanks to a hot real estate market in Austin. We spent some time living with friends and then started house/dog sitting from mid-February until late March. We will be moving into The Duchess on a full time basis around April 1st. In future posts we will discuss the process we have gone through to make the decision to become full-time RVer's and also talk about our experiences in going through the down-sizing from a 2,400 square foot home to a 450 square foot motor home. Hopefully we will be able to post to this blog on a regular basis. We have been following a number of people who full-time in the RV's through their blogs during the last few years and have learned a lot from their postings.