It’s amazing what one year can hold. The possibilities. The apprehensiveness. The hopes and dreams. The trepidation. The memories. The tears.
The good as well as bad.
It was one year ago, to this very day, that we drove away from our house one last time. Starting our full time adventure.
Saying “See Ya Later” to friends.
We’ve had our ups and our downs. That’s putting it mildly.
Winnebago Tour And Our Tour Master
Like not taking possession of the 2013 Winnebago Tour that we had custom ordered. I’ll spare you all the details in this post. You can read all about that fiasco here.
And the loss of our dear sweet Angel in August. She is still missed to this day. Always in our hearts.
Being stuck in Wisconsin for over a month was not fun. We were only passing through for a couple days. Then David had a kidney stone attack and ended up having to have 2 kidney stone surgeries. Looking on the positive side, the hospital, Meriter Hospital in Madison, WI was lovely. Not that we want to go back and visit any time soon.
That’s life on the road. You never know where you’ll end up. There’s generally no time line. You just go with the flow. It still doesn’t make it any easier when you are stuck somewhere though.
We quickly became Florida residents. Getting fully out of New York with their high taxes was an easy decision for us.
We’ve made new friends on the road that we know we will go and visit. Ronnie, Ginger and Annette at the RV Ranch of Keene, inviting us to their family Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
And Geri and Art, camp hosts extraordinaire, at Camp Red Bay, aka The Tiffin Service Center.
And while in Denver, CO we met up with some online friends that also fly quadcopters and got some flying in around the park.
We’ve stayed in some interesting campgrounds. Some nice and some, let’s just say, we won’t be back anytime soon. Whitey’s Fish Camp was one of them. However, it was the only campground around the area in Florida where we had to be to change our residency. So one night was all we needed. Thank goodness.
We finally had a new coach built and are now enjoying every minute of it! Thanks to Tiffin for that.
So in March we said Good-Bye to our old 2008 Tour Master T40B and Hello to our new 2014 Tiffin Allegro Bus 45LP.
Who knew we’d be calling Camp Red Bay, aka The Tiffin service center campground, our home for a few months time. We did unfortunately have to go back there once we picked up the new coach. We were having fan clutch issues and Tiffin was working on the fix.
Side note: We have a new proto-type fan clutch now and it’s working wonderfully. The new buses will be getting the new fan clutch in July we were told.
If you are interested, and haven’t already perused the entries of our build process, here’s a link to the entire build of our new 45LP Allegro Bus. From start to finish with time lapse video.
You do get to know your neighbors well at Camp Red Bay and it’s easy to make life long friends, as we did for sure. Jim and Beverly, Tom and Sue, Marc and Josee and Marty and Diane just to name a few.
Not to mention it’s nice to be able to compare notes with someone that has the same coach as you.
We have seen some spectacular sites this year. Some National treasures and some awesome driving roads.
Just breath taking!
We’ve seen our share of gorgeous sunsets too.
Looking back at all these photos and memories makes us want to keep on driving. We’re currently in our home town of Rochester, NY at Southwoods RV Resort. Visiting with family and friends. Getting the very important doctors appointments all caught up. And looking forward to getting back out there. Making new memories.