Our first motorhome. A 1976 Dodge based 19' TEC. My father and I went in halves on this camper. We had recently finished a weekend of camping at Walt Disney World in Orlando with my parents, our children and my sister Lynne and her family. It was raining when we set up the tent and raining when we left. My dad said, enough of this, then he went motorhome shopping. Luxury camping like we had never known it.
Sometimes we would take trips based on a theme. Once it was kayaking through New England, another time Rail-to-Trails and another time the War of 1812. These trips took us all through the New England states and around the Great Lakes. We've ridden our bikes along the historic Erie Canal towpath, kayaked through Lake Champlain and explored Upstate New York.
And ocean kayaking in Florida, Maine, Vermont and throughout the Great Lakes area.
Over a period of four years we covered the entire Lewis and Clark Trail. Between 2010 and 2012 we followed the Oregon Trail, and parts of the Mormon and California Trails, from beginning to end.
Then there was the summer exploring the Canadian Maritime Provinces. We've camped in every state in America except for Hawaii.
It's been an amazing 47 years.
Come Sunday we head out again. Our adventure continues.
Ed & Carol.