Monday, October 1, 2012

Houston, we have liftoff

Flying J
Hubbard, OH

Today was the day we've been
waiting for, for 3 years.

Yesterday was preparation day.
George put the bikes on the back..

..and moved the things from Harvey
that he wanted in the truck..

Our little buddy was getting impatient..

So today was the day!

We got all hooked up..

..the neighbors (cousins) came by to
help and send us off..

A few pictures of our departure..

Pulling out of our property
Kenny holding up the wires

Coming out of our street,
we just made it past a tree limb.

But finally, we're on the road!

We drove 5 hours, and
stopped for the night
at a Flying J.

Tomorrow, on to Elkhart, IN!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! You finally made it. Freedom at last. So glad you had a great first day of travel. We've been thinking about you today and hoping all went well. Have fun!!! :)

  2. Looks like a great first day! Hope you have a great first evening as well! That tree limb looked WAY too close for comfort as you were turning that corner.

    Do you feel free?

    1. Not yet. I talked to work three times :-) It still feels like we are on vacation and we have to get back!

    I can't wait to hear all about your adventures.
    Be safe....

  4. Five hours sounds like the perfect travel day. Congrats

  5. This is a day you'll never forget! Neat that you got to document it in pictures. Welcome to the club! :c)

  6. We're grinning ear to ear for ya! The past few days certainly have been full of great expectations. Now the adventure of the rest of your life begins!
    Syl and Gin

  7. The whole thing just makes me smile! You two have worked hard for this and now's the time to ENJOY!!!!
    Congratulations and safe travels.

  8. You guys sure do look HAPPY,HAPPY, HAPPY! Wa Hoo. !

  9. Congrats- Way to really go!
    Should be a beautiful drive color here in lower Wi. is probably close to peak.
    I was thinkin a gnome in green and yellow would be cool.
    keep safe

  10. That is great. Glad everything went good. You will be in our thoughts tomorrow. Safe travels.

  11. Hopefully, work will get farther and farther behind you, literally! congratulations and see you on the road! :-)

  12. Are you members of the Montana Owners Forum? If not, check it out at Congratulations!

  13. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you. Remember, you are not on vacation!! This is the rest of your lives.

  14. Huge glad your dream came to fruition

  15. Congrats on your journey. We hope to see you as you head west.

  16. Congratulations!!! Now you get to live your DREAM!!! Be sure to take it slow and enjoy the journey:o)) It really is all about the JOURNEY!!!

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails....

  17. Totally awesome.
    My husband and I have just become interested in the RV life. He will retire in 3 and 1/2 years so I'm already selling the STUFF out of the house.
    We have a lot to research and learn. I will be following your adventures and hopefully learning a lot.
    Looks like your off to a great start.
    Susie in northern NY

  18. We are in our first week of full-time as began on the 28th, so I can say welcome to the club as well... we are loving it so far know you will too.

  19. Congratulations and we also wish you the safest of travels. I enjoy reading your blog.

  20. From a member of the Class of 2010, welcome to you members of the Class of 2012. As someone else remarked, just take it easy and smell the roses (or sometimes, diesel fuel).

  21. Congratulations!!!!! Time to kick back, relax and enjoy your new lifestyle. Best wishes for many safe, happy and trouble-free full-timing miles. We look forward to meeting you somewhere down the road.

  22. Great post! I have missed out on so much lately. Next time in town I am going to catch up on your travels so far. I hope it is smooth sailing all the way to California. The weather here in CA is beautiful :)