Wednesday, June 8, 2011

See the USA in Your Chevrolet

Before we can decide the where to go and what to see, it seems we should figure out how we are going to get there. We have traveled, quite a bit actually, with our children. We've used planes, trains and automobiles and even have some cabin and tent camping experience under our belts. We've visited a few RV shows and cruised the internet looking at our options. We even bid on a repossessed motor home a while back, but it was not meant to be. Options abound to get us to our destinations, and we've narrowed them down to 3:

  1. A car, living out of suitcases, traveling from hotel to hotel. Enjoying day trips to historic sites and attractions along the way.
  2. A truck and camper, pulling our house from campground to campground as we criss cross the country.
  3. A motor home, going anywhere the road takes us, pulling a small car to take us on educational day trips and endless adventures.

We have pretty much settled on option #3...and so begins the search. Budgetary constraints dictate that any thing we may purchase will be used. Just how used is up for debate. I believe at one point the husband uttered the word “vintage.” I've been on Craigslist and seen the photos...they range from shagadelic to totally horrific. We're going to look at one tonight. I've been told to “not worry about the hole in the side panel.”

It better have a refrigerator large enough to accommodate a whole BOX of wine...  


  1. Sharon, "vintage may not be so bad". My friend Ramona and her husband sold their home and are living and traveling the continent, full-time, from their lovely, remodeled Airstream. If that's what you meant by motor home (the lifestyle, if not the exact mode of transport), you should definitely check out her "Living in a Tin Can" blog. She's at, and if you have any questions, tell her I sent you. She's a fellow professional organizer, and I'm sure both her blog and speaking with her directly will help with making sure there's enough space for everything...including the wine in the fridge. :-)

  2. Thanks again, I'll check it out! Right now I think it is a matter of how big a project we want to take on and is it something we can have ready to go next June. Earlier if we want to do a couple trial runs before hand, ya know, maybe we'll even take it to Toronto! Wanna come?