Left Home December 1st with our little R-Pod and Toyota 4Runner for a two month excursion accross country to Florida. Our itent was spend Christmas at Disney World, then make a quick trip down to Key West and then home by February 1st.
Well it hasen't worked out that way. We did make a really great trip from Phoenix to Florida, stopping along the way and meeting some really wonderful fellow RV people. However, once in Florida we traded our 18' R-Pod in for a 36' Keystone Montanna 5th wheel with 3 expansions To tow this monster we traded the 4Runner in for a 2011 Chevrolet 2500 HD, Diesel truck. We are now full fledged members of the traveling RV community. It was never our intent to make the traded on this trip. It just happened that we stopped and looked a the Montanna and recognized that we truly loved this rig and the RV life.
I have never towed a big rig like our Monatanna, and our first trip was to Key West with a stop in Fort Lauderdale. The first leg of our journy was really uneventful as most of the time we were on 4 lane roads. The second leg was different. I chose the seniec route through Miame to route 1 to Key West. The weather was overcast with spots of heavy rain, and wind. Route 1 is a beautiful drive on a mostly single lane road where your average speed is like 45 mph. Needless to say its a long 130 miles. But once again the tow was easy.
We are back in central Florida till the end of February when it off to Kissimmee, Florida for a week to meet up with the kids and grand kids. We are taking the kids to Disney World for a couple of days. From there we plan to head back to Phoenix... well thats the plan. Who knows we may be home by April or ???
Retirement is tough, but you know someone has to make the sacrafice. Hope to blog more about our experiences and the wonderful friends we have made along the way.
Here is Sandy with the two Bee's we played bingo with every Tuesday night.
Here we are at the souther most point in the Continental US...