Seven Years of Fulltiming!

Posted by on April 27, 2018
We moved into our coach on April 27, 2011 – the day of the Tuscaloosa, AL tornadoes.  We were in Montgomery, AL and had tornado swirling all around us…it was a bit of a nerve-wracking first night!
Capitol City RV Park in Montgomery was our home for approximately 16 months while Michael finished out his career with the US Army (having served a total of 29 years, 9 months and some odd days).
We hit the road for parts known and unknown:  August 10, 2012
A few fun facts
Began with a 2010 Ford F350
Purchased a Ford F450 December 2016
Miles on F350:  Not known
Miles on F450:  40,500
Miles on Coach:  40,017.5
Year with most mileage:  2013 – 8970 miles
Year with the least mileage:  2011 – 3223 miles
Number of states visited: 41
States we have not yet visited:   Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii (not happening!), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Favorite Places & Happenings
  Michael’s favs
    – Visiting the grandbabies
    –  Corpus Christi, Texas
    – Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington
    – Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
    – Southern Utah (Cedar Breaks, Zion & Bryce Canyon)
  Kelly’s favs
    – Grand Canyon
    – Barney’s Toilet Lid Museum – San Antonio, Texas
    – Bryce Canyon, Utah
– Spam Museum – Austin, Minnesota
    – Visiting family & friends
Workamping jobs
Osceola National Forest – Florida
  –  October 1, 2013 to January 1, 2013
  – Administrative Assistant, Ocean Pond Campground
  – Kelly worked approximately 20 hours per week
Anderson Cove Campground – Utah
  – May 27, 2016 – September 13, 2016
  – Campground Hosts
  – Michael managed a loop in the campground and maintained the boat ramp parking lot.
Gate Guarding
We took our first gate guarding job on January 13, 2013
Last day we worked a gate – March 19, 2017
We gate guarded from roughly October/November to April/May in 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.
Number of ‘gates’ we worked on:  19
Number of different oil companies we worked with:  8
We have had endless opportunities to visit family and friends that we wouldn’t otherwise have had.  We visited:
Michael’s niece – Rockford, IL
My cousins – northern WI
Michael’s Aunt, Uncle & cousin – Canton, TX
My cousin – Lafayette, IN
My siblings – Milwaukee & Rhinelander, WI
My nieces & nephew – Rhinelander, WI
Michael’s brothers – Glenwood/Pearcy, AR
My niece, Wichita, Kansas
My cousins – Milwaukee/Germantown, WI
Michael’s school friends – Glenwood, AR
My school friends – Milwaukee, WI
Michael’s former co-workers – Wausau, WI, Indianapolis, IN, Montgomery, AL
My ceramics mentor – Montgomery, AL
Old and new RVing friends across the country
We have loved everything about our full-timing lifestyle over the last seven years and have no plans to stop anytime soon.  Now that we are traveling for work with Performance Trailer Braking our traveling will increase hugely and we’ll see if we still enjoy traveling!  LOL

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