After two weeks in Ohio, Kim and I were pleased to move on to new territory. We leaped across the northwest corner of Pennsylvania and set up camp near Niagara Falls, New York. Kim had never visited New York before this trip. And although I’d been to New York City a couple of times, I […]


Last Wednesday, we woke early. We’d stayed up late (for us) laughing with Kim’s high school friends, and now faced a long day of travel. We said our good-byes, then left northwest Nebraska for the three hour drive back to Buffalo Gap National Grassland, where we’d left the RV parked alone on the edge of […]


The Final Shake-Down

by jdroth on 12 March 2015 · 1 comment

Kim and I spent last weekend taking our RV for a final shake-down before we launch on our year long adventure. We drove three hours to the central Oregon Coast, where we stayed four days in an RV park just south of Newport. On our maiden voyage, we were surrounded by friendly folks who were […]

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One Month with Bigfoot

by jdroth on 12 February 2015 · 0 comments

Kim and I have owned our motorhome for a full month now, and we’ve had a chance to form some impressions. It’s important to note that we haven’t actually done anything in the RV yet but clean and stock it. (We’ll make our first trip this weekend.) That said, we’re pleased with the purchase so […]


Meet Bigfoot

by jdroth on 05 February 2015 · 0 comments

After driving home our new motorhome, Kim and I were sad (but unsurprised) to see that the leak in the roof was worse than we’d feared. After a quick weekend getting to know our Bigfoot 30MH29SL, we took the rig to Robert at Rose City RV. Although he initially said he’d need a couple of […]


After months of searching, Kim and I finally purchased a motorhome that seemed almost ideal for our needs: a 29-foot 2005 Bigfoot 30MH29SL. On a rainy Saturday morning in mid-January, we drove to the previous owner’s house to take delivery. “I guess I didn’t fix that leak as well as I’d thought,” Mike said, pointing […]


After a month of RV shopping, Kim and I took a breather for the holidays. We continued to chat about the subject with friends and family, fishing for feedback on our our plans, but we only casually browsed Craigslist. We didn’t venture out to the used RV lots. After the new year, though, we got […]