I’m a Virginia native who spent my formative years in Ohio and then moved to Japan in my late teens due to my step-father’s work with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. After graduating from high school in Japan, I moved back to the United States to attend college in Ohio. I couldn’t reacclimate to the American culture or college life, so I moved to Germany and worked for the U.S. Army as a civilian for five years. I then moved to Pittsburgh to be closer to family and enlisted in the U.S. Army soon after. While serving, I was stationed in Germany, Arizona, Honduras, South Korea and then Washington State. In 1993, I ended my military service and and stayed in Washington State. I enjoyed living on the west coast, but decided family was more important and moved to Florida in 1997 to be closer to my parents and other family members who had made a home in The Sunshine State. I’ve had the pleasure of working in the IT field for the past 20 years and am looking forward to retirement in the next three to five years.
Traveling is in my blood and it didn’t take long for Traci to convince me that RV living was not only attainable, but ideal for my upcoming retirement. She has thoroughly researched (driving me crazy sometimes) everything needed for RV life planning, and together we’ve watched hundreds of YouTubers in the RV community. We can’t wait for the day we hit the road!
I’m a Georgia native who lived in California, Florida and North Carolina during my childhood as my father climbed the corporate ladder. Until December 2007, I was an office manager for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and previously Visit Orlando. I was forced to resign due to various health problems including fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety.
One of my favorite memories is moving from Florida to California when I was twelve-years-old. We drove across the country, stopping to visit national parks and roadside attractions along the way. What an incredible adventure! Since that time, I’ve always dreamed about buying a motorhome and traveling the country.
Curt wasn’t sure about my RV planning at first, but he came around to the idea. I constantly watched RV YouTuber videos on our TV while he was in the room. Eventually, he became interested in their stories and I could sense some excitement. In 2016, we rented a Class C motorhome for a road trip to Georgia and we both knew by the end of our trip that full-time RV living was in our future.
We met on a dating website in 2002, began dating soon after and were married in 2004. Our relationship progressed quickly after we discovered our compatibility and the ease with which our two families meshed. We’re incredibly thankful for our strong relationship – it has endured many health challenges.
Like other pet owners who find it almost impossible to leave their fur-babies at a kennel, travel is challenging for us due to our cats. In addition to that drawback, Traci is a bit OCD and dislikes staying in hotels. The perfect solution is traveling in an RV with Roo and Spike! Not only will the RV lifestyle allow us to travel around the country with peace-of-mind and our kitties close by, should any of our human family members need assistance, we can quickly teardown camp, arrive at their home within a few days and stay as long as necessary.
Roo and Spike, Cornish Rex Cats
Roo was born in July of 2014 and Spike was born in July of 2015. We love our kitties and can’t wait to introduce them to RV living. They aren’t biological siblings and have very different personalities. Roo is graceful, dainty and territorial. Spike is goofy, clumsy and energetic. One thing they both have in common is their loving nature towards us. You won’t find them cuddling, but the play together daily.
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