Editor’s Note: Chuck Woodbury, noted RV industry writer and editor, has begun a cross-country trek by motorhome. Read about the start of his journey below, as reported on www.rvtravel.com.
I’m off and running (driving, actually) on a two- to three-month motorhome adventure across America, from the Northwest to Northeast and then to who knows where? My daughter Emily will be with me the first two weeks, and then I will be on my own — a rolling stone.
Be sure to look for me at the big Hershey, Pa., RV Show Sept. 15-18. Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, and I will do a live webcast from there Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m., Eastern time (10 a.m. Western time). Please join our audience. I plan other live webcasts as well from RV parks and campgrounds across America (more about this later).
I’ll write a lot this trip, posting short updates on Twitter and writing often in my blog. I will also provide updates most days right here in the newsletter. So return here often each week and look for the trip update logo below.
That’s about it for my opening comments. Now, I need to get everything packed up and ready, and leave some extra time for map studying and daydreaming about the road ahead.
Friday evening, 10 p.m. (Pacific): We didn’t leave Seattle until 2 p.m., and then drove straight through on I-90 to Post Falls, Idaho — just beyond the Washington/Idaho border. Emily was quiet today, very sad about leaving her childhood friends as she heads off to her freshman year of college in New York. So most of the drive we didn’t talk — each occupied with our own thoughts. The late afternoon light on the rolling hills of eastern Washington was spectacular. It’s warm here tonight in Post Falls. Tomorrow we plan to stay in Billings, Montana. UPDATE Saturday, 7 a.m. I’m up early to read emails from readers to see if I made any typos or other mistakes. Emily is sleeping in. Gorgeous morning. UPDATE: Sunday 10 p.m. Visited Battle of Big Horn site today, now camped in park campground in Devil’s Tower National Monument. Gorgeous scene here, now with a billion stars in the night sky. More trip updates coming twice a day (most days) throughout the trip. So keep checking back.