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Don & Joy's Travels

Until 2002 there is a huge portion of the US that neither of us had seen. In April of 2002 we were able to contemplate semi-retirement with a lot of travel time available, so we rented a motorhome for a couple of weeks to see how we liked traveling that way. We found it much more enjoyable than car/motel travel. After a short period of time looking for a used diesel pusher we settled on a 1998 Safari Sahara. We placed a Datastorm internet antenna on the roof, which allows Don to attend to the computer maintaining that is the "semi" part of our retirement. After a little under a year we knew that, while we liked the Safari, there were things we would rather have arranged differently. This lead to the purchase of a 2003 Safari Zanzibar, which was our home on the road for four years. In January, 2007, we moved back in time to a 1990 Blue Bird Wanderlodge WB40. That was sold in January, 2013, and in March we purchased a 2004 Blue Bird M380. We travel around 1/2 of the time, returning to Eureka between trips to do things like yard chores, and keep our cats company.

Below you will find pages detailing our motorhome travel adventures.

Blue Bird M380 The Blue Bird M380

2015:
Maritimes Maritimes, July 26 - November 15, 2015 Where we've traveled by RV
States where we've traveled by RV

(hard to tell, but the only ones missing are Hawaii and Delaware)


Where we've traveled by RV
Another view by road.

Red is RV, Blue is additional car travel
Q2015 Quartzsite January 13 - February 17, 2015

2014:
Redlands Redlands August 8 - August 13, 2014
Q2014 Quartzsite January 12 - February 5, 2014
2013:
Pine Mountain September 20 - December 11, 2013 Georgia, Florida
oregon2013 May 15-June 10, 2013 Oregon
2012:
balloonfiesta August 20-November 11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM
maryhill May 27-June 15, 2012, Maryhill, WA
Q2012 Jan 11-Feb 16, 2012, Quartzsite
2011:
Alaska May 18-Aug 22, 2011 Alaska
Nikki February 23-28, 2011 Colorado Puppy Trip
2010:
Albuquerque August 28 - November 18, 2010 Albuquerque
Q2010 June 15 - July 15, 2010 Geowoodstock
Q2010 January 9 - February 6, 2010 Quartzsite
2009:
Canada July 5 - August 27, 2009 Canada
Q2009 January 17 - February 6, 2009 Quartzsite
2008:
Virginia August 17 - December 20, Virginia to Florida
Wenatchee April 24 - May 27, Oregon/Washington
Quartzsite 2008 January 8 - March 4, Quartzsite
2007:
Colorado September 3 - November 6, Colorado
pnwco13 April 27 - May 31, Oregon/Washington
Quartzsite 2006 January 5 - February 20, Quartzsite
2006:
North America August 5 - November 10, a North American Loop.
PNWCO11 April 22 - May 20, Escapade and Pacific Northwest.
Quartzsite 2006 January 15-February 16, 2006 Quartzsite.
2005:
Loneliest Road September 11-November 29, 2005. Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Texas.
Harris Beach June 19-July 1, 2005. Oregon Coast.
Wanapum reservoir May 10-18, 2005. PNWCO9.
Quartzsite 2005 January 19-February 8, 2005. Quartzsite second visit.
2004:
Catskill Color September 18-December 1, 2004. New England, via Texas.
lightning May 9-June22, 2004. Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas.
Coyote March 8-April 3, 2004, Albuquerque, Sedona, Death Valley
London Bridge January 15-Feb 2, 2004, Quartzsite, AZ
2003:
Gator at Sanibel October 14-December 3, 2003, Tampa, Florida
Wind Mountain RV September 14-October 1, 2003, Oregon, Washington
August 12-23, 2003, Goleta, California
July 9-24, 2003, Bend, Oregon
Safari Rally at Cashmere May 29-June 14, 2003, Cashmere, Washington
Berg Park in Farmington April 17-May 17, 2003, New Mexico
Moving Day March 11-26, 2003, Aguanga and FMCA Pomona
2002:
Southwest Safari Rally, Tucson, Oct 2002 October 23-November 7, 2002, Tucson
Saturday potluck September 17-30, 2002, Pacific Northwest
Holly running in sand August 21-28, 2002, Mendocino Coast
Cape Meares July 8-23, 2002, Oregon Coast
Safari Sahara May-June 2002 Arizona
Chaistla Butte Arizona April-May, 2002, a rental experience

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