I wanted to spend some time this morning and write about a dream come true and an adventure that has been a part of my dream scheme for quite some time: the Launching of our Mothership to travel full time the US first, then on to other parts of the world. I have spent countless hours traveling up and down and back and forth on our nation’s interstates and highways. Literally countless hours, but if you did count the miles, I suppose it would be in the millions. I’ve been to 49 states and the only one I still need to check off of my list is Hawaii. You’ve probably heard the Johnny Cash song, “I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere”, and for me, that pretty much rings true. I have had a lot of great adventures on and off the road, but haven’t always had the time to stop and do the site seeing along the way as I’m usually full steam ahead and trying to get to some show in some other town, down the road. Often I will see a sign from the highway pointing to some mystical adventure to the right or left and am unable to follow, due to schedule restraints or traveling partners that would rather go to the next hotel.. haha.. Well, no more!! I have been working with my wife Connie, for quite some time to embark on a journey of life that enables us to do just exactly that: to go to and fro in this world. To see things she hasn’t and to see things I may have missed. To boldly go where no GGrass and CGrass has ever gone before… to explore new worlds and new horizons! Our method of transport….Our Mothership… A Diesel international, 34 foot class C RV. Our shuttle/escape pod… a ’06 jeep wrangler 4×4. I intend to follow up with at least a weekly blog about our adventures and Connie’s blog will be featured here as well. The Blog will consist of the stories or adventures from the road, tips on traveling in an RV as well as some of the trials. We will be adding photos and videos along the way as well. Please check back often for the next installment of our tales from the road.
RV tips, night 1: A 20 amp circuit cannot run two space heaters at the same time when boon-docking. The breaker for the electricity will trip and you wont have any heat except the emergency propane heat all night, cause the building is locked and you cant get in to reset the breaker.. That means your going to get really, really cold… Lesson learned!
Boon-docking: Staying in a place, usually free of charge, where there are no hook ups and you must rely on the coach’s self-containment. This of course can be more challenging, depending on the time of year you are traveling.
Today, we are heading to Washington DC! I can think of no place better to start this adventure of the beautiful United States Of America, than DC, our nation’s capitol. We plan to do a tour of a bunch of Smithsonian’s as well as monuments and of course the national zoo! We are starting with Mt. Vernon, home of beloved President George Washington. Can’t wait to find out more about that badass!!