2013 was an interesting year for us, a year of adventures both planned and unplanned. We spent last Christmas in the Kansas City area for Bob to recover from his aortic valve replacement surgery. Experienceing a winter in the RV reinforces our desire for warmer climates during the winter. We got most of the snow for the winter in February and March.
We left the Kansas City area in late April and still got snowed on in the Des Moines area.
This year we were able to check off a lot from our bucket list. Among those were Salisbury House in Des Moines,
sightseeing in Pella,
Grotto of the Redemption,
and the Buddy Holly sites in Clear Lake.
We then s
the summer on the U p per Peninsula of Michigan in Houghton.
These were the
adventures. What we did not plan on was some maintenance issues that caused some
distress and time delays. We had some water damage while in Houghton along with
almost having a fire due to our transfer switch burning out. While stressful
the only impact is that we ended our
summer vacation a little early and headed back to the Kansas City area for repairs and some upgrades. While the RV was
being worked on we stayed in an Extended Stay Hotel in Overland Park Kansas.
The upgrades we had done were replacing the RV refrigerator with a residential
refrigerator and adding a dishwasher drawer.
While this was ha
we celebrated our 4th year of living fulltime in our Carriage Cameo. On our way to Goodyear Arizona we had another planned upgrade, adding day/night shades
from MCD Innovations in McKinney Texas.
After that work was com
pleted we had yet another unplanned adventure, one of our slideout motors went out. We s pent an extra week or so in
getting that repaired. For the most part we don’t “have” to be anywhere at a specific date so we can enjoy the area that we are at
a little longer. Abilene and San Angelo Texas
Every year we jam a lifetime of vacations into one year but there is still so much more to see and do. Next year we
plan on touring California to Oregon to Washington for summer then down to Denver
in Se ptember and then back to for the winter. Goodyear AZ
Till next time,
Bob and Jo