We have always loved to RV and travel. Many, many years ago in the early 1970s we bought our first RV. It was a 24 foot Class A Pace Arrow motorhome. We bought it right after we had returned from a week long auto trip in our Ford Country Squire station wagon with our five boys, my Mother and our dog. What really made up our mind was the night we were trying to rent a motel room and they wouldn't rent to us because "there were too many of us." Well that and going into restaurants with five boys and five different attitudes about what to eat.
Motorhoming simplified things.
Also we wanted to be able to get away on weekends and I wasn’t about to go camping in a tent and cook meals over a wood fire. Sorry – no way. So we compromised and got the home on wheels.
Over the next few years we made several modifications to it as we used it in and around Southern California.
Then we loaded it up and took off for over a year on an adventure. We drove it to South America. Argentina in fact. All the way down the almost non-existent Pan American Highway. Through Mexico, through all but one Central American country – we missed Belize. And across into South America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
From Panama to Colombia the motorhome took a boat and we took a plane. And by then the motorhome was being called a casa rodante a house on wheels.
You can read all about that trip at http://www.movingon1.com/ the 1978 trip with five kids.
Since then we’ve almost always had some kind of RV, usually a motorhome with one 5th wheel thrown in for a very short period of time.
After I retired in 2002 we bought a 40 foot Alfa SeeYa diesel motorhome. Since then we’ve spent most summers traveling the US and one summer in Alaska. We took the Alfa to Mexico a couple of winters but decided that it was just too big and too sophisticated to travel with down there.
|Our Alfa SeeYa 2002|
So now we have a small RV for Mexico – see Jennie page.