Our Route So Far
2018 (Blue Line): Since we’ve spent so much time out west in the last three years, we decided to spend most of our time in the east for 2018. After winter in Florida’s state parks, and New Orleans, we made a stop at the Tiffin service center in Alabama to get some warranty repairs taken care of. Then we started north, visiting Shenandoah National Park, New York City, Rhode Island, Boston, Maine, and finally headed into Canada for the first time! We spent three weeks in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and did some fun hiking and exploring before returning to the U.S. After New Hampshire, Vermont, upstate New York, and Ohio, we returned to Alabama once more for our final warranty fixes before our 1-year warranty ended. After our usual Thanksgiving fun in DC, we made a grueling 2,000+ mile trip to Albuquerque (by way of Indiana to pick up a new sofa) in sub-freezing temperatures and snow storms. We ended the year in our usual stomping grounds of Tucson AZ.
2017: In 2017 we finally spent time in Austin TX, and spent the rest of winter in southern AZ. For the spring, we re-visited Sedona which we thoroughly enjoyed last year, and then headed north to Salt Lake City, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park which has eluded us the past two years. We spent a lot of time in Colorado again, until heading east once more for the fall. We watched the total solar eclipse from Carbondale Illinois and returned to Dragon Con after a two-year hiatus. This year we also upgraded our rig to a new Tiffin Phaeton, watching our build in Red Bay Alabama before spending our usual Thanksgiving in the DC area with family. Finally, we headed back to Florida to check out many of its state parks.
2016: One of our goals for 2016 was to take things a bit slower, with shorter drives between destinations and longer stays at each one. For the winter we explored more of Arizona and the interior of California (previously we’d only visited California’s coast). We then went on a tour of national parks in northern Arizona and southern Utah, followed by a summer month bouncing between San Diego (to stay cool) and Yuma (for dental follow-up visits). Our dentistry complete, we headed straight to Colorado for two months of sight-seeing and hiking, before we head east to the DC area for our annual Thanksgiving visit with family, and to Florida for Christmas with family. 7,658 miles driven in 2016.
2015: We spent most of the winter bouncing around warm southern Arizona before finally heading to California at the beginning of spring. We drove up the coast from San Diego with Washington’s Olympic Peninsula being our summer eastward turning point. Then we headed through Glacier National Park, Badlands, and various amusement parks before returning to our roots in MD/VA to visit with family and friends. After Thanksgiving, we made a quick trip to Florida, and then a long, fast trek west back to Arizona for the winter. 11,327 miles driven in 2015.
2014: We kicked off our journeys at the end of April in Tampa, Florida where we took delivery of Rover. We made our way north to New Hampshire through spring and summer, then back south to Florida during autumn. In November we headed west for the first time, ending 2014 in New Mexico. 6,829 miles driven in 2014 (starting April 28).