Rick and Lisa Living our Dream travel blog

Rick and Lisa Living our Dream

Rick and Lisa travel blog
Welcome to our trip journal!

Rick and I have dreamed of being free to travel this beautiful country for a very long time. We decided two years ago that we would sell everything and buy a motorhome and just go until we didn't want to do it anymore. Downsizing was easy once we set our minds to it. We realized all the things that we accumulated over our 29 years of marriage were just that...Things. We have everything we own with us but a few rubbermaid containers at my sister's house with pictures and memorabilia.

We have many goals during our travels. We want to see and visit family and friends. We want to see and experience the National Parks, the seashores, lakes,and rivers; we love being near water. We want to play some golf on many golf courses, around the US and Canada...maybe even Mexico! We admit it, we are foodies! So when we visit villages, towns and cities, we will be checking out Rachel Ray's and Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives websites for the best places to eat! OK and one other stop we may be making regularly is at local casinos, we enjoy a good game of Black Jack and I must say I do answer the call of the slots from time to time. The one thing that's important...we don't want to see snow; unless it's on top of a mountain from afar! Living in Iowa and Nebraska for most of our lives, we've decided we've had enough cold and snow. So we will be following good weather through out our travels.

We have four daughters and six grandchildren, we will miss all of them dearly as we travel, the bitter part of the dream. We know because we will be traveling in our home, we can come back to IA/NE anytime we want! Hopefully through our travels, family will be able to plan visits to where we are as well. We will be the eccentric grandparents that live in a motorhome and travel where our hearts and the weather lead us.

Our full-time living will start on 9/30/09, which will be our 1st night in our home on wheels. Our home is a 41 foot diesel pusher; a Newmar, Dutchstar with three slide outs, we'll be towing our Toyota 4-Runner and our two bicycles.Check in with us often for stories, accounts and pictures of our travels.

Rick and Lisa Echols

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
106 
 
 
Boone, Iowa
 
107 
 
 
Carroll, Iowa
 
108 
 
 
Sloan, Iowa...
 
109 
 
 
South Sioux City, Ne...
 
110 
 
 
Catching up.
 
111 
 
 
Riverside Casino
 
112 
 
 
Nappanee, IN
 
113 
 
 
Cleveland, OH
 
114 
 
 
Gettysburg, PA
 
115 
 
 
Gettysburg, PA
 
116 
 
 
Gettysburg, PA
 
117 
 
 
Clarksburg, Maryland
 
118 
 
 
Clarksburg, Maryland
 
119 
 
 
iAvon, North Carolina
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