Preparing for the Road


In less than two short months, we two women of a certain age will be heading out on a joint ‘bucket list’ adventure to Alaska! We plan on embracing the entire experience – no shortcuts! We will be driving cross country twice, and passing through at least 3 Canadian provinces. This is the first of a series of stories about this trip (and others).

Our transport is a 31 foot Class ‘C’ RV, flat towing a Chevy Equinox behind. Inside will be two grandmas, a dog and a cat. Pictures will follow, as soon as I figure out where I put them. (I did mention this was a Grandma’s blog, right?)

Preparation for this trip began 3 years ago, when an idle conversation led to the discovery that both of us wanted to visit Alaska, and that further, we both wanted to do it in an RV. This idle conversation was followed a month or so later by the purchase of said RV. Because neither had any real experience in this area, a model with a 2 year warrantee was a must!  This was made especially clear when I jumped a curb turning a corner on the test drive…

Fortunately YouTube has many very useful videos on how to drive various types of RVs. I can highly recommend looking at them. I haven’t had an ‘incident’ since.

This early purchase, well before either of us were actually retired and available for such a huge trip, allowed us 3 years to learn all about our new home away from home and to customize some aspects. More about that later!

That’s it for now, apparently I have to go learn about storing photos on-line!

Look – it’s a picture!




6 thoughts on “Preparing for the Road

  1. I’m so excited for you ladies! 3 years in the making – hope every single detail works out as planned. Thank you for creating a blog so we can all follow along on your journey! – Judy


  2. Hank and I have talked about doing something like this if we get tired of cruising on a boat, but the driving an RV part scares me. Great to know about the YouTube videos! I know another gal who lived in an RV and travelled around. Lmk if you’d like to meet her on FB. Looking forward to your updates!


    • Actually, there is already discussion to buy a boat and do the ‘Great Loop’ after we’ve been on the road in the RV for 4 or 5 years. Because ‘future planning’ is apparently a thing.


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