Journal Entry, October 10, 1996

October 10, 1996, 7:12 p.m. We are staying in the parking lot of an Ames store. It is a lot like K-Mart. The name of the town is Wells River and it is located in northern Vermont on the banks of the Connecticut River. We have traveled from Bennington across Hwy 9 to...

Launch Day

October 4, 1996, was the official day our adventure began. Last-minute preparations were put in place. Excitement ran rampant and spirits soared. We removed a captain’s chair and replaced it with a cabinet that would house our desktop computer and purchased a...

The Project Blossoms

Timely circumstances and life-altering events made our adventure possible. What made it different from other extended explorations of our country was our use of technology. In 1996, we incorporated use of the Internet, a family Web site, e-mail, and computer software...

You Got to Dream Big

Who has never dreamed of an extended journey with family, friends, or someone they love? Stepping out of the routine, taking off for a month or two, or nine, exploring a state or a country, hiking a major trail, canoeing or sailing a waterway — these kinds of...

Choosing a Home for the Road

The commitment to make our adventurous dream come true turned out to be easy compared to what followed when we started our search for the perfect motorhome in late spring 1996. Choosing the right transportation with no previous knowledge of recreational vehicles was...