We made it. 1,100 miles to Grayton Beach, FL. The Roadtrek is now locked and parked behind the beach house we’re staying at with our two sons, their wives and kids.
The whole way from Michigan to Florida was a series of on again and off again gridlock, as spring breakers flocked from winter weary northern states to the Sunshine State.
I have to concede, this was a pretty ambitious trip for the first outing with our new Roadtrek.
But now that we’re here, I’m feeling pretty good about it.
I think even Jennifer is, after she finally got some behind the wheel time, driving the last 100 miles or so on mostly two lane Alabama and Florida roads. It indeed does intake some getting used to. It has a very high center of gravity. It weighs over 8,000 pounds and changing lanes and coping with cross winds, big truck slipstreams and the different visibility a motor home presents makes it a challenge when compared to a a traditional passenger vehicle.
I’m glad I figured it out. And now that we’re down here, I’ll use part of the week ahead to plan our return to michigan Easter Sunday.
In particular, I hope three things are different on the return next week:
• We’ll do more cooking and eating onboard, instead of on the road.
• We’ll leave earlier and better plan the campgrounds where we’ll be staying, arranging well before dark..
• We’ll better figure out where to store stuff.
And I have to try and spend at least one night in a Walmart parking lot. That’s where a lot of RVers stay as the company policy is to allow RVers to stay in their lots fee.
That is a story I want to write about and tell with video.