I’m lucky. As a kid, my parents loved to explore. At 12 years of age, my parents took me and my younger sister on a 30-day driving trip across the United States. We towed a tent trailer and stayed in KOAs, state parks, national parks, and a motel here and there when we needed the “comforts” of a $29 room. We toured presidents’ homes, Civil and Revolutionary War historic sites, state capitols, and the stadium in Williamsport PA where the Little League National Championship is played. We went to Cooperstown and saw Baby Ruth’s locker and the Baseball Hall of Fame. We went to nuclear submarine station, toured numerous museums, and spent time admiring canyons, mountains, and lakes. It was an incredible experience that also exposed me to a lot of what makes this country great.
That was one trip of many my folks took us on, and I’ve had the “travel bug” ever since. And due to the good fortune of working for a few national companies, I’ve had the opportunity to continue traveling, make friends around the U.S., and have stepped foot in 49 out of 50 states (I’ll let you guess which state I haven’t visited).
I’ve been to four countries, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, and France..and the British Virgin Islands. And while seeing the entire world interests me…my wife Karen and I are more geared toward seeing everything THIS country as to offer. And that’s why in retirement, there’s a motorhome in our plans so we can see the entire country up front and at a pace not driven by weekends, jobs, or schedules.
We hope to see you out there.