As our first year of full-time RVing comes to a close, here is a snapshot of what we did in 2016. It’s been fun. We’re excited about our planned adventures in 2017.
January – March
Last winter in Richmond. No more dealing with winter like this, hopefully
Getting our house in Richmond, Virginia ready to sell
Dogwood trees blooming in Richmond. Spring season is beautiful in Virginia, but I didn’t miss those nasty oak pollens.
We found you Stimpy, our future home on wheels
Steens Mountains on our trip to Oregon in April. We made a trip to Oregon to take care of a few business for upcoming relocation. We flew from Richmond to Las Vegas and drove to Oregon.
Foggy but surprisingly colorful Nevada in April
Nevada Hwy 318. This part of Nevada is beautiful. We definitely will be back to explore it more.
A week before my last day at work, we started moving our stuffs into Stimpy.
Since April 2014, we had a wall calendar that we crossed off every months as we got closer to our target retirement date. The day, July 1, 2016 was finally here.
Our first meal in Stimpy. Five Guys burgers, of course. 😄
Making a cross-country relocation. Pulling into the spot at Walmart in Gretna, Nebraska right before this pretty sunset.
Strong wind gusts through Wyoming. Not a fun day of driving for David
In Eastern Oregon
A familiar view of Mt Hood from Oregon Hwy 26. Finally, becoming Oregonians again
Enjoying summer in the Pacific Northwest. This was Mt Hood from Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
Mt Adams as seen from the summit of Lookout Mountain
Pretty meadows around the Mt Hood Meadows
An impressive Zigzag Canyon
Our house was sold! Thanks Wanda
Spencer Butte, Eugene, Oregon
Sea cave on the Oregon Coast at low tide. Escaping 100+ degree day in the Willamette Valley
Amazing view of the Oregon Coast from Cascade Head
We were in Central Oregon. This picture was from a hike to Moraine Lake in Three Sisters Wilderness.
Colorful rock towering over Crooked River in Smith Rock State Park
We made it to Painted Cove in the Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Visited Crater Lake National Park
A road trip to Steens Mountains. Camping at South Steens Campground
Deep Creek Falls along Oregon Hwy 140
The most beautiful sunset I have seen by far was at Washoe Lake State Park, Nevada.
Our boondocking spot at the Alabama Hills, California
A view of Death Valley from Dante’s View. A short-lived time in Death Valley before the fridge malfunctioned.
Hiked to the summit of Mt Hillyer in the Angeles National Forest
Visited Vasquez Rocks Park
Gorgeous sunsets in Acton, California
Hiked the Canyon View Loop Trail in Whitewater Preserve, Sand to Snow National Monument
Hiking on the San Andrea Fault. Pushawalla Palms Oasis Trail in the Coachella Valley Preserve
Admiring Ricardo Breceda’s arts in Borrego Springs
Fall colors in the Morongo Valley, Sand to Snow National Monument
Hiking in Palm Springs area