Our Story

Welcome to our site! We are Joanne & Steve. After 20+ years working for a city school department and police department, we sold almost everything, bought an RV, and started living on the road with our three children. Joanne homeschools and works online.
What we have chosen is to live life as unencumbered as we possibly can and to spend time with our family, for our family, and as a family.
This website is a record of our travels. But, we also hope to educate, entertain, and inform others about RVing, roadschooling, and the great places we visit in this country.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Eagle Has Landed

Saturday, August 28th, at about 6:30pm, Steve and Ian drove into the yard with our new 40' 2011 Jayco Eagle 365bhs.  She's a beauty. (Happy Birthday Ian!)  After traveling to Indiana to pick her up and stopping along the way for a few days in Hershey, PA, the Eagle is finally here and we can begin to seriously plan our adventure.

It has been a fairly painless process so far, (knock knock), with only a few minor issues.
     a. the ceiling fan light cover and bulb came crashing down during the drive...the bulb smashed, the cover was ok...this happened twice.
     b. there are a few nicks and scratches here and there from the installers, which we can fix or just learn to live with
     c.  crooked panels and stickers drive me nuts: there are a few of those
     d. the air conditioner was dripping condensation and created a puddle on the counter and floor; Steve's working on that now.
     e. the sofa bed, which has an air mattress, is not attached to the floor, or wall, or stud, or anything, so the whole couch tilts and flips and comes off the floor when you try to form the spare bed...not that we'll need it until guests visit but it can't be correct that way.

We all slept in the camper on Sunday night after watching the Emmys and having pizza and snacks.

The biggest issue was with the king pin and hitch...


  1. By supporting our economy and buying American
    made products you risk buying things made by lazy no work ethic laborers who are concerned more with their 15 minute upcoming break then producing a quality product. Having said that... good luck with the Eagle.

  2. Why thanks friend. I think the guys that screwed in the air conditioner and ceiling fan were definitely pushing for their break.


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