Saturday, December 1, 2012

Our Many "Firsts"

Welcome to the "first" post on our new blog.
This blog is intended to allow our friends and family to follow the many "firsts" we'll experience.

Not only is this our first attempt at blogging, but as of October 31, 2012 we are now houseless, but certainly not homeless.  We have just begun the Fulltiming RV lifestyle after several years of planning.

Since the end of October we have been living in our Tiffin Phaeton in a local campground until we retire on January 1, 2013. Our current plans will take us to Florida for the month of January, but a recently discovered interior plumbing problem in the rig may alter those plans.  As the saying among fulltimers goes "our plans will be written in Jello".

Both Steve and I will be contributing to this blog and currently we are not certain as to the frequency of posting, but we'll just see how it goes for a bit.  There really aren't too many exciting things going on currently while we wait for our retirement date to occur.

We placed an order for our new 2010 Tiffin Phaeton 40 QTH motorhome on December 23, 2009. Actual production on this unit began February 24, 2010. Karen and I traveled to Red Bay, AL to watch the initial production stages up until the unit goes to Belmont, MS for painting.
The new rig was delivered to Sherman RV in Sherman, MS on 4/6/10. After an 880 mile drive home, the new coach is (was) sitting in the driveway.

The pictures below were taken on 4/6/10 at Sherman RV, Sherman, MS. This was the first glimpse of our new rig. We stayed for a couple of nights exactly in the spot you see the rig. We were hooked up to electric and water and wanted to make sure that the systems worked before venturing away. Karen seems pretty happy so far.

Our First Sighting

At Sherman RV, Sherman, MS

1st Night Out for Dinner


  1. Looking forward to following your adventures!

  2. We're onboard! Glad to see you are almost "there" and we're glad we've gotten to know you as part of our RV family. :c)