Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A New Blog and A Day of Departure

Welcome to our new blog!!!  Finally, this blog is underway and, not just by coincidence, so are we.  Yesterday we finished readying everything for our summer road trip leaving us with just our routine travel day chores to accomplish this morning.  We utilize a checklist for our departures so nothing is forgotten.  After sitting for two and a half months it would certainly be easy to forget something, like lowering the antenna or securing the awning or putting the wife in the truck, etc..

Anyway, we welcome you to “Wandering America with Darrell and Judy Patterson”.  We are glad to have you “on board” with us and look forward to traveling together.  Today we’ll be heading out for just south of Birmingham, Alabama to Suncoast RV which is kind enough to provide free full hook ups with 50 amp electric for overnight travelers.  This is exactly half way between Rainbow Plantation and Cedars of Lebanon State Park which makes it extremely convenient for us.

We should arrive there somewhere around 3:00 PM which will give us a little time to kick a few tires on some new rigs.  Last December, on our way to spend Christmas with our grand daughters, we saw a nice 42’ Winnebago Tour that was screaming for us to take her home.  The problem was that our stimulus check hadn’t arrived – well, it still hasn’t arrived.  Obama must have forgotten us. 

This coach had a front kitchen and dinning area with a mid ship living room with a fireplace and entertainment center and plenty of seating.  This one definitely had the “It” factor.  Unfortunately we are not in the position to buy a new home but, it’s fun to look anyhow.

Well, folks, it’s time to hitch up the wagon and head out.  So we’ll see you later from Suncoast RV’s parking area.


  1. Looks great Darrell - we'll be interested in seeing your posts!

  2. Safe travels and we'll see you somewhere this summer as you Wander America.

  3. Looking forward to following your new blog..Safe travels. Hmm also interested in this RV park in Birmingham..

  4. Good for you getting on the road and also starting up the blog. I look forward to watching your posts to see where you are going.

    Safe travels. Kiss the kitties!