Don & Robin

Don & Robin

We are Don and Robin. Both of us were born and raised in Michigan and that is where our story begins. We had sold our home in 2011 and we’re living in an apartment in metropolitan Detroit. Don had been with the postal service for 37 years, and felt that was enough of that. Robin was working in home~hospice care which she thoroughly loved but we both felt it was time to do something else. Robin’s children were all grown and living their own lives. The day to day life of newly empty nesters felt like too much of a grind. The time felt right for us to head out on our own new journey. A road trip to Texas had sparked the idea of traveling this beautiful country and the dream of turning this desire into a lifestyle became a possibility. But turning our love of exploring into reality was the challenge. Neither one of us had ever even camped before. Talking to some of Robin’s Aunts and Uncles who have RV’d for many years became instrumental in inspiring us to realize our dream. We choose a fifth wheel as our new home. We sold both of our vehicles and purchased a new GMC truck to tow it. We took one practice trip to beautiful Leelanau county in northern Michigan the summer of 2013. Robin’s last day of work was December of 13. Don retired the first week of January 2014. We headed south on our journey the following week and we were on our way.