The Great RV Rollabout

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. But the destinations can be pretty cool.

The Great RV Rollabout is about a journey punctuated by the little surprises that only a life lived unplanned can bring, by beautiful sights, wonderful new friends, wacky adventures, and by goofy roadside attractions (also known as Cheezy Americana). (Got time to kill? Read How The Great RV Rollabout Began.)

The Bucket List

  • The Largest Ball of Twine (one of two states)
  • The Largest Frying Pan (one of six states)
  • National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL
  • USS Alabama, Mobile, AL
  • Biloxi, MS
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Get married on beach/island
  • Live on an (my) island
  • Visit the house where I was born in New Jersey (Yup, I was born at home.)
  • Insectopolis (NJ)
  • The Smithsonian (DC)
  • Waylon Jennings Museum and Liquor Store in Littlefield, TX (suggested by Shakey Pete)
  • Four Corners Monument (UT/AZ/CO/NM)
  • Ride through the Royal Gorge in southern CO (suggested by Todd E.)


About My Co-pilots, the Kitties…

I was adopted by a kitten on September 23rd, 2012. I named her Pyewacket. I’ve decided her birthday is March 23. She is a handful and a half.

*After 18 wonderful years together Checkers, my World’s Best Companion and RV copilot, passed on in July, 2012 just as we got to Texas Hill Country. I miss her terribly. She’s buried at a wonderful park in Texas Hill Country thanks to some very kind Rangers. Texans are good people.

Where in the world is Kernut the Blond?

Wyoming, and Montana (May/June, 2017? – August/September, 2017?)

Might drive: Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana…

Florida, Alabama, Mississippi (October, 2016 – April, 2017?)

Things I plan to see and do:

  • Florida sunsets are amazing! (post coming soon)
  • National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL
  • Lady in the Lake, Elberta, AL
  • Bamahenge, Elberta, AL
  • Hermit Hut of Tolstoy, Fairhope, AL
  • USS Alabama, Mobile, AL
  • Casinos, Biloxi, MS
  • New Orleans, LA


Drove: In the first week of October, 2016, I drove about 1,200 miles and through nine states: Pennsylvania-Maryland-West Virginia-Virginia-North Carolina-South Carolina-Georgia-Alabama-Florida adding four new states to my travel map!


Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware (March, 2016 – October, 2016)


Drove: North Texas-Oklahoma-Missouri-Illinois-Indiana-Ohio-West Virginia-Pennsylvania adding five new states to my map!

The states I've visited so far.

The states I’ve visited so far.

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North and East Texas (December, 2015 – March, 2016)


Pennsylvania, for a minute again (December, 2015 – January, 201)


Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, and Kansas for a minute (November, 2015)


North Central Texas Hill Country, (May, 2015 – November, 2015)


Pennsylvania and Maryland (May, 2015)


All Around South Central Texas Hill Country, (August, 2014 – May, 2015)

Back in another part of South Central Texas, still part of the Eagle Ford Shale. And it still smells like hydrogen sulfide at times.


Oklahoma for a minute, (Christmas, December, 2014)


All Around South Central Texas, (April, 2013 – December, 2014)

Back in South Central Texas, I notice there are still lots of cows. About 100 cows to every human. Don’t even get me started on the chickens.


Capitola, California for a minute, (Thanksgiving, November, 2013)


Quick trip to South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota, (April, 2013)


Trip: Rockport, Texas to Texas Hill Country, (June 30, 2012 – April, 2013)

There are cows in Texas Hill Country, a lot of cows. About 10 to every human. And probably 1,000 chickens to every human. I am not making this up.


Yuma, AZ to Rockport, TX and surrounding Gulf Coast Area, (February 7 – June 30, 2012)


Slab City, CA to Yuma, AZ, (January 25 – February 6, 2012)


Monterey, CA to Slab City, CA, (January 8 – January 24, 2012)

Can’t seem to get away from Slab City, but it is free.


Slab City, CA to San Francisco Bay Area, (November 20, 2011 – January 8, 2012)

Also, it looks like I’ll have a segment on a TV show that will air in northern California! WOOT! (or not… fame can be so fleeting! LOL)

Lake Havasu, AZ to Salvation Mountain, and Slab City, CA, (October 30 – November 19, 2011)


Sedona, AZ to Lake Havasu, AZ/Quartzsite, AZ, (October 19 – October 30, 2011)


St. George, UT to Sedona, Arizona, (October 7 – October, 18)


Morgan Hill, CA to St. George, UT, (September 21 – October 7)


San Diego, CA to Morgan Hill, CA, (August 7 – September 21)

Morgan Hill, CA to San Diego, CA. – My first road trip in the RV!, (August 3-7, 2011)

And why My Knuckles Are Still White.


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