Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Roadrunner Summer Travel Plans

We started our summer travels and left Virginia Beach on Monday. We were going to overnight at the Fort Criswell RV Campground which is about halfway to Maynardville, TN.  We left early and got through the Elizabeth River Tunnel without incident and on our way to Charlottesville to Interstate 81.
We got to the Criswell area about noon and decided to keep going since we only had about  four hours of driving left.  I started out driving but Pam ended up putting in most of the time behind the wheel which worked out great.

I love being on the road again.  The Roadrunner rides smoothly, has comfortable seats and a big front window and it is a joy to be still living the dream.
We are about to wrap up seven years on the road the end of the month and it has been one great adventure!

After driving all day long, we were a little below half full on the diesel tank so we pulled into a gas station in Tazewell TN.  It cost us $174 to fill up.  I still remember not too long ago and it was twice that to fill up.  While filling up I did a walk around and to my surprise noticed we had dropped a PS rear hub cap somewhere.
 I have no idea how that happened but sadly now have to chase down another one and get that done.
We are going to the Tiffin factory in Red Bay next week so we'll get one there.

We had a nice day driving with some clouds and 60 degree weather.  In the afternoon it cleared up and it was bright and shiny when we rolled into to our camp spot at Mike and Joan's about 4 PM.  Long day but we got a good night's sleep and an extra day here.

While Joan and Pam went out to see their dad, Mike and I tried to hunt down a hub cap.  We came up empty handed but had a good day hanging out together.

Pam and I had a few minutes so we firmed up some reservations along our next couple legs of our summer travels.  We haven't finalized all our plans but we do have the following places on the schedule:

  • Roadrunner RV Resort and Campground (Private), Maynardville TN
  • Tiffin Factory, Red Bay AL
  • Kirk and Susan, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Reid and Amy/Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque NM
  • Paul and Bobbi, Tehachapi, CA
  • Bob and Sue, Yucaipa Regional Park, Redlands CA
  • Sequoia National Park, CA
  • Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Brothers and Wives Reunion at Marty's Cabin, Arnold CA
  • Oregon Coast, OR
  • Olympia National Park, WA
  • Glacier National Park, ID/MT
  • Care-A-Vanner Habitat for Humanity Build, Sheridan WY
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Omaha NE
  • Elkhart IN
  • Philiadelphia PA
  • Virginia Beach VA

That translates to something like this:
I am still learning Google Maps and overlaid a number of maps to create this one and got duplicate letters for the destinations.  Something to work on at a later date...but the main point is to create some semblance of a route for our travels the next four months.

That's all for now - Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Maybe we'll see you all the way somewhere?


  1. Surprised that none of the American bloggers that I follow have any plans for Canada. Especially given the huge benefit on the exchange rate that you would enjoy.

    1. Wish we had more time. We'd love to do that but don't think we are going to be able to see beautiful Canada this year. We are planning for next summer and hopefully that will work out.

  2. Good to see that the Roadrunner is returning to its' home port in Red Bay. LOL
    Hope to talk with you guys there.

    1. Yes - Looking forward to seeing you all there!

  3. When you get closer to Montana we need to check in on each other to see if we're anywhere close. Have fun traveling.

  4. Happy trails ... looks like you'll be covering quite a bit of ground.

  5. Happy 7th Anniversary of full-timing! You have some wonderful summer plans laid out. We're looking forward to seeing you in Sheridan.

  6. Happy 7th Anniversary of FTing. We can't wait to start. Hope you enjoy your Northern CA stays in some of our favorite spots. You'll coming in and we heading out. One day we will meet and I can thank you'll.

  7. Seven years already, wow time flies. Glad your still out seeing the nation and helping others along the way. That is a long hot drive in the Summer, but with the weather being what it is now, snow would not surprise me. Happy travels.

  8. It is funny how we feel when we get back on the road after a respite. It feels free and energizing. Have fun.