Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Roadrunner Review - 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, I wanted to look back and share some highlights throughout the year.  Every now and then we talk and find ourselves saying, "We love this lifestyle and can't think of anything else we'd rather be doing."

January found us in Key West.  We spent the whole month there and loved it!  Kelly and Adam flew into Miami and we all drove to Key West.
I love the history of Key West.  I read a lot of Hemingway and got a new appreciation for Harry S. Truman who spent a lot of time there.

In February we continued our stay in Florida starting out in Key West and heading to Fort Meyers to see Tom and Cathy and
the Thomas Edison museum and then on to Patrick AFB on the Space Coast.  I 'dinged' the Roadrunner and we decided to drive to Red Bay to get the body work and paint done.  It worked out well.

March reunited us with friends Tom and Cathy who joined us along with Bonar and Christa at Patrick AFB campground.  We spend a couple of weeks together and it worked out well.
Marg and Bill (Meghan's parents) have a time share in Orlando and we spent time with them (including golf) in April.  That was great.
Before the month was over, went moved north  to Savannah GA (where we saw Rod and Lisa)
and Hilton Head/Beaufort to see Joyce.

By May we were back in Virginia Beach.  After a couple of weeks there we spent a couple more in DC seeing Adam and Melissa.
Some friends (Jayne and John, Mike and Sue, and Dene) came out to see us at the campground.
June brought some wonderful weather and we headed up the east coast to Boston and Bar Harbor Maine.
We joined up with good friends Tom and Cathy and spent time seeing Boston before we moved up the coastline to Kennebunkport, Freeport and Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park.

In July we traveled to Presque Isle Maine, then on into Brunswick Canada before we headed west and took in
Quebec City and Montreal.

Then we headed back to Virginia Beach in August.  We were there for Kelly and Jonathan's wedding.  What a great day!
And all my brothers and their wives, Adam and Melissa and Marg and Bill joined us.  It was a great time.

September we headed for some time in Tennessee.
The big thing there was that we scoped out how to put in water and electric at Mike and Joan's where we have an RV pad.
For the last week, we joined up with friends in Henryville, Indiana to do some Disaster Relief work there.

In October, we returned to Maynardville, enjoyed our new hookups at Joan and Mike's and then went to Camp Frieghtliner, saw Kelly's in-laws in August, GA and
worked for a couple of weeks in Macon Georgia leading a Care-A-Vanner Habitat for Humanity build there.

We participated in another Care-A-Vanner build in November, this time in Bowling Green Florida.
Then we headed south with stops at the Everglades before getting here to Key West the last couple of days in November.

December came and we found ourselves in Key West again.
We wanted to see if we enjoyed it as much as the first visit.

I think we did - it is warmer this year but also has a few more cloudy days and some rain.  But plenty of sunshine.  This year we took the Old Town Trolley and a Walking Tour.  I love the history here!  To top it off Kelly and Jon joined us for a few days and Christmas.
They spent a couple of days in the Roadrunner and three more camping on the water's edge.

As we close and say Happy New Year - we hope you have a safe holiday and 2013 brings you much joy and happiness.


  1. WOW, what a wonderful year you had!! Thanks for sharing it with us and hope 2013 is a safe and happy one:o))

  2. Enjoyed reading your year in review. That was quite a good year for you guys. Wish you the best in 2013.

  3. Busy year in review ... and lots of fun days. May 2013 just as good if not better.

  4. What a great year for you guys. May 2013 bring even more exciting places to visit and experiences to be had.

  5. Nice recap of your adventures! We're hoping to get to Key West this winter, too.

  6. I always enjoy and respect the volunteering you guys work into your busy lifestyle... I know you have changed the lives of a number of families with this generosity...

  7. I am a new member, my husband (Joe) and I have been living in our motorhome for the past 16 months and are loving the RV lifestyle. We travel with our 4 canine dependents. I enjoyed you blog and look forward to reading about your travels next year. 2012 was quite a busy year for you! Great work you have done, great family and friends you have spent time with, and great sites you have see. I loved Acadia and Maine!

    Happy New Year.....the Taylors

    Happy New Year.....the Taylors

  8. I love your year end review. Even though I have followed along all year, I realized that it is great to see the summary. Reminds me of what I enjoyed reading about as well as what you remembered most about your year. Thanks, Randy. I sure do hope we can get to Key West again.