Sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s been 3 years since we decided to truly embrace our nomadic ways. While we traveled a lot before the RV, it was in dribs & drabs – week vacations at a time or a weekend getaway.
We bought the RV in Georgia in February 2011, and our ‘shakedown trip’ was to Charleston and Savannah. In the summer. (Smart!)
We had a lot of ups & downs during that trip in 2011. When we started out, we couldn’t tow since we were having issues with the lights working on the Jeep – but we were excited we made it! We were happy to find a dog friendly beach at Kiawah and loved walking around downtown Charleston and seeing the amazing homes. We did some more sightseeing and had our first on the road shop visit for the Jeep. On our way to Savannah we had more Jeep issues, and between that & the heat that we didn’t know how to deal with yet in the RV, it was a long, exhausting trip. (in fact, on the way back we even had an emergency stop because the generator stopped working – 100 degrees in an RV with no AC and 4 animals = fun)
RVing can still be a challenging mode of travel, as 100% of the time only 80% of your stuff works, but we’ve gotten a lot better at it, and taking things in stride.
It was nice this time around to visit Charleston and not have to worry about if the Jeep will start up & get us back to the RV, or will the air conditioners keep working so we don’t come back to roasted cats.
We visited a lot of the same areas as last year in the city, but one of the biggest reasons we made the drive – a visit to the Apple store. It was time for Keith to upgrade his computer!
All in all a great day walking around a great city with Keith & Samantha.