SO MUCH TO SEE & DO & SO LITTLE TIME LEFT TO SEE & DO IT ALL!!
by Al Bossence
(Bayfield Ontario, Canada)
2003 Damon Challenger.....Our winter boondocking home.
From the first day Kelly & I met back in 1993 it was apparent we had a lot of things in common including adventurous spirits. Over the years we talked more & more of someday owning an RV & traveling around this big beautiful land of ours. And we wanted to do it while we still had our health. We knew too many people who had waited too long & their RV dreams were cut short by illness or never materialized in the first place. So, in 1997 our RV dreams began to take shape. We progressed from RV week-enders to full blown snowbirds which is where we are at now. I would love to be on the road full time but just haven't quite convinced Kelly yet that it would be the right thing for us to do.
We bought our first rig, an old 17 foot 1979 Dodge Centurion Class C. It was kinda beat up but it was a start. Next came a 24 foot Prowler travel trailer in 1999. From there, we shifted back to a 23 foot 19?? Gulf Stream Conquest Class C . Went down to Big Bend National Park in southern Texas during the winter of 2003 with the Gulf Stream but sold it when we got back because it was too small. Somewhere between then & 2006 we acquired a couple of extra doggy pals so when we decided to get another RV we had to think bigger. After waffling back & forth between a Motorhome or truck & 5th wheel trailer we decided on the truck & trailer combination & headed off for New Mexico & Arizona in the winter of 06/07. The 2004 GMC Sierra 6.0 & the 2005 Rockwood fifth wheel worked well to-gether but it didn't take us long to realize we should have decided on the Motorhome!! Nothing against trucks & fifth wheels but it just wasn't the right set up for us, especially traveling with 3 dogs. When we arrived home in the spring of 07 we traded the truck & fifth wheel in on a 33' 2003 Damon Challenger 329 motorhome & that is what we happily have now at the time of this writing.......... June 30/09.
We call ourselves, The Bayfield Bunch because we are from Bayfield Ontario, Canada. You can ride along with us on our seasonal adventures to the American southwest at http://thebayfieldbunch.com/ Come with us as we chase our dreams around the next bend, over the next hill, through the canyons & over the mountains. Enjoy the sunrises & sunsets with us through our web albums at http://picasaweb.google.com/stargeezerguy/ Welcome aboard.
You can read the full version of our story on our website but you had better have yourself a mighty comfy chair. They don't call me Mr. Blabberfingers for nothing you know:))
And a word of thanks to Sharon & the folks at Fulltime-rving.com for inviting us to join the site. Much appreciated........... AL:))