I am an Engineer and my wife Vicki is a Pharmacist.
From back in Australia we bought an RV in Phoenix, site unseen, and registered it in Montana. Now that was an exercise in paperwork that took about 2 months.
We hope to travel America and Canada for about 3-6 months a year, and store the RV somewhere in between.
Back in Oz, I converted a small bus to an RV, and we have toured Oz extensively over a period of about 6 years.
We have done what we call the big lap (one complete circumnavigation) about 1 and a couple of 1/2 times. (took a short cut up the middle)
We are also members of an RV club in OZ called the CMCA, and we love going to their rallies usually 2 to 3 times a year. We've also been on about 4 of their safaris. I think you call them caravans.
We are hoping to meet some locals, make some new friends and get a real feel of the culture.
PS we are also ex -yachties, we sailed the Queensland coast for about 2 years.
And we are into Rock and Roll, and swing jive. (and a bit of ballroom, but we won't talk about that)
As I said, I am a semi retired Engineer specializing in plumbing Design, pipework, pumps etc.
I have a web site where I offer free programs to help people design roof gutters, and a lot of other things.
But I know a lot of things about pushing dirt around, building stuff, and major construction.
We aren't travelling with pets;
but at home we have a dog. We love dogs, and have had a few over the years.
Our present dog looks a bit like a Japanese spritzer crossed with a sausage dog.
He's what they call a rescue dog, ie we took him off death row, and he is very grateful for that, but he has had some experiences in the past which make him a very interesting character.
We live on the Sunshine coast of Queensland Australia. Look up Buddina on Google maps. We can walk to the beach, the river, a major shopping center, pubs, restaurants, schools, cinemas, parks, walking tracks, medical, tennis courts, library, community hall, boy scouts, girl guides, in fact I can't think of anything that we can't walk to. When we go on a holiday, we think where can we go? We're already here.
It is such a pleasure to visit with people visiting our country. To get their impressions and to learn about their Homeland. Wish they could have stayed longer.
And what a cracker :) Our hosts were wonderful.... even putting on a meal - unexpected & delicious! After the meal, we discussed our experiences and the goings-on in the world over a glass of red or two. The next day we were shown around their marvelous location and walked barefoot on the beach with the sun pouring down - and this was WINTER! No wonder that Queensland has that saying - Beautiful one day...perfect the next :) Thanks again for a lovely stay - Phil n Jo