Richard and I have been RVing for most of our 30 years together. We travel with our two small dogs and they are the best conversation starters when we are in a new place.
Susan is a Rotarian and likes to attend meetings in the towns we visit and both of us like to help out on Rotary projects whenever possible.
With retirement in sight, we want to see the USA in our motorhome. However, living on a fixed retirement income places limits on where we can go, how long we can stay, and what we can do.
Both of us possess basic mechanical and electrical skills and we carry a small assortment of tools with us. We have worked on Rotary projects, church projects and Habitat projects. Susan has writing and editing skills and has designed brochures and posters for many businesses and non-profits over the years.
PG&E areas, state campgrounds, friend's ranches and the ever popular Wal Mart (which occasionally turns out to be much more expensive than if we had stayed in an RV park, but we do find cool stuff there).
Woodland is the county seat of Yolo County. It is home to the Heidrick AG History Center (soon to be the State of California's Truck and Farm Museum), which houses an amazing array of farm equipment, war time vehicles, and other unique and interesting motorized devices. It is on the way to the beautiful Capay Valley and Cache Creek river rafting area. The valley is a premier olive and almond growing area, as well as home to the award winning Cache Creek Casino and Resort (great food, relatively loose slots, and excellent entertainment).
We bought our 37' Harney Renegade brand new in 2000 and it is almost paid off. One 18" slide was sufficient for our needs and has worked well even when the two grandkids traveled with us cross country. Limiting the number of slides helps keep the weight down and the mileage up. We tow our 2001 GMC Sierra extended cab pickup truck, so we can sightsee in places where we can't take the RV.