Jerilyn has been very active in her retirement since the end of 2015. She is keeping busy with music (vocal and bell choir), club newsletter editor, cooking, sewing, quilting, walking, bicycling, snow skiing and more. Jerilyn retired from the Caltrans highway dept. after 23+ years as a registered civil engineering manager dealing with traffic issues in the 6 western counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ken is still trying to figure out whether he's retired or not. He formally retired Feb 2015 but still works 2 days a week for a whopping 12 hours total! He continues to have a good time at the semiconductor equipment company he helped develop and where he spent the last 25 years of his career as the V.P. of Engineering. His interests are bicycling, photography, anything automotive, snow skiing, traveling and too much more to list.
Ken is handy with many activities including auto / truck mechanics, plumbing, electrical, machining, computers, repairing most anything, etc.
Jerilyn is multi talented with music, sewing, quilting, cooking, and technical enough to put up with Ken's explanations re: issues with the truck / camper etc.
Anywhere in the west. Specifically northern CA., along Hwy. 395 beside the eastern side of the Sierra. Utah and Colorado are of much interest also. Maybe an Alaskan trip is in the cards for 2018. We'll see!
San Carlos, CA (25 miles to SF and 25 miles to San Jose)
Generally speaking it's a truck camper that's 22 feet long and weighs in at close to 12,000 lbs. Specifically a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 diesel 4x4 with an XP Camper on an aluminum flat bed. The camper stays low for highway and off road travel, then raises hydraulically approx 3 feet when stationary. It's totally self contained carrying up to 75 gallons of water, 500 watts of solar, 2000 watts of 120 VAC, forced air heating etc. The truck is highly altered for uncivilized bad road travel.
It turns out we have a mutual acquantance who also has (had) an XP. Really nice couple, invited them in for a beer or two and talked about RV travels, good times! I would certainly recommend them as guests, and would enjoy visiting at their place.