• Sue Puetz

Life on the Road

Rob and I love an adventure and our preferred method of travel is on the road. We drove to Kennedy Space Center in 2008 to watch a shuttle launch and again the next month to watch another launch after dark.


Some years ago, we found ourselves retired empty nesters and decided to go mobile. We sold 2 vehicles that couldn’t be towed, a sail boat and our home in a gated golf community. How could I leave all that you ask? We had lost everything in the 1998 flood in Central Texas. Hence, we had no treasures left and we wanted to explore. And our three children and four grandchildren living 1,800+ miles away was reason enough to live on the road.

So our adventure began in a 400sf MotorHome, complete with standard living quarters plus a built in washer, dryer and vacuum cleaner, 2 TVs and 3 A/Cs. Our typical year on the road: we headed to Florida for winters, mosied north up the east coast, headed west through Chicago, alit in Montana for the summer, wandered south down the west coast and, finally, headed east across Texas to Florida for the winter, all in a round-about path, never the same twice.

Our style: we parked our Motorhome near national parks, forests and/or monuments and explored daily in our toad (towed Jeep). There are adventures that we missed along the way but they are still on our list.