10,000 miles in 2 months - Are we really up for this?
It was spring of 2016. We had talked about taking a cross country trip some day, and we found ourselves questioning why we should wait. After all, we were in the position to do it now, and nobody knows what the future holds. So we decided this was the year.
Traveling cross country in our small travel trailer sounded like a great adventure. We always wanted to visit parts of the country we never saw before, but was our trailer perhaps a little too small? It's only a 17 foot Casita. And all that driving...10,000 miles in 2 months. Would it be a little too much togetherness?
Well it turned out to be great! We relaxed and avoided the Interstates as much as we could, saw so many interesting small towns, and met a lot of great people. Check out the articles below which I wrote along the way and originally published on Facebook while we were on our trip. And be sure to drop me a note if you have any questions or comments.
On our cross-country journey
The route we took traveling cross country in our small travel trailer
Day 1 - Falling Waters State Park, Florida
Our first day on the road. It took a while to settle in, but we were fine after that.
Day 8 - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Finally out of Texas (it's a BIG state) and finished our first 2,000 miles.
Day 9 - Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Our first glimpse of mountains with snow, while visiting my old college buddy.
Day 12 - Cle Elum, Washington
We are starting to see some amazing green scenery. The big trees are right around the corner.
Day 13 - Deception Pass, Washington
It's been forests of big green trees all day...now we're camping in them.
Day 15 - Point Roberts, Washington
Our furthest point in the northwestern U.S. We had to drive through a bit of Canada to get there!
Day 19 - Winthrop, Washington
After a few days with friends, we're back on the road seeing some of the best scenery yet.
Day 47 - Grand Haven, Michigan
Enjoying a few weeks in my hometown...one of West Michigan's top summer vacation spots!
Day 51 - Lake Guntersville, Alabama
Spending a few days on our way home, at our all time favorite campground
Denny JohnsonAfter having spent most of our adult life in Orlando, my wife Fay and I moved to Knoxville, TN in 2020. We are loving the change of seasons and being near the mountains. Plus, this part of the country is loaded with great places to camp.
We camped years ago with a pop-up camper, but got serious about it when we purchased our Casita in 2014. There was a lot to learn as we started traveling with it, and a lot of conflicting opinions on line. That's when I decided that creating a website would be a good retirement project. I started tinyTowable.com to share things we've learned along the way that have worked well for us in hopes that the information would be of help to others.