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 9/2/2007 8:31 PM
Hello all, I am not a single woman but have been fascinated by all you brave women who travel on your own. If I am ever alone I want to feel confident to continue on my own. Sprinter, My husband and I own a Roadtrek and love it. We have a yr. 2000 model 200 Popular that we bought used in 2003. We have put about 40,000 miles on it since then and hope to do many, many more. We love going out West, especially. I was born in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near Harrisburg so am familiar with the beautiful Poconos. I look forward to reading the suggestions and wisdom from all of you. Shirlhen
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 9/2/2007 9:18 PM
Welcome, Shirlhen - We'll accept a hubby! There are quite a few among us with these pets. Sounds like you're enjoying your Roadtrek! Tell us about your travels! I love the Poconos, too. My Dad had a racetrack in East Stroudsburg years ago. He forgot that all those honeymoon resorts have their own entertainment, so he lost his shirt. On the other hand, he gave me the food stands to run and I made a bundle (on all those drivers, don't you know)!
Evie and fur people, Spike & Pia

Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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 9/2/2007 10:24 PM
A Big Howdy to you....so happy you joined us!!
I too have a husband..We have had all kinds of RV's, and our present one is a Jayco Eagle trailer..
We are native Texans... live about 50 miles west of Houston. LOVE traveling!!!
Most of our travels have been out west too..
I think to build confidence...it is good to do some of the driving..know how to park and connect to all the utilities...to the cable TV etc. So many times, the wife is the "co-pilot", map-reader and cook...and learns NOTHING of the workings/driving of the RV...and if they find themselves alone one day....haven't a real clue as to what to do next...
Enjoy and again... happy to have you with us on this Forum..

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 9/2/2007 10:40 PM
I just got a 2003 Roadtrek 170 Popular and it is DARLING! Have driven it 1220 miles and have never slept in it. . . that's all gonna change next week with a camping trip to Glacier NP for some kayaking. I'll shoot pix to share.
We'd LOVE to see pix and read of your adventures, too. So please post up some TRs (TripReports) if you can!
Gotta LOVE those Roadtreks! I've been Jonesin' for mine for at least 15 years!
Keep the MAGIC alive!
eKat This message was edited by eKat on 9-2-07 @ 9:40 PM
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 9/3/2007 12:30 AM
Hello Shirlhen,
Welcome! It's nice to meet you, and another PA girl :)
There is no doubt in my mind that you could continue traveling on your own if you had to. Roadtrek makes it so easy, that even I can do it. LOL
As far as a support system for solo traveling, I have only met "vonderful goot" people in campgrounds and right here on this forum. It's like developing an extended family who cares about you :)
I can't wait to get out west myself! What are some of your favorite places?
Love, Sharon

2007 RoadTrek SS-Agile

"The Buggy" 2007 RoadTrek SS-Agile * "Belgian" 2007 Honda Reflex Scooter
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 9/3/2007 12:50 AM
Hello!!! I'm married to a native from Gettysburg and we full-time, almost 3 years come Oct. 1.....we summer in Arendtsville, which if you remember is about 5 miles west of Biglerville.......welcome to the forum....lots of great gals here...we have a wonderful time sharing info on RVing, RVs, love, marriage,divorce, kids, grandkids, four legged kids, etc....so pour yourself your favorite beverage and sit awhile....and please feel free to jump in at anytime.... ;)
Lori '07 Dodge 5th Wheel '05 Ford F-150

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 9/3/2007 8:12 AM
Thank you all for your warm welcome. My mother-in-law lives near Phoenix so we have made many trips to the southwest. We mostly stay in state parks and love NM. In May/June we went to Roswell for the first time and were a little disappointed, its time has passed but I had always wanted to go. Then, we went to Alomagordo to the National Museum of Space History, then to the Sunspot Observatory and then on the way to AZ went to the Very Large Array of radio telescopes. We love all that stuff but then on to visit my Mother-in-law for her 90th birthday. Then, up to Utah, which we are just beginning to explore. We spent 3 days in Zion NP and loved it, then on to Capital Reef NP. Two years ago we went across the northern route through Minnesota, S. Dakota, Wyoming, etc. We hadn't been through there for 20 yrs. Love it, love it, especially Custer Park area. On that trip, coming south through Utah we discovered the Flaming Gorge area and then Arches NP. In 2006 we went to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI, a beautiful area. The next trip we want to do is the northwest but don't know if that will be Spring 2008 or 2009. That will be a longer, more expensive trip since it will take a week's travel to get there and a week back to Fla. with time to explore once out there. In my profile I wrote that I am a quilter, I do some handquilting for a couple of people and that money goes towards our trips, I'll just have to quilt faster. One of these days we hope to do the 2 or 3 month trip to Alaska. Hope you don't mind my rambling, besides these National Parks, etc. we do travel a lot of the backroads and just love scenery, we have such a beautiful country and it is like going to several different planets. I am not a computer whiz, I will have to learn how to do the photos online stuff. I do drive the Roadtrek and a couple of years ago my best friend from NY came down and we took it to St. George Island SP in the panhandle of Fl. We were there 4 days and did a good job hooking up, etc. I do need to get more familiar with all the workings, though. Thanks for listening. Shirlhen
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 9/3/2007 9:28 AM
Welcome Shirlhen!
I'm sure your DH will be proud of you as you become adept at all aspects of managing your RV. Then you can take off more often by yourself or with a gal-pal. Not to take away from your great trips with your hubby, for sure. Lots of luck and again,... welcome! Cedar Adirondack Mts. in NY '02 Ford Escape '04 Chalet Arrowhead (C-->)
"One's world expands and contracts in direct proportion to one's courage"....Anais Nin.
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 9/3/2007 11:08 AM
Glad to have you with us, Shirlhen!
I, too, love the west. But have been spending most of my time last year and this in the east - probably next year, too - as I'm afraid next time I go west I won't return :)
And don't worry about rambling - that's how we get to know each other! Smiling is contagious - try it!

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