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 5/6/2010 10:48 PM
 

Born and raised in Louisiana (Lafayette), but I've lived in Texas the past 30 years. My late husband and I got a 34'Canyon Star (Newmar) When he thought he was going to "beat" colon cancer. when he died 2 years ago, I decided to try going "solo" for a year. Love it!! I truly love driving my rig. Don't like the "mechanics",packing,unpacking,etc. But totally worth it once I'm on the road. My children thought I needed a travelling companion to ride "shotgun", so I now have a Belgian Malanois. (looks like a German Shepherd). I teach music at an elementary school outside Fort Worth. My biggest trip was joining friends in Colorado last year, and will do the same again this summer.

As for Louisiana..still have friends and family there!

I am delighted to see there are so many other women hitting the road!

Susan

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 5/7/2010 12:25 AM
 

Welcome Susan

So glad to see you here! We are a friendly group and love new members so come see us often!

my husband and I full time in that we live in our 5th wheel before we began our life as fulltimers we lived in Salt Lake City UT My husband worked at the University of Utah..worked there for 28 years and retired in 2007. A few monthes pior to his retirement we sold our house and moved into our 5th wheel that we bought for that purpose. Because of the price of fuel we have ended up not traveling as much as we thought that we would. The last three winters we have lived in Quartzsite AZ Then last summer we started working as camp ground hosts in Island Park ID and will do that this summer as well

We have family in UT ID WY and IA so we bounce about those states the most

sheila (snowball)

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 5/7/2010 9:44 AM
 

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Welcome, Susan! So glad you made the jump from Women Who RV to our Forum!! You are so very welcome here.

We are from Texas too...live 60 miles west of Houston. We have a Newmar too....and really enjoy it. We travel with two little dachshund sisters who will be three the 17th of this month....Names are Kandi and Schugar and they are great little travelers. Your fur-baby's name?

it is good you decided to keep on traveling with your RV. I love it and traveling and feel I'd do the same were I in your shoes.

We have an active group of women travelers--- in fact this month we are having a Rally in Aransas Pass, and at this moment--- twelve ladies and 3 husbands plan to attend.. It's just a fun "just because" get together between friends. Some of us have been on this Forum for a while and have met and Rally with each other... and have become "secondary family"... in the RVing world. Most attending this Rally are of this Forum and then some are Friends of our group and some even friends of friends. I'm delighted that I'll be personally meeting some new gals and adding them to my list of RVing friends as well! It's just an ever growing circle as we welcome and enjoy all!

You are so welcome here and hope you are very active in posting so we can get to know you. You'll soon feel "one of the family".. because the sisters here are most friendly, welcoming, fun and oh yes----- RV knowledgeable as well!

Keep on coming back... again, WELCOME!!!

Happy RVing!

Joella


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 5/7/2010 11:19 PM
 

Welcome Susan! So glad you joined us :) There are a lot of us out here. Some of us in TX/LA get together pretty much every month. Would love to have you join us!

Love,

Sharon


"The Buggy" 2007 RoadTrek SS-Agile * "Belgian" 2007 Honda Reflex Scooter
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 5/7/2010 11:29 PM
 

Welcome Susan! This is a fabulous group - incredibly supportive group of women. I full time with a 35' Alpenlite. I've been on the road for a year - although I've spent several months, off and on, staying with friends in various places. This was my fall back position due to some health and financial tough times, but I love it! It's not my back up life anymore! I love the lack of responsibility to 'stuff'. It has been wonderful.

I'm lucky, my boyfriend's colon cancer was caught early enough that we think he's beat it. Diagnosis and treatment was in 2006. So far, so good. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's a tough row to hoe. But you've come to a great place for support in this endeavor!


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 5/8/2010 3:28 AM
 

Welcome to the forum, Susan! Isn't it nice that it's camping time!! I am ready for a trip myself, LOL


Alice
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 5/8/2010 9:47 AM
 

Welcome Susan,

I don't post often but I'm glad you're here. I have a house in Alabama and a park model trailer in AZ. Travel with a 21' fun finder trailer. My husband and I bought the tt just a couple of months before his death. I love traveling and would like to meet more women that want to do the same. I have met Sheila and Kerry in Quartzsite. They are both wonderful friendly women. Look forward to meeting you along the way.


Linda & Zac, the very small wonder dog. 2008 21' FunFinder 2005 GMC Envoy Denali
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 5/9/2010 9:52 PM
 
 Modified By cpatinjones  on 5/9/2010 8:54:10 PM

Hi Susan,

Welcome to the forum! Kudo's to you for keeping the MH and using it!

I am from Lafayette, La and live in Butte LaRose, which is approximately 25 minutes from Lafayette. :-)

I just purchased my first RV in mid Dec 2009. It is a 5th wheel. In a couple of years, I will be retiring and hope to be a full-timer.

Look forward to hearing about your RV travels and hope to see you on the road.


Carolyn / 34' 7" Keystone Cougar 5th Wheel (3 slides) / F-250 Diesel Super Duty Crew Cab Truck / Member of: RVing Women/Texas Ramblin' Roses, Escapees and Good Sam 2009 Dec - CPJ Truck & Camper Photobucket States I have RV'd overnight
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 5/9/2010 10:23 PM
 

Welcome Susan. I echo everyone else's sentiments. My DH and I sold everything, bought a fifth wheel and fulltimed for nine wonderful years until his health deteriorated to the point I had to place him in an assisted living. Our big fifth wheel is still my home down here in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Last year I couldn't stand not being on the road and so I bought a 23' class B so I can make short trips and also go visit the kids and grandkids in West Virginia and Colorado in the summer. During the last year I have gotten acquainted with a number of women, who, like me, travel alone. I'm one of the group that is getting together in Port Aransas later this month. Why don't you join us?


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 5/10/2010 7:10 PM
 

Welcome Susan. I live in Louisiana, south of Abbeville but usually make it to Lafayette every week for something. My husband doesn't want to travel so I make short trips in my 23' motorhome. I have met some of the women from the forum at GTG's. I joined the Texas chapter of RVing Women, The Ramblin Roses and have met women from all over. I had family in Dallas and still have a niece in Ft Worth so Texas calls to me. Have spent a lot of time in the Dallas/Ft Worth area over the years. I am also going to the Aransas Pass GTG.

Martha

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