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Tandem Travel

April 16

We set off from Cedar Key, Florida today, Jerry and Cabo in Big Red and Me following in the convertible talking through our walkie talkies to share the sights as we drove along. We couldn’t get our next address, a campground on Indian Pass, to show up on any of our GPS devices, so we put in something as close as we could find. The drive on US98 was beautiful, much of it through nature preserves was park- like.
The office was closed when we got to the Indian Pass Camoground, but our registration and site assignment were waiting in the office box.
Our site has a beautiful water view just steps from Apalachicola Bay with a direct view of the sunrise they tell us. Although services here are pretty basic (electricity, water and cable – no sewer) the setting makes it perfect.

Tandem travel is not ideal, and is a poor option for full-time RV’ing. The reason we are doing this, is because we are moving from New England to ???. Once we establish a ‘home base’ we will re-evaluate our vehicle situation. We will have to either move to motor coach, and a tow dolly for the car, or keep the current 5th wheel setup and store the Toyota Solara while we head out on the road. It will all come together someday, but we’ve only been at this for 9 months.

April 17 – Another Gem – Indian Pass Campground, Florida 

It is nothing fancy, just naturally beautiful! What else can you say about a place where there’s nothing to see but water, dolphins and birds from your doorway! Nothing to do but bird watch, dolphin watch, fish and walk the beach looking for shells! We wouldn’t have ended up here but for the stories of a couple we met (David and Brenda) on a pier in Cedar Key. They were right about the beauty, friendly people and peacefulness of this camp.

Sunrise on Apalachicola bay
Sunrise on Apalachicola bay

Jerry was up at sunrise to take pictures from our front door, then we walked for miles on the beach collecting shells and watching the dolphins play.

Saint Vincent Nature  Preserve Island is just across the waterway from us and we hope to get there this week. Yes, I said week, we first were going to stay a night or two, but by the time Jerry walked over to offically register, we decided on staying until Friday. We have to vacate because someone has reserved our space. Probably a good thing as we might just stay on. Talking with a nearby camper (Kevin) with Colorado license plates I learned he came for a night, in February, and is still here. It grows on you as you walk along miles of beautiful beach.


Preparing for Full Time RV Life

Once we made the decision to be at least short term full-time RVers the challenges of having no brick and mortar home came to light. We were selling our home and not planning to purchase another one for some time.
How do you pare down 37 years of accumulated belongings?
What do you do with what you do keep, but can’t take in the RV?
What kind of RV will you travel in?

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Living The Dream

Living the Dream

I had never realized how many people dream of traveling across the country in an RV.
Having spent 12 years in Rhode Island in very demanding jobs, my husband Jerry and I decided last summer that it was time for us to head back to our roots in the West. Although we were from Montana, our daughters now live in Colorado and we wanted to be closer

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Coming Soon!

Agave plant
The Roaming Agave

Jerry & Nancy’s Full-Time RV Travel Blog coming soon … Retired for the time being from our high stress jobs in education, we hit the road in our RV travel trailer.

When we sold our home of 12 years in New England, For Sale by Owner(FSBO)  in August 2011, and decided to take a break from reality, and become full-time RV’ers (full-timers) for awhile. During the moving sale, we sold all our house plants, except my prized Agave plant with it’s beautiful Mexican ceramic pot. So for the past 8 months, we’ve loaded up the Roaming Agave with every move, and set it back  out with every new RV campground that we decide to call home for a few days, weeks, or months.

Hence the name of our blog: “Confessions of the Roaming Agave” This is where we will be documenting our travels around North America, with a margarita in hand, and the Roaming Agave by our side.

For those of you who do not know, my favorite spirit of choice is quality top-shelf Tequila. Tequila is produced exclusively in Mexico from the juice or nectar of the Agave Azul, or Weber Blue Agave plant.  Hence my fondness for Agave plants.

The Roaming Agave pictured here, is not the Tequila kind, but is still an interesting plant, and has endured our traveling well. With the help of Richard J. Hodgkiss, we identified this plant as Agave potatorum Kichijokan, or ‘Desert Diamond’. It loves Florida weather, and has grown quite a bit on our travels. It is getting almost too large for it’s pot, and may need to be re-potted soon. The Roaming Agave has also propagated with tubers or pups, and once re-potted, we will have several more Roaming Agaves to deal with. Richard also informed me that the Roaming Agave is monocarpic, i.e. it will flower once and then die. This is another reason to re-pot the agave, and split off the tubers.

For people wanting to know more about the Agave plant, check out Richard J. Hodgkiss’ informational  Succulent plant site, and especially the  Agave Page with tons of interesting data on this very interesting plants.