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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Rothgaber Travels

For those of you that don't know our details, here goes a quick summary......

We fell in love with motorhoming years ago (1970's) when we rented a friend's motorhome for our vacations. We even took it to the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. We got away from motorhoming as
we raised our son and Doug's job with Penn State took him all over the state doing conferences at hotels. In 2003 we rented a motorhome to drive to Phoenix, AZ because our son, Josh, was going to New Mexico. That trip got us hooked again. Three months after we returned home, we bought a 1976 GMC classic motorhome. The GMCs were way ahead of their time as 13,000 of them were made from 1973 to 1978. About 9,000 of them are still alive and well. There is a super network of owners throughout the country and on the web. When Doug decided to retire early from Penn State, we first thought we would travel in our GMC and return to our home base. The more we thought about it, the more we decided to go fulltime and sell our home. Many issues contributed to that decision, but I don't need to go into that here. We decided to sell our GMC and move into a larger motorhome. We researched and shopped for about 9 months trying to make the decision which motorhome we should buy.

On October 1, 2007 we bought the Tiffin Allegro Bus. We traveled home with it from Atlanta, GA. Now we are packing it and getting ready to take our first long journey in the next week or so. Of course we want to head south for sun and warmth! Doug is going to sell aerial photos of homes to suppliment his retirement income as we travel around the country ministering as we go. More on that later!

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