Bye, Bye Betty

I never imagined myself pushing a shopping cart filled with my treasured belongings through a parking lot! The wheels bounced over the pavement as I steadied the cart’s teetering contents. Unconventional, yes, but it was my way of helping Greg unload the U-Haul truck.

After almost five years on the road as full-time RVers, we are exchanging Betty, our Diesel Damsel, for a sticks and bricks dwelling.

New Owners 2011
For Sale  2018

We take with us a scrapbook of memories and experiences that warm our hearts, make us laugh until we cry, and silence us in awe. We cherish family and friends who adventured with us on the road, opened their homes as ports of call, traveled with us on our blog, and embraced us as new-found friends.

Betty is still on the road, kicking up her wheels for her new owners and heading to her new home base in Indiana. Greg and I are camping out temporarily in an apartment waiting for our new Arizona home to be built.

As this chapter closes we are filled with gratitude and great anticipation for the future.  Life is, after all, a grand adventure!


24 thoughts on “Bye, Bye Betty

  1. Congratulations on your new chapter. We’ve been on the hunt for a home base as well, but haven’t made any decisions. Must be that ‘five’ year mark. Where in AZ?


    1. Ingrid, You may be right about that “five” year mark. We’ll be in a community called Victory, in Verrado but the city is actually Buckeye. If you’re in the area, we’d love to show you around. Exit 120 off Interstate 10.


      1. We’ve heard a lot of good things about Verrado. Will definitely take you up on your offer if we find ourselves in the area. Thus far, we’ve been looking near Anthem (north end of Phx) and Lake Havasu City. Problem is, we still aren’t sure what we’re looking for. Hope you continue to blog. I’ve always enjoyed the fantastic photos and your well written tales.


      1. Yes, we are all within a couple of blocks from each other. I’m on 209th & Rosanne & Greg are on 207th. They are around the corner from Nancy & Gerry. An easy walk or golf cart ride away!! More fun & laughter!


  2. Pete and I just bought an RV…we aren’t moving or anything but we have RV’d several times and really enjoy it so we took the plunge. He said maybe some day we will get out of this apt and live exclusively in an RV. We shall see. I hear Arizona is nice! Take care. Patty


  3. I know you will miss Betty. She was very good for you guys. Perhaps you could give your new home a name?  Your new adventure won’t be the same as Betty but there will be laughter, loads of fun, memory making & great sunrises & sunsets. WELCOME TO VICTORY NEIGHBOR! GLAD YOU ARE HERE!

    Bonnie Bartlett678-592-8764


  4. Sad but glad! We have spent the last two years touring Europe in a caravan with our four dogs. We thought that we might tour for a few years but at the last count, my hubby had 13 years of travels planned… I am sure that we might want to go back ‘in the brick’ at some time, but not yet!

    We wish you well in your new venture.


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