On June 13, 2016, we took possession of our RV, Barney, from a dealership in Tupelo, Mississippi. After a couple days of learning about our new home, and learning how to safely drive it, we headed back to Virginia where we finished winding up our old life and preparing for our new one. We hit the road for real on August 3, 2016, heading up the east coast, with the intention of visiting my family and going to Acadia National Park. Our plans were derailed in Massachusetts when I broke my leg, leading to a three month encampment there. Once I was medically released, we high tailed it down the east coast to spend Christmas with Kevin’s family in St. Augustine.
2016 Travel Map
After spending the holidays in northeast Florida, we began making our way across the Florida panhandle, stopping in New Orleans, Galveston and our westernmost point, San Antonio. In order to be back in Virginia for a wedding in May, we started curling back east, stopping in Austin and Dallas. We then visited Memphis and Nashville, before stopping in Lexington on our way to the 143rd Kentucky Derby. In May we started east, stopping briefly in West Virginia, before visiting Virginia once more. After catching up with our friends, we made our way north, stopping in Vermont, before heading on to Acadia National Park in Maine. We spent most of the summer touring the Canadian Maritime Provinces, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia, before heading across upstate New York on our way to Indiana. After watching the Chicago Marathon, we made our way south through Indiana, visiting Nashville once more, and ending the year in Gulf Shores, Alabama.