We visited 10 states on the RV trip. And, while on the trip we learned that so much of this country is truly stunning. Even places I didn't expect to be anything special turned out to be wonderful! Our trip started in California and we have visited Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. One of my favorite places was Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas. I also LOVED Austin, Texas. And, I would have never expected to love Chicot State Park in Louisiana. Oh, and who could forget the best Halloween we'd ever had at Padre Island. Honestly, I loved everywhere we went, some less than others (New Mexico?) but each place we have visited has brought us fun and adventure. Rob drove us over 3,750 miles for a total of over 60 hours of driving. We love him for driving us to all of these wonderful places!
Our journey of leaving everything behind and traveling was inspired by our trip to Arches National Park in Utah and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. In May of 2012 we took a camping trip to both places. That trip took us to Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota. It was on this trip that we fell in love with traveling and camping. It was our first camping trip as a family and the first time our kids had ever slept in a tent. When walking around the campground in South Dakota we all said we wished we had an RV and could travel the country. We went home and went back to normal life, until a few months later when we started to put the dream to reality.