About Us

Don & Gayle

We met and married in our 20’s while working for General Motors in our home state of Michigan. Our jobs were sent south to Indiana and we followed them there. Presently in our 60’s, and having raised our daughters, we decided to make our dream of seeing this great land of ours a reality. We set out on this great adventure on Monday, April 15, 2013.

The sole purpose of this blog is to serve as a diary of sorts for ourselves and as a way for our families to keep abreast of what is happening in our lives and where we are currently camped.

For anyone interested in following us from the very beginning, we had a previous As Time Goes Bye blog at



16 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Ralph

    Can I use your photo of the entrance to Chain-o-lakes state park Indiana?? Will be used for Amateur Radio QSL card for my nephew.

  2. Hey Don and Gayle. Just got a request for a sign quote that was referenced from your blog. Thanks so much and great picture of your signs. Looks like y’all are having fun. I have subscribed to your blog and look forward to your adventures.

    • Welcome aboard Jim. We hope you’ll like your sign. This is the second one we’ve ordered from this company & both times we’ve been very satisfied with the service & the results.

      • Dude, right on there brthoer.

      • Just want to say, “I knew that but failed to mention it because I was tired last night” about Joseph PAPP’s Public Theater (including the renowned Shakespeare in the Park series) and DRAX, to whom I defer on DR– “Bond villain” clues which are insufficiently unambiguous.I’d like to have more to say, but am just responding to the responses at the moment.

  3. I’m loving your blog. I am very interested in people under 65 full timing in an RV like you. Like you me and my wife will be full timing, but it will be a few years. I started a blog that chronicles the journey to our dream. Also like you I am considering a 5th wheel over a motorhome. Keep blogging and I will keep coming back. I will be adding your site to our blog roll if you don’t mind.


    • Hello Bill & welcome to our blog. It’s always nice to know that someone besides ourselves or our families find this blog interesting enough to read. Having been in your shoes not so long ago, I imagine you must be chomping at the bit to get out there. There are a handful of us under 65 fulltimers but in all honesty when we visit Escapees parks or snowbird areas, we often are the youngest in the crowd. But we have learned much from the oldsters. I will definitely be checking out your blog & wish you the best at achieving your dream.

  4. Don and Gayle. I’ve been following your blog for some time now, and have enjoyed reading about your travels. My husband Dean and I both retired at the end of 2013 and in February purchased a Heartland Big Horn 5th wheel. We are not full-timers but I do hope that we can travel the US 4-6 months each year. We are currently on our maiden voyage. We started quite close to home in Wyandotte, OK, traveled through Arkansas, made a quick stop in Southern OK for a Heartland Rally and we are now in Texas. Our son and daughter-in-law are stationed at Ft. Hood. They are expecting their first child so we are hanging around for that – which WILL be later this week if not before. I absolutely love the travels and even though I look forward to getting home for a bit, I would be ready to leave again soon after. I’ve always had a travel itch and have waited a long time for this opportunity. Dean enjoys it but not quite at the same level as I – so we will seek a compromise that we can both live with. If we can take at least one 2-3 month trip each year with a few shorter trips in between I think I will be happy – especially if it means heading south from the cold Midwest winter in January-March! I’ve started my own blog that like yours is with the idea of keeping a “journal” of our travels and to keep our family and friends informed. I hope we have the opportunity to cross paths someday. Happy Travels!!

    • Welcome Cheri & Dean to our blog & to the world of travel. I think the compromise you describe is a good one. You know it’s said it’s usually the husband who has the travel itch & the wife who is reluctant to go far from home. I guess you & I are bucking the trend. You didn’t mention the title of your own blog & I would very much like to check it out. Please let me know. Keep in touch & we look forward to seeing you down the road.

  5. Kevin

    Dear Ray, Gayle and Tucker,

    Great to see you RVers out there on the road living the dream! I hope your travels are treating you well and your journey so far has been fulfilling.

    My name is Kevin, I work for RV Four Seasons in Loveland, CO, and we are interested in helping your blog reach a larger audience.

    We are in the beginning stages of a huge internet marketing campaign and are looking for people with RV blogs to spotlight and direct traffic to.

    This is a great opportunity to get access to a much larger network of fellow RVers just by doing exactly what you love to do… blogging about RVing!

    I would love to talk to you further about the benefits of creating content and co-branding with us!

    Please respond via e-mail to kevin@rvfourseasons.com with 5 aspects of RVing/camping/life you are passionate about so we can get started creating an engaging online community of RVers.


    • Kevin

      Oops, I apologize profusely – *Don*, Gayle, and Tucker.

    • Sorry Kevin, we appreciate the consideration but we aren’t interested. We don’t want our blogging to become a “have to” chore & really, the purpose of our blog isn’t to reach as many people as we can, it’s a journal for ourselves & a way for our friends & family to see where we are & what we’re up to. I’m sure you’ll find someone who is interested as there are a multitude of blogging full timers out there.

  6. Hi Ray & Deb. Welcome aboard. We enjoy hearing from other newbies to this lifestyle. We can learn so much from each other. Do you blog? I hope so. We’d love to see where your travels take you. Yellowstone is where we hope to be next year at this time & the Oregon coast is on both Don’s & my bucket list. Hope to hear from you again. Safe travels, Don & Gayle

  7. Hi Don and Gayle, Just found your blog. My husband and I are also starting our full-time traveling dreams in a DRV too. We started in Oregon on May 8 and are heading east. Currently we are in West Yellowstone. Looking forward to your future blogs. Helpful information regarding the parks you are visiting since we have a similar rig.

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