Monday, October 6, 2008

Finding the right RV...

Sarah and I finally got to spend a few days together last week in Birmingham, and we spent one of those days driving around the area looking for RVs. The whole trip hinges on finding the right vehicle and it was really good to personally see some of the options we had only looked at online.

Initially, we planned to go look at a Coachmen Concord in Chattanooga that we liked -

It was about 23 feet long and probably would have been a good option...but in the meantime we ended up at Suncoast RV south of Birmingham. They had a pretty big selection (apparently RVs aren't selling too well with $4/gallon gas...who knew) and I think we found our favorite one so far.

It's a Winnebago Aspect -

It doesn't look much different in the picture, but its a bit longer, has a U-shaped couch and a 'bedroom' (rather than just a couch bed). It's at the high end of our price range - of course... - but it looks like our top choice right now.

We'll keep you posted.

- j

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The 'Ring Around America' Blog

So, we made this website as a guide to our post-wedding adventure as well as a way for people to give non-traditional wedding gifts (we have a really small apartment and I don't really love 'stuff' anyways) and we really have no idea what to expect from it. My guess is that the few people who do see it will just kind of laugh and wonder why we are so strange. But either way, we hope it will be a good way of staying connected to friends and family over the months we are gone.

And that's the point of this blog. Rather than just a map of our travel plans, we can update this with actual stories and anecdotes about the people and places we see along the way. We also decided to add a brief 'Wedding' page to the website and there you can find the details about that event.

Until we drive away from our reception in an RV, this blog may not change a lot, but once the trip begins, we hope to update it frequently. We should have plenty of time to do so...

Thanks for reading.

- j