RV TripsIn May of 2005, we decided that since my
Better Half was retired and I semi-retired, we'd embark on spending more
time traveling. Since we have two great German Shepherds and didn't want to
leave them boarded somewhere we decided to get a travel trailer. We
went looking and decided on a Keystone Hornet 25FL.
This accomplishes several things. First, we came to an
understanding that around new moons, I'd decide where we would go in
order to take advantage of better skies than I may have at home in my
observatory. Any other time I'd be tickled to take her where ever she
desired. Now that may not be set in stone but our first trip was to
Seneca Rocks in West Virginia. Note how close Spruce Knob is to Seneca!
Well the weather was less than stellar so I decided to leave the
equipment at home and just enjoy the trip. It's about 4 hours from where
we live in Virginia. Could have been a little faster but we climbed to
almost 5,000' elevation and those hills with a 25' trailer can slow you
down a bit. Then of course there's the curves. I've driven a lot of
vehicles, large and small, but this is the largest trailer I've ever
pulled behind a pickup truck so the first trip is a bit nerve racking,
at least until you see how well things are going.
To make a long story short, this section of the
web page will be devoted to our endeavors as we go traveling. We use two
Yamaha inverter type generators for when we are really remote. The telescope equipment ,
cameras and computer can all be run off of my deep cycle gel batteries.