John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy
adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded
the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical
office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and
one great grand child.
We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at
the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red
Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San
Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from
New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of
Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.
We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good
Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground
memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our
home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.
Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.
Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the
RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with.
Check out our Books page for our new book on RVing.