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Our Travel Adventures

Welcome to the Adventures of Larry and Connie Farquhar.

New Camping Trailer

Imagine-Trailer Grand Design Imagine XLS 17MKE

A couple years ago, we drastically changed our travel plans and traveling style. After traveling full time for 16 years, we sold our beloved 40' Tiffin Phaeton diesel motor home. We (again) purchased a traditional "sticks and bricks" house. There are several reasons why we made this huge change in our lifestyle. It was a change we had been talking about for a while and the timing was right. COVID and family issues helped "push" us into this decision.

While I greatly enjoy having a traditional home again, it's also been difficult for me. I miss our home on wheels and our constant adventure on the road. To help ease into this change, we made a couple other decisions regarding our travels.

  1. As you've probably noticed in our blog entries for the past couple of years, we've been doing more traditional travel by plane and cruise ships.
    2021 found us spending a month in Europe. We traveled by a rented motor home to France, Germany, Poland, Netherlands and Belgium.
    2021 was a week's trip to Panama and the Panama Canal.
    2022 is also the year of our upcoming "Epic Adventure 2022". We're about to head off on a two-month cruise and self-drive trip to New Zealand. This trip is also slightly different, as we'll be staying in hotels while in New Zealand. Check our travel log often, as we'll keep it updated as we progress on this adventure.
    2023 is being planned for our "Epic Adventure 2023". While still being planned, this will involve a 2-week cruise from England to Ireland, Iceland, and Greenland. Then we'll travel around England, Wales, and Scotland by a rented camper van for another 30 days. We intend to record our travels in this travel log.
  2. To help satisfy my desire for local adventures, we purchased a 17' Camping Trailer. We purchased a 2022 Grand Design Imagine XLS 17MKE trailer. The 17' of living space is plenty for us to "get away" for short trips around the USA. I plan to write a detailed blog entry with photos of our new trailer. We've named her "Miki", since she is an "MKE" model.
Our new camping setup.

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Day 13 - "Epic" New Zealand Adventure 2022
"Epic" New Zealand Adventure 2022
 

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Guest - Lynn Phillipi (website) on Thursday, 15 September 2022 16:59
Glad to see various changes in modes of living for all of us

Glad to see you have various modes of living and traveling. Certainly, many of us want to live on the road with someone to share, or even solo. But with the phases of living, we need both stationary and mobile living situations. We just need to acknowledge to ourselves that we are not letting ourselves down just to take a stationary home for a while. We can do as we please. Thanks, Larry for your posts.

Glad to see you have various modes of living and traveling. Certainly, many of us want to live on the road with someone to share, or even solo. But with the phases of living, we need both stationary and mobile living situations. We just need to acknowledge to ourselves that we are not letting ourselves down just to take a stationary home for a while. We can do as we please. Thanks, Larry for your posts.
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Tuesday, 29 November 2022