You drove your motorhome from NJ to the Keys? Wow, I'm impressed. What RV do you have if I may ask -- but more importantly, do you like it?
Yes, Mario Batali the chef. After graduation we all went our very separate ways. He headed off to Rutgers to study business administration. Since this was all before Facebook, the next time I saw him was when I saw my wife watching some cooking show on the Cooking Channel starring "Mario Batali". When I saw him on screen it was a bit of a surprise.
Yes, Switzerland is perfect. Beautiful. Clean. Everything works. I do hope you get your chance to ski there.
Miami has more than its fair share of amazing cars. Seeing Ferrari's and Lambo's is very commonplace, especially in certain areas. You get jaded from all the Porsche, MB, Maserati, Jaguar, BMW etc cars you see. And it almost seems that every other SUV is a Q5. Florida is the #2 state with the most expensive cars, but mmoretti, New Jersey is #4! I just think that all the expensive cars in Florida happen to be in Miami.
Yup, Northern NJ through Miami to key west! Christmastime too which meant a very cold overnight in Virginia. Made the trip in a day and a half. Been all over in our RV, couldn't live without it
We love to camp on the beach in myrtle beach too, we are parked 10 feet from the sand and the ocean is outside out window literally. Nothing better than going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean.
We have a Gulfstream B Touring cruiser. It's a B+ style on a ford chassis. Easier to drive than a class c. We love it. It's our first one and now with our son we are looking for something a little bigger. Well not that much bigger in size because we prefer the smaller size and maneuverability but something with better storage. Our rv does not have a pass through storage compartment. It has a lot of smaller storage areas but we need bigger areas for our bigger gear. We are looking for a smaller sized class A actually.
Now let's talk motorhome ownership overall...RVs are a whole different animal LOL. First be prepared for problems and repairs. It doesn't matter how expensive or well made your motorhome is you must keep in mind it's a rolling home. In fact our son calls it "our house on wheels". By nature of what it is you will have things come loose, break, etc just because... If you are basically handy you can just check/tighten/fix things. You get good at after owning one a while
. I must say we have been extremely lucky with ours. It's going on 10 years old /50K and we've had very little repair. We've also been very good about maintenance and I've learned to fix the drawer rails constantly breaking and other little things that end up breaking a lot. I think a big reason we have avoided any major problems with ours is we have the luxury of storing it indoors temperature controlled in between trips and all winter. I have heard many bad stories of problems with RVs. Even ours was a QC nightmare brand new for its cost. No caulking in the shower enclosure. Dinette booth seat put on too far away for the drop down bed to work. Hole in floor under refrigerator. Just to name a few LOL. we fixed everything but hole under refrigerator ourselves and overall no other issues. It's unbelievable that after 9 years you walk on board our motorhome and it literally still looks brand new. And that's traveling with two small dogs too. I'm that fanatical clean LOL! Again just love having a motorhome. It brings the level of freedom of a car to a whole new level. We can go almost anywhere anytime!
Clean (Switzerland) that's funny, that's what my husband remarked about. Especially coming from the "garbage" state of NJ. it's terrible here, I just hate it. Other states have actually coined the phrase "don't 'jersey' our state". LOL. it incenses me to see people leave trash, especially on the beach. I freak out at people who leave garbage on the beach, makes me so angry when there's a garbage can 20 feet away!
Mario batali went to Rutgers? In NJ? I graduated (twice- career changer, two degrees) from Rutgers!!
Yeah it's like that in NYC (all the cars). Definitely noticed a lot of hot cars while we were in Miami (sitting in hours of traffic next to them LOL). Hopefully I won the powerball tonight and will be shopping or another motorhome and a Ferrari soon