I have to start somewhere

In February of this year, 2019, I purchased a 2011 Kia Sedona minivan with the intention of converting it to a camper van so that I can explore parts of this great country that I have never visited. My minivan will include a sleeping area, cooking area and as much comfort as I can manage by living in the minivan for an extended period of time (my plan 3 months, but it’s not set in stone should I find it more difficult than I can handle). I will be staying in city, county, state and national parks that have bathing, bathrooms and other facilities that will provide me with additional comfort and safety. I will not be boondocking or dry camping this time.

My 2011 Kia Sedona which will serve as my camper van.

My faithful companion a 12 year old rat terrier, Stretch will be by my side. I hope to be able to do some hiking, certainly walking, kayaking, exploring and, of course, photographing what is of interest to me.

My faithful companion, Stretch, my 12 year old rat terrier

My journey will begin at the end of August, 2019 when I travel to Houston to visit with my son, daughter in law, my grandson and the soon to arrive granddaughter. The plan is to then travel west and start my adventures.

I have tested out the Kia since February and I have camped in Alabama, Texas and visited Seattle and Oregon (not in the Kia). I will be organizing my photographs and identifying them over the next several weeks and hopefully catch up so that once I hit the road my past trips will be already posted.