Every Ship Needs One

IMG_0284Every ship needs an identifier. I had this decal made. Used a little different image for this decal as the one I have used in past posts might not have been as visible in this size. I may change my mind down the road along the space/time continuum.

Maiden Voyage

If all goes well, our “maiden voyage’ in the Mothership will take place on 2 July 2016. In addition to all of the repairs I have been doing there is a mobile technician, Matt, that is working on getting the furnace functioning again. He is due to come out on 30 June to install the control board and new fan generator motor. It might seem odd that the furnace would be a needed item during summer weeks, but our first voyage will be to Seaside, OR., on the Oregon Coast and the weather, even in July, can get damp and cold.

As a preface to this first voyage I  feel I should give a little background info regarding the blog. I have never, until purchasing the Mothership, driven or even ridden in an RV. I have zero experience, so with fresh eyes and a lot of time looking at YouTube videos on ‘How to Drive an RV”; RV maintenance and troubleshooting; Do’s and Don’t’s. In other words, I haven’t a clue what I have got myself into, which is one big reason why I am  inviting you along with me in this journey through space, time and the American highway system.

This blog may devolve into something absurd and off-beat along the lines of a Richard Brautigan novel: i.e. Trout Fishing in America, etc. The Mothership may become my metaphor, identifier, name or place for this novel experience of living/traveling in an RV during this time in our history. Hopefully, anything but boring.



Welcome to our travel blog. This summer ( 2016) we will be traveling in our RV and thought it would be fun to document/share some of our adventures on the road.

After we bought our RV ( used ) I discovered through YouTube videos that, in the vernacular of RV’ing, the verbiage ‘Ship’ and ‘Shore’ were used to describe either being on the road or being tethered (docked) at a land-based location. These nautical terms immediately took me to a place whereby, if our RV was a “ship” it might as well be called The Mothership.

Right now The Mothership is docked and being prepped, repaired and generally being made more roadworthy. Early July we embark on our maiden voyage, testing all systems in preparation for a longer journey in August.

Stay tuned!