Last year I started planning a road trip. Nothing too crazy, just a few weeks to do some sightseeing: Sedona, The Grand Canyon, Santa Fe… but something happened along the way – the more I thought about my trip, the more places I wanted to add to the list!
At the same time, I’d also been thinking about taking my solo act on the road and returning to doing the occasional musical tour. These two things, along with a few serendipitous finds at my local Half Price Books planted the seed in my mind, and next thing I knew, I was on the prowl for a new little home on wheels…
On a recent trip to Long Beach this past October, I ended up finding this:
A 1979 Dodge Mobile Traveler Motorhome. It had everything I was looking for – a full kitchen and bathroom, a body small enough to fit into a regular parking space and a deceptively spacious interior – in short, it was something I could live in comfortably when I was on the road. I paid cash, gassed her up, crossed my fingers and headed out for Austin, sleeping at rest stops and in parking lots and making it back with fewer mishaps than I had any right to expect from a 32 year old vehicle. (Check out a slide show of the trip home here)
I don’t have a fixed schedule or itinerary (yet) for my travels, but I have been keeping track of the places I intend to visit:
View Luke Hill’s 2011 Road Trip in a larger map
I’ll be renovating the MT (Mobile Traveler) over the next few months, making a few minor upgrades and getting her ready to hit the road. More posts to come on the remodel and travel plans – in the meantime, if you have a suggestion for somewhere I should add to the itinerary, I’d love to hear from you – you can post your suggestions in the comments section below…