We’re Joe & Marcy
We are Joe and Marcy Wilson from Polk City, Florida. Our RV Travel Blog is intended to let our friends, family and you see where we are, look at what we are up to, observe our travels and adventures! Also along the way we will share our photographs, little tidbits about RV travel and the places we visit, places we like and some we might not, helpful hints and interesting articles we like.
Merriam-Webster defines RVers “as one who occupies or operates a recreational vehicle.” As RVers, we are not unique but the definition is so much more than that. We began our love for camping just as many do; beginning in a tent and then graduating to a pop-up (an Aliner-we’re still members of the Florida group today, albeit as SOBs), a Flagstaff Micro Lite trailer, two Grand Design 5th-wheels and now a Tiffin motor coach. With each change we have been blessed to see much of our state and country and have had the opportunity to meet many great people along the way. RVers are a breed of their own; some nomadic, some full-time, and some everything in-between. One thing we share is a bond celebrating the liberating, independent spirit of this great lifestyle. A cultural way of life. Other RVers just understand.
We roam half the year in a 2019 Tiffin Allegro Bus 40IP that we acquired in February 2021. As with other Tiffin owners we traveled to Red Bay, Alabama, home of the Tiffin Motorhomes company. Hundreds of owners converge on Red Bay to visit the Tiffin Service Center where experts repair any issues with your rig. There are many supporting businesses in the area that can handle maintenance, remodeling, etc. This is a right of passage for Tiffin owners and many make this trek every year. Many campgrounds in the area support this influx and the look and feel is as if you joined some huge rally. We no doubt will be among the Tiffinites on this annual pilgrimage.
We have become so ingrained in the RV lifestyle that in 2019 we moved from Tampa to our winter home base in Polk City Florida. Why Polk City you ask? We discovered an RV community just off of Highway 33. That community is called Mount Olive Shores North, MOSN for short. This community has hundreds of RV homes, casitas, and pads. Our home has a large RV port just out the garage door, or a small guest house if relatives show up! We have a nice pond off our patio complete with birds, fish and yes, you guessed it, a gator or two! Having our RV in our port allows us easy access to the coach for travel preparation or just a place to dream about our next journey. Living in the community sometimes has the same look and feel of an RV rally, with many events, activities and fun.
We look forward to sharing with you.
What People Say. …
Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.
– Anthony Bourdain
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
– Terry Pratchett