This week we continue our journey of discovery for two retirees traveling from California, across the US southern tier to Florida and the old South with a teardrop travel trailer on a $2,000 budget. This is the third in a series about our adventures. Our rig is a four-year old teardrop trailer, 4 feet wide, 4 feet tall and 8 feet long, offering comfortable sleeping quarters, drawing admirers in campgrounds (“do you keep your dogs in that little trailer?”; we respond, “nope, we sleep in it”.) and manage 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
We have never been to Alabama or Arkansas, only to Florida for the two weeks prior to my entering the Army in 1970, and have never visited either of the Carolinas. We’re planning to take advantage of my youngest brother, Ned, who, with his girlfriend, had rented a nice apartment in Naples for February.