My Motorhome Adventure Across America – Bertha and Me

August 31st, 2012

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I guess you can say that I’ve always wanted to live in a motorhome – only I didn’t realize it until I actually drove one around the Unites States one and a half times! So how and why does one drive around the enormous but beautiful country in such an odd loop you ask? It’s … Continued

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