We are high school sweethearts who married in 1981. We met in Sooke, BC, lived in both Victoria and Vancouver, then moved overseas to South Africa for a few years where Joshua was born in 1987. When we returned to Canada, we lived in Toronto where Serena was born in 1990.
We subsequently lived in Burnaby, BC, Fredericton, NB, back to Burnaby, and then immigrated to the United States in 2004 where we lived in Minnesota, Utah, Washington State and Nevada. Our “legal” residence is now South Dakota due to their friendliness towards full time RVers. Our children are now grown and we have two beautiful twin grandchildren.
Doug is a civil engineer whose career was focused on Quality Management, and Fran’s career was mostly in the legal field as a secretary and paralegal. We both enjoy the outdoors and our wanderlust has taken us many places, over forty countries (so far), with even more travels on the horizon.
In 2011, we bought ourselves a Provan Tiger CX motorhome, which we moved into in 2014 and called home. “Tigger” allowed us to go just about anywhere, be completely self-reliant, and get off the beaten track whenever we want. After completing our Latin America adventure a little sooner than planned in mid-2020 due to COVID, we sold Tigger and bought ourselves a truck & trailer combo that allows us more space to continue our nomadic lifestyle.