Town Square

Post a New Topic

Couple celebrates 55 years of RV adventures

Original post made on Jul 7, 2017

Jean and Gary Blackburn are part of an increasing number of road adventurers who have embraced the RV culture. A succession of motor homes has taken the Blackburns to 46 of the lower 48 states (all but Louisiana and Florida).

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 7, 2017, 6:50 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Greenacres
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 7, 2017 at 7:59 am

Wow - take us with you!

My fondest memories of childhood are the road trips.

Great story.

Posted by Marlene
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Marlene is a registered user.

I will love to do the same with my husband!! :)

Posted by Alice Schaffer Smith
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm

What a terrific idea. Makes me want to reconsider retirement options

Posted by Jet pilot
a resident of Stanford
on Jul 8, 2017 at 6:31 am

Wonderful story!

Posted by Gary & Eileen Ruppel
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 8, 2017 at 9:40 am

Gary and Jean, thanks for the post. We are RVers like you folks. In 2015 we went cross country for tenmonths and logged some ten thousand miles. What a great country is ours to see and enjoy. We also use the Microsoft software to plan and rarely make reservations. Perhaps we will meet someday on the road. We wish you the best in your future travelsDvzsk

Posted by bob
a resident of another community
on Jul 8, 2017 at 9:59 am

Love those RV's!!!

Posted by bob
a resident of another community
on Jul 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

Love those RV's!!!

They say "there was a problem adding your comment" What to do now??
Maybe, do not get stuck in the mud with your RV.

Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2017 at 8:50 am

Interesting perspective.

But if these people were relatives who wanted to come and visit Palo Alto for say a family wedding in the area, would they be treated like those on ECR?

Posted by Charles T
a resident of another community
on Jul 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm

This is great living. I only wish that my wife and I could do this. Unfortunately being people of color in America still limits us to places we would love to go and see. We are both history and travel buffs but there are limitations of where we can go not because of finances as we both ar comfortably retired but as I said people of color are still limited. Best of travels to you all.
PS: we do have an RV but we travel only limited East Coast locales.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

State Street Market plans overhaul of its eateries as it cuts ties with Bon Appétit, triggering layoffs
By The Peninsula Foodist | 11 comments | 3,840 views

Doing more with the natural spaces we have
By Sherry Listgarten | 6 comments | 2,351 views

How to Replace a Dry Red - Dry January Ends
By Laura Stec | 9 comments | 1,385 views

“ . . . We have no way of knowing when our time is up . . .”
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,217 views