FTA - Fun, Travel & Adventure!
Welcome to our web site. I started this site to let friends and family know where we have been, what we have seen, and where we are going. Not to mention to let them know that we are still alive, and that this crazy idea of ours is working out just fine and that we are having the time of our lives.
We sold our house in July of 2012, and moved into our RV. I retired June 3rd of 2013 and hit the road September 5th.
Thefergs.com was started in 1989 and started out as a web site to show family photos and various internet links. It then progressed into a genealogy page, mainly to publish my genealogy data on the web so that various relatives would find it and contact me. Works great too! Now after trying a few Blog software programs, I decided to redo my web pages into a blog/page ...sort of. And here we are today.
UPDATE - January 2018 We have purchased a winter home in Yuma, AZ. This will be our home base and will only be used in the winter. I guess you could call us 'part-time RVers', or 'reverse snowbirds'.
Some Site Navigation Info
Along the top of each page, you can always find the 'Home' button to get back here. The 'Our Ministry' button takes you to a page that explains our 'mission work' while on the road. We are always looking for opportunities to share our faith. While full timing, I hope to keep the 'Daily Journal' up to date with our travels and explorations. Clicking on the 'Where Are We' tab, you can find out our current location. The 'About Us' button is going to be a little bit about Donna and I. For our email info and other contact information, just click the 'Contact' button.
About Our Travels
On the left side of the pages, you will find information on our Toad (towed vehicle), our Motorhome (2018 Thor Hurricane 29M), and our Furry family members, Rumble Bunny & Tinker Belle.
We have a link to let everyone know where we are headed to. You will see the route we are taking and a few things we are seeing and plan to see along the way. We maintain a listing of where we have been and all the exciting things we have seen. And you can find out how we choose out camping spot (even tho our plans are set in Jello). And our one, two, three, and four year recaps.
Genealogy - The Family Connection
This link is the entry point to my Genealogy pages. All my genealogy data is online along with pictures, cemeteries, headstone info, ect. My database contains 18,799 persons, 3,527 unique surnames, 6,971 families, with 756 notes. Look around. We may be related. I've had folks from all over the world recognize a name and contact me. I love getting updates and new material. Even corrections are welcome.
Some More Neat Things
Some of the 'Neat Things' we have are some listings of tons of RVing links. Places to go for products and reviews, forums, blogs, tech articles, and RV educational sites. We provide info on clubs and organizations. Pretty much a RV Info Extravaganza!
We have kept track of our budget along the way, and have plenty of statistics to share. We will list fuel used, prices paid, mileage driven, propane, all our costs in various categories, and much more in this area.
We always take tons of photographs. Here is a chance to see the country through our web pages. All photos are categorized and captioned for your viewing pleasure.
A Few Odds and Ends
I've included a listing of links relate to our 'Hometown' .
Maps, Maps, Maps...We belong to several RV clubs and have a few memberships in other RV organizations. This gives us free camping spots or at a big discount. Here is some maps that helped us plot our travels using these discounted campgrounds. This is a great way to cut costs and get good deals.
Our Thousand Trail Parks Visited...We belong to Thousand Trails and one of our bucket list items is to visit all our TT parks. I Listed our parks and provided a blog entry when we were there, along with pictures so we can remember which park is which.
We have included our 'wish' list of places to go, things to see and do while living our dream on the road. Some may be 'wishfull thinking' and others are 'for sure'. This 'Bucket List' of ours will also be one that will be ever changing. The more we see and read about in other fellow RVer blogs and forums, our dreams and planning are fueled. We just have to remember - We are in no hurry - to see it all!
On The Right Side
I have some pictures of our previous RVs, some of the places we have visited, and some more of us, just enjoying life!