We've been planning this for a long time. This odyssey started back in 1991 when my brother, Bill, and sister-in-law Michelle gave us their 20 year old pop up because they were updating to a travel trailer. We kept that for a year and moved "up" to a 22 year old Concord travel trailer that we bought from a friends brother for $500.00. We put a lot of elbow grease into that 22 footer and had many a good time in it the five years we had it. In 97' we bought our first brand new travel trailer, a Fleetwood Mallard. We only kept that a year because we kept hearing horror stories about Fleetwood but I have to admit we never had a problem with it. Next came our 98' Jayco Designer. The Jayco lasted 4 years when the "itch" hit again, which brings us to the Kountry Star.
Like I said earlier this has been a long time coming for us. We've been talking and dreaming about his for the past 12 years. It had been decided that we would hit the road when Bob retired at age 60 from his State of Delaware job with the Delaware National Guard. With things getting so heated in the Middle East we decided not to wait and take the chance that Bob would be activated again and that the time had come to take to the road.