A traveler’s dream

adventure on wheels

I have always had a bit of wanderlust in me, and an adventurous spirit. I’ve traveled as much as possible, as often as possible. But that wasn’t enough! So, in 2017, I decided to quit my job and live a nomadic life. I bought a 30′ long Class C 1993 Travelcraft Elite, which I named Knight, and remodeled the interior before I hit the road in the summer of 2018. I had never owned an RV before, never driven in one, and had only slept in one on a handful of occasions when camping with relatives. I have always been a tent camper, and still love camping in a tent. But now this RV is my home, and it moves wherever I want it to go. There has been a large learning curve to driving and living in a home on wheels, with cats and a friend, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world!


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13 years old 

Adventurer, Escape Artist, Gentle Soul. 

Gatsby is the newest in the gang. I adopted him from a rescue organization in Champaign. Gatsby is an adventurer. He loves getting to new places, leaping onto my shoulders in the first moments I pass by the backdoor, ready for me to carry him outside to check things out. He’s also an escape artist. And he’s fast. He can be from the back of the over-the-cab bed to the door in the blink of an eye. He’s escaped a few times because he figured out how to open the slide on the screen door. But he, so far and fortunately, has only run under the rig and comes readily when coaxed. He is the most gentle soul and great cuddle buddy.


12 years old

 Shy Guy, Affectionate Boy, Food Monger

​Bubba knew what he wanted at a very young age. And that was to be a house cat. Born to a feral momma in San Marcos, Texas, he made it clear he wanted nothing to do with that life. He ran into the house and refused to leave, so now he’s a fat and happy indoor kitty. He loves nothing more than to be petted. Oh, wait, he might love his food more than affection, but that’s a close call. His favorite place to sleep is on my pillow, on my head. He is very shy with strangers of the human kind. He can be very mischievous and chases laser dots with the best of them. He might be 11, but he will always have that boyish, youthful look.


4 years old

 Hunter in the Night, Meerkat in Disguise, Lover and Player

Gail adopted Arlo three years ago, just as he was being weaned from his momma, a barn cat in a horse barn in central Illinois. He is the baby of the bunch, long and lanky, all limbs. He can be sweet and cuddly in one moment and then attacking in play the next. He is a hunter in the night, carrying his toys between his teeth and announcing to all he caught his prey. His safe place is curled under a blanket, preferably on a lap. His favorite place is anywhere his family is. He imitates Gatsby and follows him around everywhere he goes, except outside, because he has no interest in life outside home.


                   5 years old

 Sweet but Spunky, Expert Hider, Computer Cord Connoisseur 

Nola is also Gail’s cat by way of a friend who fostered her after she jumped out of the underside of a car driving down a road in Champaign. She is clever when it comes to finding places to hide. An expert who will discover places you never even thought to look, which made for some stressful times when we first moved into the rig. She loves high places, like cabinets and shelves, observing the world below her.  No computer cord is safe in Nola’s presence. Or phone cord. Or any other cord. She delights in playing with them before chewing on them. She is a sweet girl, with a kitten’s meow, but is not afraid to use her boxing gloves on the