TERRY & JULIE
Selling our house and most of our worldly possessions to meander full time in a 25-foot motorhome is probably the biggest leap we’ve taken in nearly 40 years together. And we’ve done some pretty big leaps in our life! Top among them are major moves and sailing Lake Superior.
Terry is an artist by profession. Because of the constraints of tiny house living he’ll be making an adjustment with how he works. No more woodshop, no more large paintings. And no acrylic and oil paints in the RV please. It’s watercolors and drawings until we’re back into sticks and bricks someday.
Terry’s constant inspiration is what he sees and experiences around him. That’s what is most exciting for him and this new lifestyle. Every road, every view, every town will give him material to draw from. We look forward to sharing his artwork with you here.
As for me, Julie, I’m retired after nearly 30 years as a sales, marketing and web design professional. I’ll be the chronicler in this traveling duo.
We look forward to shining a spotlight on the interesting characters we meet and the places we go as we meander through North America; sharing it with you on Instagram and Facebook.
I’m Scuppers, aka Scuppers the Sailor Camping Dog. My name comes from the Golden Book Sailor Dog. I’ve had people from 70 to 3 recognize me from the book and it makes them smile. I like that.
Scuppers is a perfect name for me because my parents had a 34′ sailboat when they brought me home (scuppers are the holes in a cockpit so that water can drain out). But I’m the Camping Dog now.
Traveling is a challenge for me. I’m 14 years old, blind and deaf but I love that the 3 of us are living in a small space. I’m not much of a walker these days; there are just too many good things to sniff at so it takes me a long time to go very far. But I sure do enjoy exploring the world one smell at a time!
I look forward to sharing my antics on the road!
Our first RV - PERCY
Terry and Julie might have sold me, to upgrade to a new rig, but they sure enjoyed their travels while it lasted. I’ll always be part of the WeMeander story so here’s a little more about me. You might wonder why I was named Percy? It comes from an artwork Terry did many years ago where he had a mythical character, Percy Seeks, who used to go on great adventures. Maybe Percy isn’t so mythical anymore because here I am – ready to take them on some wonderful adventures!
I’m a Winnebago Navion 24D. I’m 25’8″ long and 7’6″ wide when I don’t have my 3′ slide out.
They chose me for several good reasons:
- You have to love my mileage (I average 16mpg).
- I have Mercedes Benz chassis so I can get them up mountain roads with ease.
- My length is great for fitting into nearly every national park and I’m pretty nibble in town and parking lots too.
- I have a great floor plan for 2 working adults.
- There’s amazing counterspace and a nice size pantry, interior storage for this size coach and a walk around queen size Murphy bed.
They put a few extras on me to make their life easier. I have HWH levelers, 430 watts of solar and a 300ah lithium battery bank. I’m pretty darn special. Terry and Julie hope that the new owners are enjoying their adventures with me as much as we all did.