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Flight Home, CA

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 4:15pm by Lolo
55 miles and 1.5 hours from our last stop - 1 night stay


High-Speed Flying RVHigh-Speed Flying RVThe next morning we called Petaluma Taxi to take us to the Petaluma Fairgrounds where the Sonoma County Airport Express ran shuttles to the airport.

Haven driven back and forth across the country so many times, it was weird to think that we would be home sleeping in our very own beds that night -- no Nebraska, no Iowa, no Ohio, just 6 hours and we would be home. I think I am going to learn to love this flying thing.


The Sonoma County Airport Express runs shuttles to the airport every hour from several locations: the Park and Ride in Santa Rosa, the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park, and the Petaluma Fairgrounds. Fares are $34 each way.

Dennis on January 17, 2014

I've been reading about your trips for several years now and I'm happy for you all that the boys are settled out West, but I'm sorry to hear about the future of your cross-country trips. I have a 10-year old daughter, 2 boys, 7 and 5, and a 3-month old daughter. We're all going to the New England RV convention this weekend to check out the goods and if all goes well, will be renting one for our first RV trip this summer down the east coast to Hatteras. I must say that I don't think we'd be at this stage without reading about your trips through the years. Thank you for sharing your treasured memories and countless pointers and itineraries, and ultimately inspiring us to get out there and go see the beautiful US.

Herb on January 17, 2014

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for your comment and kind words. Hearing that we have perhaps in some small way inspired others to take their own trip cross this incredible country is one of the top reasons that we continue to update the site.

Lorry and I were laughing the other day that it probably takes one day of effort to document every one day of travel. (Including website maintenance and upgrades)

Still, we would do it just for ourselves, but hearing that others are actually reading it, and going for their own trips, makes it all the better.

For the east coast trips, there is a link that documents the ones we have taken. You can either go to the bottom of the Trips drop-down to East Coast Trips, or just use http://www.cross-country-trips.com/trip-type/motorhome/east-coast-road-trip to see them all.

Safe travels,

Herb & Lolo

Anna on January 28, 2014

I too have been following your website for a number of years. The information and stories you provide is better than any Travel Guide out there on offer. I always go back to your page when planning our (RV) trips. Thank you so much for taking all the time to publish.
Yes, it is always in the back of my mind that the kids get older, fortunately mine is only 9 and I make a point of travelling as much as possible together. She just loves it.
I wish you all the very best for the future and much fun travelling, even if it is not always the Lazy Daze.

Herb on January 28, 2014

Thanks for your comment Anna,

I'm glad you are able to travel with your girl, and that you were able to find something of value on our website. She will grow up faster than you can imagine.

Continued safe travels,

Herb & Lolo

Amy on February 13, 2014

I have commented before but I wanted to say again how much your blog has meant to our family. We just finished our longest trip this past summer from SC to Maine and back. It would not have been possible without reading about your adventures first. Thank you for taking the time to write and record all that you have! We are having the best time traveling to new places, learning (we are both teachers- learning is in our blood!), being with our children and watching them explore our beautiful country. Seeing how "fast" your two have grown up makes us treasure the time we get to spend with ours at their young ages.

Herb on February 20, 2014

Thank you Amy for your comment.

I'm glad you were able to make a trip with your children up and down the east coast, and create some travel memories of your own. It is certainly true that you should treasure every moment that you can share as a family. They do indeed grow up too fast, but you will always have these common experiences as a bond regardless of everyone's chronological age.

Safe travels,

Herb and Lolo

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