Janet & Jim Life on the road

Making the decision to live on the road in an RV is not limited by gender, race, denomination nor age. What we all share is a sense for adventure.

Janet & Jim Quebedeaux were in their 60's when they jumped in - or dropped out, as some might see it. They both retired in 1998 and in 2005 they mutually agreed that they were ready for something new with a mission to explore the USA and forge new friendships.

Leaving Texas behind wasn't that difficult. But leaving their son and grandkids was a challenge. To minimize their separation from family they routed their trips north for summer months and returned to Texas for winters.

Janet running the store and booking reservations

Janet and Jim have camped in Wyoming, Colorado, New England, S Dakota and Montana. They served as work campers (performing various jobs, e.g. facility maintenance, clerical, greeting, . . .) in Estes Park CO, Buffalo WY, Saco ME, Ouray CO and Bozeman MT. Their favorite stop was Estes Park but their favorite managers were in Bozeman.

Favorite park managers Leslee & Robert

As work campers, a couple may work for the RV park 5 days in exchange for their camp site and often earn additional pay. Whatever days the Quebedeaux had off, they spent exploring the region. Recently, Janet expressed to Jim that she wanted to explore Redlodge MT and they did - a 350-mile day trip.

Purveyor of ice cream

We met them in Bozeman in 2014 where Janet booked reservations and checked in new arrivals. Jim routed new rigs to their site, led the local band, served ice cream, was Santa and performed various maintenance duties.

Santa in July

Janet & Jim expect to slow down this year, possibly settling back in Texas. Their goal in their travels was to see the USA and make new friends. I would say they've succeeded. One camper regularly bakes them cookies and sends them treats in the off seasons. We consider Janet and Jim close friends and will continue to connect via social media. It has been a pleasure spending summers with them in Montana.

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Sue Puetz


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