• Paul Depperschmidt

Polson, Montana

When we first began to research the idea of living in a Motorcoach and traveling the country, we ran across an RV Resort that seemed to be heaven on earth. It was specifically for Class A coaches. It overlooked Flathead Lake and the mountains in the Flathead National Forest. And just by coincidence there was an airport right next door. It was not exactly inexpensive, but we decided to splurge and treat it like a vacation. For years we looked forward to staying there. And finally through everything 2020 threw at us, we made it. It did not disappoint.

The weather was fantastic and we had a great time, until.... well we can save that. There were constant airshows and wildlife displays.

The lake we overlooked was Flathead Lake. As with most of the lakes up north, it is beautiful, clear and a lot of fun to fly over. Here is a video that will give you a tour. There are a couple of mansions on the lake that have interesting histories. https://flatheadliving.com/2017/03/22/montanas-expensive-mansion/ And we fly over Kalispell, the gateway to Glacier National Park.

I mentioned that the visit was not exactly perfect. While on a bike ride Karen went down really hard. Her front tire likely hit some gravel on a downhill grade. It was bad enough that we opted to have her taken to a hospital in an ambulance even though it was only 2 blocks away. She twisted her knee badly and her entire right side was covered in bruises. She did not break anything thankfully. But she is still recovering as I write this a couple of months later. This slowed our adventures considerably. But we have a lot to post about our travels in September through November coming soon.

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Welcome to our site.  We are Paul & Karen Depperschmidt.  In 2018 we decided that in retirement we would downsize, purge, get a Motor Coach and see North America.  In itself that is not unique.  So we complicated things a bit by including Paul's passion, aviation.  We will be pulling a custom trailer that includes our Kitfox Series 7 airplane.  Follow us as we travel the country and report on what we find.


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