Welcome to www.debbyandcharlie.com

On July 15, 2002 Debby and I left our Fair Lawn, New Jersey home in a 1999 New Horizon, Fifth Wheel trailer heading on a leisurely pace to the West Coast. We wished to arrive before the Winter set in and planned to remain out West for the Winter, returning home some time during the Summer of 2003.

We ended up calling that the Big Trip as we returned to Fair Lawn in the middle of September after spending 14 months on the road.

At that point we realized we could live in our trailer full time however it took us until the middle of September of 2005 to finely leave the house and not return. During those remaining two years we were only in the house for about 5 months one month at a time spending the rest of the years on the  road traveling.  In May of 2018 we bought a condominium in Boynton Beach, Florida but didn't move in until December 2018 after a great trip to Newfoundland. On May1, 2019 we left the condo traveling West returning in November along the East Coast after traveling through 27 States. We were planning a trip to New York and Prince Edward Island beginning on May1,2020 but the Covid Pandemic had other plans for us.

Since returning from the Big Trip we have traveled extensively in the US spending alternating Winters between Florida and the West Coast. We made 7 or 8 trips into  Canada visiting provinces in the East and West and made one trip up to

Reclining Polar
            Bear

Churchill, Manitoba to see the Polar Bears.

Entry to
            the Alaska Highway

We went to Alaska in 2006,

Debby and Charlie with Koala bearKoala Bear

Australia, New Zealand in 2008

Lion

and South Africa in 2011.

Rental RV along
            side our Ensuit

While we did take our trailer on the Canadian and Alaska trips we went with a tour group that rented RV's on the other overseas trips. This is our rented RV on the Australia   Trip along side a private bath and kitchen unit called an Ensuite. There were several of these on our trips which was a nice feature


Our truck
            and trailer in fron to our house in 2002            Debby and Charlie in fron to
            our truck at our NJ house in 2002
Debby and Charlie Yaker in front of the home we owned in Fair Lawn, N.J. when this journey began on July 15, 2002

Listed below are links to our latest trip, The Table of Contents for all our trips and   the photo gallery

During our travels I took many pictures some which help tell the story are on the following pages other additional photos are at

  https://debbyandcharlieyaker.smugmug

Neither site has advertising or anything for sale.

Where we went after July 15, 2002 by year
2002
2006
2010
2014
2018
2003
2007
2011
2015
2019
2004
2008
2012
2016
2020
2005
2009
2013
2017


In Chronological Order.

 
At the end of November 2005 our daughter-in-law Caryn, Richard's wife died shortly before her 37th year. Fortunately ever since 2002 when we started traveling cross country in our RV two of our three trips out west ended in California and we spent some quality time with Rich and Caryn. Words cannot describe our feelings of loss and sympathy for Richard and Caryn's parents, Myrna and Paul as well as her grandmother and brother. ( Myrna and her mother have since passed on) It's not supposed to happen like that. None the less life goes on and in 2011 after we left California for the East Coast, Richard met a lovely young lady, Jennifer Gaynor and they were Married on May 19, 2013.


 In Loving Memory of Caryn Amy Shalita Yaker, December 19,1968 - November 26, 2005