Remember Norma Bauerschmidt? She became an internet sensation. Her incredible life story inspired so many here and across the globe. She chose a life of adventure, of courage, of fun and of acceptance — even after she knew she had cancer.
I’m 90 years old. I’m hitting the road.
Norma was 90 years old when doctors told her she had a big cancerous mass in her uterus. This news came just two days after her husband had died.
Instead of battling it out with cancer, putting herself under the knife, undergoing chemo and radiation therapy, she opted to embark on an RV trip that would travel across the United States and soon made her the talk of the country.
In her interview with The Huffington Post, Norma said, “I’m having the time of my life! I’m done with doctors.”
When the doctors asked her if she wanted to proceed with the cancer treatments, her reply was both hilarious and astounding, “I’m 90 years old. I’m hitting the road”.
With her son, daughter-in-law and their poodle pup, Ringo, Norma went on a trip of a lifetime.
They lived in an RV, traveled the road to different places in the U.S. They went to check out the Yellowstone National Park. The headed to New Orleans’ famous Bourbon Street. Norma even had the time to admire the grandeur of Mount Rushmore.
No one is too old to try new stuff. She finally got the chance to ride in a hot air balloon, and visiting many popular places, like the Grand Canyon and Disney World.
An Adventure of a Lifetime Aboard an RV
Tim, Norma’s son, lived in an Airstream with his wife and Ringo. When Norma chose to join them, Tim upgraded the Airstream into an RV. They began their journey in Michigan.
Their journey across every state was documented through Driving Miss Norma, her Facebook page. For over a year they traveled 13,000 miles and visited 32 states. Every day became an adventure for her, and every day more and more people became inspired by her life.
She died peacefully on September 30, 2016, at the age of 91. On her Facebook page, it says, “…with no regrets”.
Take on an Adventure With No Regrets
If you’ve been dreaming of embarking on the ultimate cross-country adventure, whatever your reason, start that journey today.
An RV can be a vehicle flexible enough to fit your lifestyle. Financing can also be flexible to meet your needs. If you’re thinking of buying an RV, go for it!
RVs can be more expensive than cars. But unlike the automobiles, an RV can provide you amenities a car just cannot. RV loans allow you to make affordable monthly payments so you won’t have to worry about having to pay it all out one-time.
No matter where you want to go and the places you want to visit, make an RV your home and vehicle of choice.
Let your adventure begin!