MidWestGirl and Jim,
Former Air Force here - and indeed, my deepest thanks and gratitude to Jim for his service to our Country.
You, my Lady, and a gem. To see to it that Jim achieves his desire of seeing the country puts you in the top tier of caring spouses. My hat is off to you.
I am sure if you have any other questions we, as a community, can help you out. Not sure how you are going to remain in contact while on the road, but there are tons of campgrounds with free WIFI, tons of resturants and free WIFI hotspots. If you have alaptop, you are good to go!
If you do not, you may consider getting a tablet (my particular favorit is Apple's ipad) The ipad has a dedicated Forest Rivers App you can use to maintain communication with your new friends on the Forum
Best of luck to you two and godspeed!