Thursday, November 30, 2023


NFL quarterback looking for tips for upcoming RV trip

Gardner Minshew, the charismatic rookie quarterback of NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, is heading off on an RV road trip and looking for tips about what to see along the way. According to a report by WJXT, the quarterback had a very Minshew-esque Instagram post on last Monday night, announcing that he’s hitting the road on a coast-to-coast trek in an RV.

“After a long rookie year I’ve decided to take a step back, recenter myself the only way I know — hopping in my brand-new RV and touring this great country,” Minshew said in a video he released on Twitter.

“If you’re anywhere between Jacksonville and LA I want to hear from you, places to see, anything for free, food to eat, people to meet,” he said. “Hopefully I see y’all out there on the road. But until then, keep it rolling.”

Minshew was a sixth-round draft pick out of Washington State University. He started 12 games for the Jaguars in 2019. He passed for 3,271 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions and earned Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors seven times.

You can leave a message for Minshew on his Instagram page (that’s the only place we know where you can do that).

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Thomas (@guest_61327)
3 years ago

Brand new RV? He won’t get far. It’ll be in the shop getting warrentee work done all off season😢

Ali F (@guest_61300)
3 years ago

Regarding I10….our back license plate was stolen in Beaumont, TX. Be sure to get a set of secure torx screws for both the tow vehicle and trailer.

Bob Harnish (@guest_61267)
3 years ago

I wonder if he has sponsors and if so who they might be?

Bob Godfrey (@guest_61259)
3 years ago

Way too many things to see to fit them all here……get off the interstate and visit small towns and smaller attractions. Stop everywhere you can. Pensacola Naval Air Station, visit the USS Alabama in Mobile, of course hit New Orleans, plenty to see in TX such as the Museum of the Pacific War in Fredricksburg (home of Adm Nimitz), visit the brewery in Shiner…..home of (natch) Shiner bock beer! Big Ben Nat’l Park…the list goes on and on, Carlsbad Caverns, the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest…..enough to see for months! It’s a wonderful, beautiful country …… take your time.

Donald N Wright (@guest_61239)
3 years ago

Traveling on I-10 should be easy. Miami to Seattle would be more interesting, or Bangor to San Diego.

Diane Mc (@guest_61326)
3 years ago

Since he’s just heading out, it is still winter. He could come out to CA via i-10 then return middle or northern part of country on way back. So many great places to visit on I-10. Ready to head out for our 16th trek across I-10 to Florida. Every year, mostly on return trip in March, when weather is better, we find new places to see including taking trips off I-10.

Bill T (@guest_61232)
3 years ago

What makes this guy any different from any other person traveling from Florida to California? How many of us after working only one year can “take a step back and re-center ourselves”?

Big Will (@guest_61235)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bill T

Bill T ain’t nothin but a Sourpuss!!!
But he clearly shows that there are all types out there in RV land…
Welcome to our world and drive safely…

Ronald White (@guest_61264)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bill T

Avoid Bill T at all costs. SourPuss comes to mind.

Bill T (@guest_61431)
3 years ago
Reply to  Ronald White

SourPuss, really? Kind of childish don’t you think? Seriously, I was asking a question. There are thousands of RV travelers out there, from all walks of life, enjoying this lifestyle. What makes his story more important than anyone else’s? Was it for publicity, fundraising, a charitable cause or what? It’s a fluff piece open to comment. An open forum is just that, open. Opinions are offered, even if we don’t always agree and resorting to name calling just reduces the integrity of the site. It’s great that Gardner can take a year off and meander across the countryside, but unless you’re retired, taking a sabbatical, from “our world” as Big Will puts it, for most it’s not a reality. Again, it was just a question.

Tom Lakey (@guest_62287)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bill T

The difference is ….MONEY…DINERO….CABBAGE…..That’s what makes him different. He evidently has a tallent you (nor I) have. That’s the diff IMO. GoodBye you ole sorehead. Tom

Robert Hoffman (@guest_61230)
3 years ago

Not on Instagram, so will comment here. I’ve made the coast-to-coast trip several times, earlier on US 90 and later on I-10. There are indeed several things of interest on the trip, some of which most people are probably not even aware. Check out My Travel Log, Chapter 91 ( In the last paragraph on the page, it describes a great little museum just off of I-10 (about exit 209 I think). Many amazing cars, plus a variety of collectibles of all kinds.

Another little-known spot is the Marfa lights in Marfa, Texas. I parked their overnight once and had some really strange experiences. And it’s free! Just go to Home page ( and search for Marfa.

A place that really intrigued me was Big Bend National Park. Quite a bit out of the way, but full of interesting things to see. Several of the chapters in My Travel Log (noted with BBNP) talk about what I found in my two days in the park.

Tommy Molnar (@guest_61245)
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert Hoffman

I didn’t know you could park and wait for the Marfa Lights to show up. I’d love to do that! Right up there with going to Roswell and waiting for, well, you know . . . .

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