Welcome to the "club"! We just got our Thor Freedom Elite 24' late last year. Have had it out 7 times so far. Sticking to PA state parks due to the fact that I'm still working, but moving farther afield later this year. For us, the RV was my dream, but my wife somewhat reluctantly agreed to purchase. Now, similar to your wife, she's starting to get the urge to explore and starting to want to learn all the detail and planning that go along with it. Enjoy!