Before we set out for the open road in 2014, we had come to the hard-core realization that RV life is vastly different than living in sticks and bricks house. By sharing our RV life skills and how we do it now, we hope others won’t have to learn the hard way like we did. Bear with me in my tongue-in-cheek approach to keep things light in this blog piece. It’s what keeps things going for us. And, we’ll get to that in #5.
We admit, our very first boondocking debacle absolutely sucked! We were so unprepared and inexperienced that we failed miserably! Since, we’ve learned, practiced, and mastered it (and still learning!). Now, we seriously can’t think of any reason why we need to go to a park or campground especially now that we’re more mobile in our 24′ Winnebago View. Read why we enjoy boondocking in our RV!
Your phone’s alarm clock rudely interrupts you from dreamland. You begrudgingly fumble with it shut the damn thing off. Slowly, you get up out of your warm swaddle, scuff your feet making way to the bathroom, push your hair from your sleepy eyes. You then look into the mirror and whisper to yourself, ‘how long is this going to take’?
You want to run away from it. But, you can’t because of that dirty, little, three-letter word…JOB. You then think to yourself, “If only I can only run away from it all and go find somewhere to work remotely in camp chair alongside a riverbank.”
Usually folks gather to celebrate the Christmas with their immediate families, however, we celebrated a little differently in 2017. We decided to spend some quiet time at Joshua Tree National Park and to take in the beauty of this National Park’s thousands of Joshua Trees, Cholla garden, Desert Lavenders and Ocotillos. But, we didn’t end up alone…
Its that time when we bring out the menorahs, kinaras and nativities and celebrate the holidays with family, friends and coworkers. Its a fun event where we can decorate with sparkle and lots of cheer. As decorators, we can choose traditional red and greens, farm stand whites, hunting blacks and reds, country burlaps or….OR go bold and bright! We are going to take you inside our fifth wheel to see how we decorated OUR RV for Christmas!
Before we started turning the wheels of our RV, we’ve researched, read blogs, watched videos about RV club memberships. Talk about massive overload of information. Although they are great for discounts at campgrounds or RV parks, we needed a few that are more so about community.
Do you dream of living a life of full-time travel, but aren’t sure if you can afford it? Living and traveling in an RV goes beyond the purchase price can become overbearing for the ill prepared. Consider these finance implications to set yourself up for success. Here is some worthy Full-Time RV Financial Fitness!
Did you know there’s 60 of National Parks; at least one in every state? That’s ‘just’ the National Parks since 1916! There’s also countless National Monuments, Historic Landmarks, Battlefields, Military Parks, Seashores, Lakes and Rivers. They’ve grown to epic numbers of visitors. It’s fairly inexpensive, fun and a great way to get in touch with nature and the wild. At the same time, it’s a great way to learn about our Country’s history, geography and geology. Are you ready for your amazing experience?
We had no idea when we set out on our course to live in an RV that our marriage was about to change. The whole dynamics thing…the closeness (as in space around us), intimacy and dealing with unspoken emotion. What used to be is now no longer. We have become….oh, dare I say….different, more pliable and more resilient. I dare to say even more than when we were an Active Duty Military Family.