Our life on the road as full time RV’ers is different than the average citizen, so we do get a lot of questions asked. This entry will continue some of those questions and answers:
a. What kind of fuel mileage do you get?
We get 7 to 8 miles per gallon of diesel. So we spend about 50 cents a mile driving. Now take into consideration we are towing the van for the same price.
b. What does it cost to park?
That has become an irritant. When we started you could find places for $12 to $25 a night. Now $25 is considered cheap and it goes up to $45. Now my argument is we can find a motel some places for $45 and they wash the sheets (sometimes). LOL
We learn from friends and experience. It is not wise to move every night unless you are headed for some destination. The weekly rates are much more reasonable. We have stayed for $70 to $110 a week. We love state and national parks and they are much more reasonable.
Our best deal is a membership. We also learned that from Don & Evelyn. We are members of Mid-Atlantics RV which now has been bought by Coast to Coast. We pay a yearly fee of $400 and can stay up to 9 months in their parks for that price. There are 8 parks. This is one of them we are in now called Three Flags.
c. Do you have a washer?
Yes, We have a combination washer and dryer. It does both. Small loads, but it is very handy. Any ironing Sherry wants to do she does it on the kitchen table. (I say Sherry, cause I take mine as they come, but if they are real bad she will iron them) We have a portable ironing board but too much trouble up and down.
d. The most popular question by far is what is the most interesting place you have been?
That is a hard one. The most impressive one place is the Grand Canyon.
The best overall trip was thru Canada's Yukon to Alaska. The most scenic road?
Out of Denver thru the Rockies.
Most interesting? Internet folks. Meeting Linda May,
Debbie, Gary, Terri,
Mel & Slim, well Slim and his deer, me & my bear!
Sam,. Mel and me (That was really Sam’s bear, slims hat)
This was Brandy. Mel and the family lost Brandy a couple months back, such a sweet dog.
Dar & Bill at the CABIN where they were just vacationing.
(putting a toad to sleep in his hand)
Jack Darnell, Yvette, Fred, Glenda, John, Dewey, Buddy, Di, Joan, Rough Rider, Poimen, Candy, Memory03,Stringbender etc going into their homes, seeing family & pets, meeting them for dinner and just hanging out. Dar fixed dinner for us and Mel took us to Jacks Corner Bar for dinner. The icing on the cake was meeting Mama. She is a doll. Ora took us into her home and I got to meet Mixon.
Shucks who could forget Jean the Alabama beauty and her Hubby Grover. . (We missed meeting Lucy & Joe by a scheduling problem)
Thanks for coming this way, I could go on there, but…..Thanks for coming this way.
The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
A River boat designed, supervised as built, by The girls (Dar & Mel)’s dad. a beautiful boat and tribute to a tough man.