Thursday, December 8, 2016
Personal History, RV life
The Pictures are RV's we have had thru the years.
When we started the full time RV life we asked the sons to come over. We told them our plans and said, look around and take any and every thing you want. They took very little. That is today’s families, most already have more stuff than there is room to store.
We happened to have a few acres of undeveloped land, so we bought a tractor/trailer trailer (how else do you say that?) Anyway we filled it up and had it towed out into the woods. We never considered how long we would be doing this. I guess I was thinking 6 months to a year. After all we were leaving 2800 sq ft on a half acre, to 325 sqft on a continent.
We were having a blast. Traveling 300-400 miles then stopping for 5-14 days to look around the area. Learning people, places and local foods. We learned that when we were near a city to make sure we were past it to overnight so we would not ‘hinder the local commuters in their traffic jams on the way to work. It also kept the frustrations down.
Our travels took us from Key West to Anchorage Alaska. From San Diego to Nova Scotia. We paused for a few months a year to hike the Appalachian Trail. We also traveled and did some volunteer work.
We were able to meet several Bloggers in person.
We learned State, Federal and Corps of Engineer parks were ‘back to earth’ type camping and we enjoyed the campfire and visiting other campers.
This is our home now, wait, we just bought a home.
I forgot about the box trailer in the woods.
We checked it after a few years and found out that squirrels, rats, snakes and birds (and some rain) could find a way into a trailer in the woods. OUCH!
We have now been on the road about 15-16 years. The trailer is emptied. It is on Mark's land for his storage. Shirl is nice enough to keep the remainder of our stuff in her basement.