Memorable car of the day:
The 1940 Ford Coupe was big for customizing in the 50s also.
When we started the RV life, we stayed in State, National, City, County and Corps of Engineers parks. They were the most reasonable and outdoorsy. We Never work-camped, i.e. work in the park for a free camp site. Most places required 4 hours a day dedicated to cleaning bath houses, cleaning vacated sites or acting as a host for campers questions and problems. Very seldom did these jobs include collecting fees ($), just minor work and time.
We met many workers, ALL were great folks. Some became lifelong friends. A few we visited during off season at their home places. I classed them as ‘salt of the earth’ people.
When we started ‘camping’, a site cost $5 to $12 a night. With weekly sites $30. NOW? RV’ing is not cheap! Sites actually go up to $100 a night. Minimum like our last site was $35 a night and did not include sewer hookup.
A few years ago we joined a ‘camping club’, this gave us about 15 parks on the East coast. We could stay free for 2 weeks at a time. Yearly fees were $400. A good deal. That worked great for a while. We had bought another individual’s membership, ‘on the cheap’ thru the internet. Like many of the ‘Infamous Condo/club stories’ it became hard to find ‘available sites’. AHHH.. so then there was another hook dangled before us and the bait looked good, so like good fish we BIT! We ‘UPGRADED’. Again that worked great for a few years. Presently it is NEAR impossible to find an available site in our now 80 parks. WE are too old to UPGRADE again. The bait just isn’t good enough to make us bite again. LOL
So since we like to spend the winter in Florida, the next best thing is a permanent site. So now we have bought the trailer in Leesburg. We have the option of driving a car back and forth or driving the coach and towing the car.
I said all that to say Full time RV’ing is great, but it is getting to the point that it is definitely not as cost effective, as it was once. The life of a Gypsy is only cheap if you spend the night at rest areas or WalMart parking lots. LOL
Yeah we are crazy. WE are parked in the back yard of our 2800 ft home in NC. We most likely will not sleep in the house while we are here. WE do prefer living in this coach. Hey at least the car is in a garage. LOL
PS: AND, the feral cats are glad to have is back for a few days. LOL
PS2: Yes we do plan to return to Florida for Christmas and the rest of the winter. This is just a fun trip for Sherry to enjoy a colonoscopy.