RV Life

These days, I live in a camper with my family. You'd probably call me a digital nomad, and I don't think I can disagree at this point. We've been on the road for over 3 years, and have seen a lot of stuff along the way. We talk about our exploits on Casual Weirdness, and share what we are have learned on the road, and on the land. It's a good life, exciting, and full of constant good weather. I've been working in a remote work lifestyle for most of the last 5 years, and honestly I don't see myself ever going back to the office. There's just too much to see out there, too much to-do. Not to mention, I get to spend much more time with my two kids, my wife, and our pets.
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Alex Standiford

With the help of a truck driver, we got Leela delivered to our hometown in Ohio, from Texas. For those of you keeping score, that's 2 campers down. Now we just have to get Charlie back from Vermont this summer, and we'll be all-set. PS: Leela is SO DIRTY. WOW.

#Leela #RVLife #Travel

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Alex Standiford

I think the biggest takeaway I have from our years traveling in the RV is that the world is so much smaller than you think it is. What feels like an entirely different world is usually 1-2 days away. I remember before we left, I would think "I have to go all the way to PITTSBURGH?! (2 hours away)" and now I find myself looking at the Outer Banks (9 hours away) like "I could be flying my kite on the beach before dinner today."

Even longer trips, such as going to Yosemite National Park, is only 3-5 days of travel by car, and I'd even get to make a pit stop to Taos on the way ????.

#OuterBanks #RVLife #Taos #Travel #Yosemite

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Alex Standiford

When it’s really windy like this I still feel my stomach drop every time the wind gusts. Low key anxiety from when I lived in a camper, because I’d always worry that I left the awning out ????.

#RVLife

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Alex Standiford

We lived full-time in an RV for about 1,300 days, and tonight is the last night I will spend in one as a full-timer for the foreseeable future. The blow is softened knowing that I have a king size mattress waiting for me at the house ????.

All joking aside I'm so, SO excited to be moving back to town. I love RV life, but we're pretty tired, and have no wanderlust left in the tank right now.

#Ohio #RVLife #Travel

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Alex Standiford

This is my first time winterizing a camper, and oh my god this should not be this difficult. Turns out Leela doesn’t have an easy bypass system so I have to go get a hose to connect directly to the pump. Real PITA.

#Leela #RVLife

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Alex Standiford

Welp, it’s happening. After 4 years of full-time travel, we’ve decided it is time to slide back into the rhythms of “normal” life, and signed a lease to move into a house in our hometown of Dover, OH for December 1st(!)

I love the time we spent traveling, and will always have the life-changing experiences that we had on the road with me. But yeah, I'm done. It's been 4 years and I've got no more go in my go yonders.

I'm sure it will come back, and I envision that I'll full time again in the future, but for now, we just want to slow down a bit.

https://casualweirdness.life/articles/personal-updates/the-journey-on

#Ohio #RVLife #Travel

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Alex Standiford

Making this cabin feel more at home with a few inexpensive tweaks and cannibalizing from our now broken camper. The cabin smells like bread, and there’s some nice slow jazz playing from the TV.

We’re displaced, but refuse to accept that this means we can’t feel at home.

#RicardoWrecked #RVLife

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Alex Standiford

If you’re full timing in a camper, or boat, or whatever, drop what you’re doing and review your insurance policy. Learn about options related to a loss of use rider - because if your camper is out of commission for several weeks, you’re gonna be paying extra to live in a cabin or something in the meantime.

Learn from my mistake!

#RicardoWrecked #RVLife