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 ????.
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 ????.
Getting ready to take Devin and Ben to their grandparent's house. Devin asked Kate "Are we going to bring the house" ????
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.
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.
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!