If you happen to follow us on Facebook, you may have noticed that we spent a great deal of time in Texas this year. I’ve had people ask what we were doing there for so long, so this is the answer…
Where Have You Been?
In a word: nowhere. Ever since we went off the road in April, we haven’t gotten out much. We were blessed to enjoy some local attractions (beautiful waterfalls), the lake, and spending time with family in the area, but we were itching to get back out on the road. As per my last blog post,… Continue reading Where Have You Been?
What Surprising Things Have You Purchased in 2020?
Recently, a friend posted a link on Facebook to an article about unusual things people bought during the COVID-19 quarantine. Some took up new hobbies, tried different foods, and used services they hadn’t previously tried. I wanted so badly to comment, “Wait’ll you see what we bought,” but I bit my tongue (fingers?) because it… Continue reading What Surprising Things Have You Purchased in 2020?
So, Now What?
Was I being glib when I said that the COVID-19 quarantine wasn’t really affecting us? No, just optimistic…but I stand corrected; it has. Though about 40% of the nation’s campgrounds closed, we were staying within the Thousand Trails system, which we are members of. They extended our reservation at our spot in Whitney, TX so… Continue reading So, Now What?
What’s It Like to Quarantine in an RV?
You might be wondering how things have changed for us now that the whole country—or whole world, I guess—is sheltering in place. Oddly enough, the more things change, the more they stay the same for us. If you look at how we spend our days, you’ll see no difference whatsoever. Ken still works online Monday… Continue reading What’s It Like to Quarantine in an RV?
Where Did Julius Go?
I’m not sure where Julius went, but hopefully to a happy home! He had plenty of life left and was recently sold by Fort Walton Beach RV Brokers to his fourth owner (for about a third of what we originally paid for him—gulp! They depreciate so quickly…) We will fondly remember the months we spent… Continue reading Where Did Julius Go?
Aren’t You a Little Young to be Retired?
As we’ve been wintering with the snowbirds for the past couple of months, I have lost track of the amount of times people have remarked, “Aren’t you a little young to be retired?” Having lived in a college town for several years in Kansas, I’m more accustomed to being the oldest person in the room,… Continue reading Aren’t You a Little Young to be Retired?
So, Technically You’re Homeless?
No, we’re not homeless, as Merriam-Webster defines homelessness as “having no home or permanent place of residence,” and we have a place to live; it’s just not a traditional, permanently-placed dwelling. If I had a nickel for everyone who finds out we sold our home and moved into a fifth-wheel travel trailer who said they… Continue reading So, Technically You’re Homeless?
What Did We Do With All of Our Stuff?
What Did We Do With All of Our Stuff? As you know, there are countless articles, blogs, and even companies dedicated to the art of downsizing. A few years ago, my daughter recommended that I read “The Art of Tidying Up” by the now-famous Marie Kondo. My take-aways from that book: yes, I have… Continue reading What Did We Do With All of Our Stuff?
Where Did Julius Come From?
Where Did Julius Come From? First of all, I feel the need to start with a disclaimer: Ken does not approve of the moniker “Julius” for our 2012 Open Range 375BHS. So for all those cute full-time RVers who lovingly refer to their homes by name, power to you, but that’s not us. (He cringes… Continue reading Where Did Julius Come From?