Game Change!

Two things in life are certain — one is Change! 

Well, the kids have decided not to start full-time RV living in the spring. If you haven’t been following my blog, “the kids” are my son, daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. Can’t say that I blame them. It’s a huge decision to start full-time RV’ing with three small children and the uncertainty of whether or not they could make a living on the road and not burn through their savings. They need to step back and take more time to figure this out. The plan is still to leave Indiana and move south in May. They hope to buy a small pop-up or small camper and take baby steps by camping on the weekends. That will certainly help them figure out whether or not they want to live the lifestyle full-time, and how to support themselves if they do.

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My RV Travels Bucket List – National Parks

Petrified Forest
Petrified Forest

Roads Already Traveled

I’ve done a fair amount of traveling in my life. Via vacations and business trips I’ve been to New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego, Mexico, Toronto, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Ozarks, the Florida Keys (and most of Florida), Upstate New York, New Orleans, the Shenandoah Valley and National Park, every Civil War battlefield east of the Mississippi, and many, many, beaches. I will likely add many of these places to my RV travels bucket list to visit again but, for the purposes of this list, I am focusing on national parks. I’m sure we will visit Washington, D.C. again, as that is definitely a must for the grandchildren.

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Sam’s New Life as an RV Pet – Part #1

Meet Sam!

Meet my side-kick, Sam! He is half Chihuahua and half Yorkshire Terrier – a Chorkie. Sam weighs 6 lbs. and just turned 2 years old. He doesn’t know his lifestyle is about to change dramatically — joining other full-time RV pets. I don’t think he’ll mind much as long as he’s with me. And like most dogs, he’s a great traveler. When he was a pup he mostly slept and/or vomited in the car. Now he’s a bit more interested in what’s going on and the changing scenery. But…. he still runs and hides whenever he knows I’m getting dressed to go out, afraid I’m going to put him in the car! He knows the difference between me getting dressed to go for a walk and me getting dressed to leave the apartment for other reasons. 

 

Sam’s LIttle Quirk

Sam has only one little (big) quirk, –  he barks (or growls) at every little thing (grrrrrr!),  so I’m a little worried about him in campgrounds. We’re working to correct that behavior.  Continue reading “Sam’s New Life as an RV Pet – Part #1”