Keeping Busy Doing Nothing

Keeping Busy Doing NothingOne of the biggest adjustments for us as new full time RVers has been figuring out what to do with our free time.  As a home owner, it is amazing how much of your day is eaten up by maintaining a household.  When you no longer have to mow the lawn and cleaning ‘the house’ takes 15 minutes, you find yourself with a lot more free time on your hands.  The good news is that it gives me more time to write.  The bad news is that right now there isn’t much to write about, so this will be a post about doing nothing… and it turns out that sometimes doing nothing can lead to a pretty full day too! Continue reading

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Our Encounter with ‘The Claw’… Our First Experience Towing a Vehicle

The Claw...

Well, we had our tow gear installed and we have headed off for the great unknown.  As rookie towers we made sure that we listened closely as Dillon at Blue Ox explained how to use our new equipment.  He stepped us through hooking up the tow bar and breaking system, which we affectionately nicknamed ‘The Claw’.  We drove back to our site, unhooked everything and waited until morning when we would have to do it all again… alone… on a Saturday… when the factory was closed… without any help from our new found friend Dillon. Continue reading

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National Parks Closed due to Government Shutdown

forestserviceIf you have plans to camp at a National Park in the near future, those plans will need to be changed.  Last night congress missed its deadline to keep the government running, and an unfortunate side effect of this is that the National Parks will be closed indefinitely during the partial government shutdown.  The public will be unable to enter the parks and visitors who are currently camping in a national park will need to leave within two days and all roads leading to the parks will be closed.


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Pausing in Pender

Sunset over MN
Fall is in the air and wanderlust has started to settle in.  After three weeks of camping locally, Mr. Happy Camper has officially retired and we are ready for our journey to begin.  We have traded the hustle and bustle of the city for the rolling hills of the Midwest.  Our first destination… Pender, Nebraska. Continue reading

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Full Time RVing – Our First Impressions

Well…  we’ve been living in our RV for a little more than a week.  Not long by ‘intergalactic standards’, but momentous for us, just the same.  Looking back, it seems that we spent the week prior to our departure recording our ‘lasts’: our last weekend in our house, our last meal in our house, our last get-together with family, friends and neighbors at our house…  We have spent the time since then recording our ‘firsts’: We spent our first night in the RV knowing that we would have to get up and get ready for our first day of work as full time RVers, we had our first visitors, and we spent our first day knowing that we did not have a sticks and bricks home to return to… Continue reading

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