Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hanging Up The Keys

It has been over two months since I last wrote in this blog.  The truth is that I don’t feel I have anything exciting, interesting or meaningful to write about.  Our great RV Adventure has become a routine of staying in the same places for one month to 5 months at a time.  We haven’t been anywhere “new” in the last 12 months.

So we sat down in early June and talked over our situation.  Frankly, I have lost my enthusiasm for full time RV living.  The original plan was to go to different places exploring the western US, particularly the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to do that.  It costs about $100 a day to pull the camper about 300 miles.  If we travel 10 days a month, that is $1,000.  Even at a low average of $25 a night in campgrounds, 30 nights is $750 a month.  That is $1,750 a month before insurance (our big expense), food, etc.  So we have ended up staying long term in campgrounds to get a monthly rate, plus camp hosting for a free site for several months.  We can continue to do this, but what is the point if you don’t get to go to new places.

So we have decided to give it one more year on the road, then return to Idaho Falls in July of 2015 and look for a low cost rental to live in.  Once we find a home, we will sell the truck and camper to pick up some cash.

I want to thank all of you who have followed this blog and let you know I have appreciated all your comments.  We have met some wonderful, interesting folks during this journey and we don’t regret making the choice to go full time.  Reality just never caught up with the vision.

This will probably be my last blog.  We are returning to Tollbridge Park in August for three months, then 5 months in So. Calif. for the winter.  We will try to return to Tollbridge in the Spring of 2015 for 3 months.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your support in the past.