A few years ago I would've said travel to the first one, and no to the other two, but sometimes an opportunity comes along and knocks you over the head. Karl and I lived in the same small Texas town for 33 years. We raised our two kids there. We did all the normal things parents do. Our weekends were filled with sports. We went to all the baseball and football games we could. We were involved with our children's lives and we loved ever minute of it. But then the kids grew up, went to college, and moved away. They married and had children of their own.
That's when Karl and I looked around. Did we want to stay in our safe little box? Was this all that was left? It was as if life still had more in store for us.
We began researching fulltime RVing and the idea became more interesting the more we looked into it. We found a fifth wheel we liked, had solar panels installed. Did more research. Took the RV out on weekends. We loved it, so we put the house on the market, quit the day jobs, and took off on our new adventure.
A few stats. Fulltime RVing isn't just for retirees. The average age is 43 and there are over a million who are fulltime. Some have kids that they homeschool--wow! I would've loved learning by seeing the US rather than reading from a boring history book!
But you have to be rich, right? Our fifth wheel cost $42,000 (new) and that was adding the combo washer and dryer. We're over 62 so we have a Sr Pass. We're staying at a COE in Oklahoma right now so we're paying half price, $10 a night. We have electricity. We're self contained and there's a faucet close enough to fill our water tank. Every COE has a dump station. We can stay 2 weeks, then move on to the next one. So, that figures $300 a month for rent. Our view is trees and the lake. It's serene and peaceful. It takes about 30 minutes to clean the RV and there's no yard work!
And the best thing, I can write fulltime again. By the way, Southern Comfort is still free. This is our adventure. What's yours?
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