Grab a drink, yeah… I know…it’s Sunday at 10am. Trust me, you’re gonna need it so grab a Bloody Mary and take a seat. I’m going to drop a truth bomb about Full-Time RVing and most of you aren’t going to like it. It’s going to shatter your Instagram #VanLife and #RVLife dreams and leave you in a puddle of angry tears.
One thing I’ve always hated in life was homeowner’s associations. They have so many stupid rules and there is always some busybody nosy ass neighbor that has nothing better to do than to watch everything you’re doing. That’s RV parks in a nutshell, except your neighbor is so close you can hear them fart.
Laundromats suck. It’s a major downside of RVing Full-Time.
This morning I grabbed two clean shirts, stuffed them in a backpack and flew to Chicago for a business meeting.
I arrived at the hotel, unpacked and quickly realized that one of my shirts is RUINED. There is a giant discoloration along the neck, down the front and on the sleeve. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Two of the Bear’s work shirts have been ruined in the last month.
We were relatively unscathed in the destroyed clothing department for the first 5 months, but that still doesn’t make it OK. There’s way more to it than clothes being destroyed. Let’s talk about how disgusting public laundromats are, shall we? Continue reading “Shirtless in Chicago”
The Oaks at Point South should not even be in the Thousand Trails network. The location would make for an OK basecamp to explore Savannah, Charleston or Beaufort but this is NOT a destination campground. Campground: Thousand Trails The Oaks At Point South RV Contact Information: 1292 Campground Rd, Yemassee, SC 29945 Phone:(843) 726-5728 Dates: 4/9/17 – 4/14/17 Site#: 6 Hookups: FHU sites Rate: Included in Thousand Trails Membership Cell Signal: Sprint 4G LTE 3-5 bars; Verizon 2 bars; AT&T Useable and FREE Wi-Fi at the office. Top Attraction: Beaufort, SC Pet Friendly: YES! Dogs Allowed.
Well we did it. It took a year and half of planning, saving, selling, donating and throwing our belongings in the trash. But on the day Pookie had set as our launch date we said goodbye to our land lord and the house we had lived in for 8 years and moved ourselves and what we thought was everything we couldn’t live without into our motorhome and set off on this crazy journey. Just like we planned. In truth that’s probably the only thing that went as planned.
Honestly I carried this thought in my mind that if we could just get to the launch date we could take a moment to breathe. The stress would let up and it would be smooth sailing. I was even looking forward to it. Ha! We have been working on this for 18 months. It consumed our every thought and steered our decisions. The launch date felt like a finish line to the work and the party would begin.
And then it was upon us. It’s go time. Nothing left to sell, repair or clean. All we had were a few pieces of furniture and an old tv to throw out and we could go. I have to tell you that launch day was the most stressful yet. With the excitement of the adventure ahead and the last minute things we had to get done I was running around trying to get out the door like a angry lunatic. It’s been unseasonably warm here in South Florida (which we affectionately refer to as the Devil’s armpit) so I was hot, sweaty and thirsty. Now you don’t know me but if you did you’d know that makes me grouchy. For whatever reason I decided I wanted to wait to check my tire pressure and lug nuts that morning. We have a 3 axle rig with 8 tires and the 4 tires on the Volkswagen. So tire pressure and torque check is actually a pretty big job. 60 lug nuts at 150 foot pounds in the sun is a serious workout. And then 20 more on the van. I was pretty tired as you can imagine. At last we get the rig into the street and we’re getting Twinkie hooked up to leave and I can’t find the ever loving key to the lock for the towbar. A few trips back and forth checking keys and eventually I realize I do have it and get it locked up. The next step is to do a lights check and wouldn’t you know we can’t get the tow lights working. Ahhhhh! As you can imagine my boiling point is rapidly approaching from the heat stress combo that I’m now eating for lunch because it’s after noon and I haven’t been able to eat much of anything. I check and recheck the connections and some how they all decided to work at the same time that time. Finally! GAWD Tina! For all I know they quit working after we made the first left out of our neighborhood. We said our final farewells and we buckled up and began this adventure we had so painstakingly planned. You’d think great, chill the worst part is over. You’d be very wrong indeed. Continue reading “It's officially official! “
This week we tackle Sara & Michael’s questions about how we are going to receive our mail. We will also cover what we have chosen to do about where we will live on paper, our domicile. Check out our video and tell us what you think!
Partied a little hard last night and forget where you parked your car? Never fear! Google Maps is here!
We just found out about Google’s Location History feature! As long as you’ve got your phone on you, Google Maps tracks everywhere you’ve been and how long you’ve been there! It even saves your pictures for you! This is a really cool feature for travelers!