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Year Three in Our RV

This month, July 2020, we began year #3 of our full-time RV life. Although we foresaw some potential dangers of living in such a small space and working so closely together, we are still alive, still married and we don’t plan to stop exploring anytime soon. A lot has stayed the same and a lot has changed. We’ve grown older -but felt younger. We’ve grown closer -can’t help but feel close in a 36 ft fifth wheel and we’ve been happier than ever since beginning this journey.

Over the past 2 years we have camped in many different places. We enjoy military famcamps since they are always reasonably priced and include the convenience of commissary and BX shopping close by. Click the links below to learn about some of our favorite FamCamps:

We have also stayed in KOA campgrounds, independent campgrounds and state parks. Some are nicer than others and we rely heavily on campground reviews when choosing a place to stay long-term. Of course, for a quick overnight boondocking spot along a travel route, we can’t beat Cracker Barrel, Cabelas or WalMart parking lots. If we want a unique and quiet off-the-beaten-path overnight stay, we choose Harvest Host sites (Wineries, Farms and Golf Courses.) Boondockers Welcome properties and Mom’s Moochdocking Driveway are awesome options too.

Last June (2019) our Workamping careers began and we have learned so much. Moonshine Creek Campground in Western North Carolina was where it all began. After 5 months there, we went south for the winter to workamp in central Florida for 4 months at Avon Park Air Force Range. We loved Moonshine Creek so much that we returned for spring/summer of 2020!

Looking ahead, we had hoped to make it back to PEI, Canada, but it looks like we will be making other plans now, Acadia National Park is still on our itinerary though. We anticipate the arrival of our first grandchild in January 2021. Spring of 2021 MAY be when we finally make it to Alaska. We look forward to lots more adventures wherever the road leads us! Our goal is to cover more ground, visit some new states and spend more time with family (Did I mention we are expecting our first grandbaby in January? ????)

Here is a look back at some “highlights” of our first 2 years…

We put our house on the market in March 2018. It sold in April.
July 2018 we visited Maine
The Bay of Fundy was an amazing side trip on our way to Prince Edward Island, Canada.
We took the ferry over to Prince Edward Island the end of July 2018
Celebrating 33 years of marriage August 3, 2018 in Charlottetown, PEI
We LOVED everything about Prince Edward Island so we stayed the entire month of August
then stopped back by Acadia NP for more popovers in September 2018
Jordan Pond and Acadia National Park are on our all-time favorites list!
We had to visit our “home” state of South Dakota in October/November of 2018.. It was a little too cold for us so…
We went to Arizona and stayed at Davis Monthan AFB through April 2019
May 2019 we were introduced to Western North Carolina and began our new Workamping careers! Our Doctors, Dentists and many of our favorite places are now in North Carolina.
At Moonshine Creek Campground, we worked from June through October of 2019 for Jim and Dana Calderbank and…
Western North Carolina will ALWAYS have a special place in our hearts ♥️
We traveled to Avon Park Air Force Range in Florida to workamp and hang out with the alligators for the winter: November 2019-March 2020
Then we visited Key West as COVID 19 began sweeping the nation ????
We managed to see a few highlights in Key West before heading back …
To our repeat workamping job at Moonshine Creek!
Moonshine Creek has implemented some great precautions against Coronavirus and we have safely quarantined and social distanced while here

Since March 2020 we have been working at Moonshine Creek, preparing for opening and helping with some projects. The campground is now fully open and staying very busy! It’s a great place to social distance.

We recently finished up our 2020 Moonshine Creek workamping commitment and our next major stop will be visiting family up north. We don’t know where we will spend our 35th anniversary yet but we hope to visit some new states in the next month.

So thanks for following this crazy, wonderful road trip of ours. We have met new friends, made great memories and discovered some extraordinary new places so far. Year 3 in our RV holds a lot of potential and we look forward to more exciting adventures!

6 thoughts on “Year Three in Our RV”

  1. Always love to hear your stories. Looking forward to following that lifestyle someday soon I hope.

    1. Yes I do! First men’s retreat as new members of First Baptist of Upper Marlboro. Great times! Miss your beautiful family!

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