More Than A Year On The Road....Is It What We Expected?
We've been full time in our RV for over 13 months. Full time isn't for everyone. There are positives and negatives that have to be considered.
Our plan was to purchase a Smart car to haul on the back of the truck as our “every day” vehicle. We found one for sale in Atlanta and the seller was kind enough to hold it for us while we traveled to inspect it.
We had made arrangements to stay in south Texas for 3 months during the winter, allowing us to travel through Arizona and spend Christmas with Rachelle and her family in the Fort Worth area before moving on to south Texas.
We met a number of full timers while in south Texas and learned a lot from them while there. We also discovered that sitting for 3 months in one location wasn't our travel style. We really like to move every 2 to 3 weeks.
There have been challenges while traveling. Probably the one challenge that has been hardest on us was losing our best friend Jake.
Jake was with us when we started this journey and loved to travel. He was the best dog anyone could ever want. He was diagnosed with a tumor and passed right after the surgery. As Kellie says, he was the last thing that tied us to our “old life”. It was hard losing him and we still think of him every day. Other challenges are feeling guilty being away from family on holidays and special events. There are of course maintenance issues that come up on the vehicles, but that's going to happen whether you're full timing or not.