We are not campers. We have never owned an RV. No, we aren’t crazy (not yet anyway). Along with documenting our journey, our goal is to share our RV journey from the beginning to help others who may be planning a similar journey. We will share our challenges and lessons from the research and buying process to our HUGE learning curve to figure out what the hell we are supposed to do now.
SO, how did we get here?
For years, my husband, Chris, and I (Amber) have been talking about how cool it would be to have an RV and travel the country. Chris actually did a cross-country trip when he was on summer break from college nearly 25 years ago. As great as the trip was, it was a lot of driving in a minivan staying at questionable hotels along the way. Fast forward 25 years, we are in our mid 40s with an amazing 4 year-old son, Christopher. I am a former banker turned dog groomer turned stay at home mom. Chris is a software developer who works from home. Due to our son’s food allergies and a few other reasons we have decided to home school. With all of those factors, we decided that now would be the best time to make our RV dream a reality.
One of the main reasons that we feel like now is the time instead of waiting until retirement, is that there are no guarantees that we will make it that far. My Dad had some grand travel plans, he actually got his first passport in the mail the week after he found out he had stage 4 lung cancer. He died 5 weeks later at the age of 58. The other reason is our son. One of the benefits of being older parents is that we have “been there, done that” as far as doing the “me” things we wanted to do. Our focus is spending time as a family and giving our son a rich education through experiences. What better way than to travel to all of those places and see them in person, not just in a book.