About Us

Chris and Dennis are traveling around the country seeing the sights and occasionally volunteering at select locations. We avoid the interstate as much as we can and tend to stop for squirrels and shiny objects.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Coming full circle

geese2Wrapping up our hosting gig at Lincoln Rock State Park I'll be the first to admit our blog entries have been rather slim. This is not due to a heavy workload but rather, a heavy life load. When we arrived we changed realtors and in one week had a buyer on the house. Closing should happen in about a week so we were quite busy finalizing the little things. Two months have slipped past repleat with a welcome routine that allowed us to “just be”.

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Now, we are back at the Thousand Trails park outside Leavenworth where last year I chronicled my observations of park life along with the trials of one new camper. Not much has really changed though I must admit my volcabulary has increased expotentially as we've visited other parks. I'm sure I've contributed my share to some other unknown's choice word phrases as I have dealt with erupting shower drains and burping sinks. (These stories I'm afraid were just too long to be shared in the blog entries and if were fully accurate would not have been suitable for all readers.)

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One year ago we had made the decision to live in our RV full time so we could travel and see the country. One year ago we had never hosted at a campground, worked at a visitor center or been members of an RV'ing group. One year ago we knew next to nothing about the lifestyle and understood even less.
Funny how things change in a year. We've been camp hosts at three different state parks in two different states and we've worked in a visitor center for a national recreation area. In just a couple of weeks we'll be attending our first RV rally. We still know next to nothing and yes, what we do know we’re still not quite sure we understand it all.
As we look back at what has been a wonderful, challenging, superb, yucky, happy year it is really difficult to single out an event or place that exemplifies the lifestyle. No matter where we've been or what we've been doing, full time RV'ing is simply life in a different venue and at a different pace, albeit with some unique ups and downs.
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I wonder where this leads.

Some stats:
Miles traveled: 18,643
Average mpg: 10.2
Average fuel cost: $2.69/gal (DEF and car gas factored in)
States visited: 11
Time spent volunteering: 6 months