Just real happy to wake up in my MH and know that I don't have to get up and fight 2 hours of traffic just to get to a job in Chicago and know that there was another 2 hours fighting traffic to get back home!
Not to mention trying to cram all the fun you can have RV'ing into a lowly 7 days a year vacation time.
IMHO it's going to take another couple of years just waking up in my MH RV'ing across the Unites States and doing absolutely 'nothing' every day to make up for all those years commuting.
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us".
Usually when we get up, make coffee, sit in the sun and just wake up is the best part, then we usually take the dog for a walk, have breakfast and tour the area a bit or go to the nearest town to get what ever, come back have a beer or 2 and jsut relax.
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 3.0L diesel.
2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4
2010 195wbs Shadow cruiser travel trailer.
Another post made me wonder: what does everybody do when the go camping? Except for the winter in Florida, when we go on trips, it's usually to sightsee. We'll spend a few hours seeing whatever it is we came to see, such as a battleground or an old fort or museum, etc. Then we head back to the campground and spend time together without phones etc. just relaxing.
When you take trips, do you sightsee? Or do you spend most of your time at the campground relaxing? Either way, I think it's fun to get away from it all
We're just like you I guess with the exception possibly of what you mean by sight-see. Mostly, we do the fort, museum, and odd attraction, but we often just take scenic drives or a unique event such as rough camping, river floating, kayaking, fishing trip, scheduled tours, etc. Relaxing at the campground or RV park is very enjoyable as well with the fire, music, reading, puter, bourbons, etc.
we like historical sites, factory tours, mountains, scenic drives, bridges, waterfalls, sunsets over water, meeting other campers, small town historic districts, local restaurants & their food, going to RV rallies and sometimes just relaxing and doing nothing.
Lonny & Diane
2004 Country Coach Allure 33' "Big Blue"
Towing 2008 Chev Colorado 4x4
Depends on the trip and its location. If we go to the beach then we usually do some stuff on the beach for a little bit. My wife likes to shop while there as well. If the campground has a pool, we will check that out as well. Our daughter will not let us do without. Generally, we like to get out and see the area. It might a historic place or somewhere just for general sightseeing. We always usually try to eat out at a local place that is not a chain restaurant we can eat at home.
If we go to our favorite state park, up the road from us, then we usually go for a short hike, play in the water and sometimes fish in the creek for trout. Everyonce in a while we will venture out the campground and go somewhere. Sometimes my wife likes to pop into antique stores. I, on the other hand, prefer to sit in the chair under the awning and people watch. We normally will drive down to a gas station/convienance store that makes fresh bread and grill out some steaks. The evening is normally followed up with a fire and maybe some smores.
Relaxing and reading a good book and meeting new friends are also great.
Will we see you at Glacier/Waterton this year?
Look for the Southwind 32V with Navy Veteran license plates, towing the Jeep with Amateur Radio license plates. With luck, I will have 2 antennas up.
Basically, when camping/RVing, I endeavor to do as little as possible. A little fishing, if there is a good place, walk the dogs, visit with neighbors, stuff like that.
CM1, USN (RET)
2002 Fleetwood Southwind 32V, Ford V10
Toad: 2006 Jeep Rubicon LJ
Other toad: '06 PT Cruiser, Kar Kaddy dolly
Toy: 1977 Dodge W100 CC SWB, 3/4 ton axles & springs
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