Maturing as full-time RV’ers and travelers has happened quickly for us. In a little over a year we have crossed the country 3 times, seen fifteen National Parks, stayed in everything from parking lots to luxury resorts, and we’re starting our fourth volunteer workamping job. Phew! It has been a year full of adventures, but also learning.
Fifteen months ago we were naïve and knew almost nothing about RV’s, campgrounds, workamping, or even about this country a couple hundred miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. Alayne and I felt compelled to shake up life a bit and explore. There is something about throwing oneself into the unknown that creates a quick learning curve, and draws upon resources previously unknown. Living life on the road is not all smooth sailing and kicking back at campgrounds. It is waking up and not knowing where you are, or where the grocery store is. It is flat tires and blow outs, broken refrigerators and roof repairs. It is all the things life throws at us, with the extra element of disorientation and a lot less space. It is about becoming comfortable outside the comfort zone, and most importantly learning to listen.