Currently at Escapees Rainbow's End RV Park in Livingston, Texas: Just a real quick update to share some big news, everyone! We are now the excited owners of a 2017 Grand Design Reflection 303RLS 5th Wheel! Her name is Lizzy Too, and she's a beautiful travel trailer that just can't wait to move into. We … Continue reading Welcome, Lizzy Too!
Currently located at Escapee's Rainbow's End RV Park in Livingston, Texas, our home base: Whew, what a whirlwind this past week has been! We wrapped up our stay in Tupelo, Mississippi on Sunday, after spending Black Friday doing a little shopping with my Mom, and then helping my parents put up their Christmas tree and … Continue reading Return to Home Base, Our New Big-Boned Gal, Decision on a New Rig
We spent a fairly quiet Christmas Day in Glendale, Arizona after almost a week of hustle and bustle. I baked some cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and then around 11:00 AM I started a seitan pot roast in the crock pot for our vegan dinner. (If you're not familiar with seitan, here a link to find … Continue reading Christmas Remembrances, New Toilet Install, Tamales With Friends, Moving to California
Happy Halloween! This is the report that several people have requested, and which we had always planned to include on the blog. Today we're going to talk about what it costs us to live this lifestyle. First, a couple of caveats. Every RVer is different--different rig, different diet, different interests--so our expenses are unique to … Continue reading Expense Report for September-October 2018
When we first began talking seriously about becoming full-time RVers, I set a couple of personal goals. I wanted to be on the road full-time by the time I reached 60, and I wanted to spend my 60th birthday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Both of those goals were accomplished as of Wednesday! We left … Continue reading Turning 60 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe NM
Today we made a lot of progress toward getting our Texas domicile established. It wasn't cheap, and we still have a couple of things left to do, but we got a lot done today. We actually took the first steps before we even closed on the sale of the house by obtaining a Texas address … Continue reading The Cost of Being Texan
As you know, we are currently parked at the Escapees Rainbow's End RV Park in Livingston, Texas. One of the advantages of staying at a large RV park are the amenities that you won't find in most state parks, and certainly not in a boondocking location. For instance, we have enjoyed using the pool almost … Continue reading Pancakes with Boogie / Lake Livingston
Today I found out I had made a big mistake. And it turns out that things are a lot better than we thought they were. If you remember from my last post, we had checked the electric meter on our site and found, to our horror, that we had already incurred over $42 of electricity … Continue reading A Good Kind of Mistake
It's Sunday afternoon and we're snuggled in the RV with the kitties, having a cup of coffee while the rain pours down outside. Welcome to rainy Texas where we're under a flash flood watch (so much for the Burn Ban signs we saw on the way in). We left our Harvest Hosts location at Landry … Continue reading Welcome to Rainy Texas!
It's been a little over four weeks since I turned in my notice at work and started going public with our plans to sell everything and travel full time in our RV. Everyone is very supportive, a few admit they're jealous, many say they plan to do the same thing in the future. So far … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions