Part of me can hardly believe I’m writing this, but:
As of January 17, we’ve been living full-time in our camper for six months.
In the past six months we have:
- Traveled through 25 states;
- Stayed at 9 state parks, 5 KOAs, 1 private campground, and 1 national park;
- Visited family members in Washington, Illinois, and Louisiana; and
- Put almost 15,000 miles on our Chevy Tahoe.
Here’s how we’ve spent the past half a year:
- 10 weeks in West Virginia/Virginia;
- 6 weeks roadtripping to the Pacific Northwest;
- 2 weeks in Virginia;
- 2 weeks traveling the southern East Coast; and
- 8 weeks in Louisiana.
And here’s how we’re feeling about camper life at the six month mark:
- The most surprising thing about camper life may be the long chunks of time we’ve ended up parked in one place or another. I’m not complaining; extended parking is less expensive than moving constantly, and it’s a lot easier to get work done. I think we just envisioned spending much more time jumping from place to place (and I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing more of it in the future).
- Our favorite place visited has been Savannah.
- Our favorite thing about camper life has been the simplicity of a smaller space (Rebecca) and campfires (Ryan).
- Our least favorite thing about camper life has been unexpected homesickness for Virginia (Rebecca) and the volley of unexpected and expensive camper repairs (Ryan).
In many ways it still feels like our adventure is just beginning. (Which means that we’re not even close to being done with our camper life!) We’re enjoying planning our upcoming adventures and loving the freedom that our smaller life is giving us. We’re having big conversations about travel, careers, and what the future looks like for our family. And we’re loving sharing our story and meeting other people who are living their dreams too.