I mentioned in my last post that our RV trip was the best family vacation we ever took. Every time I say that out loud I’m positive it sounds a little absurd and you’re probably thinking we haven’t been to very many cool places as a family. Maybe? Maybe not? What I learned on our RV trip was that it was all about the journey, not the destination. Oh crap, my parents were right. Thinking back, we laughed harder sitting around the table in the RV, bumpin’ down the road playing games than we ever did playing on the white sand beaches of Hawaii or exploring the glaciers in Alaska. We had real intropsective conversations with our kids about what it would be like to live on one of those little farms in Iowa where kids had real jobs other than just bringing in the garbage cans from the street. The gift the RV trip gave us was time together…and I loved every minute of it.
The other thing I learned on the RV was living in a small space was actually quite doable. Maybe I can say that because I knew we only had to live in cramped quarters for just a week. But honestly, I kind of liked it. Everything we needed was right there at our finger tips. We had wheels, a bathroom, a place to sleep and a place to cook. There was no pressure of having to clean a massive house, maintain the yard, make a huge elaborate meal. Everything was simplified which gave us more time to spend together or read a book or just look out the window at America the Beautiful.
We’ve been home for over a week now and I can’t stop thinking about acquiring an RV or trailer. I want to take my family all over the place in an RV. Of course using Access RV’s brand spankin’ new RV’s was wonderful but there’s the part of me that to put my own stamp on it. Something along these lines…
Now I just need the husband to get on board, a wad of cash to buy one, a place to renovate it and a stretch of time in which to complete it.