One of Jerry’s dreams has been to explore North America — and he’d like to do it as a full-time RVer. Now this isn’t just something you embark on lightly and there’s a whole lot to consider when contemplating such a huge decision. Does he sell his house? What kind of motorhome do you buy? How hard is it to drive one of those things? What will it cost to be on the road for a year (or more)? Where do we want to go? How do we get Barbie on board?
That last question is a doozy! I have to admit, when he first started talking about it I thought “Are you nuts? You want to sell everything you own, and drive around the country in a motorhome? Like, forever?” Suffice it to say I figured this was the end of our relationship.
But Jerry is one of those ultimate researchers. He had looked into this from all different angles and watched YouTube videos for days on end before ever even broaching the subject. He’d worked out all the details and had logical answers for every if, and, or but I came up with. He didn’t really push the idea or attempt to convince me that this was the chance of a lifetime, but talked about it — a lot. He just made it sound exciting and fun. Like this could be an incredible adventure that we really should consider because if we waited, well, it might never happen.
Yeah. Little by little he wore me down. I guess the more I thought about it, the majority of my objections got shot down as I realized they were not such a bit deal. I could bring all my hobbies along. None of them require huge amounts of space or tools. So even though we’d be doing a lot of driving it isn’t like I’d be bored. I could get serious about learning photography. We could bring bikes and kayaks, go hiking and see places we’d only heard about. The Canadian Rockies and Pacific Northwest, Glacier National Park and the Grand Canyon could all be places we actually visit … and then there’s Alaska. Yeah, I guess it really didn’t take too much to wear me down.
So now we’re looking at motorhomes. Jerry has a pretty good idea what he’s looking for. We went yesterday and he bought a trailer and hoses, etc. from someone who was selling off his stuff after RVing for several years. He had to give it up due to health. “See? Got to do it while we can … ”
So I’m starting to think this might actually happen. Jerry’s hoping to hit the road in January. I think he’s crazy and it will take us until April at the very least to be ready. We’ll see. But I’m starting to find myself thinking with the mindset of traveling and making everyday purchase decisions with the thought of whether it will be something I’ll be able to bring with me (or even need.) I’m starting to buy books on Kindle even though I prefer paper because I know I can bring it with me. Yep, this might be real.
But then I start thinking about how I’m going to have to learn to drive a bus. And I wonder if there could possibly be enough Peace and Calming or Valor to get me through that! Better plan on making a few stops to the warehouse in Utah.