If there is anything in this world that does not change; it is that time keeps marching on! Sound like a country song? It seems the days blend together and before I realize it, another week has passed.
Cheryl and I have been living a routine lifestyle for the past year. Of course, it began with my recovery period from surgery; it seems we became used to staying in one place. Our willingness to remain anchored grew as we decided to help out our son and daughter-in-law by watching our grandson during the week while they work. Naturally, we became attached to this special little guy and enjoy having him around, but it has inhibited our travel plans somewhat. We would gladly bring him along with us, but then his mom and dad would miss him for days, if not weeks at a time!
The changes that we are experiencing in our lives seem not to be uncommon. Every time I read my favorite RV blogs, there appear to be more fellow RVers leaving the full-time RV lifestyle. There are a few who have purchased traditional "sticks and bricks" houses and sold their RV homes. Some have downsized their RVs and bought a house, with the intention of not giving up traveling in the RV altogether.
We have been considering how to manage our change in lifestyle. One option is to find a suitable house, sell the motorhome and buy a nice "class-c" RV for traveling part-time. If we chose this avenue, the best of both lifestyles would be possible.
When we first started our full-time adventure, we intended to travel as much as possible; then purchase some land near our family and "slow down." This plan now seems less enticing, but still an option.
Our lack of direction has left us planning for more traveling, and delaying the final decision. We will probably keep procrastinating until my "old eyes" cannot see the road well enough to travel any longer!
In conclusion, I leave you with this advice; if you see this grey haired old guy driving a 40-foot motorhome on the interstate, find an exit!