Since moving into our rolling home three months ago, we have driven through almost half the country, seen pretty much all of our immediate family, and made some beautiful, unexpected memories – as well as some we’d rather forget. This recap of our initial months of RV life gives an overview of where we’ve been and touches on the highlights, as well as the challenges we’ve faced so far on the road. (Don’t forget to watch our video at the end).
Sitting in our private cliff-side pool with a fire warming the cool evening air and the warm water soothing our tired bodies, we stared deeply into each other’s eyes. And with quiet minds and happy hearts, we let our love fill us completely – washing over every worry and thought that usually distracts us. We didn’t have to come to such a special place to remember why we married each other six years ago. But the healing waters and beautiful scenery we enjoyed during our romantic getaway at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa definitely helped.
Deciding where to park our rig every night has been a struggle. We love the idea of just figuring it out as we go. But this has led to some dissapointing nights in Walmart parking lots when there isn’t anything else nearby. After a few failed attempts, our poorly planned wanderings finally paid off on our first night in New Mexico. We ended up finding the perfect option for RV camping near Carlsbad Caverns – complete with mountain views and tons of wildlife. Best of all, we had it all to ourselves.
When we decided to become location independent, we had a lot of talks about where we would go once we hit the road. It is almost too easy to make a giant list of places to see and a plan to check them off as soon as possible. But then we realized that this isn’t a vacation. This is our new lifestyle. After years of rushing around on short trips, we would finally have time to REALLY see and enjoy the places we visit. It would be a waste not to take advantage of that. So, we decided to embrace the idea of slow travel.