Posted in RV Life

Winnebago Adventurer 30T-Have We Found Our RV?

We are 90% sure we have found our RV! We know we want a Winnebago. This is after a lot of research. We thought we liked the Jayco Alante, but the difference in the look and feel between Jayco and Winnebago is night and day.

Our final decision is months away. Of course we could change our minds before we buy. But we both really love the Adventurer 30T. We love the floorplan. We love the storage. We love the colors inside and outside.

Finding our rig is a big step toward our goal of full time RV life. Huge step.

Posted in faith, Finances, RV Life

Big Step Toward Freedom

Tuesday morning Daniel and I met with our financial advisor, Debbie Murphy. We want to put our retirement money in one place and with someone who has a more vested interest in us and our goals instead of a huge company’s goals.

Daniel met Mrs. Murphy when she worked for a huge financial company that administered retirement accounts for the company we work for. Five years ago she left and began to work for herself, following her passion and gift by helping those of us without any financial know how reach our dreams.

After meeting with her today, I’m confident God led us to her. I have complete peace that she will get our retirement account where it needs to be to fund our dreams.

Do yourself a favor and give her a call. Click here to go to her website. You won’t regret it.

Posted in RV Life

Freedom Update

Y’all, I’m silly. In preparation for our full time RV life we’re buying one item each payday for our new life. This time we bought…wait for it…

Camp chairs!!!!

Seriously!

Here’s mine.

I’m super excited about this purchase. Silly, I know.

Posted in RV Life

Not Exactly a Coffee Fail, But Close

Our mission? Finding an easy, tasty, practical solution to making coffee in an RV once we hit the road. Yes, of course, our RV will have electricity. But we do plan to be off grid a lot. And, I don’t want to run down our batteries just running an electric coffee maker.

I immediately thought French Press. Easy peasy, right? Just put in the grounds, heat the water, wait four minutes, drink coffee. Yes, it’s that easy, but there are a couple of drawbacks that take French Press out of the number one spot.

  • Can only make 2 mugs of coffee at a time
  • Doesn’t stay hot longer than about 15-20 minutes
  • Uses a lot of coffee grounds

So, we’ll keep using it for now, but this will not be our go to once we’re on the road.

We’re also considering cold brew, which we’ve used in the past and enjoyed. We’re going to try pour over, too.

What’s your favorite way to brew coffee?

Posted in Creativity, RV Life

What’s in a Name

Daniel and I want to start a blog/vlog/Instagram/Facebook for our RV life. But coming up with a catchy name is a challenge. At least for me. I’ve NEVER been good at titles. Never.

So that’s where you come in, my friends. Over on my personal Facebook page I asked for ideas for a name. I’m getting some great ideas. But I want to broaden the participant pool.

Help me come up with a name for our YouTube channel, Instagram, Facebook, and blog. I’d love to see your ideas in the comments.

Posted in RV Life

Why

One point most of the full time RV folks we follow on YouTube make is to say the place to start when planning a full time RV life is to know your why. Probably good advice for any major life change.

Daniel and I talked about this months ago, but we revisited the conversation today. I think it’s good to make sure we’re still in agreement and still want the same general things from this change.

So here are our biggest whys:

  • Freedom
  • See the country
  • Travel at our own pace
  • Time with family
  • Simplify
  • Spend quality time together

Are you planning any major changes to your life soon? Have you identified your why?

Posted in RV Life

Kitchen Purge Begins

Since we moved up our RV launch date, we’ve had to get serious about purging. The goal is to complete one full purge of the house by December 31. There will be at least two more rounds of purging in the first half of next year. At least two more.

Last week, I did a mini purge on my side of the closet and hauled a mountain of clothes to Goodwill.

This time, I chose the kitchen. I want to complete one round of purging in the kitchen by Sunday. But here’s what purging one cabinet looks like. This is what it looked like before.

It took maybe thirty minutes to pull everything out of the cabinet and cull. Here’s what went from the cabinet to the yard sale pile.

Seriously, how did we accumulate so much stuff that we so seldom use I forgot some of it was there! Unlike the clothes, which went to Goodwill, these items are in the corner of the garage awaiting the September yard sale.

Here’s what the cabinet looks like after the purge.

The cookware set will go once we are ready to live in the RV. I need them for the next 17 months. I couldn’t part with the Pampered Chef pizza stone I’ve had for almost 20 years just yet. I love that thing. It will have to go once we transition to RV life. It is large and will not fit in any cooking device in an RV.

My bio-father made the wooden salad bowl. It is also huge. But I can’t let go of it just yet. I may end up keeping it. I’m not sure yet. It’s not practical at all. But it is a great salad bowl, and honestly has some sentimental value. I have 17 months to think about it.

Have you ever done a whole house purge of your stuff? How did it feel? Are you glad you did it?

This is somewhat emotional. But it has to be done. And, honestly, most of the stuff feels good to get rid of. However, I am saving most of the sentimental stuff for last. I’m not quite ready to face all that just yet.