For years, even though I had never travelled in or owned an RV, I dreamed of hitting the road in one. When I was young I always watched Charles Kuralt’s “On the Road” segments on CBS. He and his crew traveled in an RV across the USA and met up with interesting people. To a girl that was full of wanderlust, it seemed like a wonderful thing to do. So years and life went by. A lady I worked with started sharing her camping magazines with me. I read an article about work camping, which told me about people that lived in RVs and worked wherever they traveled. It sparked great interest in me, as my husband had passed away and I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. From that point it took another 10 years for me to read, research, dream and get distracted by life’s stuff before I became a full time RVer and took to the road to find interesting people and work.
I write this blog for several reasons. The first is to remind me of where I’ve been and where I’m headed. You know the older you get the more you forget. Another reason is so my friends and family can follow my wanderings. And probably the most important reason is to encourage people to get out and do the thing you’re dreaming about. For so long I didn’t think I could pull this thing off. For too long I let things block my dream. Little voices in my head told me I didn’t have money for an RV, I had no savings, I didn’t know a thing about RV’s. But if you persist, and keep dreaming that dream, and take steps towards it, you can and will achieve your goal. For the longest time I worried about being a single woman in an RV on the road all by myself. Ha! I have found that there are many many single women of all ages out here on the road. I also worried about finding steady work. I am not old enough or rich enough to retire, and even though there are a multitude of work camping jobs, I had heard that most of these go to couples. Well, I can say that in the almost 3 years since I hit the road I have not been without a job. Thanks to wonderful resources like Workamper News, workatkoa.com, and Workers on Wheels, to name just a few. I am glad I finally jumped out of my comfort zone and took a leap of faith. I have seen wonderful things, which I will write about, and better yet I have met some of the most awesome and interesting people.
So I begin this blog well into my third year of full time RVing. The rantings and ramblings of a not-so-young woman traveling with her little dog Amos and her big cat Andy in her “vintage” Winnebago Vectra named Hugo.