Our First RV

Our first RV was a 1994 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome. We really liked the motorhome. It was so convenient and comfortable. I could fix dinner at the same time Jerry was driving.

When we decided to go fulltime we wanted more room in the RV. We sold the Bounder and bought a 36ft fifth wheel with three slides. We have much more room and it is very livable. It was difficult to try to figure out what we needed to take with us and what we would never need to have. We found out that we brought some things that we will never use and we left some things behind that we wish we would have brought. But that's okay, this is an easy fix.

We've also learned that some of those things that seemed so important in our other life, don't even matter in this life.

Full Time RVers/Workampers

We did it! Sold the house and became fulltime RVers. It sure was scary, but looking back, we wish we would have done it sooner. We don't even miss all of those things we saved for so many years.

We hit the road in May, 2007 and traveled for a while, then we stayed at a campground near Betty's son's so we could babysit our seven year old granddaughter and her brother for the summer months. She kept us very busy with her summer soccer camp and bible school and all of the fun things to do while camping. It was so nice to have this time with our families. Jerry also took on a part time job, delivering RVs from the factory to dealers throughout the US and Canada.

We started our first Workamper position the end of August, just before Labor Day weekend. This meant we had to learn fast and furiously so we were ready for the Labor Day rush. We worked at an RV resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Betty in registration and camp store and Jerry in maintenance. This was a short two month commitment. Just long enough for us to decide that this was the life style for us.

We really enjoyed the area, the beautiful mountains, the Crooked Road (http://www.thecrookedroad.org/), bluegrass music, clogging and flatfootin' venues. Between the locals that we met and our new workamper friends, we really felt at home.