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.

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.

Friday Faves

Found one of my new favorite products on one of my favorite YouTube channels. I love Creativity RV. Her videos and interviews about RV life are some of my very favorite. She’s smart, confident, and fun to listen to.

On one of her videos she talks about hygiene and skin care while living full time in an RV mostly boondocking. With a limited amount of water, bathing, washing your hair, all of that can be a little challenging. She recommended Micellar Water as a way to cleanse skin, especially her face.

I’ve been wanting to try it for a while. I want to have some of these concerns taken care of before we go full time, so I’m trying some of the tips and tricks now to make sure they will work for Daniel and me.

Well, Micellar Water is a definite hit. I’ve used it on my face twice a day for about a week. It does remove mascara with a bit of scrubbing. My face already feels a little less dry and a little smoother. I do still cleanse, but I replaced my usual toner with the Micellar water. Once I run out of cleanser, I will try using only the Micellar Water.

RV Research and Rabbit Holes

Research can be fun. Research can be exhausting. And, research can be a looooooong rabbit hole from which I may never return.

Since we moved up our full time rv timeline, I’ve had to put the research into high gear. One of those things is where to domicile. We won’t likely keep our Tennessee resident status. Not because we don’t love our state, but because there are other states where insurance and registration will be more cost effective for our budget.

But, wow there are some serious moving parts involved in the process of changing your domicile.

Back to the rabbit hole. I’ll come up for more air again soon.

Let the Purge Begin

Maybe you remember we plan to sell our sticks and bricks home and most of our stuff so we can travel and live full time in an RV.

In anticipation of making this change sooner than 2022 as we had planned, I started purging belongings on a small scale today. Of course we’ll have to pick up the pace of our purge soon.

I cleaned out one bathroom drawer and some of my side of the closet.

These are the before pictures. My rule is: if I have to think about it, it goes!

So here are the after photos.

I still have to go through shoes and my hanging shelf of sweatshirts.

Here’s the pile of purged clothes.

I see a yard sale in the near future.

A Journey’s Beginning

Here we go. Baby steps. Or maybe a big step-mentally anyway. Today I start scanning and saving our photographs. We can’t take them all on the road when we start our full time RV living dream. But we can take a couple of little external hard drives.

Even though it’s probably three years out, our dream gets more real every day. Each step we take in our plan brings our dream closer, makes it more tangible.

What steps are you taking today to realize your dreams? Do you have a roadmap? What can you check off your list today?

Three-Plus a Few Months-Year Plan

OCTOBER 1, 2022

Go Day

I’m not intentionally cryptic, just don’t have time to lay it all out right now. But I will soon.

10/1/22

That’s the date we’ve chosen to launch start living life on the road as full time RVers. We’ve got three years and eight months to prepare. Seems like a long time. Really, it’s not.

Let’s get this party started.