Our New Home

A cold spring morning in Elkhart, IN
A cold spring morning in Elkhart, IN

Our travels have taken a shift in another direction as we head towards our next adventure, spending extended time in Ohio helping Terry’s elderly parents.  We know this next phase in our lives will come with some challenges but we believe the rewards will outweigh those ‘bumps in the road’ we may encounter.  The biggest trial for two nomads will be sitting still for so long after traveling for the past ~2 years.  We see organic gardening in our near future and hitting the road again later in the year to avoid the cold midwest winters.

Our new home will be on the parents’ property, where an RV pad is awaiting us. The emphasis here is on “new home” as that is what we now have and the reason we have spent so much time in Elkhart, IN, most likely the RV capital of the country.  Yep, I have given up my dream for a larger motorhome for a slightly smaller, new RV, with the promise of more international travel, right honey? 😉

Terry has always liked the idea of a smaller RV (cause he’s the dude who has been drivin’ it) but I have shuddered at the thought of the two of us co-existing in such small quarters. Given that we are outside so often, it has not been a problem. Surprisingly, our new RV seems more spacious, is much more efficient, and has so many upgrades from our three-year old model.  For someone who loves to cook like I do, more kitchen counter space is heavenly and a walk-in closet in an RV can truly be just that.

Although we already owned a DRV Mobile Suites we decided to tour their manufacturing plant, which I must admit was fascinating.  We felt more secure in our decision to trade in our 3-year old model for another MS after watching the construction from the ground up, everything done by hand.  Another bonus was meeting two lovely couples who are planning to hit the road full-time soon. 🙂

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Our New Home ~ The RV Lifestyle

It seems we are like a couple of rolling stones, not content to stay in any one place for too long.  Our adventure in Mexico has ended and we have made the decision to become full-time RVers, which will give us the opportunity to see the USA in style for the foreseeable future, as well as put our “home on wheels” in storage and travel beyond the boundaries of our homeland if we so desire.  Our bucket list is so long that we will never see the end of it but this lifestyle seems to give us the best chance to check many places off the list over a short period of time.

We purchased a DRV Mobile Suites from a great couple in Antioch, Illinois, who we are pleased to now call our friends; have had all systems checked; and we have “hit the road”.

Here is a first glimpse at our Mobile “Sweet”:

Mobile "Sweet"

See you soon down the road!