While the past year has had a distinct learning curve in terms of RV living, we have met the challenge with greater ease than either of us anticipated. When my contract was up at the coast, we drove into the valley for a month on Sauvie's Island north of Portland and were happily reminded of our first night in that very same park last summer and how far we've come since then (both literally and figuratively).
In terms of space, our complaints are few. While it takes some doing, we have hosted several guests in Harvey over the past year in our cozy little loft. The dogs are happy, and get more walks than ever. Surprisingly, when we need a little space from one another, the curtain to the bedroom really is enough to feel a little solitude (okay, maybe the curtain and a pair of headphones...) I would really love to be able to stretch out a bit more and maybe do a full sun salutation inside, but I love being able to clean the whole house in 10 minutes, and can't imagine ehow I ever had the fortitude to clean a two story house.
Things we love about RV life:
- Being able to change the view outside our windows.
- A space that is completely ours.
- CHEAP rent! (Our park fee including all utilities is a third of what we were paying in Rochester!)
- The feeling of possibility. This one sounds cheesy, but the fact that if we wanted to we could just up and go, (especially if the tsunami comes...) is amazing. I feel like all my moves have been fraught with anxiety over where I'd land, if I'd settle, and if there would be a next place, completely evaporate with Harvey. It's just like Kacey Musgraves says, "Just hang a map/throw a dart/and pray to God the engine starts and go." More soon!