Six Month Update Full-timing in an RV

It’s hard to believe we’ve been living in the fifth wheel for six months now. When we sold our house so quickly after putting it on the market it didn’t make sense to rent something until we were ready to drive to destinations unknown, so we moved right in and life took on a different meaning. Most importantly, it provided us a chance to get use to our smaller living quarters before actually hitting the road. I keep telling family we have all the space we need and for the most part we do, but I sure wish we had more storage especially now that I’ve started sewing again.

On March 2nd we left Nashville not really knowing what was ahead for us. We had a tentative schedule of where we wanted to be and when, but one of the luxuries of this lifestyle is that we can change our mind and we do so, often. It didn’t take long for my husband to figure out how many hours per day he wanted to be on the road, so I adapted and found places to stay in between some of our planned stops. The majority of our time has been spent traveling between Tennessee and Florida and doesn’t look to be changing in the foreseeable future, as we have decided to put down stakes for a couple of months at least, back in Tennessee. We are by no means giving up on traveling; we just need to take care of a few things before we can jump back into full-time travel.

Once we are back on the road we hope to head west instead of south. I love my family and will miss seeing them in Florida, but I won’t miss Florida itself. This girl needs to see the rest of this beautiful country that I see so many fellow RVers bragging about. Until then we will bunker down about an hour south of Nashville.

In our travels so far we have stayed inland, at the beach and on a couple of lakes. My favorite place to date has to be when we stayed on Lake Guntersville. Even though we didn’t catch as many fish as we would have liked, it was just the enjoyment of being on the water and just relaxing.

Any time we get the chance to break in our kayaks more, we jump on it. This past week we were able to use them at my parents in the pond at their home. My dad likes to clean the grass out that floats on top of the water, but he can’t reach what’s in the middle, of the pond, so I used it as an excuse to exercise my legs and have a chance to play in the water. Unfortunately when my husband took over, he had the dog on board and they ended up flipping over. Neither were hurt and we discovered our little pooch can swim and he loved it. We have fished several days while here and caught some really nice bream, which were delicious, and 4 bass.

Tennessee has some good lakes and rivers and while we regroup over the next couple months, we hope to be kayaking in several of them hoping we have some good luck.

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment as to good places to fish, in other areas of the country, so we can add them to our bucket list.