Our New Fifth Wheel

When Greg and I got married, he was already on his third RV and was use to living in one for extended periods of time.  I on the other hand have never owned one. Our current one lacked storage space, washer/dryer space and a residential refrigerator, which were the 3 main items we wanted.  Since we will be living in ours full-time as soon as we sell our sticks and brick place and eventually be on the road full-time we wanted to invest in something that would give us the things we wanted the most. So after much searching we decided on the Gateway 3500RE, which is made by Heartland. We cannot wait to start breaking her in over the next few months with our first trip in November to Florida to visit my family.

My first yard sale is coming up as I try to minimize all the “stuff” in the house. Deciding what to get rid of and what to keep is the toughest thing I’ve had to do in a while, but I know I will get through it. I keep reminding myself that the prize at the end of this is being able to see the U.S. in a way I had only dreamed off, but is now becoming a reality.

We are following a lot of blogs and gathering lots of information from all those who have embarked on this type of lifestyle before us and I appreciate all the information. I hope to be able to meet some of you on the road in the near future.

Our chairs like this are connected with a storage and drink holder


Lots of storage areas

Gorgeous Kitchen

More storage

Another view




Simplifying Our Lives Is Not Easy

Over the past two weeks I have been sorting and going through every box, nook and cranny in my house trying to decide what to keep, what to give to the kids and what to put in the yard sale.  My house is a total wreck as I attempt to minimize all the “stuff” we have. Part of me just wants to take it all to Goodwill and be done with it, but that would be the easy way out. Finding the motivation to finish some house projects in order to put the house on the market is a different story. There are moments that I am doubting we have made the right choice, but I think I’m just having cold feet like people do when they get married. It’s the not knowing what’s to come that scares me, but knowing that I have my husband beside me will make this all worth it and we will be just fine.