I thought this "itch" had gone away but once again it has come back with a roar! Maybe even worse than having poison ivy in the middle of a hot summer day. What is that "itch" I speak of....RVing full time and traveling with 3 great hounds.
Am I crazy?
Read on and if let me know....I really wonder sometimes.
I am sitting here 2 years and 7 months from retirement, a great job, along with a military retirement check that shows up the 1st of every month in my bank account no matter what happens.. I live near my favorite university (alumnus), a great rural setting for my house dogs, and a house that is close to being paid for. I have lived and traveled all over the United States, either by car or bicycle. I have lived in a small beach town (no longer small), on an island in the PNW, the mountains of Colorado and a small rural town in southern Indiana.
I had everything planned out until just last Friday when I caught the story about Glen on the Yahoo main page. That led me to his blog, where I went home after work and started reading his story from day 1. I then started wondering if I could RV full time with my best friends, ones that I would never give up. I spent this past week looking at different RV's, reading all kinds of different blogs from full time RVer's and even looked at some YouTube video's of RVers.
Today after I had Googled "Full Time RVing with dogs", I found more and more blogs to read but one that really caught my eye was Me and My Dog & My RV. I then spent the rest of the day reading her blog from day one, gaining valuable information from someone that went full time and had no previous RV experience.
I keep thinking to myself .... WHY?
I have everything that I need right where I am at. I have lived in this house since 1997 and yet I have an urge to "hit the road"?? I've traveled before. I've lived in some great vacation spots. One of the best summers of my life was riding a solo bicycle trip across the USA from Indiana to San Diego and then up the coast highway from San Diego to Seattle. Is that traveling experience the core of this desire I can't get out of my mind? I don't know. I hope the answers are right around the corner.
Maybe this blog will be read by RVer's and/or people that have basset hounds or bloodhounds and THEY can comment and let me know if I am losing my mind or not.
I will continue to read as much information as I can find, taking notes along the way, about full time RVing with dogs. I will continue to following my current plan of an ongoing simplification process in my life. Hopefully as time passes on I will find an answer to this desire to RV full time, that is driving me insane right now. My mind is going Mach 1 with all the possibilities.
For those that find this blog and read to this point, all comments are welcomed and any advice is appreciated.