It just doesn’t seem possible that we’ve been living fulltime in our motorhome for 15 months already and traveling around the good ‘ol USA for 13 of those. We’ve also racked up nearly 15,000 miles on our beautiful Pace Arrow since day-1 and we continue our love affair with her and never covet those big fancy diesel pushers at all … well maybe a tiny bit (don’t tell her!) … but mostly because of their huge load capacities.
So, the big question is: “How do we like it so far?” The truth is that I love it—if I had my way, we’d be on the go continuously, travel to every inch of every state and only slow down long enough to rest for a few days, do the laundry and make a trip to Wal*Mart for provisions. However, my partner Phil (who does all the work on the rig, driving, etc.) prefers driving the Pace on the interstates, more extended stopovers and more recreating (i.e. fishing). So … every day is about compromise but that’s what growing old together is all about, right? Don’t let me mislead you—I won’t lie and say we never have a disagreement or that there has never been a day when we didn’t like each other very much but overall, the really good days more than make up for the grumpy days. Whatever we’re doing, it seems to be working because for the most part, we’re both looking forward to our next adventure at about the same time and loving every minute of our retirement!
Here are a few snapshots of some things we’ve seen that haven’t made it to the blog: