There are plenty of folks who will look at the places we want to go and think, “You don’t need an RV, just get a tent. We will be the first to admit that many of the adventures we have planned would not be suitable for a large motor home or travel trailer.
I really like it when we head up forest service roads that seem to climb up, up, up to the top of the world. We’re always on the look out for places where I can look across the tops of mountain ranges. But I don’t want to hike there. I want to be able to drive there. On not too rough roads. Taking my bed and my potty with me.
So that’s why we’re starting to look at travel vans. We’re not planning on living in the thing, so don’t need a motor home. I’m not planning on cooking in the thing, hell, I hardly cook at home! I just would like to be able to nuke a frozen lasagna, pop some popcorn, and of course, keep the wine chilled and the salami and cheese fresh. And have my own potty.
Are you seeing a pattern here? Yep, my mom brought four daughters out west of the Mississippi, and never taught us how to “use” the great outdoors. Also, there have been many of our day trips when hubs and I have needed to leave earlier than we wanted in order to make it home. If we’d had a travel van, you know, with the push button bed, we could have just kept on going…
So that’s the plan. To keep on going. Sort of like having a really fancy tent. Only I’m too old and too spoiled to want to camp out on the ground…or to potty in the woods.