A nomad (Greek: νομάς, nomas, plural νομάδες, nomades; meaning one roaming about for pasture, pastoral tribe) is a member of a community of people who live in different locations, moving from one place to another.
By this definition, we are members of full-time Rvers who choose to travel instead of living in one space.
Wow, this is so true. Hubby and I are military brats and also military veterans, who are used to moving from place to place. We lived in one place, East Tennessee for 25 years and loved our time there. We raised a family, managed our careers, and retired there.
But the wandering bug hit us a couple of years ago and we knew that our stationary life was done. Being disabled, it was important to my health to stay in a warm place. The cold winters were taking their toll on me. And the humid summers weren't much easier. Hubby had also had enough.
He managed to retire five years early, so we decided to sell everything and hit the road. We joke that we're chasing 70 degrees, but it's somewhat true. Physically, I do much better in a temperate climate around 70-80n degrees, as does hubby. So, we follow the weather. South for the winter, north for the summer.
The joy in chasing the weather lies in the places we go. We like to say that our plans are set in Jello (see a-z "J"). Wherever the mood hits us is where we'll go. At first, friends and family thought we had lost our minds. I think now, though, they love reading about our adventures.
So there you go, we're nomads. But not in the traditional sense. More like glamping nomads.
Life is simply good.