Our last travel day ended up being five days long when we lost our coolant and EGR. It meant three nights in a hotel, leaving and coming back three times because it wasn't fixed right the first time. We finally got to our campground at 10 p.m. We had just enough light left to back into our spot. So, as we prepare to leave next week for East Tennessee, I can't help but worry that the same problem or a different one will happen. That's human nature. It's hard for people who don't live in their RV that this is our home and car.
Then, you get where you're going. You get set up. You get your chairs out, start your campfire and sip on adult beverages. And all of a sudden, the stress floats away.
I used to be the type to hold grudges for days on end. If we had cross words, I couldn't let it go. Now, I realize that travel days are stress days and what happens there stays there.
The last two weeks with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, all the forest fires in the north and northwest make me glad that our home is on wheels. Because if we had been in Florida and we had notice of such a hurricane coming, we could have pulled up stakes and taken our home to safety with us.
Life is never a guarantee. We could be hit by a tornado tomorrow. A tree could fall on us. There are always dangers out on the open road. But they're the same dangers that face homeowners. and I'll take my home on wheels any day.
I put it out of my mind and enjoy my new homesite! Because this is why we do it. We love our nomadic lifestyle. Sometimes, the nuts and bolts get a little much. Sometimes, we go stir crazy because there's not a lot to do at our location. But we always try and remember that there will be new adventures ahead.