Well, here she is! She is really ours now! We took her out of town to the ocean this 4th of July weekend to “get our feet wet” a bit with this whole camping life thing.
Anthony and I both love to camp (in tents and such for a couple days at a time) but neither or us have experience when it comes to campgrounds, RV’s and actually living this way of life so needless to say we’ve been reading up, you tubing, and informing ourselves so that we aren’t both wondering around in the dark when we actually pull out for good.
I’ll have to say, our first trip was pretty amazing! There were NO major bumps in the road (knocking on wood.) Luckily we were able to buy a new camper rather than a used one, so there are no issues as of yet and it is super easy to set up and use! We of course have a bathroom, air conditioning/heat, water and all of the appliance luxuries we are used to having at home with the exception of washer/dryer and a dishwasher. And yes that will take some getting used to, but I’m pretty positive I won’t die.
So I have to say, although going from 2500 sq. ft of living space to 300 will be very different, we will NOT be suffering. 🙂
Here we are, hooking everything up for the first time! I followed my husband around as much as I could, taking it all in so I’d know how to operate all these hookups and gadgets when he isn’t around….and PRAYING I won’t need any experience with the dreaded sewage line EVER.
Jackson had a little issue getting all the beach sand out of this head so daddy fixed him up!
If there is one thing we’ve already realized first hand about this new little space is that time to just be together is something we will gain a whole lot of…and something we don’t get a lot of these days, so we welcome it with open arms! There isn’t room of course to spread out all over the house in our own spaces doing our own things like we’ve used to, so our mornings (and a lot of our time) were spent just being together.
I like that.
Afternoons were spent hanging out at the beach or pool….We even found two crazies there!
LOTS of outside time and playing games together rather than traveling all around, spending money on expensive activities/entertainment and buying more stuff we don’t need…
and grilling out on the outdoor kitchen for the first time!
Do you see the happy faces? 🙂
We had the best time on our very first Light travels!
So, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that a lot of people we know (and some we don’t) have been asking about the details of our new journey. Why are we doing this, what made us decide to live the way we are instead of renting or buying a house, when are we leaving, where are going, what are we doing with all our stuff, will I become a wondering nomad hippie & stop shaving my armpits and grow my hair out in dreads?
So I thought I’d share a little bit of the whats and whys with you in my next post!
*feel free to comment or ask ANY question you’d like in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to answer it in my next post!