Have you ever thought about buying an RV and hittin’ the wide open road?
Wild hair. Don’t care.
Me too. Problem was, buying an RV from a dealer always made me think of a used car salesman, nonchalantly punching numbers in his calculator, one hand behind head, legs up on desk — $82,000.
ME : Looks at bank account balance. Wonders if I’ve been a victim of fraud or if my life is just a hot mess.
Then we found our 1976 airstream. I was always looking for ways to reinvent old spaces. And this was it. So we decided to renovate the old girl. Not me. The airstream. Although I could use some sprucing up.
In the early days we had a lot A LOT lot LOT lotta questions about our new-found-vintage airstream. First and foremost… “Why does it smell like the inside of a belly button in here?”
Basically, it only took 23,579 hours to renovate the airstream + 458 glasses of wine. I won’t tell you who drank all the wine, so don’t even try to guess. It wasn’t me. Nope.
PS. You’re not drunk until you have to grab on to the grass, to keep from falling off the earth.
Michael and I had two different approaches for renovating the airstream.
Michael is the “how-many-threads-are-on-that-bolt”, and “what’s-the-weight-distribution-of-the-hitch-system” kind of guy.
I’m (apparently) the “let’s-just-paint-everything-white-and-see-what-happens” kind of girl. Technically, I was in a paint coma for months.
Me : Did I make the right choice? What kind of primer should I use? What the heck is boondocking and am I going to like it in the boonies?
I’m over it. Thinks about it 28974597 more times.
It all worked out. We loved renovating the Airstream and we supercalifragilisticexpialidocious love road tripping !!
We can be happy in small spaces. Unless all the cupboards fall out.
You can do more. And need less. For the win.
You can focus on what drives you <– see what I did there?
It takes 5 hours to cook dinner, 15 seconds to eat it and 3 business days to do the dishes.
We found some great, and not so great spots along the way. Some had a great view of a McDonalds parking lot. Some were like this.
Are you up for RVing? Then life is about to take an epic plot twist for you. Just get a hold of any strength you have. Or a glass of wine.
Want to know more? Best places to stay? Where to go? How to boondock? What the hellllla is boondocking? How to work on the road? How does the caramel get in the caramilk bar?!? Who let the dogs out?
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Talk to me. Ask me anything about RV life that you want to know about. Anything. Except how they got the caramel into the Caramilk bar.
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