Here’s our update from our “Breaking News” video we posted a few days ago. We hope you enjoy it, but more importantly continue to follow our adventures as we prepare for our newest journey! As always, comment below if you have any questions and don’t forget to subscribe so you can get emailed when we posted a new video!
Have you ever wondered what Christmas in an RV looks like? Well join us as we find out right along with you! We’re decorating our RV for Christmas for the first time as fulltimers! We started with the measly 2 decorations Alan let me keep, but don’t worry, we ended up with much, much more! Watch the battle of the century, fake versus real. Which will we choose? You’ll have to watch and find out!
So tell me….real or fake?? What do you prefer?
When I was pregnant with B over six years ago, my mom was in town visiting and we were heading to Kohl’s for some good ole shopping! This was her first visit after finding out I was having a boy, so we headed over to the toddler/kids section to peruse. I was unbelievably blessed by such wonderful friends that I had plenty of 0-12/18 month clothes. When I say blessed, I mean a mom of twin boys dropped off all her sons’ outgrown clothes prior to moving, making it where we could almost toss each item of clothing after he wore it!
It’s really difficult to partake in youth extracurricular when traveling fulltime. You miss out on the organized sports, but obviously gain so much more in travel and real world experiences. One thing that doesn’t have to end is musical instruments and instructions. I’ve seen several people discuss various instruments while on the road, but I can only attest to our success with piano. We started online piano lessons a few months prior to going fulltime, as we had a real piano at home. I was distraught when we had to put it in storage. We are currently searching for a keyboard to bring with us on our travels so we can continue our piano lessons.
Do you know that saying, “We plan, God laughs”? I feel like this should be the sole motto for fulltiming. Even traveling locally, I have YET to have my original plans remain unchanged. If you’re unsure as to why we didn’t fly by the seat of our pants when scheduling our travels, check out our Nobody Warned Me post.
THE very next day after picking up our RV, all of Florida was expecting Hurricane Hermine. We weren’t supposed to get much action, but they did mandatory evacuate the Destin area for RVers, and we weren’t far from there. We needed to prep, and prep fast, for whatever would come our way! Here’s our video on how we prepped for our first Hurricane as RVers and fulltimers:
Anybody else feel like we’ve had one heck of a week? No? Just us? 🙂
For those of you following along with our RV electrical fire, we wanted to update you all.
Good news: nobody was harmed, there was no major damage, we had somewhere to stay while the RV was in the shop, it was fixed after only a few days
Bad news: It wasn’t exactly a cheap fix, we moved back into the RV just in time for Hurricane Hermine to head for land! With that being said, stay tuned for our RV Hurricane post coming soon!
Here’s our update on our RV repair:
Read Next: Fire’s Over, Hurricane’s Coming!
In case you missed it, you can read all about our RV electrical fire HERE. We just dropped off the ole RV, which for fulltimers, is our house too! We will miss her while she’s in the shop! We’ve packed for about 2-3 weeks, pulled all our fridge and perishable pantry items (as the A/C isn’t working), and taken toys, books, and school with us for our stay. We’re hoping it doesn’t take too long, and are blessed we have somewhere to stay locally! Watch as we drop off our house!
Read Next: Our $900 Solution
This is one of the most common questions to those debating life on the road. There were so many recommendations out there but the most common is the Verizon Jetpack (mifi). The key to getting enough GBs is to find someone who rents their Verizon unlimited data plans. This is super common in the RV world as internet is a necessity for most, as it is for us. We could never fulltime without this because it would be upwards of $1k/month through Verizon. We have adapted so well, that we even take our Jetpack with us in the car when traveling to save us from using our personal data.
I’m not sure if people still call it “the ATL” anymore or if that’s a thing of the past. Growing up there, we always giggled at that reference as we just called it “Atlanta”…easy enough right? We were going to be in Georgia on a trip and decided to head into Atlanta for a quick day trip. We had only been to Fernbank once for a school dance, and knowing we have a dinosaur-loving little boy, we figured no trip was complete without a visit to Fernbank Museum of Natural History! So we hit the road and headed over! If you’ve never been to Fernbank or are just traveling through with some time to kill, I HIGHLY recommend this Museum for young and old alike!