Today, is a travel day! That means we need to get up early, get the RV "tore down" and hit the road ASAP.
Sometimes we travel 3 hours, sometimes 10. 5 is about my limit, but we do what we have to do, to get where we need to go for class!
Dale does the outside stuff, like loading the car into the trailer, packing up chairs, putting in awnings. He also checks tire pressure and all that jazz, as we have found ourselves on the side of the road with a flat tire or MISSING tire, that's a funny story, FAR too many times this year.
The kids and I clean, and work on the inside stuff. We move the Berkey water filter up on the counter, clean windows, vacuum rugs, open up shades and curtains. And then, when it's ready, put the slides back in....
Living room slides OUT, for when we stay somewhere.....
Living room slides IN, for when its time to hit the road!
BIG difference, right?! We feel so thankful to have enough room to function going down the road, and then enjoy open spaces when we stop. A lot of the RV's we looked at, were soooo tight when they were "in", that a family of 6 couldn't function going down the road.
That is because most people that live in RV's, are retired folk that sit up front the whole time. We'd love to help the industry change that, and be a part of designing a new Family Friendly Class A RV Pipe dream! :)
Once Dale gets back in, we work on final details. Sliding doors locked. Decor fixed and laid down so it doesn't go sliding off as we make turns. Back slides get put in, see how the bed touches the dresser now? If you want to see the RV all opened up, go back on over to the RV Home Tour post. Use the categories on the side to navigate there.
Dale starts up the rig and let's it idle a bit to let the air pressure build up......
While he does that, we do final details, like getting all 3 diffusers going.
Using oils aromatically like this, can really change the ton of a travel day, or home. We usually do something super happy like Wild Orange and Peppermint or Citrus Bliss and Spearmint for their uplifting qualities. We have 1 in the back, 1 in the kitchen, and a cute cup holder one up front by Dale and I.
I love that they are not chemicals, rather pure essential oils being put into the air of our home!
Course, I don't always get the front seat! It's a pretty popular spot!
Probably because it has the best view, AND a nice recliner feature with foot rest that pops out! There is a step cover that you put out to keep people from falling down the stairs too! Pretty neat!
When I do get the front seat, I will often bring up my lap desk and work on editing photos and blogging our adventures.
So travel days can be long and boring, or fun and exciting or bits of both. We pass the time by playing games.....Trash is always a hit! Have you played?
Check out this post from our other blog and learn how to play Trash with your kids:
Everyone must read an hour to earn an hour of media....we try to be a bit more flexible on travel days because they can get long, but screen time is still my least favorite activity!
Lunch is always a bit of a challenge, but you get good at using arms and legs to hold things on the counter while making a big corner. I have dove for many a lunch item!
We usually to keep it simple like a pasta salad, or sandwiches. Often, we use leftover Mexican food and heat it up for burritos in the convection oven.
Remember, bread lives in the microwave oven, so its always all over the counter too, during cooking time.
Well, that's it from here! We are almost to our location, and then it's all hands on deck to get set back up again!
See you next time!
9/13/2016 01:47:51 pm
WOW! What an awesome tour. I am tickled to say I've actually been right in there, so it makes it so fun for me to see all your photos. You've got the 'system' down pat I'd say. What a wonderful life on the road with your precious family, ministering to so many across the country. Love and miss you all so much. You all have a very special place in my heart. XO
9/13/2016 02:03:04 pm
What a great post! I love seeing your "A day in the life". I am so glad you're blogging again!!
9/13/2016 02:15:47 pm
Thanks so much for a look into your travel day it looks like you have it all under control ! Your home seems very cozy and pretty too !
9/13/2016 06:21:58 pm
This was so neat to see! Thanks for sharing! :)
10/28/2016 04:29:06 pm
This is neat to see, I've never been in more than a most basic motor home but like house boats, they look so fun! Just wondering whether ecological arguments factor at all in your lifestyle? i^m not even especially green but frankly horrified at the thought of the gas that RV most go through D:
10/29/2016 12:41:15 am
Good question! We use diesel and get 7 miles per gallon if that gives you a little idea. We try to be green in other ways instead :)
Leave a Reply.