Life's Sweet Journey

Friday, December 1, 2017

Leaving for Full-Time RV Life and a Stay at Forest Lake RV Resort

Happy Friday!! 

We are spending our Friday in the truck, with our home hooked up behind us and moving northward. We have officially been on the road for 5 days now! So, I figured I would share a little look at the mix of emotions and destinations that have been part of our first week of full-time RV life…

Goodbyes are Hard! 

Full-Time Rv Life

We kicked off the week with tons of goodbyes and TONS of tears! Saying goobye to friends and family was harder than I thought it would be and the surge of emotions accumulated into a very tearful goodbye.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

5 Cities on Our Road Trip Bucket List

As we get ready to embark on our full-time RVing adventure, Babe and I have been making bucket lists! Most include outdoor adventures; which national parks we want to visit, what thrill-seeking activities we are excited to try. However, there are some cities that we are itching to explore! So, I thought I would take a minute to share the top 5 cities we are most excited to visit... 

The Bean: Things to Do and See in Chicago
Image via Flickr by Roman Boed 


After friends came back raving about all the fun they had when they visited, we knew this needed to be on our list. I began scouring the internet for the best things to do and see in Chicago. At the top of our list?! All the best places to eat!! I have heard that you can find spots to boondock overnight, in parking lots on the outskirts of the city, and then bike in. We'd love to bike through the city, working up an appetite, then stopping at all the delicious restaurants! Once we have filled our bellies, I want to snag a picture in front of The Bean. We definitely can't wait to visit Chicago!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

5 Great Black Friday Deals on Amazon for RVers

Happy Day of Shopping Madness! 
We are so excited to be spending tomorrow eating tons of yummy food and giving thanks for one last holiday to spend with all the people we love, before we hit the road on Monday (eek)! 

You probably don't know this about me, but I HATE shopping! Add the word Black Friday in front of it and I literally break out in hives! The one year my sisters convinced me to go with them- mainly so I could wrangle all their children while they scoped out deals- the one thing I bought was literally stolen from right behind my feet, while I watched the kids play on the little mall playground. However, now that Amazon is in on all the Black Friday fun I am ALL about it! 
Black Friday Deals on Amazon

Here are some of my favorite Black Friday finds this year... 

InstantPot- I have heard so many great things about the InstantPot; not just for RVers, but for anyone who wants to lessen their time in the kitchen. I am so intrigued by it! If it really does cook that quickly it would be perfect for a quick dinner after a long day out adventuring. 

Bike Rack- This is the same bike rack we have on the back of our camper. We have had it for two years and it is still going strong, keeps the bikes super sturdy while we are on the road, and it easy to use. It's over $100 off with the Black Friday deal! 

Hammock- RV life or not, everyone needs a hammock! You will thank yourself! We got ours from some sweet friends, a year into our RV adventures, and we thought, "why did we wait so long?! The hammock life rocks!!" 

Car Mount Phone Holder- Under $10!! We use the heck out of our car mount! It's so much easier to follow the GPS directions when the phone is sitting up on the dash. 

Kindle- So I actually kind of despise myself for putting this on here, but a good deal is a good deal. I still am not sure if I can bring myself to make the jump, but I feel like it's probably imminent. I love a physical book more than anything and have sworn against e-readers since they came out. However, the RV life just isn't suitable for a huge library. Trust me, I have found a nook for as many books as possible, but I am running out of room. Looks like a Kindle may be in this RVers future very soon! 

Those are some of my favorite finds this year, but there are tons of other great deals... head over and snag yourself something fun and skip all those crazy lines and crowds! 

Happy Shopping and may your Thanksgiving be filled with family, friends, and fun! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

#TravelTuesday 22 // A Goodbye Tribute to our Travel Trailer

Happy Travel Tuesday Folks! 
I'm super excited for this month's link up and to see where in the world you have been! 
Add your link at the bottom of the post and let's adventure together! 

This month I am throwing it back with a tribute to our sweet travel trailer, Florida ReVa, and all the great adventures she brought us during the two years that we had her. It was a bittersweet day when we traded her in for our new home-on-wheels, but we needed something a bit roomier for full-time RV living. Here's a little taste of our life with our very first traveling home...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Getting Road Trip Ready and Easy At-Home Teeth Whitening

It continues to be a little chaotic around here, so I've been a little MIA from the blog for a week or two, but I wanted to share a little bit about how we are preparing for life on the road! 

Here is how we have been doing on our "Get-Ready-for-Road-Life" mission... 

We're TRYING to Become Minimalists 

Ok, this is only partially true, considering we have been keeping WAY too much to really be able to call ourselves minimalists. However, the desire in my heart to really work on it is strong. We have been purging so much stuff and with every box that we take out the door my heart feels lighter and so much more free! 

Packing for Full Time TV Life