This month and the next we are living in our 25 foot trailer while we park host at two different state parks in Oregon. We bought our first RV when I retired almost eight years ago. The farthest we've traveled from Oregon was to Mount Rushmore. That summer we covered a lot of ground as we moved about every two days, and explored National Parks with our granddaughters.
|Snow in June in Yellowstone|
Last year we volunteered for the Oregon Parks Department for the first time. We had a one month assignment at the Lifeboat Museum in Port Orford, Oregon. We'll be there again next month.
We are not nomadic, roaming from place-to-place or park-to-park is not our lifestyle. But, as park hosts, we have met many people our age who are. I have been surprised by the number of retired people who are full-time RVers. All of the park hosts we have met are retired and many live in their RVs full-time. They host a month or two at one location and then move on with the weather to milder climates. Some of these folks have kept a home, but many have not. I don't see this in our future.
We like the change of pace of living in a new area. We like being forced out of our routine. We try new things, exercise more, and don't have to worry about all those mundane, everyday things that we're required to do at home. But, after awhile,we like to go home and get back into that routine. We aren't nomads at heart.