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Old 09-18-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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How do RVers spend their days?

just curious as to those of you who rv full time or for several months at a time as to how you spend your days. do you tend to site see most days or just visit about in the area you are in or do you just tend to enjoy the campground park. faye

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Old 09-18-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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faye.... I am sure that NOTHING other than visiting and posting on iRV2 is being done!!
All kidding aside- I think you will find the traveling FT will be sight-seeing -
and the stationary FT just relax...

I just wish...I was a FT of any type!!!

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Old 09-18-2009, 12:53 AM   #3
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We tend to sight see, 3-4 days, 1 day for golf, one day for laundry, shopping, rest, etc, and one day for bad weather. If we dont need a bad weather day, its either rest, golf or a secondary sightseeing day. We normally stay 7 nights, just to get a little better rate. By the end of 5-6 summer months, we are ready to head to our winter site, to rest up, save up, play golf 4-5 times per week, and attend happy hours and other social activities. Then start the cycle again.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:49 AM   #4
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As we have said in other posts, we try to visit the whole great country of ours spending 1-2 weeks at a time at a different place, We keep going in a circle from our base.
We have found that it is impossible to see everything in that time period in some areas, so it means coming back to that area. Remember everything is BIG in Texas including the State itself. In 3 visits we have spent at least 4+ months there and have not been south of I-10 or up in the Panhandle. This year we will travel the I-40 which will include the Panhandle and the Mother Road Route 66 to the CA border and than Route 66 will have been done from Chicago to the Pacific ocean.
We are at that age where going 10-12 hours every day does not work, so we go 1 day sightseeing, than 1 day relaxing, this could mean shopping, movie, or a beach somewhere hopefully we don't go crazy trying to do to much.
We spend about 10 1/2 to 11 months out on the road before going back to the stick build house. Remember you can't see it all in one trip.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:35 AM   #5
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When we are in a new area, we sight see like anybody else. The longer we stay, the more sights we seek out to see. We even try the local shopping, to see if anything different is on offer. But after awhile in one location, or on repeat visits to favorite places, we do the same as when at our fixed home base: relax, read, watch tv, putter around the "house", go out for lunch or dinner, shop, etc.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:06 PM   #6
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We explore the area and usually end putting about twice as many miles on our toad as the coach. We utilize the internet and local knowledge to find out the interesting sights and we try to avoid the touristy spots. We also love to eat local foods and have had many a great meal in little local spots that most people would miss. We love to read and we also love to talk to other campers.
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When we're not exploring we walk Zeus around the campground. Always starts a good conversation.
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wax on, wax off for some I see.

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We have only been doing this snowbird thing for one year (this will be our second). Last year went to 11 states and saw alot of interesting places. We are still "discussing" whether to follow a similar route and see different things we missed or take a different route and see many new places. We have tried to stick to only driving 4-5 hours per day and leave time for sightseeing as well as travel 2 days out of three while en route. We do have a space booked in Tucson for Jan - Mar so may have that as a home base for awhile.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:17 PM   #11
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When on a sightseeing trip, we like to find a decent RV park somewhat centered in our area of interest. We'll stay a minimum of a week so that once we're set up we don't have to think about tear down already. We usually sightsee every other day, and on the off days we just do whatever happens to appeal to us...reading, walking the CG, napping, the normal campground routines.

While at our snowbird RV park, we'll sightsee about once a week, see Dick's Mom (who lives in the area) several times a week. The rest of the time is taken up with all the various activities at our park, and enjoying our many RV park friends.

Great Topic, Faye
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:52 PM   #12
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thanks to all who replied, i'm sure lots of people will enjoy reading your posts. sounds like a great life on the road. hubby and i have lots of animals,home and 4 acre yard and it' s all we can do to get out for about 2 weeks at a time.

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