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Old 12-03-2020, 10:55 AM   #1
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Question Mom newly on the road

Everyone seems so friendly, I'm excited to get started on iRV2. Our family left our home near Seattle in August and are still rolling. Have 17 and 19 year old kids with us and the 21 year old holding down the fort at home (she plans to join us for Christmas at Disney World). We are loving this lifestyle and learning what works and what doesn't. I'm pretty sure my family of introverts is sick of all my thinking out loud. Though I'm not usually one to leave a digital footprint, I'm hoping to enjoy some conversation and learn from you all.

I've been an at home mom as our priority but also worked part-time in sales, event planning and customer service. Is there a place on this forum to discuss working from the coach? I'd love advice on this. The kids are working daily with online school, my husband is working remotely and I'm thinking the new year needs to include some online work for mom too.

As far as our travels, we are roughly aiming for the 4 corners of the USA. We spent a week in Blaine, WA on the Canadian border at the beginning and a week in San Diego, CA with friends. Now aiming for Florida with at least 2 weeks around the Magic of Disney and Universal Studios.

We are also considering buying an RV lot in a Florida community to enjoy winters and retirement. I read Port St. Lucie is lovely but I'd love to know more about where would be a good investment or where to start around the Orlando area. There is a bit of a dream floating around that we could work for Disney in some capacity and leave this rat race of tech life behind us. We are in our 50's so we may want to invest in a spot now, but only live there part time until we can retire. Anyone with experience or information about living in Florida - would love to hear from you! Do we go to a realtor's office to look for RV lots to purchase or to each individual RV Park?

Any recommendation on forums to join or blogs to read? I am a little overwhelmed at the amount of info available here and am not sure where to start!

Thanks in advance for being here and allowing me to learn from your experience!


PS. I forgot to mention, we've had motor homes for 10 years. We started this trip with our 2007 Safari Simba toy hauler, but found this (absolutely perfect for us!) 2009 Winnebago Tour about 6 weeks into this trip. The toy hauler is hibernating up in the northwest, needing to find a new home.
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Old 12-03-2020, 11:01 AM   #2
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Hi Michelle! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

What a wonderful way to make precious memories! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 12-03-2020, 02:53 PM   #3
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Hi Michelle

Glad to have you here with us.

It sounds like you are having a great time and the adventures have just started.

We spend a good part of the winter in Port St. Lucie and love it there.
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Old 12-03-2020, 09:23 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good information to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up or add information if you can.

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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Welcome and a while on the road and life in an RV. You should write in this IRV2 Forum BLOG. On the second line, the menu bar also as your heading for Florida RV Parks. Check out as you can learn a lot of stuff a newcomer to Florida would need to know. Click on as this help you better select a park with your likes and interest until you find your RV PARK LOT. This is all of Florida in 5-regions of 100's with a long list of RV Parks. I think you would enjoy the west coast as you have lots of Glass water like springs, Pontoon boating, manatees, fishing, and hey lots fewer Hurricanes to worry about HAHA. Y'all enjoy stay safe and enjoy life in your RV. As you are new to this forum you may want to go to the Second menu and click on USER CP, enter whatever you want this forum to know about you, and if you have questions about your RV. Click on the menu bar one and look closely at RV FORUM to find others with your RV type should you have questions. The
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There are many good folks here to offer help and advice, glad you could join the party
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