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Old 10-25-2020, 02:50 AM   #1
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Meandering

Our full time traveling years were a meandering event. Thatís about all we did for nearly 5 years. No agenda, just point in the morning and go. We didnít boondock or park free in someoneís parking lot. Our budget allowed us the opportunity to stay anywhere there was FHUs.

This covid-19 has us grounded Ė so to speak Ė and Iíve started a lot of forum threads to share some of our experiences with this community. We are both shutterbugs and always had cameras ready for the unplanned things that just happen on the road.

Iím going to call this thread Meandering. There is no rhyme or reason for the way the pictures will be posted, or a time line.

I was born in a rural town in southeastern Maine called South Berwick. On one of our trips up into that section of the country we were staying at Beaver Dam CG in Berwick, ME. Because I still know all the country roads in that place we were taking a short-cut that took us through South Berwick. We were heading for the outlet malls in Kittery. Linda says ďdid you see that yardĒ? Yup, and we went back for pictures. I hope you enjoy them, we do.

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I want to know who does all the grass trimming!
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I want to know who does all the grass trimming!


Thatís for sure! Trimming would be a nightmare but it is pretty.
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These pictures were taking during a colorful ride through the Uinta National Forest, including a ski lift ride about half way around.

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Envy how you full timed!
When first looking into the full time lifestyle 17 yrs ago, I recall reading books where others wouldn't make reservations and advanced plans either other than reservations for the busy holidays.
Now a days with the popularity of RVing and our large rig (which we chose to buy vs a smaller rig) we unfortunately feel advanced reservations are required.
Covid has limited what we can do. Just one example is we would love to visit the USS North Carolina in Wilmington (currently nearby) but don't want to take the chance. Unfortunately we find we're saying next time maybe too often. Hey fortunately we're healthy and it's still a great life style choice for us.
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IMHO everyone decides how to tailor full-timing to best match their personalities. My wife and I have been full-timing for 10 years and only during the first year did we meander somewhat in the manner described by the OP.

In each subsequent year we decided, in advance, on where we wanted to go for the season and developed a route of how we were going to accomplish our objectives. One year it was to go to the PNW. Another year it was to go to Atlantic Canada, etc.

We're far too "goal-oriented" to be happy just meandering. It's simply not us. Until COVID caused us to pause this year we've traveled >65k miles in our 10 years and have enjoyed it immensely. We've seen more bucket-list things than we ever had on our list!

As I said when I started this post; full-timing is a very individualistic lifestyle. No one can define it for anyone else, nor should they try. When we started we heard lots of people pontificate on "this is how full-timers do it!" We soon learned to tune them out! We've enjoyed " trulyfinding our own way!"
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