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Three Years of Full Time RV Travel

Three Years of Full Time RV Travel

We have been full time RVing for three years this September! In that time we have: -Traveled to 21 states including LA, AL, TX, NM, CO, WY, ID, CA, OR, WA, NE, TN, GA, MO, VA, NJ, NC, SC, FL, AZ and NV. -Visited 17 national parks-Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains, Congaree, Big Bend, Carlsbad Caverns, Great Sand Dunes, Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Saint Louis Gateway Arch, Saguaro, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Channel Islands, Pinnacles, Redwoods and Petrified Forest. -Workamped…

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Back on the Preserve

Back on the Preserve

Craig and I made it back to the Disney Wilderness Preserve and Florida in March- right before things started shutting down due to Covid-19. We are volunteering again for a while and deciding what we will do next. It is a great place to wait things out since there are only a few of us here on 12,000 acres! We are enjoying the peace and quiet. Right now the Preserve is closed to the public, but things are starting to…

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Managing a Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree Lot

Managing a Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree Lot

Wow! It has been a while since I wrote a blog post. My internet service has been practically non-existent the past few months. We got to our lot in California the end of September. It was in a busy neighborhood surrounded by places like Costco, Home Depot, LA Fitness and fast food. We had electric and water on site and the company had a truck come out every Monday to pump our tanks. We worked six weeks for the pumpkin…

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Two Years of Full Time RVing!

Two Years of Full Time RVing!

It is hard to believe in September we will be full time RVing for two years. We have spent two winters in Florida, traveled to eleven states and seven national parks and Workamped at three different jobs. We are on our way to our fourth tomorrow, and will reach California on September 11th. Soon, we will have traveled coast to coast in our Grand Design Reflection! Here are some things we love about RVing and some that are not so…

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Gate Guarding Pros and Cons

Gate Guarding Pros and Cons

We are really looking forward to finishing up gate guarding in Texas on Sunday. We had considered working until the end of August, but we are ready to have a break before traveling to California! We will spend a few weeks in San Antonio until we head out on the 29th. After three months of gate guarding, we came up with some pros and cons in case any RVers are considering trying it. Pros: -Good money in a short amount…

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Gate Guarding in Texas

Gate Guarding in Texas

Craig and I are starting our second gate guarding assignment today in Texas. The first gate lasted around three weeks and we made a little over $6,000. It was a 24 hour gate with a guard shack. Our RV was parked next it. There was a generator to hook up to for power and water/sewer tanks. It was a busy gate and pretty remote. This gate seems a little less busy and we will be working out of our RV….

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On the Road Again

On the Road Again

It has been a very nice winter here in Florida, but we need to start making some money again! So we are headed to Texas in April to do some gate guarding at the oil fields. It is good money, we get an RV spot and we will still be working together. Basically, we keep an eye on things and sign workers in and out. We decided to take the same route we took last March and April to San…

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The Disney Wilderness Preserve

The Disney Wilderness Preserve

We have been volunteering here at The Disney Wilderness Preserve for The Nature Conservancy since the end of October. It is going well. In exchange for around 28 hours a week, we get a full hook up RV spot, laundry, WiFi and the use of off road vehicles and tools. We don’t work every week. It is an odd schedule of 2 days on/3 days off, 2 days on/3 days off, 2 days on/9 days off. That way workampers can…

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One Year Anniversary of Full Time RVing

One Year Anniversary of Full Time RVing

As of September, we have been living in our RV for a year! We picked up our Grand Design Reflection travel trailer last September in Tampa, Florida. It still feels really comfortable and we are very happy with the model we chose. Winter in Florida was wonderful and we look forward to getting back there in October. The trip to Yellowstone was also amazing. We are happy we took the route we did because we got to see so much….

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Fall and Winter Workamping Plans

Fall and Winter Workamping Plans

Craig and I are going to be working at the Disney Wilderness Preserve this fall and winter! We are headed back to Florida to be near friends and family. And stores, beaches and WiFi;)- We had planned on staying on the west coast for a while and returning to Florida next fall, but this position sounds very interesting. We will be volunteering two days a week for The Nature Conservancy for our RV site. The Preserve is about 30-40 minutes…

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