Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Why living in an RV works for us

January 1 to January 12, 2019 – Concho Pearl RV Park, San Angelo, TX

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Yes, we are still in West Texas and as you can see in the picture above, we are in the only sizeable city for 90 miles or more. Abilene to the north and San Angelo have about the same population.

But, I digress, getting back to the title of this post, last year highlighted how important having an RV is to us. The spring of 2018 saw us spending about a month in San Angelo visiting with my father who is 96 years old. Because we have a motorhome, we were able to camp out in the parking lot behind the apartment building he lives in. There is also an electric panel with two 30 amp connections which when connected to Miss Mosey through an combiner allow us to power up anything we want to.

Then in June, when temperatures began warming up too much for our liking, having a motorhome allowed us to make the move to Colorado with its higher altitude and cooler temperatures. In fact, we spent 3 months at above 10,000 feet near Leadville, Colorado.

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Steve and Nancy O’Bosky, friends from our last Alaska Adventure, recently purchased an RV park in Wells, NV. We wanted to wish them well and stop by for a visit. Because we live in an RV we were able to make the trip, spend a week with them, and stop at a few interesting places along the way.

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October brings the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, but trying to find a room or an RV park at a reasonable price at that time is impossible. Thanks to Miss Mosey we were able to dry camp a mere half mile from the location of the balloon launches. This allowed us to walk to the Fiesta grounds any time we felt like it. And also, because of where the motorhome was parked, we often had balloons flying right over us.

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Afterwards, we were going to slowly work our way to the Arizona desert for an extended stay, but while still in New Mexico we got a call that my father was in the hospital with pneumonia. Thanks to Miss Mosey, we were able to rush back to San Angelo and stay at Dad’s place in the parking lot while he recuperated.

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Then in December we both came down with the crud. It was nice to be able to stay in the motorhome and recover.

Since our stay in San Angelo has been extended again and again, we decided to catch up on some doctor visits. Thanks to Medicare and a decent supplemental health insurance policy I am able to get some overdue attention to some sun cancer spots on my head and EJ is able to get her annual skin check. Again, it’s nice to be able to come back to the RV and chill out while our wounds heal.

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Our home on wheels has allowed us to be very flexible. We can follow the cooler temperatures when it gets too warm. We can visit friends and sleep in our beds. If there is a family emergency we can respond quickly and stay as long as we need to. It’s a good way to live.