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Officially looking for an RV

From the blogger at Boone County Journal.

The simplest way to determine if a marriage will last is to try to set up a tent and campsite with one’s spouse. While I will admit that at times during the process it is better for the kids to be out of earshot, Bethany and I have managed to tent-camp for nearly two decades without any substantial damage to our relationship. In fact, our time spent huddled in sleeping bags over the years has brought us closer together—both literally and figuratively. But sleeping on the ground is a young person’s game. Even an air mattress offers little relief to my aging back. The time has come for us to take the rough out of roughing it. We are officially in the market for an RV.

Oh sure, we’ve talked about investing in a camper for years. I may have even mentioned it in this very publication a time or two. Yet I’ve hesitated to take the RV plunge due to several factors. First, I am a camping purist—believing that it isn’t camping if you’re comfortable. Second, RVs cost a lot more than tents. And third, I always thought RVs were for blue-haired retirees. Lately, I have found it easier to overcome those objections. Quite simply: I like air-conditioning, I have money, and I’m not getting any younger.

Originally, Bethany and I planned to buy an RV when we reached retirement age. We would wait for the kids to be grown and out of the house, then we would hit the open road together and see America. But Bethany’s twin sister Charla and her family have shown us how practical owning a camper can be when you’re raising three kids.

To read the full story by The Boone County Journal, click here.

About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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