We are a full-time traveling family. In the last article, I introduced our family and talked a little about the adventure we’ve been on the past two-plus years. If you missed it, you can read it by clicking here.
For the past two months we’ve been visiting our hometown. It’s strange to say that — visiting our hometown. There were a few family events we wanted to be back in the area to attend, so we planned on an extended stay.
We’re staying in our RV parked at my parents house. They have a slab next to their garage that fit our RV and we were able to plug in.
We weren’t sure how it would go since we’d still have work that we’d have to do, but we wanted to visit as much as we could since we’re on the road so much of the time. We also weren’t sure if we would be intruding into my parents lives since we were going to be all up in their business for two whole months.
The visit has gone much better than I could have ever expected. Staying so close by my parents has meant my kids have had the chance to really connect with Grammy and Grampa. I have also gotten to spend quite a bit of time with my parents and have really enjoyed and cherished that time.
Another cool thing is that with social media and even our blog at www.crazyfamilyadventure.com, we feel like we’ve been a part of our friends’ and families’ lives by seeing and sharing pictures, videos and chatting back and forth. The internet really is a great thing!
Without living the RV lifestyle, we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to stay so close to my parents for this long. When we were living in our house, we’d see my parents maybe once a week, even though we lived about 30 minutes away from each other. We were busy with our lives and they were busy with theirs.
Now that we’re location independent and entrepreneurs and can work on our own schedule, we’re able to stay with friends and family for long visits.
Our visit is almost over already and I’m nervous how our kids are going to take it when we leave. They’ve really gotten close to their grandparents and their old friends again. I know saying goodbye will be hard, but I also know how much they love exploring and seeing new places.
We’ll be heading to Glacier National Park next and have big plans for hiking and seeing the beautiful park. Then possibly into Canada, the west coast and maybe even Mexico. There’s so much more that we are looking forward to seeing. Still, it’s nice coming home to visit and catch up, but it’s also exciting to hit the road again!