A year after buying our used 2010 Casita
LD and retiring, it was road-ready in in the fall
of 2017. Sherry joined several of these forums and read a lot. We camped fairly close to home initially, being cautious hauling this earthquake on wheels. Bill is knowledgeable and patient with repairs and upgrades.
We learned so much more about each other: stress tolerances, habits, communication
, the size of our bubbles, alone time. Not so easy in a tiny home when it's raining or far too smokey to be outdoors. Smoke & COVID-19 together is a lot to handle. Ask questions. And how long is it comfortable to be away from home?
It's challenging: Bill likes to go away for a week or less and has a large personal bubble. Sherry would love to travel for a month or four and has a very thin bubble.
In January this year we planned 8 trips, one being hotel travel, 3 were cancelled, we attended 2, now one to go--the Fall
NOG in October. We don't want to be snowbirds so life in the NW is very seasonal.
Lessons learned: stay in touch with people/gatherings we know and enjoy, reserve as early as possible, look for new adventures, and always remain flexible! When stressed take walks, think, slow down. Remember loving kindness.
We vacillate between buying a larger trailer/RV, a motorcycle with a side car, or fly to visit friends and family rather than fulfill the bucket list.
Bill says his skills and talents in R&R and tech improvements (eg solar power
, inverters, wiring, plumbing, fiberglass, etc) are a blessing and a curse. If funds were no object Sherry would buy a new Escape
21. Or on the other hand, get a vintage Boler
and an EasyUp--low tech and fewer worries!
We would like to know what other challenges couples have while on the road--please do reply!