Year Three Recap 9/5/2015 to 9/4/20163 Years of Fulltime RV'ing
Three Years On the Road, Starting Year Three, Crescent Bar TT Resort - Quincy, WA - September 5, 2015
Even though we sold the house and moved into our 5th wheel in 2012, September 5th, 2013 was the date we hit the road, our 'anniversary'.
Here is the Year 3 Recap.
We began year 3 at Crescent Bar TT Resort and headed south after we had some motorhome jacks repaired. We stopped at the Vancouver Elks to visit our daughter, Candy, as we left Washington.
Two stops in Oregon, a Thousand Trails park near Newport, and the Coquille Valley Elks near Coos Bay. Most of our southward trip was down Highway 101 this year.
After stopping at another Elks lodge in Eureka, CA, we then hit 5 new, to us, Thousand Trail parks in central California. We got to see wine country, gold country, and Yosemite.
We met up with our Christian Fellowship group in Visalia and travelled with them on to Death Valley NP for the Death Valley 49'ers annual encampment.
Then on into Arizona, stopping at Ft Mohave to say hi to Donna's brother, Gene. While there, we rented a car and boogied on to Livingston, TX for our doctor's checkups. After we got back, we went to spend Christmas near Yuma with my sister Karen & Cliff.
Then it was boondocking time. Quartzsite for most of January. We attended a Christan Fellowship rally and several RV Dreams mini reunions and get togethers. Great times!
Then the doctor called and wanted to see Donna again... Rats!. OK, we go to Texas!
It was a good trip. We got to see some new areas. We stayed at 5 different Thousand Trails parks and even got to visit my old Army buddy, OJ. What a surprise. Fun times! And the doctor visit went good too.
We decided to workkamp at the Crescent Bar TT park in Washington, so we headed that way in mid March. That was way too early. We drove through some snow in Utah. Utah was beautiful and we really wanted to stop and spend time at all the National Parks. Next time.
We returned to Washington in time to visit our kids in Mill Creek, Pasco, and Vancouver before reporting to work. And we are still working. I believe we are leaving October 1st. We have been here since April 14th.
Where we have stayed in year 3 (days):
Thousand Trail parks - 220
RPI parks - 14
Elks Lodges - 18
SKP parks - 7
Passport America parks - 4
Good Sam parks - 1
State Parks -1
National Parks - 7
Moochdocked - 5
Casinos - 13
Walmart - 2
Misc RV parks - 50
Desert camping - 23
49 days we boondocked
And some year 3 stats:
Miles traveled - 7,802
States visited - 10 New States - 2
Number of times camped - 48
Average days camped per stop - 7.63
Campground fees for the year - $1258.38 - that averages just $3.44 per night
Highest average camping fees Month - $12.05 per night for December
Lowest average camping fees Month - $1.14 per night for May-September (while workamping)
Highlights - Workamping, RV Dreams get togethers
Lowlights - Workamping, Headed North Too early
As we enter year 4, we feel blessed to be able to live this lifestyle. Looking forward to new and exciting travels.