Good question. Unless you are an avid RVer, like Bruce and I, you may not understand the answer to that question. We began traveling in a motorhome for vacation trips in 1988. I guess you could say that was the beginning of a love affair with the RV life. The desire to be on the road for longer periods of time just keep growing and growing.
In 1993 our daughter graduated from high school in California and we were no longer tied to that area. Our son had graduated in 1990 so now we were free to leave the rat race of Southern California living. In late 1994 our daughter decided she did want to go to college after all so we decided to make the Olympia/Tumwater area of Washington state our permanent home. We bought a house and Stephanie went to college there.
Over the next few years she graduated, got married and moved out of our home. We had been vacation traveling through the years but one thing led to another and we couldn't get to that full time lifestyle that we craved. Eventually the obstacles of ailing parents needing care were over (you can figure out what that means, sadly) and we became totally free this year in 2008.
To us, the freedom of not owning a fixed home (as opposed to one on wheels) is grand. We can go anywhere and stay as long or as short a time as we like. Since we travel in our "home" we always have our own bed, bathroom and all of our "stuff" with us. All the comforts of home actually.
On this blog we will document our travels for any and all who are interested to read. Hopefully, you'll find something interesting withing these postings. Stay tuned for our "big time adventures" with this new lifestyle.