Blogs tagged 'rv'

  • A few notes on packing...

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Many people have asked, "How do you pack to be gone for a year?"  My short answer is, "Good question--we're figuring it out as we go along."

    My longer answer is that we are continuing to figure it out as we go along, but have been keeping certain things in mind as we consider the space and weight we have to work with.  It will be interesting to see what we will end up fitting, bringing, and using.  There are plenty of lists online and on Pinterest to consider.  I have looked at many of them and a


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  • Behind the Wheel of Our Big Rig

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Friday, April 25, 2014

    If you would have told me at any point before 2 years ago that I would be able to not only drive a pickup truck, but also tow something that fills our entire driveway, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. I like to think of myself as being open to new possibilities, but because my depth perception while driving isn't always the greatest, I've always been very glad to drive smaller vehicles. In fact, I'm pretty sure if parallel parking had been on my driver's test, I'd still be asking



  • Our new home on wheels is at our house!!

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Sunday, April 13, 2014

    April 12, 2014--After months of planning and considering this major purchase, it feels surreal to have an RV in our driveway.  We first saw the Heartland Sundance 3300CK at the Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV show in January 2013.  We returned to the show this winter and seeing more trailers and 5th wheels confirmed that we had found the camper that was best for our family for this year-long adventure.

    THE PROCESS:   When we first started looking at campers, we thought we could make it work with