MsBoyink and I took a road trip through the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. Here’s a quick photo tour of our two weeks.
So, how do you like your van?
We get asked that a lot. I think it’s the small size. People - other RVers mainly - wonder how we can live in a 19’ campervan comfortably.
For me, it’s all about being organized. And comfortable. And “chasing away the ugly” parts of the van - faded woodwork, etc.
The blog OpenRoadRVNomads.com recently posted an article that makes a claim and asks a question:
In the post the (unnamed) author provides statistics about life in America and how little time we actually get for ourselves. After the statistics, the post provides an answer to the intial question:
Sadly, for many of us we’re trying to get...
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And just like that, it’s fall.
Temps have dropped.
The campground emptied out.
They drained the pool.
The locust-swarms of schooling families have devoured the supply shelves at WalMart.
The cliche is true. Fall is a season of change.
For some reason, at least here in Michigan, Fall slips into Winter, Winter melts into Spring, and Spring warms into Summer.
We purged our possessions to pack our life into a van. No more bikes. No more kayaks. No more stepladder. Extra hoses. Step stool. All gone.
Along with 100’s of other things I don’t remember.
Most of it we gave away. We piled it up on a picnic table outside our fifth wheel after we bought the van. A handwritten “FREE” sign attracted people celebrating Easter in the campground.
Simpler Living. Closer Family. Richer Education. Uncommon Adventures.
These are the 4 pillars that make up our Ditching Suburbia focus. We touched on our view of these in our Manifesto.
I thought it would be interesting to hear how other Ditchers define them. I reached out to members of our tribe and asked for input.
We’ve already talked about the first three pillars, Simpler Living,...