After buying our new 17’ Liberty Deluxe Casita in 2008, I started this blog to document our travels thru comments and photos. I only found a couple of blogs by Casita owners at that time, so I also wanted to blog about the things we bought, used, & did right or wrong, plus the places we went & things we saw & did, in order to help others (not just Casita owners) make good decisions about traveling and/or living in an RV.
After five contented years with our Casita, two of which have been our only home while we travel, visit, & work around the US. I’ve spent my spare time reading numerous ebook mysteries; arranging & rearranging the interior of the trailer; doing normal cleaning & reorganizing; knitting & making macramé projects; reading email, blogs, & now Facebook; TV watching; napping; walking dog; photographing; & playing lots of Spider solitaire & Sudoku games. Occasionally I do some yoga, stretching, & strength exercises (with plans to learn Tai Chi). . .but I STILL have periods of boredom. I’ve wondered if I’m getting depressed, but think it’s more just hitch itch after three months in the same place. I’m restless & want to see something different — both untraveled roads with new sights as well as those all so familiar places. Just want to feel the thrill of moving down the road. I’m starting to think we need 3-4 months of winter desert living, 3-4 months of summer mountain living, & 2 swing seasons of visiting friends & family.
In the meantime, I need a new project to engage my mind so I’ve decided to see if I can commercialize this blog a bit. My apologies. I hope this doesn’t discourage anyone from following our adventures. I don’t want to write a book or do continual projects, so these static promotions are the best I can come up with. They’re all listed on the sidebar all the time, & only mentioned here for this once. See what you think.
Because we live in such a small space, I like e-books (anything digital actually). I don’t want to promote Amazon products because RVSue is already doing that. Thankfully, there are a number of useful RV-related ebooks available elsewhere on the web that I feel might be of interest to both fulltime & weekend RVers (or wannabees). I get a small commission if anyone buys an ebook thru my links. I can’t vouch for any of these, so please let me know your experience with any of these ebooks.
- 10 Easy Steps to Full-time RV Freedom: Learn what you need to do to become a full-time RVer.
- Audio books for your travel or camping: If you like to listen to audio books while you travel, here is a large library of various possibilities.
- e-Books to read while you travel or camp: Mostly non-fiction ebooks.
- e-Cookbooks Library: Various e-cookbooks (easier to take with you).
- GPS add-on provides High Crime Area alerts!: This addition to various GPS units & cell phone apps to alert when traveling thru high crime areas.
- Mountain Directories: Be prepared for the mountain passes in your journey.
- It's All FREE For Seniors: Learn how to maximize the senior discounts you’re now eligible for.
- Know where to dump when your RV has to go: Find the closest dump stations.
- Retire to an RV; Woman's Guide to Solar RV'ing; How do you live like that?; Frugal RV'ing & Penny Pinching; and Boondocking Guides for AZ, NM, and southern UT & TX: This site has numerous useful ebooks written by a couple of ladies who live it.
- RV Education 101: Another collection of RV-related subjects.
- RV Packing Tips: how, not what: Learn how to organize your RV with just the right stuff.
- RV Secrets for Full- or Part-time RV living: Another book by someone who shares what he’s learned living in an RV.
- Solar Generator Instructions for <$300 ($3.99 pdf): Learn to make your own solar generator.
- Get Fit While You Sit: Exercises that can be done is a small space (while you sit).
- The RV Bookstore for additional resources: A collection of a few more RV-related ebooks.
- Travel Diary Software: Stay organized by keeping important stuff in this software diary.
- Vanabode camp, travel and live forever on $20 a day: Learn how to live inexpensively while visiting fantastic places.
This concludes the advertising, & this blog will return to it’s normal subjects. Thanks for hanging with me.