We are a couple who enjoys adventures and new places, and what better way to experience that then in our RV. We are self proclaimed Sometimers. Meaning we love to be in our RV and we go for a couple of months at a time, but we also have a home that we love to spend time at too.
I am an RV nut who has been dreaming about owning one since I was 7 yrs old and got the best Christmas present ever. My yellow Barbie motorhome. I spent hours just imagining what it would be like to spend time in a real one. I loved every small detail of all of the convertible pieces and how all of this could be lived in while moving from place to place.
Ever since I was about 6, my family of 5, spent a lot of time on the road in a pick-up and camper. For many years we travelled for vacation to many great tourist destinations. We did it in a camper that was actually small enough to fit into the box of the truck with the tailgate closed, ya all 5 of us and 2 small dogs! Looking back I don’t know how my mom did it but I do remember having the time of my life, even though I often slept in the little fold down cupboard bunk thing above the table. I don’t even know how that could be counted as a bed, lucky I was a small kid. Our longest trip was from central BC Canada all the way to Orlando, Fl. We also went many times down the West coast to San Diego.
Kory grew up in a very small rural area that only had about 28 kids in his entire school. When you live in a place like that kids really learn to make their own adventure. He spent those years snowmobiling, river boating, fishing, hunting, and even building a log cabin with his friends in the bush all before he was 12. His kind of adventure was different from mine but the desire to be out and experiencing the world was how we grew up.
I loved to travel. I loved reading maps, ya that is what we used back then. I loved seeing and experiencing new places.
Later in life I convinced Kory that we needed an RV of our own and we started heading out on weekend camping trips and longer vacations with our daughter. She still has fond memories of our Easter trips where the bunny always found her no matter where she went! Don’t get me wrong a small child and 2 wet dogs in a 22′ trailer (no slides too early for that), when the rain hadn’t stopped for days, did make us question how fun this RV thing really was. But nothing is ever perfect and we got through the rough times because mostly it was freedom and fun.
There was also a period in our lives when we had a 44′ houseboat that we would spend 20-30 days/summer on for many years. It was so fun, beautiful and serene. We made many a family memory on that boat. Her name was Big V.
Fast forward to about 5yrs ago. Our daughter was graduating and making her own life plans and the boat just wasn’t the same anymore so I managed to convince Kory that it was time to venture further out and we would need a new RV to do it with.
When we found The Beav we knew it was just perfect! It was everything we wanted or could even dream of.
Since that time we’ve been on many adventures and it’s always something new for us. New places, new challenges, new memories and new people and we can’t wait for more.
My childhood intrigue and wonder is just as strong today and it seems that I can’t quite get enough of RVs. I could stay at an RV show for a week if Kory would let me and I admit it I’m that person going around the campground creeping everyone out as I check out every aspect of their RVs.
So we decided to share our adventures and my love of RVs here on this blog. We hope to entertain you, inspire you and give you some information about RVs, RV life and how we do it as Sometimers. That’s right we aren’t Fulltimers, we aren’t Snowbirds and we aren’t Weekend Warriors. We are Sometimers!
If you are a Sometimer too or hope to be one please Join Us! We want to hear from all types of RVers, about what works for you, how you do it and which RV you have or dream of having. They are all just so fun.
Hope you like what we have to share.