It seems that I’ve been way to busy this summer to get caught up with all of my online writings, life has away of getting busier as we grow older. I’m hoping to find the time to continue with our adventures as we live in the RV.
A lot of things have changed since moving into our 5th wheel 503 days ago and even though it got off to a rocky start we wouldn’t live anywhere else. Life as we know it has become a little more simpler and since we could never afford to buy a home here on the lower mainland of British Columbia the RV was our only option. Owning our home on wheels has opened up different avenues for us, let me see if I can explain a few.
- We don’t have to deal with landlords, which can be trying in itself since it could be a bad landlord. You know the ones that always need to be in your business or the ones that don’t want to spend the money to do the repairs needed on their property. Of course they can always come and tell you to move simply because they want to use the property for their own family members to live on. Don’t get me wrong we still have to pay for the RV pad but that’s not a bad thing because no matter what we own the home.
- We have that feeling of security knowing that even if the RV park closes down we are not homeless, wouldn’t be the first time we had to park our home on a street in some remote location for a few days while we find another spot to park.
- We don’t have to spend that dreaded amount of time packing our belongings, asking our friends to help us move, then the unpacking which I’m sure everyone can agree is the worse job ever – moving!!!
Thats just some of the things that we don’t miss all we do now is hook up to our truck and away we go, no help needed. Besides have you ever noticed that you have tons of friends until that one day when you have to move, something always comes up, just saying.
Summer was an Amazing Adventure
We had an interesting summer and stayed at some amazing places that we could of got used to staying full time, but sadly they have a huge waiting list when it comes to winter camping.
We stayed at the Fort Langley RV Park for a total of a month this year, this park is very clean and well taken care of. With your regular hookups of sewer, water and electricity you also get free cable, which was a novelty for us since it’s been over a year that we’ve watched TV, they must of had close to 50 channels.
Fort Langley is central to almost everything but holy the traffic can be a little overwhelming in such a small community, especially with all the filming that goes on there.
Another place that we liked this summer was Hazelmere RV Park & Campground this too was a clean park. They say they have cable television too but realistically the only way you can get that is if you have your own cable box, kinda corny if you ask me. But on the plus side if the RV sites are all booked they have a huge lawn area that’s used for overflow which we didn’t mind at all even if there’s no services.
The staff at Hazelmere were all friendly and so were the full time people that lived there, a morning didn’t go by where someone didn’t say hello. We spent an entire month there this summer and if they would of had a spot available for winter this would of been our first choice cable TV or not.
Then we also stayed at Derby Reach for a couple of weeks that was nice, no water, no electricity and cable or sewer but very relaxing. This is for people that want to get away from the hustle & bustle of city life.
This campground is by far our favourite, the staff is amazing, the scenery is spectacular, the campsite is quiet even with a lot of kids around. It brings us back to sitting around and actually visiting with one another face to face without technology getting in the way.
Summer was Also a Time of Sadness
August 5th was a sad time for us this year when we had to let go of our best friend, our amazing dog “Orca” started experiencing a tremendous amount of pain in his back legs and no amount of medication was helping him live a happy normal life. There was times I sat on the floor with him when he couldn’t get up and walk, which freaked him out just as much as it did for me.
I miss this old dog more than anyone can even imagine, he was my best friend for almost 10 years and truth be told he loved me more than my own kids do. Orca will always be in my heart until I myself can no longer breath, he has been missed everyday.
Summer was Quick to Leave
There you have it Summer is over and now we are embarking on a new adventure the Fall/Winter Season. We were lucky to jump to the top of a waiting list for a RV Park out in Aldergrove and moved our 5th wheel in on Oct 1st. We plan on staying here for the winter, we have electricity, water, sewer, cable, laundromat, hot showers (if we don’t want to use our propane), and the residents are extremely friendly. It’s important to note that with Orca gone we are able to stay at a lot more places than before, seems RV parks limit the size of dogs that they allow into their parks – which I think is sad.