Last year this time, we were cruising north to Washington State in our new RV. We’d picked it up in San Diego the day before we got on the road and parked it in front of our house.
You know that feeling when a dream comes true? Something you’ve always wanted or something you’ve always wanted to do? And then, holy shit, you make it happen? Yeah, that feeling. Well, we were riding on that our whole way up in our new Keystone Outback trailer.
At 28 feet, it’s the perfect size for us. Not too big, not too small, it sleeps 6 comfortably with a convertible backroom for bunks or space for toys like a motorcycle or two.
Alas, a home on wheels to call our own!
I’ve spent a lot of time in RVs, though it was always on photo shoots, film and TV sets, never at a campground. As an actor, your trailer on set becomes your home away from home, your personal hangout spot in between scenes.
And while ‘set camping’ in a recreational vehicle was fine, I wanted to get on the road and out into the world.
I’m a Bronx-born city gal who didn’t know what a road trip was until college and who’d never gone camping until I met Dave. But nature and life on the road were calling me. I wanted to hug some trees and sleep under the stars, with the modern convenience of rolling with your own bathroom.
As for Dave, he grew up in the great outdoors of Washington State. Between tent-camping with his Boy Scout troop and his parents’ various campers throughout the years, Dave has always felt at home in nature. Getting an RV was as nature intended.
So here we are, celebrating our one-year ‘RV-versary’ and loving it more with every road we take, every turn we make.
And with summer in full swing (or ‘almost over’ depending on your outlook) we left Los Angeles behind and went north to parts both known and unknown, where the only hot spot we’ll have is a campfire.
Here’s to unplugging from the madness!
Peace, we out!