As we wait to set off on our next Roadtreking trip, I’m thinking about all the things I like about this small motorhome lifestyle we have embraced.
Here's a quick list:
- Waking up to sunlight streaming around the edges of the shades of our Roadtrek and the smell of that first cup of coffee brewing as I start the day.
- The first peek out the window at our surroundings. We boondock a lot so often, it’s wildlife I see. I love to sip that coffee and quietly watch the world wake up.
- The smell of bacon frying as I start to make breakfast on the picnic table outside.
- Taking Bo for his morning walk in a new campground or forest.
- Walking with Jennifer, exploring our surroundings, hand-in-hand
- Doing my morning blog work from a campchair next to the Roadtrek.
- Watching the landscape which unfolds like a high definition movie on the other side of the windshield as we head to our next destination.
- Changing our mind on route and stopping on a whim to spend the night at a spot we didn’t expect to find but looks inviting
- Quiet, two-lane state or county roads, the “Blue Highways” that let us see the small towns and farms and wide open spaces far off the hurried interstates.
- Finding a local “Mom and Pop” restaurant or market or local produce stand that lets us experience local and regional foods that aren’t pre-packaged, frozen or microwaved.
- Taking a nap in the middle of the day in our “look-at-the-sky” chairs outside the Roadtrek.
- Pulling off the highway at a park, along a riverbank or lake front, or with a great view of the mountains and just hanging out for a while in a beautiful location. Maybe for an hour, maybe all day.
- Meeting new people who share our live of travel and the outdoors. Everybody has a story. Everybody has something to teach us.
- Watching a sunset from a new place.
- Seeing the clouds pass by in a bright blue sky, with some birds way up high coasting on the thermals. Or seeing the stars in a jet black sky far from big city light pollution. This is why we call our tilt-back chairs “look-at-the-sky” chairs.
- The smell of a campfire
- Watching the fire sitting next to Jennifer, with Bo behind us with his back to the fire. Not saying a word, just being together, content, relaxed and listening to the wood crackle and burn as it turns into a bed of hot red embers
- Hearing an owl late at night just before we drift off to sleep in our king sized bed atop the foam pads we use as a topper that makes it so comfortable.
How about you? Share your favorites under comments below.