As some of you already know, this is our second time to enter the full-time lifestyle. This time came differently than last time. We actually thought we had a calm life. I mean sitting on the front porch, visiting a certain restaurant for lunch nearly every day just to get out and actually have something to do and interact with people.....isn't that calm? Or maybe that is boring??? All I know is Mike and I both felt like something was missing...we just couldn't put our finger on it.
Everyone knows it's good to stay active, be busy and involved in something.....we weren't. We just did the same things over and over all the time and being restless inside. One day we both asked ourselves, "why don't we full-time again?". Can we do this! Can we go back? Why not? We weren't giving up much by staying. So after much praying....we listed our house. Forty-eight hours later we had our asking price by way of a cash sale.
|This was our motorhome when we full-timed our first time|
This is what we wanted in our next RV. We want to explore national parks, national forest and even do some off the grid type camping. Our style had changed and what we wanted from the lifestyle had changed. That's when we discovered the double hull molded fiberglass trailer called Oliver. We had ours built equipped with every option available which included 320 watt solar with a 2000 watt Xantrex inverter....yes, we can go off grid now. The tanks are enclosed and with dual pane windows we are four season.
|This is the bottom hull with holding tanks. The inside hull is placed on top of this.|
|The inside floor hull...|
|Our 23.5 ft. Oliver Legacy Elite ll|
|Peace comes from the inward, not circumstances|
We walk in the campground wherever we are and enjoy the beauty God created. We talk to the people we meet along the way and every now and then we still eat out for lunch. Old habits are hard to break. We have even started to capture some of these moments "through the lens." We sit outside and read and spend quiet time in the Word with God and enjoy a late night fire in the firepit.
I would say our lives are calm but most importantly WE are calm.
|Be still and know that I am God...Psalm 46:10|