Monday, April 19, 2010

Steeles on Wheels

The second book I read on living in an RV fulltime was Steeles on Wheels. This is another story of a retired couple, kids all gone, taking to the road to enjoy their life together as husband and wife.

Even though they are at a totally different station in life than us I did appreciate their stories. Some of them were very educational for me. They talk a lot about life on the road with their big dog, who is a bit nervous and high strung. We have wondered a lot about pets. We have a cat who will most certianly not be going with us (anyone looking for a cat to house for a couple of years?). However Tanner wants a corn snake for his birthday and we are fairly certain we are going to get him one. He had one a few years ago and loved it. His little brother, who was two at the time, let Slidey out and we never saw him again.

It might be fun to report on Slidey the Second's life on the road!

The book also talks about all the ins and outs of finding a good RV park, pulling into a gas station, trying to find adequate cell and Internet coverage. This book was written a few years ago and technology has changed dramatically for full-timers though, as it has for everyone. Wifi is offered in most campgrounds and several cell phone companies carry national plans, so it will be a bit different experience for us.

All in all Steeles on Wheels is a good book for anyone dreaming of the fulltime lifestyle!

Monday, April 12, 2010

First equipment purchase

Along with downsizing, we are also making a few equipment purchases over the next few months in preparation for our trip. Of course an RV is the most essential component, but I have already told the story of how we are waiting on that!

We did make two purchases recently for our upcoming trip. Since we are going to tow our mini-van and use it quite a bit when traveling, we bought a Sirius Satellite radio system for the van, and we will be able to use it in the RV as well, but for now it will come in handy for our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World at the end of the month. The other purchase we also wanted to get before our WDW trip. We bought a new camera. It is a Nikon Coolpix 100. Great zoom capability and wide angle lens (for wildlife shots and nature shots) and a high quality video feature.

This is an incredible camera with a 26x zoom.It is bigger then the S8000, and not really a pocket camera (unless you have really big pockets) This is out top of the line camera. Image quality is amazing. It also does up to 1080p video with some cool slow motion settings You can check it out here

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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